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Caesars Forum and Harrah's Las Vegas

EASA 2024 Schedule of Events

Ceasars Forum

All events will be held at
Caesars Forum
3911 Koval Lane, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109  •  USA
Connected to Harrah's Las Vegas

Solutions Expo Hours

  • Monday, June 24 - 1:30 - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, June 25 - 12:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 26 - 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Registration Desk Hours

  • Saturday, June 22 — 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 23 — 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Monday, June 24 — 6:45 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, June 25 — 6:45 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 26 — 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Select a Day Below To See Details

Schedule Overview 

Saturday, June 22
  • Registration Desk Open (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
  • Board of Directors Executive Committee Meeting (8:00 - 11:00 am, by invitation only)
  • Board of Directors Reception (5:00 - 6:00 pm, by invitation only)
Sunday, June 23
  • Registration Desk Open (7:30 am - 5:00 pm)
  • Board of Directors Meeting (7:30 am - 11:30 am, by invitation only)
  • Optional Tour: Pink Jeep Tour-Red Rock Canyon (8:00 am - 12:00 pm)
  • Optional Tour: Las Vegas City Tour with Stop at Freemont Street, Atomic Museum and Las Vegas Sign (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
  • Optional Tour: Pink Jeep Tour-Hoover Dam (1:00 - 5:00 pm)
  • Education Sessions (1:30 - 4:30 pm)
  • Optional Tour: The Sphere Experience (7:00 pm, ages 6 and older)
  • Past Chairmen's Reception & Dinner (7:00 - 9:30 pm, by invitation only)
Monday, June 24
  • Registration Desk Open (6:45 am - 4:30 pm)
  • Networking Breakfast (7:00 - 8:15 am, ticket required)
  • Welcome, EASA Award & Keynote (8:30 - 9:45 am, all welcome)
  • Guest Session: Mimosas and Networking (10:00 - 10:30 am, Guest registrants only)
  • Education Sessions (10:00 - 11:50 am)
  • Guest Session: Las Vegas Showgirl 101 (10:30 - 11:30 am, Guest registrants only)
  • Lunch With Speaker (12:00 - 1:20 pm, ticket required)
  • Solutions Expo & New Solutions Theater (1:30 - 5:00 pm)
  • EASA Classic Vegas Reception (5:00 - 7:00 pm)
Tuesday, June 25
  • Registration Desk Open (6:45 am - 4:00 pm)
  • Networking Breakfast (7:00 - 7:50 am, ticket required)
  • General Session - Industry Insights: Executive Perspectives on Market Trends and Conditions (8:00 - 9:30 am)
  • Education Sessions (9:45 - 12:00 pm)
  • Optional Downtown/Outlet Mall/Arts District Shuttle (10:00 am - 4:00 pm, departs every 20-30 minutes, ticket required)
  • Solutions Expo & New Solutions Theater (12:00 - 4:00 pm)
  • Optional Tour: Immersive Van Gogh and Princess Diana Experience (12:30 - 4:30 pm, ticket required)
  • Optional Women of EASA Networking Reception (4:00 - 5:30 pm, ticket required, EASA members only)
  • Past Chairmen's Reception (4:30 - 6:00 pm, by invitation only)
Wednesday, June 26
  • Registration Desk Open (8:00 am - 2:30 pm)
  • Breakfasat & Annual Business Meeting (8:30 - 8:55 am, breakfast, ticket required; business meeting open to all members)
  • Solutions Expo (9:30 am - 12:00 pm)
  • Guest Session: Assemble Personal Hygiene Kits for The Wash Foundation (10:00 am, Guest registrants only)
  • Optional Downtown/Outlet Mall/Arts District Shuttle (12:00 - 6:00 pm, departs every 20-30 minutes, ticket required)
  • Closing Luncheon with Speaker: Global Business Economy Trends/Forecasts (12:15 - 1:45 pm, ticket required)
  • Optional Tour: The Sphere Experience (4:30 pm, ages 6 and older)
  • Chairman's Afterglow Party (7:00 - 9:00 pm, by invitation only)
Thursday, June 27
  • Board of Directors Meeting (8:00 - 11:00 am, by invitation only)

