September 2017 Electrical Apparatus

September 2017 Electrical Apparatus

Featured Articles

Plant Life Managing change: Electrical maintenance is changing. One of the bigger changes: where people are working. By Selena Cotte, EA Editorial Assistant
Safety & Health Drilling down: How valuable is emergency preparedness training? By the Electrical Apparatus staff
Electrical Manager Fill the leadership pipeline: Employee development programs can increase retention and performance By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor
The Coil Industry Today

  • Flex time The smartest motor industry suppliers realize the need for flexibility in production. And the smartest winding machinery suppliers are helping them meet it. By Pan Demetrakakes, EA Special Correspondent
  • Speaking of coils What visitors can expect to encounter at this year’s CWIEME Chicago, the exhibition for coil winding and electrical manufacturing technologies By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor
  • Going the custom route Producing coils from high-quality materials to precise customer specs is the name of the game today By Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor
Utilities Electric utilities face uncertain future: Neither solar, wind, nor nuclear power appears likely to resolve the industry’s dilemma With trilingual summary By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Managing accounting Material world For manufacturers, saving money is all about reducing the primary cost of operations By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
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Editor’s Comment   In this issue: The changing look of the electric coil industry…Other ways in which the industry is changing ….by Kevin Jones
Let’s Solve Your Problem  In this issue: ‘Industrial’ duty versus ‘commercial’ … Magnetic field strength versus current…Destructive test vs. non-destructive…Another look at hold-down bolts … ‘Oversized bearings’: oversized compared to what?.. Edited by the EA staff
Associations, societies & government activities  In this issue: Congressmen schooled in Smart Grid innovations by the Edison Electric Institute, the Grid-Wise Alliance, and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association … Head of American Society of Mechanical Engineers calls for ‘continuity’ … New video by the American National Standards Institute shows how standards help business: building engineers plan winter conference:… Electrical Apparatus Service Association board announces new initiatives and policies ….American Society of Safety Engineers conference sets attendance record… Edited by Kevin Jones
Letters   Seeking reliable information on motors, from Mike Myers CMRP Maintenance Technician Nissan North America, Inc. Canton, Miss
Know your industry   In this issue: The Water Environment Federation represents water quality professionals around the world. Making water purification a business stemmed from the organization’s efforts. One indicator was the changing of the term “sewage” to “wastewater”…  By Charlie Barks
Pumps: A.W. Chesterton Co launches a pump service group, FluidEfficiency…  Wilden introduces a new e-commerce store … New spool-type flow meter from FujiEdited by the EA Staff
Utilities   In this issue:  Six groups serving Illinois Hispanic communities to receive training funds from the State of Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act: the Chicago Urban League, the Austin People’s Action Center, ASPIRA, the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association, the Chatham Business Association, and the National Latino Education Institute… Rapid Smart Grid growth is expected, according to a report recently released by Research and Markets … China leads the smart meter market, according to a new report from Navigant ResearchEdited by Kevin Jones
Renewable energy Offshore wind executive summit included representatives from Statoil, DONG Energy, Avangrid/Iberdrola, and US Wind…  American Wind Energy Association debuts American Wind Week… Dominion Energy issues a request for information to identify market participants…The New York Power Authority, Dept. of Environmental Conservation, New York State Police, and Adirondack Park Agency announce the start of construction on a wood pellet biomass boiler heating loop Edited by Charlie Barks
Business Briefs   In this issue: Baldor opens motor ‘mod center’ in Chicago… Nidec acquires German compressor maker Secop Group and creates new Nidec Global Appliance Division…. New Grainger website … new corporate logo for eldec … Edited by Kevin Jones
New books  In this issue: Overhead Crane, A brief guide to overhead cranes by James Headley. Crane Institute of America Publishing & Products.  Reviewed by Richard Nailen.
EA reader profile Finding a niche in an adoptive country: Hartmut Hillenhagen, president of  Winding Automation, Inc., carries a wealth of knowledge and experience with coil winding and automation. By Charlie Barks
Engineering education Last year’s Oscar-nominated film “Hidden Figures” inspires a publicly funded exchange program to bring women to US for STEM training … ‘Human systems engineering’ offered at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic School…  Purdue names new engineering heads…Arts and humanities to mingle with STEM at the Olin College of Engineering… Yoga paired with coding at a program from Maryland’s Howard County Public SchoolsEdited by Selena Cotte
Calendar briefs  In every issue and updated on the web. See our online calendar for current offerings.
Training briefs In this issue: Vibration Institute wraps up annual conference… Baldor offers introductory courses on motors, variable-frequency drives, and programmable logic controllers… Fleming College’s School of Trades and Technology in Peterborough, Ontario, is providing hands-on training… Edited by Bill O’Leary
Standards In this issue: New international docs recently issued by the International Electrotechnical Commission… Numerous standards recently adopted by ANSI … Edited by the EA staff
Names and Faces  In this issue:  Lafert North America‘s Eric Cheung …Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s Markus Tacke and Ignacio Martín… Preformed Windings‘s Ricky Guest and James Stevens…Dynamatic/Drive Source International‘s Ron Dombrowski … Eric Spiegel, former president and CEO of Siemens USA, to be COB of CLEAResultHandling Systems International‘s Bret Lussow  Edited by Bill O’Leary
Deaths In this issue: Remembering Scott David Kent, founder and longtime owner/operator of Kent Electric Motor Repair in Clontarf, Minnesota.
Product Briefs In this issue:  Fluke Corp.’s 1630-2 FC stakeless earth ground clamp… SecureConnect remote operator system from CBS ArcSafe …Fluke Corp.’s 64 MAX IR thermometer …interactive “part builder” system from Keystone Electronics Corp. …  voltage testers and a cable locator from AEMC Instruments… Edited by the EA staff
Puzzle  In this issue: A crossword, by Myles Mellor, with words taken from the July and August issues of Electrical Apparatus … The Editors
Direct and Current  In this issue: ROBOT RECORDS. The Association for Advancing Automation says robotics and automation trends, sales, and growth are highest ever… OUR POWERS COMBINED. Battery storage and wind power combine forces for Deepwater Wind’s and Tesla’s Revolution Wind utility-scale offshore wind farm … SHOP CLOSES . Kanawha Electric & Machine Co., of Charleston, W.Va., will close its doors after 80 years of service… MAC EXODUS. The Manufacturing Advisory Council was one of two business advisory assemblies disbanded in August  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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