Electrical Apparatus October 2018

Electrical Apparatus October 2018

Featured Articles

Motors and Generators

  • The market for metric The future of IEC motors in North America appears bright, in spite of countervailing forces By David Miller, EA Special Correspondent
  • The metric difference Why there’s no simple correlation between NEMA and IEC motors With trilingual summary By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Manufacturing

  • Global in more ways than one Biennial trade show provides all-inclusive coverage of 21st century manufacturing and its humans By the Electrical Apparatus staff
  • Future perfect The Trumpf Group’s smart factory in Illinois provides a detailed look at the manufacturing plant of tomorrow By Selena Cotte, EA Assistant Editor
More Than Accounting

  • Taxing questions How new tariff and tax rules are likely to affect U.S. companies doing business overseas By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Electrical Manager

  • Downward and onward! Handled correctly, a demotion can improve an employee’s morale and set him or her on the right track By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
Say It Right

  • A common language? When it comes to the use of electrical terminology, Yanks and Brits are an ocean apart By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
More Than Motors

  • CNC machining and the shop Whether you’re working with them or merely around them, a familiarity with CNC machines is becoming increasingly important By the Electrical Apparatus staff
Plant Life

  • Smart for all The time has come to open your eyes to the potential of plant automation By Selena Cotte, EA Assistant Editor
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Departments and Columns

Editor’s Comment   In this issue:  A world of opportunity in electrotechnology By Kevin Jones
Let’s Solve Your Problem  In this issue: Questions and answers about standards and motor application Edited by the EA staff
Business briefs In this issue: Electric Motor Technologies of Cincinnati buys a single-phase motor shop ….. Edited by Kevin Jones 
Letters Anger over the cancelation of a Chicago coil and manufacturing event
Know your industry A U.S. agency nudges other nations toward humane labor practices …   by Matt Raebel
OEMs on the move Plants opening, closing, and expanding around the U.S. Edited by Selena Cotte
Calendar briefs Upcoming events on wind power, robotics, manufacturing, and more  Edited by Bill O’Leary
Pumps Leading trends in the global pump market Edited by Kevin Jones
Renewable energy There’s a growing demand for wind power—and wind workers Edited by Matt Raebel
Utilities Where in the world is the Smart Grid headed? Edited by Kevin Jones
Say it right When it comes to electrical terminology, Yanks and Brits are far apart By Richard Nailen
Names & faces Recent personnel changes at Nidec and a contractors’ association Edited by Bill O’Leary
Deaths Remembering industry figures Adam Willwerth and Timothy Breen
EA reader profile Meet Bill Holland, for whom no job is too big or too small By Selena Cotte
Training briefs Apprenticeship starts see a decline in the U.K. Edited by Bill O’Leary
Standards Could the IEEE’s release of its ‘dot standards’ be any slower? Edited by the EA staff
New books The pragmatist’s guide to preventive maintenance Reviewed by Richard Nailen
Puzzle  In this issue: Word search… The Editors
Direct and Current  In this issue: Manufacturing hums along, and apprentices get a boost 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)!