Electrical Apparatus September 2016

Electrical Apparatus September 2016

Featured Articles

Electrical Manager  Dealing with jerks: Negative behavior can have negative effects throughout your workplace By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor
Conventions

CWIEME Chicago September 2016 Electrical Apparatus

CWIEME Chicago

On the leading edge of electrotechnology:  Speakers at CWIEME manufacturing conference will describe the latest developments By Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor

September 2016 Electrical Apparatus EASA 2016 Toronto

EASA 2016 Toronto

Another look at the 2016 EASA Convention: An expansive venue brought together the world of electromechanical service By the Electrical Apparatus staff

September 2016 Electrical Apparatus VFD's for agriculture

VFD’s for agriculture

Controls & Control Systems  Agriculture goes electronic: How variable-frequency drives are being used in agricultural applications By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

One shop’s experience with variable-frequency drives: VFDs play a major part in the business at York Repair, Bay City,  Michigan.  By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor

September 2016 Electrical Apparatus The numbers behind motor efficiency

The numbers behind motor efficiency

Motors & Generators  The motor efficiency numbers game: Be aware of the numerous ways efficiency numbers can be manipulated By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor

Accounting The tax benefits of research: Learn how you might be able to claim R&D tax breaks  By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
September 2016 Electrical Apparatus Dealing with machine hazards

Dealing with machine hazards

Safety & Health – Addressing machine hazards: Don’t overlook machine guarding By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Fast Forward How to handle the Internet of Things: Machine-to-machine communication is growing in popularity By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor
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Editor’s Comment   In this issue: Not your father’s electrical industry … EA going international …Kevin Jones
Let’s Solve Your Problem  In this issue:  Is motor power factor a nameplate item? … Extra insulation for space heaters?… Which connection to choose: wye or delta?… How to identify rotor bar materials?… Tape vs. wrapper for formed coils….. Edited by the EA staff
September 2016 Electrical Apparatus Pokemon no!

Pokemon no!

Utilities   In this issue:  FirstEnergy Corp. is closing coal plants for old-fashioned reasons.. Pacific Gas & Electric warns Pokémon GO players… West Penn Power plans a new reliability investment … Exelon subsidiary Constellation to buy ConEd subsidiary ConEdison SolutionsEdited by Kevin Jones

Business Briefs In this issue:  Nidec buys Emerson motors and drives business including Leroy-Somer and Control TechniquesLutze names Mercer RPM, Inc. a Wisconsin sales representative…Foreign investment in the U.S. is up 68% in 2015 , according to the U.S. Dept. of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic AnalysisToshiba reports mixed financial results… Federal Reserve reports industrial production rose in July… Per Eurostat, European industrial production rose as well… Edited by Kevin Jones
September 2016 Electrical Apparatus AMT's Energy Technology Center

AMT’s Energy Technology Center

Associations, societies & government activities   In this issue: AMT–The Association for Manufacturing Technology to feature Emerging Tech Center at IMTS manufacturing show… National Society of Professional Engineers compiles costs of PE license, detailed by state… Electrical Apparatus Service Association offering more EASA chapter leader guidance… MANA (Manufacturers and Agents Association) offers ‘Outsourcing selling’ seminar in Las Vegas… California’s Halco Testing Services electrical testing firm accredited by the InterNational Electrical Testing Association Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute updates guidelines for recycling of refrigerant containers… Edited by Kevin Jones

September 2016 Electrical Apparatus Great Basin College

Great Basin College

Engineering Education   In this issue: Perfecting the art of electrical maintenance at Great Basin College… Addressing practical problems in engineering at North Carolina State University’s Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering Institute (John Deere is a host company) …More about Penn State’s Facilities Engineering Institutes… Edited by Joseph Hoff

September 2016 Electrical Apparatus Site for the Hydraulic Institute's September conference

Site for the Hydraulic Institute’s September conference

Calendar briefs  In every issue and updated on the web. See our online calendar for current offerings.

Know Your Industry   In this issue:  MCMA: Motion Control and Motor Association … by Charlie Barks
Renewable Energy In this issue: New York’s Montrose Veterans Administration Medical Center to install solar… Underwriters Laboratories to collaborate with American Wind Energy Association at seminar… Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino expands its solar installation… …Tesla purchases SolarCityEdited by Charlie Barks
September 2016 Electrical Apparatus Industrial Careers Pathway

Industrial Careers Pathway

Training Briefs   In this issue:  The Copper Development Association (CDA) and Advanced Energy collaborate on motor and drive classes … Baldor to hand out $10,000 in scholarships to Arkansas Tech University-Ozark CampusIndustrial Careers Pathway raises awareness of careers in distribution… High school students learn about power technology at the Eaton Experience Center in Houston …Edited by Bill O’Leary

September 2016 Electrical Apparatus Weir Group CEO Jon Stanton

Weir Group CEO Jon Stanton

Pumps  In this issue: A.W. Chesterton Co. introduces new polyurethane said to improve seal performance… Danfoss Group to buy hydraulic motor maker White Drive Products, Inc., of Hopkinsville, Ky…. WEFTEC coming this month to New Orleans… Weir Group plc appoints new CEO Jon Stanton… Sulzer to provide pumps for Chinese nuclear reactor owned by China Nuclear Power Engineering Co. Ltd…… Edited by the EA staff

September 2016 Electrical Apparatus Baldor Electric Co.’s Ryan Waite

Baldor Electric Co.’s Ryan Waite

Names & faces In this issue: Baldor Electric Co.’s Ryan Waite …Huffman Engineering, Inc.’s Jeff Austin… EmcoWheaton’s Chris Garrison, Xavier Contreras, and Jose Rubin …Danfoss’ Santiago Martin… Atlas Copco Construction’s Scott Carnell and Erik Sparby… Azeez Mohammed of GE Energy Connections … Edited by Bill O’Leary

September 2016 Electrical Apparatus, featuring Chad Thalman of Warwood Armature, who is Vice Mayor of Wheeling, West Virginia

Chad Thalman of Warwood Armature, who is Vice Mayor of Wheeling, West Virginia

EA reader profile   In this issue:  Chad Thalman of Warwood Armature, who is Vice Mayor of Wheeling, West Virginia… By Charlie Barks

September 2016 Electrical Apparatus New National Electrical Safety Code

New National Electrical Safety Code

Standards In this issue: New National Electrical Safety Code is published by IEEE … International Electrotechnical Commission sets October 14th as World Standards Day … International photovoltaic standards now available … Abridged NEMA MG 1 motor standards offered in PDF format  … Edited by the EA staff

Puzzle  In this issue:  The Winners Circle … Look for the solution at http://barks.com/puzzles  The Editors
Direct and Current  In this issue:  Salvaging Aliso Canyon … motorized luggage… utilities losing millennials … July job growth surprises… 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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