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October 2013

  • Take advantage of valuable education opportunities offered through remainder of 2013
  • Chairman Gralow's Message: Partner with employees and coworkers for mutual success
  • Evaluating customer requests for warranty repairs
  • Tech Tip: Easy way to remove stuck end bracket
  • Safety Tip: Welding warnings

September 2013

  • Hazard communication and global harmonization: revamped law requires employee training by this December
  • Chairman Gralow's Message: Ideas on getting the most from connecting and partnering Common recommendations for stored motors
  • "Fundamentals of Pump Repair" seminar scheduled Novemeber 8-9 in Indianapolis
  • Tech Tip: Removing impeller thread into pump shaft
  • Safety Tip: Working with hand tools Social media isn't just for kidsit's for your business, too! Seminar to focus on "Sales Professional Training Camp"
  • October Webinar: "Motor Winding Temperature and Detectors to Measure It"
  • Two new online complimentary sessions cover EASA accreditation program, economic update

August 2013

  • Numbers add up to another strong convention
  • Chairman Gralow's Message: Convention benefits and Board support for vibrant chapters
  • Benefits of the AC hi-pot for new form coil stator windings
  • EASA 2013 Convention Snapshots EASA 2013 Exhibitors
  • Mike Pence recieves Exceptional Achievement Service Award at 2013 EASA Convention in Las Vegas
  • Actions of EASA's Board of Directors at meetings in Las Vegas
  • Tech Tip: Measuring stator winding resistance
  • Safety Tip: Air, hydraulic tools
  • September 2013 Webinars "Select Presentations" available from 2013 EASA Convention

July 2013

  • 2013-2014 officers, Executive Committee installed during Annual Business Meeting at convention in Las Vegas
  • Chairman Gralow's Message: "Learn • Connect • Partner • Succeed" selected as theme for 2013-2014 administrative year, convention
  • Space heating to prevent motor damage from condensation
  • EASA's Web site: Your source for Association information
  • Revisiting insulation resistance temperature correction
  • Tech Tip: Determining if noise is air gap related
  • Safety Tip: Inspect welding equipment often
  • August 14 Webinar: "Practical Problem Solving for the Entire Service Center"

June 2013

  • Variety of Webinars, seminars scheduled in coming months
  • Chairman Gray's Message: All members benefit from "Strength Through Association"
  • Drip. drip, drip: Understanding O-rings in the repair process
  • Safety Tip: Simple precautions when working with air and hydraulic tools
  • Tech Tip: Importance of the micrometer measurement
  • The winding challenge servo and spindle motors
  • Five popular seminars scheduled for 2013-2014 2013
  • Convention and Exhibition mobile app now available!

May 2013

  • Join us for Town Hall on EASA accreditation program: Forum in Las Vegas will provide preview and opportunity for feedback
  • Chairman Gray's Message: Building "Strength through Association" for members with a proud past, bright future
  • Board of Director elections are held for EASA Regions 1 and 8
  • Squirrel cage motors: Three most common starting methods
  • Safety Tip: Special care when lifting material
  • EASA 2013 Convention and Exhibition mobile app filled with great information for all
  • June 12 EASA Webinar: "Vibration on Belt Driven Machines"
  • Tech Tip: Properly surge testing armature depends on consistency of winding Connections on AC electric motors under 600 volts

April 2013

  • Industry Awareness Campaign success continues; Articles support EASA's image as "The ElectroMechanical Authority"
  • Chairman Gray's Message: Learning from other members is a major "Strength through Association"
  • Kevin Krupp elected director of EASA's Region 3
  • Flashover: Causes and cures for damage to brushholders, commutators
  • Don't forget: Training videos are available on Web site
  • Tech Tip: Special care when removing rotor in permanent magnet motors
  • EASA 2013 Exhibitors (to date)
  • May Webinar: "Drilling Down into DC Design"
  • Safety Tip: Push, don't pull when using hoist, crane
  • Trials and tribulations of split case pump seals

March 2013

  • Ken Gralow to become 2013-2014 EASA chairman
  • Other officers, Executive Committee members elected by Board
  • Actions by the Board of Directors
  • Chairman Gray's Message: EASA's mission drives efforts to provide tools and resources for member success
  • Stator I2R loss: Considerations for rewinds and redesigns
  • Three-part Webinar series in April will focus on "Improving Productivity in the Repair Process"
  • Tech Tip: Winding change considerations
  • Safety Tip: Use the right tool
  • Seminar to focus on "Sales Professional Training Camp"

February 2013

  • Gather "Strength," knowledge at 2013 EASA convention
  • Chairman Gray's Message: Convention planning starts years in advance
  • Steve Moffett re-elected director of EASA's Region 6
  • Understanding end play and its impact on axial alignment
  • Nancy Kemper replaces retiring Judy Cox
  • Tech Tip: Slot liner insulation
  • Safety Tip: Keep work area clean and orderly
  • We found out there is a friendlier side of OSHA
  • Share your special achievements through EASA social media outlets
  • Convention preview
  • March Webinar: "Enhance Your Market Position Using EASA's Recommended Practices"
  • Considerations for selecting an adjustable speed drive in a constant torque application

January 2013

  • Marketing & Industry Awareness Committee reviews accomplishments, looks to future successes
  • Chairman Gray's Message: Resolve to gain "Strength through Association" in 2013 by taking advantage of EASA's many products and services
  • Converting vibration units not difficult if data is available
  • 2013 EASA Convention preview
  • February Webinars: "Economy 2013: Where From Here?" and "Repair Tips for Submersible Pumps"
  • EASA steps to improve quality at your service center
  • Tech Tip: Redesign to change motor design letter designation
  • Safety Tip: Some simple precautions to take when working on a ladder

December 2012

  • Two new online training sessions focus on profits
  • Chairman Gray's Message: Appreciation for hard-working chapter volunteers; all members benefit from "Strength through Association"
  • Motor nameplate ratings: How precise are they? Correct interpretation of five operating parameters for NEMA.
  • IEC induction motors
  • Tech Tip: Determining if motor is running hot
  • Safety Tip: Fire Prevention
  • 2013 Convention preview
  • January Webinar: "Handling Partial Discharge Issues"
  • Index of Currents articles for 2012
  • 2013 Seminars
  • Board of Directors meeting scheduled

November 2012

  • EASA's Technical Manual goes online
  • Chairman Gray's Message: Sometimes it takes an outsider's perspective
  • Wound rotor motor tips for failure analysis, repair and testing
  • December Webinar: "Motor Lubrication Cautions & Tips"
  • Tech Tip: Help with stuck end bracket
  • Safety Tip: Wear proper clothing
  • "Mechnical Repair Fundamentals of Electric Motors, 2nd Edition" scheduled for January 25-26

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