Electrical Apparatus, September 2014

Electrical Apparatus, September 2014

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CWIEME returns to Rosemont,, featured in the September 2014 Electrical Apparatus

Last year’s Coil Winding, Insulation & Electrical Manufacturing Exhibition, also held in Rosemont, attracted a diverse international audience. —Electrical Apparatus photo by Bill O’Leary

Trade showsCWIEME 2014 – A close look at electrical manufacturing: Coil and manufacturing conference to highlight materials and design methods used in electrotechnology
By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

Boston ’14: Another look, in photos, at the Boston convention of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association
By the Electrical Apparatus staff

York Motor Technology, featured in the September 2014 Electrical Apparatus

Customers enlist the help of York Motor Technology to protect against the failure of mission critical equipment— or “equipment you just can’t afford to have fail.” —Electrical Apparatus photo by Joseph Hoff

Service & Sales Companies – Now that’s a good prediction! How York, Pa.-based Motor Technology, Inc., has emphasized the use of predictive maintenance in helping its customers By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Evaluating motor repair providers, featured in the September 2014 Electrical Apparatus

Photographing motor condition before and after repairs has become an important part of the record-keeping/reporting function.—Electrical Apparatus photo by Richard Nailen

Motor Performance – Evaluating motor repair providers: Standards and specifications are a good start, but buyers of electromechanical services need to go further  (Read an online summaryBy Richard L. Nailen, P.E.,EA Engineering Editor

Getting organized, featured in the September 2014 Electrical Apparatus

Organization is important for running a successful business. Fortunately, there are a variety of strategies and elaborate systems to maximize your workplace. —© Gemenacom/Shutterstock

Fast Forward – Let’s get organized: A wealth of paper and electronic filing options are available for small businesses  By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor

Face and eye protection, featured in the September 2014 Electrical Apparatus

Proper face and eye protection should be a collaborative effort between management and employees. — © karlstury/Shutterstock

Safety & Health – Saving face: Tips on personal protective equipment for the face and eyes  By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Accounting – Weighing tax benefits of S corporations: Factors to consider in deciding which type of incorporation is best for you  By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
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Publisher’s Comment  In this issue: CWIEME returns to Chicago …Keepsake issues  …Elsie Dickson
Let’s Solve Your Problem – Does temperature affect other motor performance? … Is ‘arc resistant’ apparatus safe with the doors closed? … Locked-rotor versus inrush current … Why 460 volt rating in a 480 volt circuit? … Plug reversing from less than full speed … Must capacitor connection match winding connection? … Speed variation versus current variation … Edited by the EA staff
Associations, societies & government activities In this issue:  Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades conference to examine future of motors – See www.aemt.co.uk . … National Association of Electrical Distributors’ Education & Research Foundation exceeds fundraising goal… National Society of Professional Engineers adopts new strategic plan, available online hereAmerican National Standards Institute’s new Workcred organization will promote workplace credentials… EASA award goes to Robert Sandman…New efficiency standard for furnace fans announced by the U.S. Dept. of EnergyANSI releases a new standardization roadmap  – available via an online form here   …National Fire Protection Association donates$100,000 to the International Association of Electrical Inspectors …… Edited by Kevin Jones
Business briefs   In this issue:   Kito Americas buys Peerless Industrial GroupB&K Precision Corp. acquires Brazilian service company TeknixPrecision Electric bought by Industrial Service Solutions of Chicago and Bolder CapitalKJ Electric breaks ground on new facility… Franklin Electric buys two companies in India, Pluga Pumps and Motors Private Ltd., and Wadcorpp India Private LtdSulzer acquires Grayson Armature of Texas… EIS acquires Insulation Wires, Inc. … Advanced Energy chosen by AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, to assist in the development of an accredited motor repair program… Midpoint Bearing wins distributor award from the Schaeffler GroupEdited by Kevin Jones
Inspecting a spring at EMCO Industries, featured in the September 2014 Electrical Apparatus

