Electrical Apparatus September 2018

Electrical Apparatus September 2018

Featured Articles

Drives & Inverters Drive to succeed: Drives are becoming smaller and more versatile, which opens up new possibilities for motor users By Pan Demetrakakes, EA Special Correspondent
Conventions & Trade Shows

  • Something for everyone at IMTS 2018 A must-see show for trend-watchers, manufacturers, students, job shoppers, lookie-loos, and Teutophiles By Elizabeth Van Ness, EA publisher
  • CWIEME Chicago postponed The cancelation of next month’s Chicago Coil Winding, Insulation, and Electrical Manufacturing Expo may have been years in the making By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor, and Matt Raebel, EA Contributor
Manufacturing  Transformers built to last: How the team at Olsun Electrics comes together to build transformers customers can rely on By Selena Cotte, EA Assistant Editor
Testing & Measuring  Is condition monitoring a cure-all? Some would have you believe there’s a quick and simple way to monitor motor operating conditions. Don’t believe it. With trilingual summary By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
More than Accounting The right niche: Adjusting to changing market conditions requires objective planning By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Electrical Manager Shifting responsibilities Learn the several ways to satisfy an employee’s desire to be challenged By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
Fast Forward  Smart machines and you: Machine learning isn’t just for the big guys anymore By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
More Than Motors A world of opportunity in robotics: We have every reason to be optimistic about the way robots are changing the way we work By Matt Raebel, EA Contributor
Plant Life  ‘Domo arigato, misuta robotto’ Thank you very much, Mr. Robot, but who exactly are you? By Selena Cotte, EA Assistant Editor
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Departments and Columns

Editor’s Comment   In this issue: Strength in U.S. manufacturing lifts all sectors …Kevin Jones
Let’s Solve Your Problem  In this issue: Billing for ‘reactive power’? … Motor protection by fuse or breaker? …How long to ‘run in’ new bearings? … Does motor efficiency tend to decline with age? … Cooling fan flow: in, or out? .. Edited by the EA staff
Associations, societies & government activities    In this issue:  Reflections on the benefits of associations (the Association of Electrical & Mechanical Trades, the Electrical Apparatus Service Association, etc.) ,.. Edited by Kevin Jones 
Business briefs  In this issue: City Machine Technologies and Klein Tools go to the White House … Grand opening for H&E Equipment Services in Salt Lake City … Edited by Kevin Jones
Utilities Is California a bellwether for national utility disruption? Three factors are worth noting, says Next 10Gridworks seeks to coordinate the efforts of the many players involved in distributed utility systems … California ISO coordinates competing and diverse energy resources into the grid where it is distributed to consumers…Edited by Kevin Jones
Renewables   In this issue: Lithium-ion batteries aren’t so ‘green’ after all… by Matt Raebel
Pumps Financial reports from Xylem, Franklin Electric, ITT, Goulds Pumps, Pentair, nVent, Electric plc., Sulzer, Renova Group and others reveal a healthy market By Kevin Jones
OEMS on the move   In this issue: NECCOTimken and Cone Drive …Sara Lee and Tyson FoodsKoontz-Wagner Custom ControlsFanucMightyVineSamsung Electronics  Edited by Selena Cotte
Calendar Information about key industry upcoming events … Edited by Bill O’Leary
Training In this issue: Courses from TPC Trainco and HVAC Technical Institute  …Edited by Bill O’Leary
Know Your Industry In this issue: The Alliance for American Manufacturing by Charlie Barks
Engineering Education In this issue: Engineering lessons are headed for the beach at the Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach…. Entrepreneur-in-residence joins University of Colorado… Malaysia calls for 500,000 scientists & engineers by 2020… Harvard exchange program at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology promotes diversity … by Selena Cotte
Deaths Remembering Mark Ziemann, artist who drew ‘Moe and Gen’… by Kevin Jones
EA reader profile In this issue: Franco Tommasetti, ..Level 2 simulator technician at SIMCOM Aviation Training who is living and working the American Dream. by Selena Cotte
Names and faces In this issue: Dreisilker Electric Motors’ Ken Wojciechowski, Brian O’Neill, Peggy Progo, Dave Maza, and Leon Metz … Electro Static Technology’s Jens Leipner, formerly of  Morgan and Pantrac … Advanced Industrial Devices’ Greg Harper, formerly of  Worldwide Electric and Siemens … Eaton’s  Molly Murphy, Jeff Krakowiak and Dave Bucklew… Edited by Bill O’Leary
Puzzle  In this issue: A crossword puzzle based on EA’s July and August issues, by Myles Mellor … The Editors
Direct and Current  In this issue: Megger Group Ltd. will purchase the Baker Instruments business from SKF Group … The Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power plans for a $3 billion pipeline and a pump station powered by solar and wind energy. … Maumee, Ohio-based The Andersons, Inc.,  to purchase a rail care facility in Danville, Ill., from FreightCar America, Inc. … Puerto Rico power grid is officially, fully restored… BMW to use a small 3D-printed bracket in one of its new series vehicles …Edited by Charlie Barks
And, in every issue:  Classified Advertising (Equipment, jobs, businesses for sale, business opportunities and services), Advertising Index, and your favorite cartoons, Moe, Genny and Friends  (illustrated by John D’Acunto) and Cy’s Super Service (illustrated by James Estes)!
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