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Convention schedule - Monday, June 13

7:30 - 9:00 am

Breakfast and General Session – Global Industrial Economy 2016 and Beyond

Hear this highly rated economist discuss the global industrial outlook while also focusing on various national and regional economic trends. He will cover:

  • Overview of short- and long-term global economic forecasts
  • An outlook on inflation
  • Insight into how global political events impact the economy
  • Economic indicators that service center managers should follow, along with proven strategies for leveraging economic forecasts at the company level

9:15 - 10:25 am

Education Session

Practical Steps to Transition Your Business

One of EASA’s highest rated speakers in 2015, this presenter will drill down into practical steps a business owner can take to transition the business. This session will address the following themes:

  • How can the next generation or key employees raise capital to purchase a business?
  • When and with whom should you share information regarding your business transition?

Education Session

Hybrid Permanent Magnet Motors: Repair and Application Considerations

This session will examine one of the latest motor technologies to achieve sine wave efficiencies well beyond premium efficient levels (IE3) – the hybrid permanent magnet motor. This technology will be explained in detail along with specific motor performance results and limitations. The session will focus on proper motor application and repair considerations.

Education Session

European Trends, Repair Industry Development, and Industry 4.0

This session will address:

  • Internationalization of EASA
  • Development of the electromechanical repair industry in Europe
  • Industry 4.0: New Opportunities and Revenues for Electric Motor Repair Facilities and Field Service Business

No matter your location, this session will be of interest!


Education Session

Pump Cavitation Case Study

Cavitation is a destructive force common to many centrifugal pumps. This case study presents the results of a controlled test of pump cavitation under various operating speeds and flow conditions.

  • Vibration tests of pump cavitation at various speeds and flow rates
  • Efficiency losses resulting from pump cavitation
  • Thermal impact of pump cavitation

Education Session

DC Theory and Design 101

This session will cover:

  • Video animation of a DC motor
  • Attraction / repulsion explanation as magnets
  • Ampere-turns of armature, fields, interpoles
  • Determining the correct interpole circuits
  • Evaluation of armature designs
  • How to recognize opportunities for improvement

Education Session

Sustainable Sales Team Development: Part 1

This session will outline seven essential components for entrenching a culture of training and practice for your sales team. After all, teams of professional athletes go to training camp every year. And they practice on a daily and weekly basis. 

If establishing sustainable sales team development is long overdue, attend this session and learn the seven components that will make it happen in your company.

  • Begin in the tower
  • Sell it in the locker room
  • Training camp design
  • Individual practice clipboard
  • Corporate practice clipboard
  • Coaching and reinforcement system
  • Perpetuating your dynasty!

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Optional Tour: Royal Ontario Museum & Bloor-Yorkville Shopping

This tour features two very special experiences, a tour of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and shopping in Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville village. The ROM is among the world’s leading museums of natural history and world cultures, a combination that offers an unusual breadth of experience to visitors and scholars alike. Your visit will include a guided tour of several galleries, focusing on various points of interest in Canada’s largest museum of natural history.

Hailed as the “Mink Mile,” Bloor-Yorkville is one of Toronto’s more elegant shopping areas. Chic residents and visitors alike frequent this small stretch of Bloor Street for the finest fashions, china, and décor. Continue a few steps north of Bloor and be rewarded with Yorkville’s stunning designer boutiques, antique shops, clubs and galleries. Fans of international fashion will find all the major labels here including Prada, Gucci, Boss, Escada, Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and more!

(Return transportation will be available at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm. Lunch is on your own.)

Price: $45 ($55 after April 29)

10:45 - 11:55 am

Education Session

Sustainable Sales Team Development: Part 2

A continuation of the 9:15 session (see description above).

Education Session

Offering Comprehensive Motor Management Programs

Motor management programs (MMP) have grown in recent years as many companies look to reduce overhead costs. They want to maximize production to improve their bottom lines. 

How does your company capture these opportunities? A proper solution must offer cost savings, higher reliability of repairs, and stored spares. 

This session will outline why some MMP offerings ultimately fail. More importantly, the session will address the key elements that make a motor management program successful and how your company can do so no matter your size. Elements covered will include:

  • Ensuring well defined goals of the program
  • Effective communication plan
  • Dedicated team to follow through from both the customer and service center, with defined roles
  • The three-year plan to see expected results
  • How this program will benefit your company for the long term

Education Session

Steel – Metallurgy and Practical Application of Various Grades of Steel

The properties of various steel alloys play a pivotal role in the durability of machine components. When repairing machinery, service centers must take into account the type of steel and the conditioning applied to it. In some cases, a recurrent machine failure can be addressed by replacing machine parts made from better alloy steel. This presentation will cover the basics of ferrous metallurgy and practical applications of some of the more common alloys:

  • What is an alloy? Common steel alloys
  • The effect of alloy metals on steel properties
  • Stress-strain relationship–modulus of elasticity
  • Heat treating processes
  • Carbon, stainless and duplex steel properties
  • Special concerns for shaft material

Education Session

Failure Analysis of Bearings

EASA members have complained for years that they are not satisfied with failure reports from multiple bearing companies. After some investigation, it was clear that a majority of bearing reports lack specific application information. Without that info, a failure analysis is bound to leave open questions and frustrated customers. This session will focus on common electric motor bearing failures and, based on experience, address the damage, cause and resolution. 

Education Session

Speed/Torque Curves

It is very important to understand speed/torque curves and how they impact motor operation. This session will cover:

  • Starting torque
  • Breakdown torque
  • Full-load torque
  • Speed/current curve
  • Load/torque curve
  • Impact of reduced-voltage start
  • Autotransformer
  • PWS
  • Wye-delta
  • Slot combination problems (noise, torque cusp, cogging)

Education Session

Getting Your Business Ready for Sale

This session will cover:

  • What can a business owner do today to ready a business for sale and unlock real value dollars?
  • How can owners build businesses that are not dependent on their direct operational involvement?

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Optional Tour: Harbor Lunch Cruise and Waterfront

One of the best ways to see Toronto is to take a relaxing and scenic cruise on Lake Ontario! You’ll be transported away from the hustle and bustle of the city into the relaxing world of life on the water. Enjoy lunch on the dining decks as panoramic windows offer spectacular views of Toronto Island, the harbor, and the city’s skyline.

Your journey will begin with a leisurely cruise along Toronto’s waterfront. After gliding into the calming waters of the Centre Island Lagoons, you’ll sail along the shoreline of the Toronto Islands and proceed into Lake Ontario. From there, you’ll enjoy memorable views of Toronto’s beautiful skyline. After the cruise, you’ll have time to explore the many shops and galleries at Queens Quay and along the lake.

Price: $120 ($130 after April 29)

11:00 - 11:30 am

Exhibitor forum

EASA invites one representative from each exhibiting company to attend the exhibitor forum to give us feedback on this year's show and to hear about the EASA 2017 Toronto show.

12:00 am - 4:00 pm

Exhibit Showing & New Product Theater

View a complete list of exhibitors as well as an interactive map of the exhibit hall.

New Product Theater Presentations

12:30 - 1:00 pm Inpro/Seal
The Next Generation of Shaft Grounding
1:15 - 1:45 pm Spring Point Solutions
Mobile Paperwork
2:00 - 2:30 pm AEGIS, dba Electro Static Technology-An ITW Company
AEGIS® Shaft Voltage Testing
2:45 - 3:15 pm Schunk Graphite Technology
Carbon Fiber Grounding Solution
3:30 - 4:00 pm SEMAPI
Presentation title to be announced

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