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January 2022 Electrical Apparatus

Robots & cobots!

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 January 2022 EA!

Green Energy

08 Robots and renewable energy

Parts of the green energy sector are becoming more fully automated
By Charlie Barks, EA Associate Editor

Conventions & Trade Shows

16 The newest — and safest — in HVAC/R

Safety will be a top priority at the AHR Expo, being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center later this month
By Susan L. Follett, EA Contributing Writer

Fast Forward

20 A quicker path from virtual to actual

Last year was a good year to be a robot
By Susan L. Follett, EA Contributing Writer

Electric Avenue

22 ‘Gentlemen, choose your engines’

In the race between batteries and hydrogen as automotive power sources, batteries have taken a clear lead
By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

Automation

24 Robots in the shop
Make room for your new digital co-worker, who promises to work well with others
By Charlie Barks, EA Associate Editor

29 Not your standard issue robot
While robotic arms and other manufacturing staples are still just as useful as ever, the technology has recently found itself in
wide-reaching applications
By Selena Cotte, EA Managing Editor
Plant Life
32 Fasten your robotic exoskeleton, and get to work
Robotic exoskeletons are some of the newest technologies to
find their way to manufacturing facilities
By Selena Cotte, EA Managing Editor
Motors & Generators
33 Guidance for ‘large’ motor repair
Whatever the procedure, it’s up to the motor user to choose a
service provider and spell out the scope of work
With trilingual summary
By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Index of Articles
39 Our annual index of feature articles in EA, 2017-2021
By the Electrical Apparatus staff
More Than Accounting
45 Labor compliance in a remote world
Keeping up with rapidly changing employment rules
By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Pump It Up
48 Virtual community showcases a pump maker’s products
Visitors to Zoellerville can see the settings in which a broad
array of pumps and pumping systems are used
By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

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