Electrical Apparatus, September 2015

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Featured Articles

as featured in the September 2015 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

Coil Winding, Insulation, and Electrical Manufacturing Exhibition and Conference (CWIEME) returns Oct. 6-7 to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., a suburb of Chicago.

Conventions- All eyes on the future: Conference to take a look at what’s to come in electrical manufacturing By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

015-09toc02-generationsFast Forward – Talking about our generations Baby boomers, Gen-Xers, Millenials…can we all get along in the workforce? By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor
Non-contract rotor bar test, featured in the September 2015 Electrical Apparatus

Non-contract rotor bar test

Motors & Generators - The Three Cs of motor specifications: Simple principles to follow when specifying a motor for an application (With trilingual summary) By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

-A new method for testing rotor bars: Finding faults in the rotor bars of a squirrel cage induction motor may have gotten easier By Scott W. Clark, P.E.

Codes & Standards – An electrical safety standard’s ongoing evolution:
Proposed changes to the National Fire Protection Association’s electrical safety guidelines that were rejected By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor
Accounting – Tax pitfalls in a closely held business: Ten common tax mistakes and how to avoid them By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Protective eyewear, featured in the September 2015 Electrical Apparatus

Protective eyewear

Safety & Health: Choosing adequate protective eyewear When the real thing is a far sight better than substitutes By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

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Editor’s Comment   In this issue: It’s a generational thing…Let’s get technical…Kevin Jones
Let’s Solve Your Problem  In this issue: How to add RTDs without rewinding…What’s causing coupling damage?…No bearing currents at medium voltage?…Rotor skew in both directions; why?…Motor rewinding versus motor efficiency…How does shaft current relate to shaft voltage?… Edited by the EA staff
Charles Evans, right, receives the EASA exceptional achievement award from chairman Ken Gralow, featured in the September 2015 Electrical Apparatus

Charles Evans, right, receives the EASA exceptional achievement award from chairman Ken Gralow

Associations, societies & government activities In this issue: Changes coming to Milwaukee coil show…Survey by American Society of Safety Engineers finds salary increase for safety specialists…EASA recognizes exceptional achievement…NAED and Eaton Corp. release downloadable fact sheet about counterfeit products, go to www.naed.com and search “counterfeit fact sheet”…NEMRA set to hold inaugural manufacturers rep sales class at Wharton School of UPenn in Philadelphia, find out more at www.nemra@nemra.orgEdited by Kevin Jones

Letters In this issue: Clarifying the meaning of the phrase ‘reactive power’- from Bill Scales, Scales Industrial Technologies, Inc., Carle Place, N.Y.…Praise for a safety article- from Thomas Edel, P.E., Edel Engineering, Portland, Ore.
Business briefs   In this issue:  Michigan transformer maker Dongan Electric moves headquarters…WEG names Brazilian company of the year…Grainger to acquire British MRO distributor CromwellSchneider Electric project to electrify Myanmar villages with Golden Key Co.Edited by Kevin Jones
Open house at the headquarters of Börger GmbH of Borken-Weseke, Germany, featured in the September 2015 Electrical Apparatus

Open house at the headquarters of Börger GmbH of Borken-Weseke, Germany

Pumps   In this issue: Diagnostic system for mechanical seals from John Crane
of Chicago in trials…Sulzer acquires service provider Expert International Pompe Service in Morocco…Hydraulic Institute undertakes initiative to collect pump data…Weir Group to buy Delta Industrial Valves, Inc.…German pump maker Borger GmbH celebrates 40th anniversary… Edited by the EA staff

Energy-efficient products displayed in San Diego at SDG&E's Energy Showcase, featured in the September 2015 Electrical Apparatus

Energy-efficient products displayed in San Diego at SDG&E’s Energy Showcase, featured in the September 2015 Electrical ApparatusEnergy-efficient products displayed in San Diego at SDG&E’s Energy Showcase

Utilities   In this issue: PG&E commits to Habitat for Humanity solar…Energy-efficient products displayed in San Diego…Consumers Energy to build Leadership Center next to Grand Valley State campus…Florida Power & Light Co. recognized by Southeastern Electric Exchange for artificial reefs… Edited by Kevin Jones

Representatives from North Lake College and the Texas Workforce Commission present a skills development grant to Ron Widup (far right), CEO of Shermco - featured in the September 2015 Electrical Apparatus

Representatives from North Lake College and the Texas Workforce Commission present a skills development grant to Ron Widup (far right), CEO of Shermco

Training briefs  In this issue: Skills grant presented to Shermco Industries
The Automation Studio provides design and productivity software for engineers, learn more at – automationstudio.comTektronix offers a new management tool for schools – www.tek.com/teksmartlab3D Systems and Douglas Stewart EDU enter agreement with contributions from MakerBot Industries to bring 3-D printers in the classroom, visit www.makerbot.com/education for more information…RSES releases new manuals to help prepare for HVAC/R exams – www.rses.org/storeEdited by Bill O’Leary

Students at the Hofstra University co-op work in the electrical and signal processing lab, which is used for the teaching of introductory and advanced electrical engineering concepts  - featured in the September 2015 Electrical Apparatus

Students at the Hofstra University co-op work in the electrical and signal processing lab, which is used for the teaching of introductory and advanced electrical engineering concepts.

Engineering education   In this issue:  Learning by doing at Hofstra School of Engineering‘s new SEAS program … Teaching efficiency: Todd Easton of Kansas State UniversityBy Joseph Hoff

Terry Ricks, featured in the September 2015 Electrical Appparatus

Terry Ricks

EA Reader Profile: Enjoying the fruits of success with Terry Ricks, manager of American Pump Co., Ucon, Idaho

The JEC Asia Composites Show and Conferences in Singapore, Oct. 20-22, will feature eco-designs, recycling, simulation, “robotization,” aeronautics, cycle-time reduction in the automotive industry, and composite vessels for high-pressure storage. Featured in the September 2015 Electrical Apparatus.

The JEC Asia Composites Show and Conferences in Singapore, Oct. 20-22, will feature eco-designs, recycling, simulation, “robotization,” aeronautics, cycle-time reduction in the automotive industry, and composite vessels for high-pressure storage.

Calendar Briefs: News of trade association and professional society meetings, business conventions and conferences.

New books  In this issue: Maintenance Planning & Scheduling Handbook. By Dr. R.D. Palmer. McGraw- Hill Book Co
Jerry Rex, of Concept Machine Tool, featured in the September 2015 Electrical ApparatusJerry Rex
Mazak Corp's Brian Papke, featured in the September 2015 Electrical ApparatusBrian Papke
Names & faces In this issue:  AMT–The Association For Manufacturing Technology’s officers and directors. Jerry Rex, Richard Simons, Ronald Karaisz, and Brian Papke… new execs at AMT Edward Christopher and Steve Lesnewich… The National Association of Electrical Distributors’s award winners Jack Henderson and Todd Kumm…  Elantas PDG’s Susan Graham   Edited by Bill O’Leary
Direct and Current  In this issue: Non-manufacturing growth continues… Exports down and imports up in September… No clear direction in small-business hiring… Canadian employment continues to recover…
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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