June 2019 Electrical Apparatus

June 2019 Electrical Apparatus

Associations, Conventions & Trade Shows

  • Wnding it up in Wisconsin: Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding and Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expos see renewed enthusiasm By the Electrical Apparatus staff
  • Picture this – what’s new in robotics: The recent Automate 2019 expo in Chicago presented a visual feast for those curious about the latest in machine automation By the Electrical Apparatus staff
  • 27 Changes afoot at EASA 2019: New products and busy exhibitors on the exhibit hall floor By Matt Raebel, EA Contributor
The Smart Grid Safety in numbers? It’s unlikely that everyone will get onboard with the Smart Grid. Then what? By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Repair Operations A republic, if we can fix it: You’d think we’d have the right to repair a product we own, but often we don’t—and some are trying to change that By David Miller, EA Special Correspondent
Motor Performance What’s in a nameplate . . . or not? You might be surprised to learn what information isn’t required to appear on them. With trilingual summar. By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
More Than Accounting Managing by the numbers: As a business grows, efficient management of sales and customer service people becomes critical By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Electrical Manager  ‘Brother, can you spare a loan?’ The best way to approach a bank for a ‘dollar infusion’ is with confidence By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
Plant Life What to make of trends in manufacturing? While unbridled optimism may be unwarranted, so too is outright pessimism By Selena Cotte, EA Associate Editor
Fast Forward  Your personality, on display Like it or not, Internet sites are compiling and sharing ‘reputation scores’ about us By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
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Departments and Columns

The editor’s comment In this issue:  You had to be there: the value of trade shows by Kevin Jones
Let’s solve your problem Answers to questions about voltage, current, and efficiency In this issue:  Answers to your questions about motor application and service
Business Plant automation is boosting demand for motor repair Edited by Kevin Jone
Calendar Upcoming events on pumps, electric vehicles, and electrical service By Bill O’Leary
Associations, societies & government activities How trade associations are cultivating the next generation By Kevin Jones
Know your industry The American Welding Society’s many educational resources By Matt Raebel
Pumps The best in the British pump industry is recognized at a formal gala By Kevin Jones 
OEMs on the move Guns, explosions, cigars, self-driving cars, and a plant closing By Selena Cotte 
Renewables Renewables overtake coal, and a cold-tolerant plant for biofuel By Matt Raebel
Training The art of investing in your firm’s employees By Matt Raebel
Utilities Lithium-ion batteries spur renewable energy development By Kevin Jones
Names & faces Changes at Tsurumi Pump, APR Energy, and The Grundfos Group By Bill O’Leary
EA newsmaker profile Younghoon David Kim, the visionary energy policy leader By Selena Cotte
Standards Slow standards updates point to a larger problem at the IEEE By Richard Nailen
Speaking of . . . Energy in West Virginia By Selena Cotte 
Puzzle A word search about the electrical distribution grid
Direct and Current  Electro-Federation Canada, NASA,  floating solar technology Charlie Barks 
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 John D’Acunto) and Cy’s Super Service (illustrated by Tim Oliphant)!