June 2016 Electrical Apparatus

June 2016 Electrical Apparatus

Featured Articles

Conventions— What to see in Toronto: Products and services on display at the convention of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association By Elizabeth Van Ness, EA Publisher
Bringing the world to Milwaukee: The annual electrical manufacturing exposition attracts international as well as local visitors By Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor
Service & Sales Companies Inspired leadership: How a Delaware service company is being guided through a changing industrial landscape By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor
Motors & Generators  Safe motor storage: Guidelines for ensuring stored motors remain in good working order By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor With trilingual summary
Accounting  Pitfalls in selling a business: Avoid these four common mistakes when transferring ownership of your company By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Safety & Health  Dealing with summer heat and humidity: Tips for recognizing and treating heat-related illness By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor
Codes & Standards ‘The problem with free’ Should private enterprises be paid for producing public codes? By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Fast Forward  Waterlog Motor shops can move into the shipping industry by providing marine services By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor
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Editor’s Comment   In this issue: Practical ideas in every issue of EA …Preparing for the unthinkable …For those going to Toronto—and those not…Kevin Jones
Let’s Solve Your Problem  In this issue: Motor temperature versus motor current …Repairing defects in aluminum rotor cages …Motor protection versus phase unbalance …Are wire and tape bands interchangeable?…Can you explain fractional slot winding? …Does lube system failure require motor shutdown?… Edited by the EA staff
Utilities In this issue:  Consumers Energy spent $1 billion with Michigan firms …DTE Energy creates 120 new jobs in Detroit …Ground is broken on Mississippi Power solar facility: Silicon Ranch Corp. Origis Energy,U.S. Navy, and Hannah Solar Edited by Kevin Jones
Business Briefs  LUDECA enters a pair of new partnerships with Easy-Laser and SDT Ultrasound Solutions, continues Prüftechnik alliance …Nidec to buy Romanian appliance motor maker ANA IMEP S.A. …Garlock buys Rubber Fab Gasket & Molding Garlock Rubber Fab Gasket & Molding, Inc., through its parent company EnPro Industries…. WEG opens new manufacturing plant in China… Edited by Kevin Jones
Business briefs  In this issue: LUDECA enters a pair of new partnerships with Easy-Laser and SDT Ultrasound Solutions, continues Prüftechnik alliance …Nidec to buy Romanian appliance motor maker ANA IMEP S.A. ,,,Garlock buys Rubber Fab Gasket & Molding Garlock Rubber Fab Gasket & Molding, Inc., through its parent company EnPro Industries…. WEG opens new manufacturing plant in China
Business briefs   In this issue:  NovaTorque appoints Electric Motor Repair Co. of Baltimore as Mid-Atlantic distributor…ELANTAS named in top workplace category by St. Louis Post-Dispatch for third consecutive year…Shermco‘s headquarters earns VPP Star status…Oil industry struggles force Baldor layoffs… Edited by Kevin Jones
Associations What a ‘Brexit’ might mean for British standards and the BSI Group … How the Electrical Apparatus Service Association’s EASA Convention offers benefits to all members … Association for Manufacturing Technology donates 3D printer to Primoris Academy… Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute accuses DoE of not following own rules… National Association of Electrical Distributors names City Electric Co., Inc. its Trailblazer award recipient … Edited by Kevin Jones

 

Training Capital Safety to host fall protection demonstrations… National electricians’ competition is announced… Winner of manufacturing idea competition …Industry reps discuss distribution with students… A.W. Chesterton expands training services  By Bill O’Leary
Renewables  City of San Diego plans to go 100% renewable by 2035 … New coalition of Renewable Energy (Buyers Alliance Business for Social Responsibility, Rocky Mountain Institute, World Resources Institute, World Wildlife Fund. Microsoft, and Facebook) will promote renewable energy… Solar Energy International is offering funding for military veterans via Colorado State Approving Agency for Veterans Education & Training …French energy company Groupe S.A. bids for battery maker Total S.A., Saft … Solar conferences planned By Charlie Barks
Pumps In this issue:  Hydraulic Institute holding technical meeting this month… Former EU climate head will join the Danfoss board … Grundfos opens a new pump showroom in Dubai … SJE-Rhombus pump control panel now Bluetooth-enabled …Sulzer will phase out the Pumpex brand name   Edited by the EA Staff
Engineering Education Teaching the next generation of engineers at Gannon University … Helping manufacturers improve their operations at the Industrial Assessment Center  … Training offered in facilities engineering at Penn State … By Joseph Hoff
EA Reader Profile  Ricky Spencer, of Precision Armature Service in Brookhaven, Miss.  By Joseph Hoff
Know your industry   In this issue: The Association for Manufacturing Technology … By Charlie Barks
Direct and Current  In this issue: Historically high number of unfilled jobs… North American electroindustry outlook improves… U.S. manufacturing technology orders slip… Europe investing in energy infrastructure… The Editors
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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