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July 2011

  • Convention in Denver marks beginning of 2011-2012 terms for officers, Executive Committee: Kevin Toor installed as new EASA Chairman at Annual Business Meeting
  • Chairman Toor's Message: "Moving Industry Forward" selected as theme for new administrative year, convention
  • Cool facts about cooling electric motors: Whether old or new design, lowering temperatures based on same principles
  • Sharing fixed costs eases the pain of regulations on small business
  • August Webinar will focus on "Vertical Bearing Systems & Setting End Play"
  • Tech Tip: Make sure magnetic wedges fit tightly
  • Technical Encore - Insulation resistance testing: How long can megohms go?
  • Seminar to focus on "Sales Professional Training Camp"

June 2011

  • New "Fundamentals of Pump Repair" seminar launched: Focus on pumps continues with July Webinar
  • Chairman Howlett's Message: Looking back at a rewarding year; looking ahead to more success as we continue to "Aspire to Leadership"
  • When it comes to motors, how hot is hot? Temperatures that are too high affect machince performance, life
  • Electronic financial benchmarking survey results revealed
  • 2011 EASA Denver Exhibitors list
  • Commutator maintenance tips and tests: Checking for loose bars and methods to tighten them
  • Tech Tip: DC motor speed and poles
  • Tech Note 47 Available
  • A perspective from the other side of the exhibit hall booth

May 2011

  • Everyone benefits when members follow EASA's Recommended Practice; have you reviewed ANSI/EASA AR100-2010?
  • Chairman Howlett's Message: Keep focus on technology to lead your company to greater success
  • Resonance and its effects on mechanical structures: Understanding causes of increased vibration helps provide solutions to problems
  • Tech Tip: Inverter duty wire has higher voltage stress capability than film wire
  • Companies participating in the 2011 EASA Exhibition
  • Management Solutions: Sales management transformation: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) process implementation and training
  • Christopher (Chris) Connor elected as new director of Region 1
  • June Webinar: "Adjusting Brush Neutral"

April 2011

  • Kevin Toor to become 2011-2012 chairman: Other officers, Executive Committee members elected by board
  • Brief electronic financial benchmarking survey is planned
  • Chairman Howlett's Message: Their stories: EASA women who aspire and inspire
  • "Aspire to Leadership" with information offered at the 2011 EASA Convention
  • Identifying 9 unmarked leads of three-phase motors
  • Convention sessions to help us prepare for new, different market
  • Don Hutson: Another great reason to attend
  • Tech Tip: Electrical safety know your distances
  • List of 2011 Denver exhibitors
  • Management Solutions: Overcoming the pressures that lead to business as usual

March 2011

  • EPA finalizes ruling, exempts burn-off ovens: Member efforts play critical part in educating regulatory agency
  • Chairman Howlett's Message: Recruiting and retaining employees: the challenge continues
  • Skip-pole or adjacent-pole: Does jumper selection really matter?
  • Focus on Safety: Prevent accidents: Safety program should include employees, equipment and facilities
  • Tech Tip: Determining poles of a generator exciter rotor
  • Marketing Solutions: Develop a strategy to market your pump repair strengths
  • April webinars will focus on "Advanced Inside Sales Techniques," "Belt Loads"
  • New "Fundamentals of Pump Repair" seminar scheduled for May 6-7 in St. Louis
  • Recent Death: Rowland Walker O.B.E, EASA's International President/Chairman in 1980-81

February 2011

  • U.S. federal judge rejects EPA request for extension: Motion denied for a 15-month delay for final rules that affect burn-off ovens
  • Chairman Howlett's Message: Use leadership skills to help when coping with a personal or business-related crisis
  • Effect of voltage variation on induction motor characteristics: Interrelations of voltage with various motor performance parameters
  • Focus on Safety: A speeding violation can cost your company more than a ticket
  • On-site troubleshooting of eddy current press drives: Questions to ask in order to avoid unnecessary rmoval of large device
  • March webinars will focus on motor and pump shafts
  • Tech Tips: Power quality quick check; rotor testing
  • Don't miss out on upcoming seminars taught by EASA experts

