November 2015 Electrical Apparatus

November 2015 Electrical Apparatus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Articles

Sticking with what works at Munice, Ind. motor shop

Sticking with what works at Motorcraft in Muncie, Indiana

Service shops- If it ain’t broke…: An electromechanical service company in Indiana sticks with what works  By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

CWIEME manufacturing expo

CWIEME manufacturing expo

Conferences- It’s all about efficiency: Speakers and attendees at manufacturing expo look at energy efficiency and how to improve it By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor, and Joseph Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Water quality expo

Water quality expo

Water quality event: Pumps and water treatment are on the minds of many at this Chicago convention and exhibition By Joseph Hoff and Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editors

TEFC motors from an ore processing facility arrive at a service center for repairs with many external frame fins broken, resulting in reduced heat dissipation.

TEFC motors from an ore processing facility arrive at a service center for repairs with many external frame fins broken, resulting in reduced heat dissipation.

Motors & Generators - What do we mean by motor temperature? The answer can vary widely, depending on where and how measurements are taken With trilingual summary By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor

Accounting- Planning your estate: With a bit of forethought, you can reduce your heirs’ tax liabilities By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
The well-appointed industrial worker is protected from head to toe.

The well-appointed industrial worker is protected from head to toe.

Safety & Health- A few suggestions for safety on the job: A brief roundup on the current thinking on general safety matters By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

If you want to build your own site, consider a template provider, which can provide some design ideas and guidance.

If you want to build your own site, consider a template provider, which can provide some design ideas and guidance.

Fast Forward- Site construction and the rise of templates:  Part one of a three-part series on Web site development and marketing By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor

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Editor’s Comment   In this issue: Covering the old and new in an ever-changing market…Satisfy your hunger for more aftermarket news…Kevin N. Jones
Let’s Solve Your Problem  In this issue: Dealing with water to clean motor windings…The choice of motor lead cable size…Why megohmmeter test voltage is so low…Does service factor mean a cooler motor?…Copper vs. aluminum rotors, one more time…’Core loss’ not all in the stator…Edited by the EA staff
U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko, D-N.Y. (center), met with Von Roll workers and executives, including COO-GM North America Jonathan Roberts (right), at the company’s newly modernized Schenectady plant in September. The company is investing $21 million in the facility, working through New York State’s Empire Development program. The plant tour was organized by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association as part of an initiative to facilitate communication between business and government. Similar events were held at other member companies, including Siemens, GE, Phoenix Contact, and Itron.

U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko, D-N.Y. (center), met with Von Roll workers and executives, including COO-GM North America Jonathan Roberts (right), at the company’s newly modernized Schenectady plant in September. The company is investing $21 million in the facility, working through New York State’s Empire Development program. The plant tour was organized by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association as part of an initiative to facilitate communication between business and government. Similar events were held at other member companies, including Siemens, GE, Phoenix Contact, and Itron.

Associations, societies, and government activities   In this issue: Congressman visits Von Roll plant…IMTS Manufacturing group’s balloon on farewell tour…Association of Energy Engineers induct two Hall of Famers; Landsberg and Barksdale…EASA is soliciting service award nominations; information about nominating a candidate can be found here – www.easa.com Electrical Generating Systems Association announces technician of the year…NECA and NAED survey reveals contractors’ technology use; more results of the survey available at www.necanet.org by searching “NAED Technology Benchmarking Survey…IEEE launches a new collaborative networkEdited by Kevin Jones

Around the world, conferences, workshops, and seminars like this one focus attention on opportunities and obstacles presented by the Smart Grid.

Around the world, conferences, workshops, and seminars like this one focus attention on opportunities and obstacles presented by the Smart Grid.

The Smart Grid   In this issue: The Smart Grid goes international- Initiatives around the world seek to expand Smart Grid technology…By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor

Shawn and Lea Venable at the Pebble Beach golf course on the California coast.

Shawn and Lea Venable at the Pebble Beach golf course on the California coast.

EA Reader Profile- Master of the fairways: Shawn Venable, owner and president of Electric Motor Service of Clinton in Clinton, S.C….by Joseph Hoff, EA Associate Editor

The World Future Energy Summit will once again take place at The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Last year's show drew record attendance.

The World Future Energy Summit will once again take place at The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Last year’s show drew record attendance.

Calendar briefs  In every issue and updated on the web. See our online calendar for current offerings.

The new Greenville, S.C., branch office of Tencarva Machinery Co. LLC, offers expanded repair and service capability.

The new Greenville, S.C., branch office of Tencarva Machinery Co. LLC, offers expanded repair and service capability.

Business briefs   In this issue: Nidec Corp. acquires KB ElectronicsSchneider Electric named a top European supplier by Gartner, Inc.Tencarva Machinery expands its South Carolina branch…Edited by Kevin Jones

Ludeca recently certifi ed more than 20 employees as Certifi ed Reliability Leaders. The company is now an approved Reliability Leadership Institute Mapped Services and Training (MSAT) Provider.

Ludeca recently certified more than 20 employees as Certified Reliability Leaders. The company is now an approved Reliability Leadership Institute Mapped Services and Training (MSAT) Provider.

Training briefs  In this issue: InterNational Electrical Testing Association offering self-paced technical seminars – visit www.netaworld.org/training for more information…Ludeca earns a pair of training certifications…American Trainco changes its name to TPD Training SystemsEdited by Bill O’Leary

Sulzer's new Norway service center.

Sulzer’s new Norway service center.

Pumps   In this issue:  SPX Flow completes spinoff from SPX Corp.Gorman-Rupp expands European operations…Xylem, Inc. celebrates four millionth Flygt pump…Sulzer relocates its Norway service center…Edited by the EA Staff

Mark Freundschuh

Daryl Cain

Names & faces   In this issue: Mark Freundschuh of Shermco IndustriesSteve Ingram of Shermco MSD (Machine Services Division)…AMT‘s Rebecca StahlDaryl Cain and Tim Cowgill of AEMC InstrumentsDag Anderson of BJM PumpsEdited by Bill O’Leary
Utilities   In this issue: EPRI receives solar panel research award; will collaborate on project with Sandia National Laboratories, Southern Co., and Southern ResearchDominion Virginia Power seeks to expand solar…FirstEnergy Corp. to help insects that pollinate; Ohio State University at Mansfield-led project includes Ohio State Extension, the Pollinator PartnershipOhio Prairie Nursery, Arnold’s Landscaping, Davey Tree, and the Utility Arborists Association…Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport earns rebate for efficiency from Georgia PowerEdited by Kevin Jones
Direct and Current  In this issue: Small business optimism “basically unchanged”…Electrical wholesalers’ sales rise slightly…Manufacturing technology orders decline…U.S. job openings decreased in August…Long-term European industrial growth intact…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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