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June 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 June 2022 EA!

Training & Education

19 Virtual training is here to stay

The pandemic forced a lot of businesses to adopt temporary online operations, but some digitized offerings will remain

By Emily Halnon, EA Contributing Writer
Say It Right
22 Taking a blue pencil to IEEE documents

When it comes to writing, even electrical engineers could use a boost in efficiency
By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor

20 Archers, at the ready!

EASA to meet in a revitalized St. Louis

By Charlie Barks, EA Associate Editor 
Plant Life  
24 How 3D printing transforms manufacturing

What does the future of manufacturing look like with the adoption of additive manufacturing processes?
By Anna Claire Howard, EA Contributing Writer

Conventions & Trade Shows
28 The latest in apparatus service and repair
A sampling of what will be on display at this year’s convention of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association
By the Electrical Apparatus staff

Energy

36 Old vs. New equipment repair

What should you prioritize? What is more profitable?
By Charlie Barks, EA Associate Editor
Business management 

41 Trends in industrial maintenance

As service companies become outsource partners, they’re providing customers with more digital expertise and supply chain reliability

By Carol Brzozowski, EA Contributing Writer

Motors and Generators
45 The meaning of ‘above NEMA’ 

When applied to electric motors, the phrase is even less clearly defined than the words ‘small,’ ‘medium,’ and ‘large’
With trilingual summary

By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor

More Than Accounting
50 Financial planning for a business exit

A few details you need to tend to before bowing out of the business you’ve spent your life building

By William H. Wiersema, CPA

Pump It Up 
60 Pump training matters

A fresh batch of seminars, both in-person and virtual, from the Hydraulic Institute’s education subsidiary  

 

By Kevin Jones, EA Senior 

Electric Avenue 
66 The promise of marine electrification

The increasing use of electric propulsion for boats could spell opportunity for service providers

By Carol Brzozowski, EA Contributing Writer

Also -- 

04 The editor’s comment An electric summer 05 Let’s solve your problem 06 Business 10 Associations 13 Plant happenings 14 Know your industry 16 Calendar 18 EA reader profile 38 Product showcase 40 Speaking of . . . 63 Names & faces 64 Utilities 68 Classified advertising Your monthly marketplace for equipment, businesses, and more 68 Cy’s Super Service The electrical service industry’s most prominent curmudgeon 69 EA puzzle 71 Moe, Genny & friends The surreal world of an anthropomorphized motor and generator 72 Direct & current 72 Advertising index Who’s who—and who’s where—in this issue of Electrical Apparatus10 Robot workers for rent

Comment - An electric summer 

Let's Solve Your Problem -  Clarifications of some electrical terminology

Business - The pursuit of net-zero emissions is becoming big business

Associations-  For associations, the pressure on Washington never ceases

Plant happenings  - New plants in Georgia, Maryland, and Tennessee

Know your industry  - EASA brings together members of the service industry 

Calendar  -  Upcoming events on automation, manufacturing, and energy

EA reader profile - Edward Hoerner’s lifetime of work and gratitude 

Product showcase  -  A peek at what will be new at the upcoming Hannover Messe 

Speaking of  - Schaeffler and REEtec cut a rare deal 

Names & faces - Personnel changes at Siemens Gamesa, Ametek, and Eaton

Utilities  -  On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, EPRI looks ahead

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 winding materials

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

Direct & current  - Siemens exits Russia and IEEE women celebrate an anniversary

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

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