Sunday, June 23 

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration Desk Open
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
By invitation only
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pink Jeep tourOptional Tour - Ticket Required
Pink Jeep Tour — Red Rock Canyon
Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip? Only 30 minutes away, you will be immersed into the breath-taking scenery of Red Rock Canyon. Red Rock Canyon encompasses about 197,000 acres along the west side of the Las Vegas Valley. The 13-mile scenic loop will feature a wide range of ecosystems, wildlife, and breathtaking views. On your journey, you’ll start with a brief stop at the Visitor Center to encounter the desert tortoise habitat and captivating exhibits before entering the scenic drive in the Pink Adventure Trekker. During the drive, you will learn about the Keystone Thrust, Wilson Cliffs and ancient pictographs. You’ll also encounter the Calico Hills where these rock formations display animal fossils within their layers. End your tour at the Red Rock Overlook to capture a view of the entire canyon and snap a photo for a souvenir.

Cost: $175

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Optional Tour - Ticket Required
Las Vegas City Tour with stop at Freemont Street, Atomic Museum and Las Vegas sign
Las Vegas tourYour tour begins in the iconic Downtown Las Vegas, on Fremont Street, where you see where it all started. If you’re lucky, you’ll also get to see the world’s largest whole golden nugget. Your professional Hello! Las Vegas tour guide provides exciting stories of history and adventure of this once mob-run town. Next stop, the renowned Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. A must see and photo opportunity for anyone visiting our great city! For the final stop, The National Atomic Testing Museum, a national science, history and educational institution that tells the story of America’s nuclear weapons testing program at the Nevada Test Site. The Museum uses lessons of the past and present to better understand the extent and effect of nuclear testing on worldwide nuclear deterrence and geo-political history. 

Cost: $125

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Hoover DamOptional Tour - Ticket Required
Pink Jeep Tour — Hoover Dam
Gaze out over 6.6 million tons of ingenuity and innovation on this guided Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas. Built during the Great Depression, the Hoover Dam stands as a tribute to American ambition, vision, and grit during a time of great adversity and hardship. On this Hoover Dam Tour, you'll get remarkable views of one of the Seven Wonders of the Engineering World. Standing over 725-feet tall and built to last 1,000 years, the dam is a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

At Hoover Dam, you’ll walk atop an engineering marvel, view the spillways, and visit the Winged Figures of the Republic. Head to the Observation Deck for 360-degree views of the Colorado River and Lake Mead and enjoy free time at the Gift Shop. Venture below deck to see the inner workings of the Power Plant, touring historic inspection tunnels and Generator Room with expert guides from the Bureau of Reclamation. 

Cost: $165

1:30 - 2:45 PM

Thomas DeansTransitioning Family Wealth
Thomas Deans, Ph.D., Détente Financial Press

Note: This session will be repeated at 3:15 pm.

Planning your ownership succession is only the first step in protecting your personal and business wealth. Whether you are an owner or an employee, this session will discuss the urgency and importance of estate planning.

We all know it’s important to have a legal will, power of attorney or health care directive, but keeping these documents current can be tricky. This fast-moving presentation will help you get and stay organized as you begin important family conversations aimed at minimizing taxes and reducing the likelihood of estate challenges.

You will learn:

  • Why hundreds of millions of adults do not have a will.
  • Why it’s important to have your attorney review your will, shareholder agreement, buy / sell agreement and to ensure all documents are aligned
  • Why selection of your executor may be the biggest estate planning decision you will make
  • Why making living gifts to a beneficiary can inform larger estate planning decisions
  • Why appointing a power of attorney is especially important if you own a business
  • Why making major estate planning decisions prior to meeting with an attorney is an efficient way to reduce legal fees

Attendees will receive access to a proprietary software program to help assess gaps in your current estate plan. Invest 10 minutes to complete your Willing Wisdom Index Checklist and receive a personalized 20-page report showing what you are doing well and areas for improving your estate plan.

