Open Search

Monday, July 1

7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Registration desk open
8:00 am - 9:15 am

Industry Research: New Insights from Plant Maintenance Customers
Jerry Peerbolte, J. Peerbolte & Associates

The 2019 edition of EASA’s Industry Research focuses on feedback from the end-user customer base.

Some of the critical topics explored include:

  • Repair vs. replace considerations for electric motors
  • Trends in the purchase of replacement motors
  • Adoption of more preventive and predictive (vs. reactive) maintenance strategies
  • Future outlook for outsourcing of maintenance services
  • Key criteria considered when selecting outside maintenance service providers
  • The value of EASA’s Accreditation Program
  • Challenges and opportunities associated with condition monitoring, Industrial Internet of Things and artificial intelligence in a plant maintenance environment
9:30  - 10:30 am

Recruiting & Retaining Top Talent
Ryan Avery, AveryToday, Inc.

One of the most common challenges for EASA members is recruiting and retaining employees, especially the younger set. And if you do recruit them, how do you make sure they thrive with the other generations in your workplace?

This session will cover:

  • The significant difference between managing millennials versus motivating millennials–and the reason one is costing you money, substantial headaches and energy
  • The super-efficient way to expertly identify the next generation of leaders who will grow your legacy and take your company to the next level in sales and significance
  • How to deploy the simple yet little-known solutions for turning millennials into your top marketing allies and source of sales and referrals

Emerging and Disruptive Technologies
Gene Vogel, EASA Pump & Vibration Specialist

Topics covered in this session will include:

  • Perspectives on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Introduction to various data communication strategies
  • Potential benefits to motor manufacturers & IIoT vendors, independent consultants and service centers
  • Transducers and technologies that comprise the data that can be made available by IIoT networks

Sales Management. Simplified.
Mike Weinberg, Speaker, Consultant, Best-Selling Author

This session offers blunt truth and practical help for owners and sales leaders from the speaker’s book, Sales Management. Simplified–named the #1 book every sales manager should read by both Inc. Magazine and HubSpot. Learn the common sales leadership issues that get in the way of achieving the desired results and that damage sales culture. The session will cover:

  • The highest value sales management activities
  • How to increase accountability without micromanaging or demotivating your sales reps
  • How to master the 4 Rs of smart talent management: Right people — Retain top producers — Remediate or replace underperformers — Recruiting

Squirrel Cage Induction Motor Starting Methods
Tom Bishop, P.E., EASA Senior Technical Support Specialist

For many end-users, starting a squirrel cage induction motor simply means pushing a button and the motor runs. However, service centers repairing or selling motors need to understand more about what happens when that button is pushed. That knowledge not only can help result in an acceptable repair or new motor sale, it also can help assure that the motor operates successfully for the end user. This session will focus on motor starting methods from traditional across the line (direct on line) to variable-frequency drives (VFDs). Principles of operation, benefits and potential drawbacks of each method will be addressed.

  • Across the line (direct on line)
  • Reduced voltage—Autotransformer, Soft-starter
  • Reduced current—Reactor, Resistor, Part winding (PWS), Wye-delta
  • Reduced voltage and frequency—Variable-frequency drive (VFD)

AC Machines: Test and Inspection Procedures (In Español)
Carlos Ramirez, EASA Technical Support Specialist
This session will cover:

  • Motor testing and inspection
  • Inspection and test forms
  • Routine tests of electric motors, including heat run; performance; locked rotor; speed/torque; no load saturation; IR and PI tests; hipot; surge; single phase rotor; and more.

Ultrasonic Cleaning: Applications for Motor Repair
Chase Fell, Jay Electric, Birmingham, AL

The session will highlight ultrasonic technology for industrial electric repair applications.

