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May 2016

  • AC Motor Verification & Redesign program updated: Software combined with EASA Motor Rewind Data to provide new benefits
  • Members to receive free copy of new rewind data program
  • Message from Chairman Dupuis: EASA's annual convention benefits all members, though there's nothing like being there to gather benefits in person
  • Dale Hamil elected new director for EASA Region 4
  • Achieving proper alignment by detecting and correcting soft foot
  • Marketing ANSI/EASA AR100 = TRUST
  • Management Pulse: Survey respondents report significantly higher healthcare costs
  • 2016 EASA Exhibitors
  • Safety Tips: Basics in the machine shop
  • June safety webinars to focus on "Machine Guarding, Hand Tools"
  • Convention Preview: Benefit from valuable safety sessions at 2016 EASA Convention in Toronto
  • Tech Tip: Installing thermals on a UL motor

April 2016

  • Jim Smith to become EASA's 2016-2017 Chairman
  • Message from Chairman DuPuis: 2016 Convention in Toronto offers something for everyone
  • What's new in the IEEE 43 insulation resistance testing standard?
  • Board of Directors meetings scheduled
  • Tech Tip: Winding RTD tips and cautions
  • 2016 Convention preview
  • 2016 EASA exhibitors
  • May webinar: "Repairing Impeller Damage"
  • Safety Tip: Avoid injuries when lifting
  • May safety webinars to focus on "Fire Prevention, Emergency Preparedness"
  • Roving Chief Executive Program: one of EASA's greatest benefits!
  • 2016-2017 Executive Committee
  • Other actions of the Board

March 2016

  • Make plans to attend 2016 Convention in Toronto
  • Chapter Officers to participate in leadership forum in Toronto
  • Message from Chairman Dupuis: EASA resources to improve your "culture of safety"
  • How much AC ripple in a DC power supply is too much?
  • Tech Tip: Steps for diagnosing electrical noise
  • Safety Tip: Pay attention to details
  • Management Pulse survey results: Respondents report commitment to safety
  • Key Insights: Industry Research - Which plant maintenance tasks might be outsourced?

February 2016

  • Two great new EASA marketing tools will help your customers make informed motor decisions 
  • Message from Chairman Dupuis: One of the best ways to “Educate • Experience • Engage” is to volunteer time to become an EASA chapter leader 
  • Working with motor locked-rotor test data 
  • Plan to Attend the EASA 2016 Convention
  • Register for March webinar; will focus on “Shaft Alignment” 
  • March safety webinars to focus on “Industrial Lift Trucks” 
  • Display logo to show you’re part of “The Electro•Mechanical Authority” 
  • Tech Tip: 2-speed, 1 winding motor connections
  • Safety Tip: Ladder cautions
  • Member Support: Associate members first
  • Key Insights: Industry Research -Criteria used by end-users when outsourcing maintenance
EASA Currents February 2016

January 2016

  • Plan to participate in management education survey coming in February
  • Message from Chairman Dupuis: Resolve to use EASA tools and resources for greater success and growth in 2016!
  • Board of Directors elections are held for Regions 3 and 9
  • Back to basics: Squirrel cage rotor design
  • Tech Tip: Voltage drop test
  • February safety webinars focus on "Hazard Communication"
  • Selection and use of a VFD for service center testing
  • Safety Tip: Cautions with vertical band saw
  • Our (positive) experience with the EASA Accreditation Program

December 2015

  • Industry Awareness Campaign: List of links to trade press articles available at continues to grow
  • Message from Chairman Dupuis: Many thanks to committee members for their time and efforts; please pay your dues promptly
  • Board of Directors elections are held for Regions 1 and 8
  • Making vertical turbine pump shaft lift adjustments
  • Tech Tip: Easy way to determine percent compounding
  • Safety Tip: More welding reminders
  • ANSI/EASA AR100: Raising the "standard" has many meanings
  • Management Pulse survey results: Ownership transition in an EASA service center
  • Complimentary January webinar: "Implementing the EASA Accreditation Program"
  • January safety webinars to focus on "Fall Protection"
  • Partial discharge data collection on VFD motors
  • Key Insights on Industry Research: End-user trends and attitudes about repairing electric motors

November 2015

  • EASA webinar schedule for 2016 announced
  • Message from Chairman Dupuis: "Educate, Experience, Engage" with continued EASA membership
  • Kenneth G. Martin elected new director of EASA Region 6
  • ANSI/EASA AR100: What's new in the 2015 edition?
  • Continuing "Safety Module Program Webinar Series"
  • Key Insights: Industry Research - Repair or Replace?
  • Tech Tip: DC machine, compounding versatility
  • Safety Tip: Welding and flame cutting reminders

October 2015

  • Committee receives update on trade press success
  • Message from Chairman Dupuis: Are you aware of all the valuable resources at
  • Remember to follow the ABCs of bearing inspection
  • Survey results: Sales compensation and strategy
  • Associate members first
  • Tech Tip: Refer to updated technical resources
  • Safety Tips: Some general rules
  • Continuing "Safety Module Program Webinar Series"
  • Spotlight on Associate Members
  • Key Insights: Industry Research - Plant maintenance strategies provide opportunities for EASAns
  • EASA welcomes Great Basin College as new Allied member

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