Electrical Apparatus June 2014

Electrical Apparatus June 2014

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Boston EASA exhibits preview, featured in the June 2014 Electrical Apparatus

The John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay, the site of this year’s EASA Convention. —Boston Convention Marketing Center photo

Conventions – EASA Show exhibits to see: Products and services on display at this month’s convention of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association  By the Electrical Apparatus staff

EMCWE Electrical manufacturing show, featured in the June 2014 Electrical Apparatus

Attendees at the Milwaukee Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Expo seek to stay current. —Electrical Apparatus photo

Conventions – EMCW keeps pace with a changing market: Attendees at the Milwaukee Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Expo seek to stay current     By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor 

Is application engineering a lost art? Featured in the June 2014 Electrical Apparatus

Analysis of belt drive loading on motor shaft and bearings must be based on the direction of belt pull. This pull may be upwards, downwards (as shown), or sidewise. The safety of the application depends upon knowing which is the case. —Gates Corp. photo

Motors & Generators – Is motor application engineering: a lost art? How a combination of factors has made motor application less reliable (Read an online summary)   By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Contributing Editor

Accounting   In this issue:  Personal financial planning tools: A look at the personal side of business finances  By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Safety on the jobsite, featured in the June  2014 Electrical Apparatus

Safety on the jobsite requires clear communication and procedures. —Photo copyright Vadim Ratnikov/Shutterstock

Safety & Health In this issue:  Safety first – all the time: The key to establishing safe practices is clear communication.  By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Eng-tips.com, featured in the June 2014 Electrical Apparatus

Eng-tips.com is an online message board where users can discuss a variety of engineering topics.

  • Fast Forward – Message in a machine: Online discussion forums are a good way to exchange information on a variety of topics   By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor
Solar installations and maintenance, featured in the June 2014 Electrical Apparatus

The process of installation can be physically demanding. Students install solar panels at Solar Energy International’s PV Lab Facility in Paonia, Colo. during hands-on lab classes. Students rotate to different stations, which include: flat commercial roof; steep roof; ground mount; and pole mount. They install the racking and solar panels, do all the wiring and hook into an inverter. —Chris Smith/Solar Energy International photo

    • Energy   Making money while the sun shines:  Opportunity awaits in solar power, but the proper training is essential
      By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor
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Publisher’s Comment   In this issue: Previewing EASA Show exhibits, A to Z … In addition to the show, our usual lineup of useful articles…Elsie Dickson
Let’s Solve Your Problem  In this issue: Are NEMA Design E motors still out there? … I-R testing: entire winding, or piecemeal? … Does fluctuating load call for more coil bracing? … Does service factor add starting capability? … Rust can cause drive misalignment … What’s apparent about ‘apparent power’? … How important is thickness of bearing insulation?  … Edited by the EA staff
Associations, societies & government activities   In this issue: OSHA electric generation workplace safety rules revised and published (final rule available at www.osha.gov/dsg/power_generation/ ) … 2014 World Standards Day Paper Competition to be part of World Standards Day, sponsored by the Society for Standards Professionals (info at www.ansi.org )… Electrical Apparatus Service Association management survey reveals accounting trends… American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation sets grants record-making amounts to to 108 students … AMT-The Association for Manufacturing Technology elects 2014-2015 officers and directors… Reconditioning standard revised and released by Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League … Renewable energy Production Tax Credit and the Investment Tax Credit pass Senate committee … Al Moore Leadership Award presented to two recipients by AMT: The Association for Manufacturing Technology …. Pres. Clinton to speak at 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress (info at www.energycongress.com  ) … Edited by Kevin Jones
Diversified Electric Services, Inc.. Tim Kelly, featured in the June 2014 Electrical Apparatus

Tim Kelly

Diversified Electric Services, Inc.'s Lou Lavorgna, featured in the June 2014 Electrical Apparatus

Lou Lavorgna

Business briefs   In this issue:  EIS joins Seacoast, Cobra Wire & Cable, and Electro Wire into Genuine Cable Group… Newport Fabricating LLC buys Industrial Pulley Puller… Musshorn Enterprises, Inc. / B&M Machinery expands sales to U.S. federal agencies… Group CBS, Inc. / Circuit Breaker Sales NE, Inc buys some of Diversified Electric Services, Inc.. Tim Kelly  and Lou Lavorgna will help lead the new organization…. Bartlett Bearings wins Electro Static’s distributor award… Advanced Energy to perform motor testing for the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment Global Efficiency Medal competition… Capital Safety buys Brazil safety company Altiseg Equipamentos de Seguranca de Trabalho Ltda.–EPP… WEG produces its largest motor catalog ever… Dart Controls earns Grainger supplier award…… Edited by Kevin Jones