  • Ultrasonic cleaning:  how it works.
  • Examples of ultrasonic cleaning in the repair shop
  • Do’s and don’ts for ultrasonic cleaning
  • Investment costs for ultrasonic cleaning equipment
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

EASA Strip Shuttle

The shuttle will  operate continuously between the Mandalay Bay Resort and popular stops along The Strip: The Linq, the Mob Museum, Las Vegas North Premium Outlet Mall and the Bellagio Hotel.
(This service is for Spouse/Guest registrants only.)

 10: 45 - 11:45 am

Open Forum on Emerging Technologies and IIoT​
Art Anderson, Facilitator, Ad Hoc Committee on Emerging Technologies

With the backdrop of the previous session on emerging and disruptive technologies, EASA’s ad hoc committee on this topic takes the discussion to the next level. Ask your own questions and provide feedback.

  • How will IIoT impact EASA members?
  • Why these topics impact all members
  • Who owns the data?
  • What about cybersecurity?
  • How do you assess the technology and which manufacturers or distributors to work with?

Case Studies in Failure Analysis
Chuck Yung, EASA Senior Technical Support Specialist

This session will examine four interesting electric motor failures and discuss the clues to solve them. In each case, there was risk of misidentifying the actual cause of the failure. This session will include:

  • How to evaluate the evidence correctly and avoid common errors
  • How to correctly determine the chronology of the failures
  • The importance of identifying the failure quickly
  • Involving the customer in the process to avoid confusion
  • Applying solutions to prevent future repeated failures

An Overview of the EASA Accreditation Program and ANSI/EASA AR100 (In Español)
Carlos Ramirez, EASA Technical Support Specialist

This session will give an overview of the EASA Accreditation Program as well as EASA’s repair standard on which it is based.

  • Benefits of Accreditation
  • Audit checklist content
  • Equipment needs
  • Audit preparation
  • Internal audits
  • EASA Accreditation portal
  • Application form
  • Purpose and scope of AR100
  • Sections (general; mechanical repair; rewinding; testing)

High-Potential Testing of AC Stator Windings
Mike Howell, EASA Technical Support Specialist

High-potential testing is routinely used to assess the ground insulation of AC stator windings in-process, after completion of a rewind and post-delivery. This session will cover the following topics:

  • Differences between AC and DC high-potential tests
  • Sizing AC test sets when testing large windings
  • What relevant standards address (and what they don't)
  • Communicating test requirements to all stakeholders
  • When to test and at what levels
  • How to evaluate results

Recruiting & Retaining Top Talent
Ryan Avery, AveryToday, Inc.

Repeat of 9:30 am session.

Sales Management. Simplified.
Mike Weinberg, Speaker, Consultant, Best-Selling Author

Repeat of 9:30 am session.

12:00 - 4:00 pm

Exhibit Showing & New Product Theater

Come meet with the industry's leading manufacturers and suppliers. Now is the time to meet face-to-face and see the latest products and services that are being brought to market.

Up to $15,000 in cash will be given away at various times in the Exhibit Hall! Those that register for the Full Business or One-Day Packages will receive tickets for each day to deposit in raffle containers located at differing locations in the hall. Spouse/Guest registrants will receive a ticket for the prize drawings on Sunday. Several winners will be announced each day


New Product Theater Schedule
12:30 - 12:50 pm RDI Technologies, Inc.
Iris M-Motion Amplification System
1:00 - 1:20 pm ACS, A Div. of Open Systems, Inc.
Topic yet to be announced
1:30 - 1:50 pm Spring Point Solutions
Spring Point Suite
2:00 - 2:20 pm TECO-Westinghouse
Pro-3200 Vibration Analyzer
2:30 - 2:50 pm Pfannenberg USA
Low Operating Cost VFD Control Panel Cooling Technology
3:00 - 3:20 pm Ideal Electric (formerly Hyundai Ideal Electric Co.)
Genuine Ideal Parts, Kits, Replacement Machines and New Technologies
3:30 - 3:50 pm Armstrong Fluid Technology
Title to be announced