Electrical Apparatus October 2017

Electrical Apparatus October 2017



Global Markets

Europe gets it together: Manufacturer consolidation, high efficiency standards, and innovation are major drivers in the European motor market By Pan Demetrakakes, EA Special Correspondent

Winds of change across the pond: The state of renewable energy in Europe and the US By Charlie Barks, EA Associate Editor

Service and Sales Companies Riding high: How Larry and Dillon Lightman are combining their skills to bring Vallejo Electric Motors to new heights By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor
Codes & Standards  Welcome to the wide world of standards: Why harmonization is an ongoing task that will never be completed. With trilingual summary.  By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Accounting U.S. taxation for foreign businesses: Tax traps await those who wish to do business in the U.S. By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Electrical Manager  Global perspective: How Lance Durban established Manutech in Haiti and discovered that the whole world is his market By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor
Fast Forward 3-D Printing ’round the world: Additive manufacturing may have more legs overseas than in the U.S. By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor
Conventions & Trade Shows Piping hot: Fabtech 2017 is set to deliver the latest ‘Industrial Evolution’ By Elizabeth Van Ness, EA Publisher
Plant Life Inspiration abroad: A look at management methods around the world By Selena Cotte, EA Editorial Assistant
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Editor’s Comment   In this issue: Pulling back for a global perspective…Keeping an eye on the ongoing hurricane story  …Kevin Jones
Business Briefs   In this issue: Looking to the Mittelstand for inspiration …Schneider Electric joins with software provider AVEVA Group plcWEG subsidiary Electric Machinery Co., Inc., of Minneapolis, enters alliance with two electromechanical service companies… and a correction from last month’s Product Briefs: An item featuring worm gear reducers didn’t include the fact that they are manufactured by WorldWide Electric Corp.  We regret the omission… Edited by Kevin Jones
Let’s Solve Your Problem  In this issue: Re-sizing bearing fits …Usage of ‘kilovarhours’ … The meaning of ‘certified’ … Formed coil wire size… Meaning of RLA and SFA … Is locked-rotor current always 600%  ?.. Edited by the EA staff
Renewables   In this issue: Anheuser-Busch and Enel Green Power sign a power purchase agreement… Yaskawa introduces new line of solar panels…Solar FlexRack chosen for Vermont project developed by Greenwood Energy, Brightfields Development, and Wolfe Energy and installed by Conti SolarEdited by Charlie Barks
Pumps   In this issue: Making pumps more friendly towards fish … LEWA apprentices visit the EU Parliament … Texas facilities, including John Crane and WEG, open following Harvey … Sulzer acquires license for oil-processing technology… Edited by the EA staff
Utilities   In this issue: Irish farmers missing out on utility compensation from Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board… Puerto Rico post-hurricane devastation… Briefs: Dept. of Energy points to “regulatory burdens”… Canadian indigenous Pikangikum First Nation to get connected to Ontario’s power grid…. Exelon pledges $350,000 to Harvey rebuilding …. Edited by Kevin Jones
Associations, societies & government activities   In this issue: Associations step up to help hurricane victims — what ASSE, EASA, PEARL, NEMA and NECA are offering … U.K. study from the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades shows retention of efficiency after rewinds … Advice for dealing with flood-damaged HVAC gear from the Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute…EASA reaches accreditation milestone … Edited by Kevin Jones
Standards   In this issue:  Public comment solicited for two new standardsfrom the American National Standards Institute (ANSI):  for water-damaged cable, and for safety measures connected to splicing wire connectors …other standards adopted include Standard for High-Potential Test Requirements for Excitation Systems for Synchronous Machines, Standard for Safety for Flexible Metal Conduit, and Standard for Safety for Light Emitting Diode (LED) Equipment for Use in Lighting Products By the EA staff
Training Briefs   In this issue:  Metering training from Electro Industries…  Maintenance courses from NTT Training   Edited by Bill O’Leary
Say it Right   In this issue: Equipment and apparatus: What’s the difference? Be aware that both are overly broad. Be specific.  By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
EA reader profile   In this issue: Chris Whittle, an independent business and franchise owner who is already well-versed in industrial sales, is now considering starting his own rewind shop  By Charlie Barks
Names and Faces   In this issue: Danfoss‘ Kim Fausing, Niels Christiansen and Ashwani Girdhar … Saint-Gobain Corp‘s Thomas Kinisky… Schneider Electric‘s Emily Heitman…Electric Motor Repair Co. (EMR)‘s Joseph Byrne …  Edited by Bill O’Leary
Deaths In this issue: Remembering H.D. “Buddy” Noblett, 81, founder and owner of Electrico, Inc., in Corsicana, Tex.
Know Your Industry   In this issue: The International Association of Engineers (IAENG) is part global think tank, part scholarly engineering consortium … by Charlie Barks
Puzzle  In this issue:  Slippery characters in this month’s Word Search … The Editors
Direct and Current  In this issue: THE IDEAL ACQUISITION.  Ideal Electric Co., formerly owned by Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea, has been acquired by a privately held affiliate of Gulf Electroquip Ltd. of Houston… BALKAN EXPRESS. Essex Group, Inc. will expand its round magnet wire and winding wire manufacturing capability to Eastern Europe…  HOME OF DEEP POCKETS. Home Depot will pay $5.7 million civil penalty for selling and distributing previously recalled consumer products… REASONS FOR DE-KLEIN. Klein Tools, of Lincolnshire, Ill., announced the results of its annual “State of the Industry” survey  … 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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