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February 2022 Electrical Apparatus

February 2022 Electrical Apparatus


Electrical Apparatus is the monthly magazine and virtual community for electromechanical professionals who design, specify, use, sell, operate, maintain and repair electrical equipment.

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In the February 2022 EA!

Plant Life

08 This company wants to update your facility
Tulip Interfaces claims to be for manufacturing what Salesforce is for the sales industry
By Selena Cotte, EA Managing Editor
Electric Avenue
18 More than just lithium
While most batteries use lithium, a variety of alternative sources is becoming available
By Carol Brzozowski, EA Contributing Writer
20 Energy, redefined
Collaboration and re-branding are exemplified by TxGEA, Kinetrics, and others
By Charlie Barks, EA Associate Editor
Safety & Health
22 Disputed statistics
There’s concern that a federal report on workplace fatality numbers may not tell the whole story
By Charlie Barks, EA Associate Editor
Conventions & Trade Shows
24 Setting the stage
Electrical manufacturing and e-mobility are taking center stage as CWIEME Berlin takes shape
By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor
27 The rise of the machine shop
Service companies that have made machining an alternative source of success
By Selena Cotte, EA Managing Editor
Motor Performance
31 All about performance curves
Understanding the most common graphic representations that show how well a motor’s doing its job
With trilingual summary
By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Motors & Generators
36 A deeper dive into TEFC motors
The various types of enclosures used with one of the most
popular industrial three-phase motors in use today
By John Malinowski, EA Special Correspondent
More Than Accounting
38 Steps to a bonus plan
Which of the options is best for your employees?
By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Mechanical Power Transmission
39 V-belt efficiency
Maintaining these critical machine components involves some fairly simple principles of physics
By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Pump It Up
42 Fresh financial foundations
Private equity firms are pursuing pump manufacturers and distributors, pumping fresh capital into the sector
By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

Also -- 

Comment - Welcome to the world of machining

Let’s solve your problem - Answers to questions about motor terminology and more

Associations  - Associations continue to expand their online resources

Business  -Schneider Electric wins multiple awards

Know your industry - Introducing the Precision Machined Products Association

EA reader profile -  Nic Phillips and his creative career transitions

Calendar  -Upcoming events on manufacturing, power, and maintenance

Speaking of . - . . National Grid is beating schedule and making news

Utilities  -California contends with widespread winter power outages

Plant happenings - Red Bull plant expanding and a battery recycling plant opens

Product showcase - What’s new in tools for machining

Names & faces  -Changes at Bartlett Bearing, Motion, and STAR Technology

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

Cy’s Super Service - The electrical service industry’s most prominent curmudgeon

EA puzzle -A word search puzzle about patents and inventions

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

Direct & current  -Hannover Messe is postponed and Habitat for Humanity goes 3D

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



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