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July 2022 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 July 2022 EA!


16 Leading the charge
Portugal offers a template for an EV-driven nation
By Charlie Barks, EA Associate Editor
Conventions & Trade Shows
18 Tomorrow comes today
Cutting-edge technology was everywhere to be seen at Hannover Messe
By Charlie Barks, EA Associate EditorTaking a blue pencil to IEEE documents

30 Detroit welcomes Automate
The Automate robotics and automation convention convened for the first time in three years
By Selena Cotte, EA Managing EditorArchers, at the ready!
More Than Accounting 
26 Finding business funding
How to round up capital in a year that’s right for expansion
By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editorlant Life

Electric Avenue
28 EV charging unit maintenance repair
We can’t lose sight of the need to plan for EV maintenance
By Carol Brzozowski, EA Contributing Writer

Electric Vehicles

35 Take me home, (electrified) country roads
How rural electric cooperatives are helping to build charging
infrastructure for electric vehicles
By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor
Motors & Generators 

39 When ‘standard’ motor features are anything but
Motor features NEMA MG 1 leads us to believe are standard
sometimes aren’t viewed as standard by manufacturers
With trilingual summary
By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor

46 NEMA MG 1 for the motor technician
The go-to U.S. standard on motors and generators is readily
available to all, in digital form and at no charge
By John Malinowski, EA Special Correspondent

Training & Education
45 Preparing the workforce for work on electric vehicles
An IBEW pre-apprenticeship program will help train tomorrow’s
service personnel
By Emily Halnon, EA Contributing Writer

Pump It Up 
50 Pump manufacturers navigate choppy economic waters
Recent financial reports reveal increased sales in spite of global turbulence
By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor 

Plant Life 
52 Unlikely manufacturing partnerships
How alliances are made between manufacturers to achieve
the same profitable goal
By Anna Claire Howard, EA Contributing Writer

Comment - Boosting electric infrastructure

Let's Solve Your Problem -  Answers to queries about motor maintenance and performance

Business - ABB is riding the Formula E racing season to a thrilling finish

Associations-  A return to business as usual for association meetings 

Plant happenings  - Nidec plans a China factory and Nutella to expand in Illinois

Know your industry  - Promoting the development of electric vehicle drive systems  

Calendar  -  Upcoming events on water, manufacturing, and energy

EA reader profile - Jim Wightman has always followed a creative approach 

Product showcase  -  New products spotted at last month’s EASA convention 

Speaking of  - Reconnecting with familiar names in Hannover, Germany 

Names & faces - Personnel changes at Electrical Grid Monitoring and AD

Utilities  -  Utilities continue to help customers buy and operate EVs

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 May and June issues.

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

Direct & current  - Little League’s home-grown facilities talent, and a Fed rate hike 

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


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