Inspecting a spring at EMCO Industries, from left: David Wheeler, manufacturing extension agent for the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance; Win Adams, OSU applications engineer; Randy Smay, director of manufacturing and engineering at EMCO; and Doug Enns, OSU applications engineer. —Joseph Epperley photo

Engineering Education  In this issue: Patricia Reily reaches out to vets via Troops to Engineers SERVICE ( Success in Engineering for Recent Veterans through Internship and Career Experience) … Applications engineers at Oklahoma State University provide assistance in the upgrade of processes for EMCO Industries …  By Josh Hoff

Utilities   In this issue: Pennsylvania utility PPL Corp plans a major new transmission line… Judge recommends okay of UNS Energy Corp sale to a subsidiary of Fortis, Inc…. Consumers Energy chooses four Michigan farms for anaerobic digesters… Ontario’s Bluewater Wind Energy Center is completed… … By the EA Staff
Calendar briefs  In every issue and updated on the web. See our online calendar for current offerings.
Standards  In this issue: Standards International Electrotechnical Commission changes international fuse standard… ‘Balance of interests’ said to be essential for ANSI standards… National Electrical Manufacturers Association receives ANSI approval for a NEMA-sponsored Committee on Energy Storage Systems… … Edited by the EA staff
Roland (left) and Ron Harrison are a father and son, featured in the September 2014 Electrical Apparatus

Roland (left) and Ron Harrison are a father and son who have learned quite a bit from each other, both on and off the job. —Chet Johnson photo

A Team at Work  In this issue:  Roland Harrison, currently vice president of Capitol Electric Motor Repair, Inc., in Oklahoma City, and his son, Ron Harrison, talk abut ranching, fishing and family life … By Joseph Hoff

Mike Pulley of Bartlett Bearings, featured in the September 2014 Electrical Apparatus

Mike Pulley

Klein Tools' James Pultorak, featured in the September 2014 Electrical Apparatus

James Pultorak

Shermco Industries' Clayton Morgan, featured in the September 2014 Electrical Apparatus

Clayton Morgan

Shermco Industries' Scott Tupper, featured in the September 2014 Electrical Apparatus

Scott Tupper

Ideal's John Dukes, featured in the September 2014 Electrical Apparatus

John Dukes

Names & faces In this issue:   Bartlett Bearing Co’s Mike Pulley … The Rexel Group‘s Brian McNally … The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s Kevin J. CosgriffKlein Tools’s James Pultorak … The American National Standards Institute’s award winners Evan R. Gaddis and John Goodsell..  Shermco Industries’s Clayton Morgan, Scott Stafford and Scott Tupper … Ideal Industries, Inc.’s Christopher Forthau and John Dukes … The IDEA board of directors’ Bob Gaylord and Chris Curtis Edited by Bill O’Leary

Training Briefs   Announcements of workshops, seminars and instructional materials, in every issue and updated on the web. In this issue – In this issue – Switched reluctance machines – three-day course titled “Design of Switched Reluctance (SR) Machines and Drive Application” Offered by: Advanced MotorTech LLC, 4951 71st Ave. North, Pinellas Park, Fla. 33781-4428; (727) 412-8200; www.advancedmotortech.com  Where and when: Oct. 8-10, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C…. Induction Machine Design – A three-day course that provides an up-to-date, practical foundation of induction machine design techniques. Offered by: Advanced MotorTech LLC, 4951 71st Ave. North, Pinellas Park, Fla. 33781-4428; (727) 412-8200; www.advancedmotortech.com  Where and when: Oct. 22-24, 2014, at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort in Lincolnshire,IL…. …Also: Selkirk College to receive additional training space … Harrington Hoists adds training program … Fluke exceeds $300,000 with ISA training donations …
Labor markets mixed across advanced economies … Manufacturing sector sees continued growth… European industrial production declines slightly… Labor productivity continues to increase… June wholesale revenues rose slightly… 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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