January 2011

  • Numbers point to Awareness Campaign's success: More than 39 million media "impressions" since program launched in 1998
  • Chairman Howlett's Message: Challenges of the past year; aspiring to leadershipnow and beyond
  • Mike DuPuis elected to second term as director of Region 8
  • Pinning down possibilities for pump problems: Troubleshooting should start by looking at the pump, the fluid and the system
  • February webinars will focus on "Inside Sales," "DC Theory"
  • Management Solutions: Getting control of gross margin and payroll
  • Tech Tip: DC motor testing without a load
  • Tech Note 46 available

December 2010

  • Potential progress seen following EPA, DOE meetings
  • Chairman Howlett's Message: "Aspire to Leadership" and success by attending EASA events and functions; there's "nothing like being there"
  • The importance of root cause failure analysis: Follow Recommended Practice, seminar resource manual to ensure best service
  • 2011 EASA Webinar lineup announced
  • Tech Tip: DC armatures
  • Reason for full coil pitch
  • Board of Directors meeting scheduled
  • Index of 2010 Currents articles
  • Free training session focuses on "Competitive Advantage"

November 2010

  • U.S. DOE reviewing whether to increase mandated motor efficiency levels further; considers repair for first time
  • Chairman Howlett's Message: EASA chapter and regional meetings demonstrate leadership
  • DC testing tips to make life easier: Help for even the most experienced, well-trained technician
  • Lenwood Ireland elected new director for EASA's Region 2
  • Management Solutions: An overview of financial performance in distribution
  • Tech Tip: DC armature equilizers "even out" current in parallel paths
  • Technical Encore: Avoiding high no-load amps on rewound motors

October 2010

  • EASA's Recommended Practice re-approved as American National Standard: Revised version is designated as ANSI/EASA AR100-2010
  • Chairman Howlett's Message: What qualities and skills are necessary to be a good leader?
  • "Expand Your Business: Benchmark Customers' Motors" is newest online training session for "Members Only"
  • The quest to find the "perfect" bearing fit: Measuring is critical to the reliability of rotating equipment
  • Upcoming Webinars focus on "Vertical Bearing Systems," "Vibration Problems"
  • Tech Tip: Making sure that multiple thrust bearings are set up correctly
  • Member receives help in determining if pump application is overloading motor
  • Focus on Safety: Make safety part of you overall work "culture," daily routine
  • Marketing Solutions: Options and considerations for selling your products online
  • Follow EASA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Update on CSA C392 standard

September 2010

  • EASA opposes proposed EPA rule on burn-off ovens: Rule would have potentially devastating effect on U.S. members
  • Chairman Howlett's Message: Talking and listening at upcoming chapter/regional meetings
  • Motor vibration: Is it electrical or is it mechanical?
  • Tech Tip: Placement of non-magnetic shims affects interpole strength
  • Seminar to focus on "The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession"
  • Management Solutions: Asset reduction programs: Chopping versus pruning
  • Replacing aluminum conductors with copper conductors in power and distribution transformers up to 10 MVA (Part 2 of 2)
  • "Mechanical Repair Fundamentals of Electric Motors, 2nd Edition" now available; order by September 30 for special price
  • Please complete and return "Yearbook/Web Listing Survey"

August 2010

  • 2010 convention results add up to success! Active member firm representation, exhibitors, attendance up
  • Chairman Howlett's Message: Life's experiences provide foundation for leadership
  • Magnet wire conversions and combinations: Tips and resources to provide help when making these changes
  • Tech Tip: Testing vibration when motor not seated on durometer pads
  • 2010 Convention exhibitors
  • Jasper Fisher receives EASA's Exceptional Achievement Service Award
  • Convention snapshots
  • Action's of EASA's Board of Directors
  • Replacing aluminum conductors with copper conductors in power and distribution transformers up to 10 MVA (Part 1 of 2)
  • Convention health care session available at www.easa.com

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