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September 2018

  • Variety of valuable webinars and seminars are scheduled
  • Message From Chairman Byars: Discover the value of chapter and regional involvement
  • Chapter/regional meeting dates
  • Converting motors from horizontal to vertical mount
  • Safety Tips: The “eyes” have it: Tips to protect your eyes from hazards in the service center
  • EASA Vo-Tech Certificate of Completion
  • Safety Module #15: Hazardous waste management
  • EASA Award Nominations
  • Management Pulse: September survey will focus on safety analysis and work instructions
  • Check out new Resource Guide
  • Tech Tip: VFDs sitting around?

August 2018

  • Attendees "Connect to Quality" at EASA Convention
  • Chairman Byars: “Navigate the Future” of technology and motor repair
  • Safety: What is unique about an electric motor service facility?
  • Actions of EASA’s Board of Directors meetings in Milwaukee
  • Safety Tips: Hand tool best practices
  • Thank you EASA 2018 Exhibitors
  • EASA 2018 Convention Snapshots
  • George Flolo receives Exceptional Achievement Service Award
  • September webinar explores 2-speed, 2-winding pole group connections
  • Safety Module #14 outlines bloodborne pathogen program
  • Tech Tip: When a generator will not self-excite
  • Carlos Ramirez joins EASA staff as technical support specialist


July 2018

  • Get ready to “Navigate the Future” with EASA in 2018-2019
  • Working with odd-turn (unequal-turn) windings
  • Quality talent: A case for vocational training
  • International Officers 2018 - 2019
  • Regional Directors
  • Tech Tip: Magnetic wedges
  • Safety Tips: Summer precautions
  • EASA Safety Module 13 focuses on hearing conservation program
  • New rule affects service centers in the U.S. that perform sandblasting

June 2018

  • Take advantage of upcoming seminars and webinars
  • Chairman Ireland's Message: Looking back and ahead as you continue to "Connect to Quality"
  • Upcoming EASA education
  • Preparing for the new focus on pumps and pump systems
  • Tech Tip: Possible cause of failure in high-speed winding
  • Management Pulse Survey: Survey results focus on sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Two case history examples point to need for caution with metal spray
  • EASA-sanctioned Accreditation Program auditor list grows
  • Add Safety Module #12 on welding, hot work, compressed gasses to your library
  • New EASA employee
  • Safety Tips: Welding and flame cutting
Currents - June 2018

May 2018

  • EASA Technical Manual Sections 4, 5 and 6 updated
  • Chairman Ireland's Message: "Connect to Quality" customer service: Address changing needs and expectations — or someone else will
  • A closer look at winding conversions by reconnection
  • GDPR takes effect on May 25
  • Tech Tip: Estimating copper weight
  • 2018 EASA Exhibitors
  • June webinar to review wire size changes and error prevention
  • Recent Deaths: Robert Clark, Umberto Micalizzi, Winston Douglas Roberson
  • Safety Module #11 focuses on setting up a respirator program
  • EASA Accreditation Program update
  • Safety Tips: Personal and respiratory protection
Currents - May 2018

April 2018

  • Gary Byars to serve as EASA's 2018-2019 Chairman
  • Chairman Ireland's Message - "Connect to Quality" products: EASA Convention exhibit hall will provide opportunity to review and compare
  • DC motor applications: Types of fields and benefits of each
  • What do you need to know about the Internet of Things?
  • EASA's upcoming seminars
  • Management Pulse: April survey will focus on sexual harassment issues
  • EASA 2018 exhibitors
  • May webinar focuses on "Using Variable-Speed Drives to Improve Pump System Efficiency"
  • Upcoming EASA webinars
  • Advanced rotor bar testing with surface magnetic field measurements
  • Safety Module #10 focuses on machine guarding, hand tools
  • New at EASA headquarters

March 2018

  • Plan to attend 2018 EASA Convention in Milwaukee
  • “Connect to Quality” processes and EASA Accreditation
  • EASA Executive Secretary Anne Vogel retires after 23 years
  • Considerations for surface masking and winding treatment processes
  • EASA Accreditation Audit Checklist Version 3.0 issued
  • Management Services Committee meets
  • EASA Accreditation Program update
  • April webinar to focus on “DC Brush Neutral: What It Means and Interpreting Results”
  • Fleet management: Ideas to help operate company vehicles more effectively and efficiently
  • Safety Module #9: Fire Prevention, Emergency Preparedness Program

February 2018

  • Technical Support Specialist Jim Bryan to retire February 28
  • Chairman Ireland's Message: Characteristics to consider when you strive to "Connect to Quality" people to join your team
  • Charles A. "Charlie" Brown re-elected director of EASA's Region 2
  • Motor nameplate: What information it provides
  • EASA members offer much more than just motor repair
  • New Active and Associate Members
  • Environmental update for EASA members in the U.S.
  • March 21 webinar: "Requirements to Service Hazardous Location Motors"
  • EASA’s Safety Module #8 focuses on accident investigation
  • Chuck Yung receives award at IEEE PCIC Conference

January 2018

  • Complimentary February webinar to focus on "EASA Accreditation Review & Participant Feedback"
  • EASA announces new "Sales Skills Development Workshop"
  • Chairman Ireland's Message: Connect to a "Quality" Life-Work Balance
  • Techniques for detailed screening of vibration data; setting alarm limits
  • Creating user-friendly service center forms
  • 2018 Convention preview
  • EASA Accreditation Program update
  • Safety Tips: General rules when using a grinder
  • Tech Tip: Interpreting results of armature surge test
  • Watch for February survey about interest in business insurance
  • Buckle up! EASA's Safety Module #7: Industrial Lift Trucks
Currents - January 2018

December 2017

  • Streaming video presentation available at on "How and Why to Avoid Using Counterfeit Bearings"
  • Chairman Ireland's Message: Thanks for participation in Member Needs Assessment Survey; wishing Joy and Peace during the "Holy-day" Season
  • Paul Rossiter elected new director of EASA Region 7
  • Electrical machine enclosures: Degrees of protection (IP) codes
  • EASA's Safety Module #6 focuses on hazard communication
  • Motor bearings: Electrical damage simplified
  • Tech Tip: Effect of adjustable speed drive carrier frequency on bearing current
  • EASA Accreditation Program update
Currents - Dec. 2017

November 2017

  • Industry Awareness Campaign success continues
  • Chairman Ireland's Message: "Connect to Quality" training tools, resources
  • Air gap - what is it and why is it important?
  • Management Pulse: Survey results focus on customer credit, payment options
  • Synthetic lubricants for use in rolling element bearings
  • Tech Tip: Key points when performing stator core loop test
  • EASA's Safety Module #5 focuses on fall protection
Currents - November 2017

October 2017

  • Plan to participate, provide important feedback in upcoming Member Needs Assessment Survey
  • Members may download industry research presentation materials
  • Chairman Ireland's Message: Your input will help Board develop new Strategic Plan
  • Managing technical requirement to ensure quality
  • List of EASA Accredited companies
  • Tech Tip: Troubleshooting DC field temperature issues
  • Safety Module #4 focuses on developing a lockout/tagout program
Currents - October 2017