October 2011 Electrical Apparatus

October 2011 Electrical Apparatus

Featured Articles

Trade Shows – Scenes from the September coil and manufacturing show: Attendees at the Nashville conference took in technical sessions and viewed the latest in products and services By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Economics – Business in the face of rising commodities prices: How can firms manage costs and maintain quality in delivering goods and services? By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Power Factor – Still confused about power factor? Straight answers to frequently asked questions. With trilingual summary. Read an online summary. By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

Safety & Health – The perils of beryllium: Learn to spot the symptoms of illness caused by this industrial metal. By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Accounting – Operating your business globally: Money-saving tips for doing business overseas. By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

Say It Right – Who is a ‘qualified person’? The NEC attempts to define a word that is wholly subjective. By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

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Editor’s Comment Optimism at the Coil Show … We’re moving to new office space … the new EA Blogby Horace B. Barks, Editor and Publisher

Let’s Solve Your Problem Effective heating for an idle vertical motor …How much do screens limit enclosure ventilation? …Is misalignment safe with this roller bearing? …Are magnetic slot wedges conductors? …Is a rewind likely to change motor BIL? …Temperature correction for IR readings may vary …How much clearance in brazed joints? … Edited by the EA staff

Reader Profile Bill Connor, owner of Globe Electric Co By Josh Hoff

Business briefs Gund Co. buys filament winding business Polygon Co. of Walkerton, IN …Houghton seals $200,000 deal with Venezuela’s Sidelca at EASA convention… EIS buys Pennsylvania wire and cable maker Cobra, Inc. … Regal Beloit sells small-motor line SNTech, Inc … Harrington Hoists earns ISO certification… Advanced Energy lab joins UL test program … Peerless Electronics, Inc. to distribute CW Industries’ line of specialized switches and connectors….Edited by Kevin Jones

Standards International Electrotechnical Commission revises insulation standard… Final actions on multiple ANSI standards … National Fire Protection Association revises Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace… Motor efficiency standards survive NEMA lawsuit …Edited by the EA Staff

Associations, societies & government activities ANSI members promote engineering internships …Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League adopts new compliance procedure … Association for Manufacturing Technology and and the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association explore integration opportunities … EASA phasing out its printed directory and Yearbook … U.S. trade associations, including the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, take export plan to Capitol Hill … OSHA issues circuit breaker hazard alert …ASTM International makes gift to home town library Edited by Kevin Jones

Calendar In every issue and updated on the web. See our Calendar page for current offerings.

Utilities U.S. wants to measure nuclear plant quake risk …Power demand from U.S. homes is slowing … Constellation Energy offers solar panel leasing program … Duke Energy Corp. orders turbines for 69 MW wind farm… Edited by Kevin Jones

Names and Faces A.O. Smith Corp’s Christopher Mapes … Harrington Hoists’ Carlo Lonardi, Scott Miller, Edward Hunter, Yoshio Morita, and Toru Suzuki …Karen Carman of Kencoil … AC Propulsion’s Susan Hoyle  …Tim Roach of EFC International…Pelican Products’ Rich Cusolito, Jeff Wodrich and John Hanwell…Graybar’s Scott Neubauer … ASTM International’s Ralph H. Nielsen Edited by Bill O’Leary

Product Briefs Detachable-jaw true-RMS a-c/d-c clamp meter from Fluke Corp… thermal imaging camera from Ideal Industries, Inc…. RTD and thermocouple sensor assemblies from Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group… Levalign Expert automatic rotating laser from Ludeca, Inc. … self-powered, non-contact a-c current displays from CR Magnetics… data acquisition, automation, and integration platform from Cooper Power Systems … DIN-rail power Supplies from SolaHD … voltage sensing relay and Timer from Cole Hersee Co … d-c power distribution system from Diversified Technologies, Inc … Disposable, ambidextrous nitrile gloves from Magid Glove & Safety Mfg. Co. … Ethernet-based control technology for d-c Drives from Bardac Corp. … microprocessor automatic transfer switch control System from Russelectric, Inc. … vacuum relay from Jennings Technology Co. LLC … multi-function installation tester from AEMC Instruments … on-site multifunction calibrator from Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group … twochannel bench-top oscilloscope from Saelig Co., Inc. … strike-free wrenches from Wright Tool …cordless rotary hammer drill from Hilti North America … air-powered handheld wire cutter from Xuron Corp. … Jobsite work stands from DeWALT … three-in-one cable pulling system from Ideal Industries, Inc. Edited by the EA Staff

Training Briefs Announcements of workshops, seminars and instructional materials. In this issue – “Design of Switched Reluctance Machines and Drives.” from Advanced MotorTech – www.advancedmotortech.com … “Substation Maintenance Seminar” from Shermco Industries, www.shermco.com/training … “Basic Electricity for the Non-Electrician” from American Trainco, www.americantrainco.com … “Electrical Troubleshooting and Preventative Maintenance” from American Trainco, www.americantrainco.com … Edited by Bill O’Leary

Direct and Current Manufacturing technology orders rise … Motor shipments in a first-half upswing … Air conditioner shipments see annual increase…New requirement to post unionization rights ...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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