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February 2019

Highlights in this issue:

  • Don't miss opportunities for valuable education
  • Message from Chairman Byars: Come to Las Vegas and "Navigate the Future"
  • AC Motor Verification & Redesign and Motor Rewind Data Version 4 programs work together to offer more capabilities
  • Marketing Solutions: Bring your website up to modern standards
  • Tech Tip: Help with testing field coils or interpoles
  • Long-term storage: Some points to keep in mind
  • 5+1 S Series: Strive for "lean service" with a focus on the "sort" activity
  • Safety Tip: Circuit testing 

January 2019

  • Chairman Byars: “Navigate the Future” of 2019 with these top EASA features
  • Emerging technologies: What they mean for members
  • Learn more at upcoming EASA Convention
  • Electric motor bearing lubrication frequency and quantity
  • EASA Convention 2019 - Las Vegas
  • February 20 webinar to focus on “Magnetic Wedges”
  • Tech Tip: Use C4 bearing when heat is a factor
  • Management Pulse: January survey will focus on leadership topics, information
  • Safety Tip: What not to wear

December 2018

  • Management Services Committee to provide "Lean Service" resources to help members eliminate waste, improve productivity
  • Message from Chairman Byars: Ongoing training helps you to "Navigate the Future"
  • Parallel circuits: More than meets the eye
  • Tech Tip: Selecting options in AC Motor Verification & Redesign program
  • Safety Tip: Live circuits: Don't be "shocked" by this tip!
  • European Commission announces motor and power converter efficiency directive regulation
  • Learning from experience: Tips for repairing a “purpose-built” motor
  • EASA to offer FREE webinars in January 2019: "Send Motor Data to EASA using the AC Motor Verification & Redesign Program"  (Jan. 23); and “Lean: Improve Your Shop Efficiency and Productivity” (Jan. 30)
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November 2018

  • Committee meet to map member benefits
  • EASA seeks renewal of ANSI Standard status
  • Message from Chairman Byars: "Navigating the Future" of your business's success
  • Considerations for measuring & test equipment (M&TE) resolution
  • "Principles of Medium & Large AC Motors" seminar scheduled in St. Louis
  • December 12 webinar to focus on "Motor Temperature Rise and Methods to Increase Winding Life"
  • Tech Tip: Measuring stator core dimensions for core test with windings installed
  • Management Pulse: Survey results focus on safety analysis and work instructions
  • A retirement and new employee at EASA Headquarters
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October 2018

  • Resources to Navigate the Future: Members may download, learn from convention industry research presentation materials
  • Chairman Byars' Message: Marketing - Effectively showcasing your value proposition
  • Wear ring clearance considerations for centrifugal pumps
  • Marketing & Industry Awareness Committee reviews plans, results
  • Tech Tip: Pulley eccentricity
  • November 14 webinar to focus on "Vertical Turbine Pump Shaft & Bearing Types, Fits and Clearance"
  • Safety Tip: Drivers' Ed - A quick refresher on responsible driving practices
  • Safety Module #16: Complying with Department of Transportation regulations for hazardous material shipping
  • You get what you ask for: Why motor repair specifications matter!
  • NEMA, CEMEP publish position documents regarding energy efficiency
Currents - October 2018

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