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Table of contents October 2020


Fast Forward

12 Machine, print me a cheeseburger
While perhaps not sophisticated enough to complete this request, some 3D printers designed to ‘print’ food have the potential to disrupt the food & beverage processing industry
By Selena Cotte, EA Managing Editor

Electric Avenue

16 Amidst pandemic, governments play outsized role in
EV prospects
For the electric vehicle market, much can depend on stimulus spending and the outcome of national elections
By David Miller, EA Associate Editor

Codes & Standards

19 Harmonization: still a ways to go
In spite of the best efforts of the world’s standards-making organizations, a gulf still exists between the differing classifications of motor efficiency
By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor

Agricultural Motors

25 From farm to factory: How motors bring food to the table
Food, one of the most ubiquitous elements of the human experience, goes through a long industrialized process to get from soil to bowl
By Selena Cotte, EA Managing Editor

Motor performance

31 Understanding a motor’s service factor
A piece of information that appears on a motor’s nameplate can aid in the motor’s application — if you know how to use it
With trilingual summary
By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor

More Than Accounting

37 The new uncertainty about ‘revenue’
With new accounting rules now in effect, income statement revenue may have little relationship to billing
By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

Plant Life

40 Food and beverage manufacturing gets flexible
Customization of products could lead to a proliferation of conveyance systems with smaller actuators
By David Miller, EA Associate Editor

Pump It Up

41 Know your food & beverage pumps
Pumps that operate in process industries where sanitation is a high priority have their own classifications and standards
By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor


04 The editor’s comment
Putting bread on the table is no small task

05 Let’s solve your problem
Insulation, operating temperature, and copper vs. aluminum

06 Business
Jay Industrial Repair buys Flanders’ Muscle Shoals shop

07 Letters
Questions about nuclear safety

08 Associations
HVACR associations at center of Covid-19 fight

10 Clean power
Great news: Beer is sustainable

11 Calendar
Events about energy, robotics, water, and automation

14 Training & education
University incubators are at the center of food development

18 Know your industry
Facilities management group has a new podcast

23 EA newsmaker profile
Nobel Prize winner John Goodenough is at it again

24 OEMs on the move
A soap plant expands and a Rolls-Royce plant closes

24 In case you missed it
Developments in facility management and Naval maintenance

43 Names & faces
Personnel changes at ABB, Lafert, and Emerson

44 Utilities
The matrix where utilities meet food & beverage

46 Speaking of . . .
Food processing association leads the way in new technology

46 Product showcase
What’s new from Harrington, NTN Bearing Corp., and Minco

47 Classified advertising
Your monthly marketplace for equipment, businesses, and more

47 Cy’s Super Service

The electrical service industry’s most prominent curmudgeon

49 EA puzzle
A word search puzzle about telephony and related technology

51 Moe, Genny & friends
The surreal world of an anthropomorphized motor and generator

52 Direct & current
GE in an agreement with Iraq, and Axalta’s NASCAR sponsorship

52 Advertising index
Who’s who—and who’s where—in this issue of Electrical Apparatus