Utilities  In this issue:  Exelon Corp. buys Pepco Holdings, Inc. … Minnesota firm Juhl Energy, Inc., buys two Iowa wind farms… Florida Power & Light Co. wins EPA clean-air award… Hawaiian Electric seeks energy storage proposals… Xcel Energy again named top wind energy provider … Dominion Resources makes grant to new Virginia Treatment Center for Children … By Kevin Jones
Michael Dertien, president of Electric Motor Service Center, Inc.,  featured in the June 2014 Electrical Apparatus

Michael Dertien, president of Electric Motor Service Center, Inc., in Grandville, Mich., is savvy in recognizing new markets and delivering value to customers in those markets.

EA reader profile   In this issue: Michael Dertien, president of Electric Motor Service Center, Inc., in Grandville, Mich., is savvy in recognizing new markets and delivering value to customers in those markets… By Josh Hoff

Say It Right   In this issue:  Keep it brief –  In written communication, the fewer the words, the better …Richard Nailen
Electrical Contacts: Principles and Applications, Second Edition, reviewed in the June 2014 Electrical Apparatus

Electrical Contacts: Principles and Applications, Second Edition

New Books   In this issue:  Electrical Contacts: Principles and Applications, Second Edition Edited by Dr. P.G. Slade. CRC Press, 6000 Broken Sound Pkwy. NW, Suite 300, Boca Raton, Fla. 33437; (800) 634-7064. $179.95 (hardbound). 1,312 pages. “This four-pound encyclopedic reference work contains nuggets of practical information not found elsewhere”  Reviewed by R.L.N.

Standards  … International Electrotechnical Commission says global wind turbine standardization continues…new editions of standards from NEMA … Edited by the EA staff
Calendar briefs  In every issue and updated on the web. See our online calendar for current offerings.
Barney Giacobello of AFP TransformersBarney Giacobello
Shermco Industries' Kraig Storbeck , featured in the June 2014 Electrical Apparatus
Kraig Storbeck
Names & faces In this issue:  Barney Giacobello (pictured, left) of AFP Transformers … The National Electrical Manufacturers Association‘s Jeff TomitzNTN Bearing Corp. of America‘s Kimberly MillerAndrew Marshall of Robroy Industries Conduit Division… Shermco IndustriesKraig Storbeck (pictured, right)… Ideal IndustriesJim NelsonCapstone Turbine Corp‘s Richard B. Lewis Edited by Bill O’Leary
Training Briefs   Announcements of workshops, seminars and instructional materials, in every issue and updated on the web. In this issue – Motor & Generator Rewinding – Three-and-a-half-day Seminar. Offered by: EPRI, TECO-Westinghouse. Contact Jarsco Engineering, 18901 State St., Corona, Calif. 92881; (951) 735-5239. Where and when: TECO-Westinghouse facilities, Round Rock, Tex., July 15-18… Switched Reluctance Machines – three-day course Offered by: Advanced MotorTech LLC, 4951 71st Avenue North, Pinellas Park, Fla. 33781-4428; (727) 412-8200; www.advancedmotortech.com . Where and when: October 8-10, 2014 in Raleigh, N.C. …Fundamentals of Motors – three-day course Offered by: Baldor Electric Co., 5711 R.S. Boreham Jr. St., P.O. Box 2400, Fort Smith, Ark. 72901; (479) 646-4711; www.baldor.com Where and when: Sept. 22-24, Nov. 10- 12, and Dec. 1-3 in Fort Smith, Ark.  …Also: Distribution course from The Industrial Careers Pathway educates new hires on basics …ABB and Baldor enter pump training partnership with The Hydraulic Institute (HI) …Edited by Bill O’Leary
Direct and Current  In this issue: CEO confidence continues to improve… Growth expected to continue through 2014… Labor productivity slipped 1.7% in first quarter… Power transmission suppliers see tempered growth…   from The Editors of Electrical Apparatus
And, in every issue:  Classified Advertising (Equipment, jobs, businesses for sale, business opportunities and services), Advertising Index, and your favorite cartoons, Motorhead and Generatorhead (illustrated by Mark Ziemann) and Cy’s Super Service (illustrated by James Estes)!
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