1:30 - 4:30 PM

Jeff Bajorek7 Fundamentals of Sales Success
Jeff Bajorek 

Don’t make selling any harder than it needs to be! When you understand these seven simple steps, you will:

  • Ditch preconceived notions about sales
  • Change the way you think about your sales process
  • Transform the way you prospect for new business
  • Put yourself in position to do your best selling

Mike Howell, PEDiagnosing Failures: Methodology & Case Studies
Mike Howell, PE , EASA  Technical Support Specialist

To be effective, root cause failure analysis (RCFA) should take place within the context of a practical, problem-solving methodology or framework. This session will provide an introduction to RCFA focusing on stator winding failures.

  • Plan-Do-Check-Act approach to problem solving including A3 reporting tool
  • Cause analysis basic methods and tools
  • Stator winding stresses, failure modes and select case studies

Gene VogelDynamic Balancing Machine Setup and Operation 
Gene Vogel, EASA  Pump & Vibration Specialist

Dynamic balancing rotors is a routine part of many repairs. The setup and operation of the machine is a valuable skill for service center personnel. This session will cover:

  • The basic principle of rigid rotor single-plane and two-plane balancing
  • Rotor setup principals for hard-bearing and soft-bearing machines
  • An overview of balancing machine instruments, including dedicated instruments and the use of portable balancer instruments.
  • How and when to use static-couple techniques vs. two-plane techniques
  • Special setups for odd-shaped rotors

Chuck YungDC Machines 101: How They Work and How to Repair Them
Chuck Yung, EASA  Senior Technical Support Specialist

This session shares institutional knowledge about DC machines, including how they work explained in terms of magnets (attraction / repulsion). Topics will include:  

  • What do the interpoles do? – shims, interpole strength in ampere-turns
  • Recognizing types of armatures
  • Circuits, poles and identifying problems – design differences among manufacturers
  • Routine final tests that are almost as reliable as a dynamometer – brush neutral, interpole polarity test, interpole circuit test
  • Field types: shunt, series, compound, cumulative vs. differential. When is each used?
  • What is commutation?
  • Final testing

Carlos RamirezEn Español
Construcción del Estator
Carlos Ramirez, Especialista de Soporte Técnico de EASA 

Esta sesión proporcionará información útil acerca del estator de las máquinas eléctricas, incluyendo:

  • Núcleos
  • Tipos de devanados
  • Sistemas de aislamiento y componentes
  • Aislamiento a tierra
  • Tratamiento final del devanado
  • Conexiones externas
  • Marcación de terminales y conectores
  • Métodos para el arranque de motores
3:15 - 4:30 PM

Thomas DeansTransitioning Family Wealth
Thomas Deans, Ph.D., Détente Financial Press

This is a repeat of the 1:30 pm session.

7:00 PM

Las Vegas Sphere

Optional Tour - Ticket Required
The Sphere Experience
The Sphere Experience is a two-part program that begins when you enter the venue. The approximately two-hour experience begins in the Atrium, where, through one-of-a-kind immersive technology experiences created specifically for Sphere, guests will gain a better understanding of how technology amplifies our human potential. The Sphere Experience then continues in the main venue bowl for a multi-sensory cinematic experience – Darren Aronofsky’s Postcard from Earth.

NOTE: Postcard from Earth is an immersive experience with various elements, including seat haptics, movement sensations, flashing lights, intense lighting, visual effects, loud noises, and atmospheric simulations that may include fog, scent, and wind. Such elements may aggravate certain medical or physical conditions, and guests should take into consideration.

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Cost: $76 (discounted ticket price)
For ages 6 years and older. Must provide own transportation.

