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January 2023 Electrical Apparatus

Automation & Robotics!

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In the January 2023 EA!


14 Pieces of the energy pie   

Producers jockey for position as more and more renewable sources develop

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor 

Training & Education 
16 New degrees of collaboration  

You can now get a university degree in ‘human-robot interaction’ 

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor 

Plant Life
 14 Pack animals  

Want a coveted manufacturing robotics job? This SME credential might help.

By the Electrical Apparatus staff 


21 Control freaks

All Control of Elgin, Ill., and the mesh point of automation and distribution, including robotics and service 

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor 

Motors & Generators 

25 Laminated-frame motors  

A design often associated with servomotors can also be used with three-phase squirrel cage induction motors

By John Malinowski, EA Contributing Writer 

Index of Articles

27 Our annual index of feature articles, 2018-2022

By the Electrical Apparatus staff 

More Than Accounting 

33 Predictive maintenance: more essential than ever 

An outline for bringing your PdM services up to date  
By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

Electric Avenue   

36 Fire fighters 

One firm’s strategy for countering the risk of lithium-ion battery fires

By Carol Brzozowski, EA Contributing Writer 
Pump It Up  

40 2022: The year in review

The major pump stories of 2022 highlighted an industry holding up well under challenging global circumstances  

By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

The Editor's Comment - The  human element  

Let's Solve Your Problem -  Answers to questions about motor application and maintenance 

Business - A few of the major business developments of 2022  

Associations- Industry associations earned their keep in 2022   

Plant happenings  - New plants for solar, aircraft, motors, and semiconductors  

Know your industry  - The International Federation of Robotics

Calendar  -  Events on manufacturing, power, and water management 

EA reader profile - Prajwal Chandrappa looks inside hardware and beyond    

Product showcase  -   The newest and best in robotics and automation 

Speaking of  - ‘Taking a more measured approach toward plant automation

Names & faces - Personnel changes at Ag Growth International and Isuzu Motors

Utilities  -   ‘ Electric utilities explore new 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 crossword puzzle based on EA’s November and December issues 

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

Direct & current  -  Regal puts out feelers for a suitor, and Domino’s deploys EVs 

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


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