Electrical Apparatus September 2019

Electrical Apparatus September 2019

Conventions & Trade Shows

  • Manufacturing event tightens its focus: After a two-year hiatus, the Coil Winding, Electrical Insulation, and Electrical Manufacturing Expo returns to Chicago rededicated to its core mission By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor
Innovation

  • Still waiting for the high-temperature superconducting motor: What happens when the promise of a paradigm-shattering innovation fails to deliver? By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
  • Motor intelligence: How BlueRidge.ai employs artificial intelligence in machine diagnostics By Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor
  • Privacy vs. monitoring on the IoT: The Internet of Things creates new opportunities for surveillance. How should this be balanced with expectations of privacy? By Matt Raebel, EA Contributor
  • What’s old is new: Updating an antiquated plant provides opportunities to improve operations By Selena Cotte, EA Associate Editor
Motors & Generators

  • Keeping up with changing motor standards: How can motor users and repair shops stay current with the constant revisions of NEMA MG 1? With trilingual summary By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
More Than Accounting

  • The metals industry today: What anyone who works with metals needs to know about today’s market By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Electrical Manager

  • Mind your e-manners: Know the acceptable and unacceptable practices that have emerged in digital communication By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
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Departments and Columns

The editor’s comment In this issue: The breadth of an industry in transition - Kevin Jones  
Let’s solve your problem Answers to questions about standards, efficiency, and cable size
Associations, societies & government activities Trade associations do their part to spur innovation
Business Manufacturers prove to be resilient in an uncertain economy
Utilities Electric utilities are now hotbeds of innovation
Know your industry About the Robotics Industry Association
Calendar Upcoming events about water management, coil winding, and EVs
Pumps Innovations in pump designs and materials
Renewables New materials boost the feasibility of solar panels
OEMs on the move Renovated Ford plant, potato chip factory tour, and an IKEA closing
EA reader profile Meet Rick Smith of R/S Electric in St. Joseph, Mo.
Training & education An industry veteran is offering videos on programming PLCs
Speaking of . . . Beer technology and the Internet of Things
Names & faces Changes at the top of Eaton and ABB
Deaths Industry figures L.E. ‘Red’ Hopkins and Brad Nelsen
Puzzle  In this issue: A crossword puzzle based on EA’s July and August issues … Myles Mellor
Direct and Current  EIS sold,  VIPs visit Miller Electric  – 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 Olliphant)!