7:00 - 9:30 PM
Past Chairmen's Dinner & Reception
By invitation only

Monday, June 24 

6:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Registration Desk Open
7:00 - 8:15 AM

Ticket Required - Included in Full Business & Guest Registrations
Networking Breakfast
Join fellow EASAns for a casual breakfast buffet. This event is included in the Full Business and Guest registration packages.

8:30 - 9:45 AM

Open to All Attendees & Exhibitors!
Sean McNamara, EASA Chairman of the BoardWelcome, EASA Award and Keynote
Welcome from EASA Chairman of the Board
Sean McNamara, Komatsu, Rutherford, New South Wales, Australia

 


Sebastian TerryKeynote
World of Opportunity: Unlocking Passion, Performance and Transformation 
Sebastian Terry

This morning’s keynote will profoundly inspire you and create a ripple effect of change that will shift mindset, inspire action and transform your workplace. Your takeaways: 

  • Why wait? The power of perspective and reflection 
  • Leveraging passion as a driving force for personal & professional development  
  • Embracing change for growth and success  
  • Using fear as a fuel for progress  
  • Maximizing performance through values-based goal setting  
  • The science of goal-striving & pursuing passion  
  • Action Now: The secret to sparking action  
  • Accountability through group connection
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Guest Registrants Only
Guest Session: Mimosas and Networking
Gather with other Guest registrants for a fun way to start your day.
 
10:00 - 10:50 AM

Mike HuberDavid GriffinGeoffrey BrewerBusiness Models and Case Studies for Remote Condition Monitoring Services
Geoffrey Brewer, HECO, Inc.
David Griffin, CPM / NDC
Mike Huber, American MTS 

EASA members are well positioned to expand into offering remote condition monitoring services, but the path to commercial success is not entirely clear. 

In this session, three members will discuss the business models they’ve adopted to make remote condition monitoring profitable while providing high value to their customers – leading to more business. Case studies will be provided. 


Jan SchmidlkoferCrystal BristowNathan GintyUS Members: Workforce Development Assistance and Resources in Your State
Nathan Ginty, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Crystal Bristow, Jenkins Electric Co.
Jan Schmidlkofer, K&N an Impel Company 

Employee training and education is key to success, but often it’s difficult to carve out the time and funds necessary to accomplish workforce development goals. In this presentation, learn how the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) and their national network of non-profit and university-based MEP Centers can help you with training and skills development for all levels of employees.

Learn the unique structure of the MEP National Network and how to get in touch with your local MEP center to take advantage of these programs.

This session will also highlight how EASA members on both coasts have used the MEP National Network to successfully advance their training and educational needs.


Jeff BajorekTapping into Your Sales Superpower
Jeff Bajorek

The key to selling your best is not in a book or some kind of video training. It’s in your heart and your mindset. In this session, you’ll: 

  • Recognize the vicious cycle of doubt, mediocrity and shame 
  • Learn how to flip that cycle into one of belief, success and integrity 
  • Understand that your ultimate sales success relies on you maintaining your integrity

Preston ThompsonMotor Testing Fundamentals, Myths and Meaning
Preston Thompson, Megger

Stator ground wall and turn-to-turn insulation in good condition can withstand the normal voltage spikes from starting and stopping the motor. But periodic testing is critical. Insulation systems deteriorate over time due to mechanical movement of the windings, torque transients, heat and environmental contaminates, risking unplanned, catastrophic failures. This session will cover: 

  • DC testing–ground wall insulation integrity 
    • IEEE recommended test voltages 
    • Megohm tests  
    • DA/PI tests 
    • Step/high potential/ramp tests 
  • Surge testing–interturn insulation integrity 
    • IEEE recommended test value 
    • 80% of stator electrical failures begin at weak turn-to-turn insulation  
    • Test voltage rationale 
  • P-P EAR 
    • What it does 
    • How to use it correctly 
    • Interturn insulation evaluation 
  • NFPA 70B recommendations  
    • High potential test 
    • Surge test  

