September 2010 Electrical Apparatus

September 2010 Electrical Apparatus

Featured Articles

Trade Shows – Motor application on agenda at coil show: Texas electrical manufacturing conference won’t be solely about design By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

Trade shows – A tale of two dark horses – Those visiting next month’s coil shows may be pleasantly surprised by the out-of-the-way venues By Joseph Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Pump repair a natural for the service center – What every shop manager should know about servicing pumps With trilingual summary. Read an online summary. By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

Say It Right – Pull-in versus pull-up torque – Different terms for different motor designs By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

Safety and Health – Helping homeward-bound veterans reintegrate: Learn how to tap into the superior leadership skills of returning vets By Joseph Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Accounting – Workable cost tracking – Backflushing provides a reliable means of tracking costs economically By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

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Editor’s Comment Motor repair, mechanics and machinists .. Previewing the coil winding shows … Correction of item in August issue – Kevin Hickey’s company is Accurate Wire & Insulation, Inc… by Horace B. Barks, Editor and Publisher

Let’s Solve Your Problem Will service factor allow more severe starts? … Delta vs. wye connection: different efficiency? … Can epoxy resin act as fungicide? … Starter, not motor, may limit starting frequency … Steel hardware for terminal connections?… Vibration isn’t always unbalance …Edited by the EA staff

EA Reader Profile Eric Byrne (pictured with his wife, Susan), owner of Byrne Industrial Solutions LLC, Boonville, Missouri, is featured. By Joseph Hoff

Trade associations, professional societies and government activities Educational sessions at HVAC conference … The Association for Facilities Engineering signs agreement with MentorNet for mentoring …Power Transmission Distributors Association hopes to expand into the motion control and mechatronics area of factory automation… National Fire Protection Association offers education certificate… National Electrical Contractors Association honors Milwaukee Electric Tool, plans Boston convention … U.S. House approves carbon monoxide act backed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association … Power Transmission Distributors Association develops comprehensive distributor/manufacturer agreement template… ASTM International to hold workshop on lead in copper alloys… Edited by Kevin Jones

Calendar Events from September 2010 through June 2011. See our Calendar page for current offerings.

International Trade Shows Spotlight will be on Asia as the year 2011 begins. Featured events include Internepcon Japan .. International Electronic Components Trade Show … Electrotest Japan … Semicon Korea .. ELCA Power International … Middle East Electricity … Smart Electricity World Asia .. Cabex Expo. Edited by the EA staff

Engineering Education Alternative energy racing organization, the Mini-Baja Club at the School of Engineering at the University of Vermont… Harnessing vibrations from wind power at Cornell University …Fastest quantum random number generator at the University of Illinois By Joseph Hoff

Business Briefs Rexel moves its U.S. corporate offices (pictured, left) … Emerson wins Ukraine generator contract … Grainger’s sales boosted by oil clean-up … Regal Beloit sees jump in quarterly profit … Global Industrial Products launces ‘clean’ drive business EVergreen Drive Systems … Honeywell makes strategic ‘green’ acquisition E-Mon LLC … Ronald Tucker named Baldor CEO, John A. McFarland steps down .. British coil maker Houghton International scores Singapore sale Edited by Kevin Jones

Names and Faces Ice Energy’s David Nemtzow … China Electric Motor, Inc.’s Xinming Xiao … Jim Ferland, Anders Jackson and Jack Allen of Americas Region for Westinghouse Electric Co. … PG&E Corp’s Edward T. Bedwell …The Demand Response Coordinating Committee honors Dr. George Arnold and Commissioner Paul Centolella… ENOSERV’s Eva Zarco …Hayata, Ltd.’s Steve Yap … Bonno Electric’s Carl Wartemann Edited by Bill O’Leary

Literature Consumable product catalog from Lincoln Electric … The ICS 20 Informational Guide to Electrical Industrial Topics from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association … Electronic interconnects and hardware in product supplement from Keystone Electronics Corp … FirstLine 924 three-phase UPS central emergency lighting system is described in literature from Staco Energy Products Edited by the EA Staff

Training Briefs Announcements of workshops, seminars and instructional materials. In this issue – Electric motor bearings, co-sponsored by NTN Bearing Corp. of America and EIS, Inc. – … Permanent magnet IPM/BLDC motors from Advanced MotorTech LLC, … Balancing, from Machine Dynamics, Inc. …National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the University of Delaware partner for offshore wind research… St. Petersburg College’s Corporate Training Department and Green Energy Engineering ) to offer ‘Green’ partnership online classes for engineers Edited by Bill O’Leary

Direct and Current Emerson selling motor & control business. …U.S. industrial production higher than forecast … Sales of power transmission products rise … Wind power sinks back to 2007 levels… 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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