Electrical Apparatus October 2019

Electrical Apparatus October 2019

International

  • India’s Smart Grid mission: The world’s second-most populous nation may be playing catch-up in making its grid smart, but it’s moving fast By Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor
  • Helping firms go international: How Entrada Group of Austin, Tex., helps clients set up shop in Mexico By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
  • When a foreign company does business in the U.S.: A few ins and outs you need to know before setting up shop in the U.S. By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
  • Managing, the Japanese way: You may be surprised to learn which management practices originated in the Land of the Rising Sun and are in wide use today By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
  • Ending child labor worldwide: The problem persists in many manufacturing supply chains, but we can all do our part to eradicate it By Selena Cotte, EA Associate Editor
Conventions & Trade Shows Electric vehicles and hybrids come of age: An expo in Michigan shows how far the technology has come By Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor
Codes & Standards The high cost of standards: Reaching a consensus is complicated by many factors, including the U.S.’s outsider status in the international standards community. With trilingual summary By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Fast Forward Location, location, location: New digital tools make it easier than ever before to connect people, locations, and data By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
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Departments and Columns

The editor’s comment It’s a big world out there; are you ready to take it on? By Kevin Jones
Let’s solve your problem Questions about motor efficiency, temperature, and coil taping  By the EA staff 
Business British firms hold their breath waiting for Brexit By Kevin Jones
Associations, societies & government activities Standards groups seek a world of perfect harmony By Kevin Jones
Know your industry How the International Zinc Association promotes the metal’s use By Matt Raebel
OEMs on the move Chicken plant opens, Wynright makes a move, and Kraft Heinz cuts jobs By Selena Cotte
Pumps Global trends in pumps as the world industrializes By Kevin Jones 
Renewables Trade war fuels potential renewables boom in Vietnam By Matt Raebel
Training & education Australian school lowers entry bar for female engineering applicants By Selena Cotte
EA reader profile Simon Swallow of Rotary Engineering UK has a love of engineering By Selena Cotte
New books All about lubrication for electromechanical assemblies:  Lubrication of Electrical and Mechanical Components  in  Electrical Power Equipment, by Dr. Bella Chudnovsky. Reviewed by Richard Nailen.
Speaking of . . . A Netflix documentary about a new plant in Ohio  By Selena Cotte 
Utilities Utilities around the world look to sustainability By Kevin Jones
Names & faces Changes at CPV Manufacturing, Exelon, PG&E, and Motortronics By Selena Cotte
Calendar Upcoming events about manufacturing, HVAC, and pumps By Selena Cotte
Standards Covering conduit, terminal blocks, and electrical wiring By Richard Nailen
Puzzle  In this issue: A word search based on sage advice from George Westinghouse
Direct and Current  Piqua Electric of Ohio closes, electrical workers respond to Dorian- 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)!