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September 2015

  • Number of EASA accredited service centers and new applications continue to grow 
  • Members may download free PDF of AC Motor Redesign manual 
  • Networking: Are you getting the most from your EASA membership? 
  • Help with form wound rotor wave connections 
  • EASA Accreditation: End-user and motor manufacturer perspectives 
  • Working with cranes, hoists 
  • End turn and connection spacing in large motors and generators 
  • The EASA member: Sharing a common goal 
  • When a generator will not self-excite 

August 2015

  • EASA to launch “Safety Module Program” in September
  • Message from Chairman Dupuis: Board of Directors approves new Strategic Plan for 2015-2018 
  • Chapter/regional meeting dates
  • EASA’s Recommended Practice re-approvedas American National Standard
  • Service Factor: What is it and what does it do?
  • Survey results: Creative ways to provide “employee perks”
  • Convention numbers add up to another successful event
  • Actions of EASA’s Board of Directors at meetings in San Antonio
  • Charlie Evans receives Exceptional Achievement Service Award
  • 12-part vibration webinar series scheduled in September/October
  • Spotlight On Allied Member: Los Angeles Dept. of Power & Water 
  • Tech Tip: Caution with S1, S2 lead connections
  • EASA Accreditation Program update
  • Safety Tip: “Almost right” 
August 2015

July 2015

  • 2015-2016 officers, Executive Committee installed during Annual Business Meeting in San Antonio
  • Most common methods of balancing overhung rotors
  • Chapter/regional meeting dates
  • Find EASA products and services in new Resource Guide
  • International Officers 2015-2016
  • Regional Directors
  • Regional Boundaries
  • 2015 Convention Exhibitors
  • August webinar: "Tips and Techniques for Winders"
  • Favorite Tech Tips from past years
  • Tech Tip: Ask for pump MSDS
  • Safety Tip: Welding and flame cutting

June 2015

  • Don't miss upcoming education opportunities: Updated "Principles of Medium and Large AC Motors" seminar plus 12-part vibration webinar series scheduled
  • Chairman Moore's Message: Appreciation and encouragement
  • Charles A. Brown elected new director of EASA Region 2
  • V-belt drives: Common problems and their solutions
  • Management Pulse survey results: Corporate compliance, performance and disciplinary actions
  • 2015 Convention exhibitors
  • July webinar: "On-Site Testing & Inspection of Electric Motors"
  • EASA seeks renewal of ANSI status for Recommended Practice

May 2015

  • Recordings of EASA webinars now available for sale
  • Chairman Moore's Message: EASA marketing is a joint effort with members
  • The effect of rotor skew, cusp and cogging on motor starting
  • Safety Tip - Workplace safety: First rule to remember
  • Tech Tip - Follow this simple procedure to degauss a shaft
  • Finding industry research and how to put it to good use
  • Convention preview
  • 2015 Convention exhibitors
  • June webinar: "Stator Rewinds: When Things Get Tight"
  • Take a close look at marketing/sales sessions at convention

April 2015

  • Mike Dupuis to become EASA's 2015-2016 Chairman; Board elects other officers, Executive Committee at mid-year meeting
  • Other actions of the board
  • 2015 Convention will include valuable management sessions
  • Combination tables for round magnet wire changes
  • Want to be successful? Consider joining an RCE group
  • List of 2015 Convention exhibitors
  • Induction motor application guidelines for AC variable frequency drives
  • Safety Tips: Good housekeeping important to safety
  • Management Pulse survey results: Employees, company image, project management and templates

March 2015

  • Members praise EASA's highest rated program
    Survey findings point to the value of program by owners, managers
  • Chairman Moore's Message: Membership says this is the least read page in Currents
  • Sean McNamara elected director of EASA's Region 10
  • Keeping it cool: A look at the causes of motor overheating
  • Safety Tips: More on special care needed with abrasive blasting
  • Tech Tip: Care on motors with aif baffles
  • April 8 webinar to focus on "Assessing Impeller Damage"
  • Next deadline regarding hazard communication and global harmonization in the U.S. is June 1

February 2015

  • Safety and environmental compliance is an investment rather than an expense
  • Guidelines for vertical pump removal and installation
  • Management Pulse Survey results: Employee training
  • Identifying and getting to root cause of shaft currents
  • Tech Tip: Finding correct replacement thermals
  • Safety Tip: Special care with abrasive blasting
  • March webinar to focus on "Proper Motor Cleaning"
  • Focus on fundamentals: April seminars to focus on "DC Operation & Repair Tips" and "Pump Repair"

January 2015

  • EASA 2015 webinars to cover variety of topics; 12-part vibration series scheduled during September, October 
  • Chairman Moore's Message: Beginning of year is when we set realistic goals; EASA tools and resources help us make positive changes 
  • Preventive and predictive maintenance of electric motors 
  • Convention Information
  • Don’t miss out on upcoming seminars taught by EASA experts 
  • Tech Tip: Care with commutator clamping bolts 
  • “Private” webinars offered to chapters, regions and member companies 
  • Webinar to focus on “Reclosure: How It Happens and What to Do About It” 
  • Safety Tips: Working with cranes, forklifts 
  • EASA Welcomes New Employees

December 2014

  • OSHA issues new accident and fatality reporting rules
  • Chairman Moore's Message: Congratulations to accredited service centers; excellent training is available
  • Considerations when working with compound wound DC fields
  • Tech Tip: Measuring bearing journals
  • EASA Award nominations being sought
  • 2015 Convention preview
  • Part 2 of 2: A closer look at precision of measuring and test equipment
  • Safety Tip: Care with ladders
  • Accreditation Program benefits customers, members and the industry

November 2014

  • Deadline to submit EASA's 2014 Member Needs Assessment Survey is November 14
  • Chairman Moore's Message: At recent regional meetings, member interest in EASA Accreditation Program continues to be high
  • Gary Byars re-elected director of EASA's Region 4
  • A closer look at accuracy of measuring and test equipment (Part 1 of 2)
  • Tech Tip: Testing of fan motors with the fan installed
  • EASA Convention preview
  • Testing methods for induction motor for use in VFD-powered applications
  • Management Pulse: Healthcare and other benefits
  • John Allen receives "1906 Award" 

October 2014

  • Spotlight on EASA Industry Awareness efforts: Members benefit from trade press articles, speaking engagements and industry representation
  • Illinois Electric Works is the first to attain EASA accreditation
  • Chairman Moore's Message: EASA Accreditation Program is off to a great start
  • Motor terminal box connection methods, procedures
  • Safety Tips: Hydraulic and mechanical jacks and pullers
  • Tech Tip: Factors to consider when installing blowers on DC machines
  • Education opportunites for remainder of 2014
  • EASA Award Nominations due January 1, 2015