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Saturday, June 29

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration desk open
1:00 - 3:00 pm

DC Machines: The Basics and Beyond
Chuck Yung, EASA Senior Technical Support Specialist, St. Louis, MO

This session shares institutional knowledge about DC machines, including how they work explained in terms of magnets (attraction / repulsion). Topics covered will include:

  • Role of the interpole—Shims, Interpole strength in ampere-turns, Armature types; how to tell them apart visually
  • Circuits, poles and identifying problems—Design differences, good and bad
  • Simple electrical tests without a dynamometer—Brush neutral, Interpole polarity test, Interpole circuit test
  • Field types—Voltage drop test: AC or DC?, Shunt, Series, Compound, Cumulative vs. differential, When is each used?
  • What is commutation?
  • Final testing

Thermal Imaging and Non-Contact Measurement: What Every Supervisor, Engineer and Technician Should Know
Gene Vogel, EASA Pump & Vibration Specialist, St. Louis, MO

A fundamental understanding of infrared technology is needed to determine equipment condition related to temperature. Emissivity, reflectivity and transmissivity directly affect the accuracy of thermal images and spot thermometer (non-contact) measurements. Basic knowledge of thermal measurement instruments is also important to avoid erroneous data and conclusions. This session addresses these needs related to thermal measurements.

1:00 - 4:30 pm

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

Learn a proven framework for putting together a successful new business development-focused sales attack. Get tips, tools, techniques and takeaways from the #3 Most Highly Rated Sales Book of all time–our speaker’s New Sales. Simplified. Among other topics, this comprehensive session will cover:

  • Strategic targeting of accounts
  • Upgrading your most important sales weapons
  • How to take back control of your calendar to spend more time on high-value, revenue-driving activity

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Optional Tour
Hoover Dam Behind the Scenes - SOLD OUT
$90 before May 17; $95 after May 17

Treat yourself like a V.I.P.; go behind the scenes to view Hoover Dam in all its hidden majesty.  This exclusive tour includes live presentations, a fascinating short film on the dam’s construction and history, an exhibit gallery, the observation deck, and an unforgettable adventure. Explore the lesser known parts of the dam as you step back in time to the 1930s. Take the newly remodeled elevator 530 feet down through the rock walls of the Black Canyon to see the complexity of the dam up close. Head into the observation room in the power plant where you’ll have a panoramic view of  the massive generators while you admire the intricate terrazzo floors beneath your feet. Navigate through tunnels and explore rarely seen areas of the dam and inspect the markings written on the walls decades ago. You’ll have abundant time to explore the many exhibits on your own or have your guide show you seldom seen areas of interest around the dam.
3:15 - 4:30 pm

Final Assembly and Testing of DC Machines
Chuck Yung, EASA Senior Technical Support Specialist, St. Louis, MO

This session will teach the attendee what to do when assembling and testing a DC machine. Especially for those without a dynamometer, there are specific tests which prevent the type of mistakes that can cause a motor to arc / spark / not run when the customer installs it. Topics covered will include:

  • Brush neutral
  • Interpole polarity
  • Compound wound machine do’s and don’ts
  • Lead markings, specifically cumulative versus differential compounding
  • Easy interpole tests
  • Simulating a load without a dynamometer

Redesigning Three-Phase Windings with EASA's AC Motor Verification & Redesign Program, Version 4
Gene Vogel, EASA Pump & Vibration Specialist

EASA’s AC Motor Verification & Redesign Program and associated Motor Rewind Database are powerful tools for meeting customer requirements for three-phase stator rewinds. But many members overlook some of the capabilities of these software tools.

This session will explain how to get the most benefit from this software for the service center.