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February 2023 Electrical Apparatus


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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 2023 EA!

Training & Education

12 Titans of industry   

How one California enterprise is attracting young people to the field of CNC machining

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor 

20 Fusion breakthrough  

Is it hype or hope that’s behind the recent fusion energy news?’ 

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor 

Associations, Conventions & Trade Shows
22 Buyer, meet seller  

CWIEME Berlin will get personal in May, playing matchmaker to manufacturers and suppliers

By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

Machine Shops

25 The machinations of a machine nation

Machine shops come in various shapes and sizes; here’s a look at a couple of them 

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor 

Motors & Generators 

29 Amortisseur windings in synchronous machines  

How the inductive shorted rotor bar system dampens oscillations inherent with load changes

By Chase Fell, EA Contributing Writer

More Than Accounting 

33 New rules covering bad debts 

Under new accounting rules, bad debts must be calculated before receivables become past due  
By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

Electric Avenue   

36 These EVs do the heavy lifting 

A rundown of some of the more popular and versatile electric lifts on the market today for use indoors or out

By Carol Brzozowski, EA Contributing Writer 
Pump It Up  

40 Stories from the field

At pumping projects around the world, it’s all about improving efficiency and reducing environmental impact  

By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

The Editor's Comment - A look at machining today  

Let's Solve Your Problem -  Questions and answers about motor and generator service 

Associations- Looking ahead to a springtime of webinars   

Know your industry  - The International Special Tooling & Machining Association

Business - Integrated Power Services buys Evans Enterprises

Plant happenings  - New plants and expansions, and worrying cluster of fires  

Calendar  -  Upcoming events on HVAC/R, pumps, and manufacturing 

Deaths - Laura Lyke, business owner and industry leader

Names & faces - Changes at Stearns and the American Clean Power Association

EA reader profile - Marcus Lehmann rides the wave of deep tech manufacturing   

Speaking of  - ‘Legislation will bring (parking) lots of solar energy

Product showcase  -   New from providers of CNC machining products and services 

Utilities  -   ‘ Utilities follow up after a busy storm season 

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 an electric motor component 

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

Direct & current  -  Right-to-repair gets a boost, and reshoring accelerates

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


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