December 2019 Electrical Apparatus

December 2019 Electrical Apparatus

Conventions & Trade Shows

  • New technology with a personal touch: The traditional art of metal fabrication is becoming digitized, but the human element is still going strong By David Miller, EA Associate Editor
Say It Right

  • Spelled right—but still wrong? It’s essential to distinguish between words that sound the same or similar but have different meanings By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
New Products

  • Winter New Product Showcase A year-end look at the latest tools for servicing power and control systems and managing industrial facilities By the Electrical Apparatus staff
Service & Sales Companies

  • Rural pride Service is the priority at Electric Motor Co., which is an integral part of its tightly knit Minnesota agricultural community By Selena Cotte, EA Managing Editor
Codes & Standards

  • Motor life: not a simple concept How long will a motor last? It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘last’ is With trilingual summary By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
More Than Accounting

  • Financial planning tips for the new year Start 2020 on the right foot by getting your financial house in order By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Fast Forward

  • 43 5G, explained The new network has arrived; here are the basics that you need to understand By Selena Cotte, EA Managing Editor
Pump It Up

  • Pumps and motors: a match made in heaven Several recent developments show that they’re more firmly united than ever before By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor
Plant Life

  • The next phase of IIoT Although the kinks are still being worked out, 5G digital communication is becoming increasingly common in plants By Selena Cotte, EA Managing Editor
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Departments and Columns

The editor’s comment Looking forward to a new year—and a new decade
Let’s solve your problem Questions about starting and load current, and equivalent load
Associations, societies & government activities When people and firms go above and beyond the call of duty
Letters Readers’ thoughts on efficiency and Japanese management
Business Coil Partners expands its production in Istanbul
Know your industry Meet the Consumer Product Safety Commission
Calendar Upcoming events about manufacturing, maintenance, and more
Renewables Solar trouble in Chile, and some truly strange sources of energy
Anniversaries Elantas PDG, Inc., celebrates its 100th anniversary
Training & education Solar training in Illinois, and a webinar on the NEC
Standards Becoming qualified to apply the NEC, plus news from UL
OEMs on the move A popcorn plant expands and President Trump visits a Texas factory
Names & faces Innovation award from the Power Transmission Distributors Association
Deaths John Ainsworth, veteran of the Southern Ontario motor industry
EA reader profile How Nico Godenzi of IRD LLC has put his passion for math to work
Speaking of . . . Slow progress is made toward eliminating child labor
Utilities Rolling California blackouts could be a boon for generator providers
Puzzle A word search based on hydroelectric power
Direct & current Coal too valuable to burn, plus an Edison-Westinghouse rematch
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)!