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September 2017

  • EASA experts to present variety of valuable webinars and seminars during the coming months
  • Chairman Ireland's Message: Consider this seven-step process to connect to quality vendors
  • New IEEE standard provides guidance for motor protection for industrial and commercial applications
  • EASA Award nominations are now being accepted
  • Snapshots from the 2017 Convention
  • Tech Tips: Burnout oven calibration clarification
  • Safety Module #3 focuses on working with cranes, slings
Currents - September 2017

August 2017

  • 2017 EASA Convention: The success continues! Record number of exhibitors, more service centers represented in Tampa
  • Chairman Ireland's Message: Many thanks to all who made EASA Convention a success and those who serve and create value for members
  • Applying balance tolerances to various machine rotors
  • Tech Tips: Burnout oven calibration
  • List of 2017 EASA Exhibitors
  • Convention snapshots
  • Actions of EASA's Board of Directors meeting in Tampa, FL
  • Art Anderson receives Exceptional Achievement Service Award at 2017 EASA Convention in Tampa
  • Safety Tips: General rules for cranes, forklifts
  • NEMA air-over motor efficiency test update
  • Add EASA's Safety Module #2 to your training library

July 2017

  • 2017-2018 officers, Executive Committee installed during Annual Business Meeting in Tampa
  • "Connect 2 Quality" selected as theme for new administrative year, 2018 convention
  • Power supply considerations when building a large growler
  • International Officers 2017-2018
  • Regional Boundaries
  • EASA 2017 Exhibitors
  • September 20 webinar will focus on "Axial Thrusting Causes and Corrections (Motors)"

June 2017

  • EASA's 16-part "Safety Module Program" resources and recorded webinars are still available at
  • Chairman Smith's Message: Continuing focus on "Partners for Progress"
  • Sid Seymour elected new director for Region 8
  • Replacing an engine with an electric motor? Horsepower is horsepower — or is it?
  • EASA 2017 Exhibitors
  • August webinar: "EASA Service Centers & Regulatory Inspections"
  • Tech Tip: Rotor bar pass frequencies
  • Safety Tips: Machine shop
  • EASA Accreditation Program update
Currents - June 2017

May 2017

  • 2017 Chapter Leadership Forum held in St. Louis: Attendees include 33 chapter leaders from the U.S., Canada and U.K.
  • Chairman Smith's Message: Participate in your chapter to be better "Partners for Progress"
  • A low-cost core test setup for small stators
  • EASA 2017 Exhibitors
  • Tech Tips: Paint colors for electric motors
  • Safety Tips: Housekeeping
  • Management Pulse: May survey will focus on employee drug testing
Cover of Currents - May 2017

April 2017

  • Lenwood Ireland to become EASA's 2017-2018 Chairman, Board elects other officers, Executive Committee at mid-year meeting
  • New procedure will provide more value from Management Pulse surveys
  • Chairman Smith's Message: EASA provides variety of resources and tools to help members enhance performance, achieve greater success 
  • ​Updated version of How To Wind Three-Phase Stators training software now available
  • Updates are available for EASA’s Version 4 Rewind Data and AC Motor Verification & Redesign software! 
  • Important information needed to complete data verification & redesign request
  • List of companies exhibiting at the EASA 2017 convention
  • Register for May 17 webinar: “Troubleshooting Pump Performance Problems
  • Getting the most from power factor tip-up testing
  • Tech Tip: Novel method for packing a bearing with grease
  • Safety Tips: Cranes, forklifts

March 2017

  • Plan to attend 2017 EASA Convention in Tampa
  • Chairman Smith: There's "nothing like being there" when it comes to getting the most from the EASA Convention
  • Projects simplified with better understanding of ratios and proportions
  • Consider this aluminum frame motor burnout method
  • 2017 EASA Convention Preview
  • EASA 2017 Exhibitors
  • Tech Tip: When restacking, use coreplate
  • Safety Tips: Remember these general rules

February 2017

  • Chairman Smith: Board works hard to serve as your "Partners for Progress"
  • Methods for three-phase winding data verification
  • EASA Accreditation Program Update
  • Getting the most from your call to EASA Technical Support
  • Tech Tips: Simple tips for important electrical tests
  • Safety Tips: Housekeeping
  • David "Dave" Gebhart, longtime EASA engineer, passes

January 2017

  • Members benefit from industry research
  • Chairman Smith: Strive for greater success in 2017 by taking advantage of EASA's many products and services
  • Auxiliary cooling of electric motors (and other equipment)
  • Looking at a problem with a "root cause" way of thinking
  • EASA's 2017 convention
  • Tech Tip: Unequal grouping sequences for 1-4 vs. 1-7 jumpers
  • Safety Tip: Off-the-job safety

December 2016

  • A small service center’s journey to EASA Accreditation
  • Judi Johnson re-elected director of EASA’s Region 5
  • Surge test levels for form wound stators
  • EASA Industry Awareness Campaign update
  • Complimentary January webinar: “EASA Accreditation Update & Overview”
  • EASA members: Please pay your 2017-2018 dues by February 1
  • Tech Tip: Another use for copper tubing
  • Safety Tips: General Rules
  • New warranty report forms are available

November 2016

  • “Electric Motors: Repair or Replace?” – New EASA PowerPoint presentation will help members in decision-making process
  • Chairman Smith's Message: Become more successful "Partners for Progress" with continued EASA membership
  • Bearing basics: Purpose, design features of common elements
  • EASA Award nominations now being sought
  • "Safety Module Program Webinar Series" to conclude with focus on "DOT, Hazardous Material Shipping"
  • Management Pulse: Survey focuses on value of workplace policies
  • NEMA, CEMEP agree on systems approach for new motor efficiency standards

October 2016

  • What’s new in the updated EASA Technical Manual ?
  • Chairman Smith's Message: Network with other members to become “Partners for Progress”
  • Time-saving features included in updated AC Motor Verification & Redesign program
  • Safety Tips: More on hydraulic and mechanical jacks and pullers
  • Safety webinar series continues  with focus on “Hazardous Waste”
  • Looking back at major winding refurbishment and upgrade
  • Tech Tip: Help with mounting mechanical pump seals
EASA Currents October 2016