Carlos RamirezEn Español
Las Mejores Prácticas de Reparación 
Carlos Ramírez, Especialista de Soporte Técnico de EASA

El uso de las mejores prácticas es importante para no impactar la confiabilidad y la eficiencia de los motores eléctricos. Basados en el más reciente estudio de rebobinado industrial y en la Guía de Buenas Prácticas, esta sesión cubrirá:

  • Proceso y reparación del núcleo del estator
  • Prácticas de bobinado
  • Reparaciones mecánicas
  • Problemas de ventilación
  • Aspectos de diseño del motor

EASA Technical Support SpecialistsOpen Technical Forum
Facilitated by EASA Technical Support Specialists

Join EASA’s world-renowned engineering team for the always popular open tech forum. Bring your technical questions and share solutions!  

10:30 - 11:30 AM
Las Vegas ShowgirlsGuest Registrants Only
Guest Session: Las Vegas Showgirl 101

Ever wondered how much goes into transforming into a beautiful, high energy and unsurpassed Las Vegas Showgirl? Today, you will get a first-hand look into the getting ready process. This Showgirl 101 demonstration gives you an insider look at the life of a Las Vegas Showgirl. The entertainers will arrive on site dressed in regular clothes and with no makeup. Then, the transformation begins. The group can ask questions along the way and get insider information on these Las Vegas gems. What was the biggest blooper that ever happened, how long does it take to get ready, how do you keep your skin so nice with all that makeup? Ask your burning questions as the Showgirls apply all their makeup. Following makeup will be a big reveal! The girls will step away to change into their costumes and then reveal themselves, Las Vegas Showgirl ready! 

Ever wondered how heavy the headpieces are? Try one on for size and snap a photo! You will want to remember this!

11:00 - 11:50 AM
Jeff BajorekYou Don’t Have a Sales Closing Problem

Jeff Bajorek

Closing the sale is the last piece of the sales puzzle, and it’s a lot easier if you put the other pieces in place first. In this session, you’ll: 

  • Understand the other 16 puzzle pieces and where they fit in the sales process 
  • Recognize the things you’re missing that are making closing feel impossible 

Matthew Conville, MBA, PEHow EASA Accreditation Benefits Your Shop
Matthew Conville, MBA, PE, EEMSCO, Inc.

  • Why bother with EASA Accreditation? And if you are accredited, why stick with it?  
  • What it’s like to go through an audit from the shop’s perspective 
  • How can accreditation improve quality and lead time? 
  • Can accreditation reduce rework and warranty claims? 
  • What shop employees gain from accreditation 
  • Unanticipated benefits 
  • How your sales team can use accreditation as a value-add with new and existing customers

Nitin KulkarniJeff KoenitzerImportance of Spring Force on Carbon Brush Function
Jeff Koenitzer and Nitin Kulkarni, Helwig Carbon Products, Inc

Due to workforce challenges and declining knowledge of DC machine maintenance, technicians often underestimate the effect of spring force on carbon brush function and equipment life. Using practical examples, this session will explain how optimal spring force range can: 

• Reduce electrical and mechanical brush wear  
• Improve motor, generator and slip ring reliability


Michael PeschelVery Low Frequency AC High-Voltage Testing
Michael Peschel, High Voltage, Inc

Very low frequency (VLF) 0.10 Hz. AC high voltage is increasingly common for over voltage withstand, tan delta, and partial discharge tests of motors and generators, including newly wound, repaired or rewound coils and field diagnostic tests.  VLF has been used extensively worldwide for cable testing for over 25 years. Now rotating machinery and ancillary apparatus can benefit from it, too.

Learn about: 

  • AC high voltage testing in general 
  • VLF AC testing specifically 
  • How to interpret and conform to IEEE 433-2022

Carlos RamirezEn Español
Foro Técnico Abierto
Facilitador: Carlos Ramirez, Especialista de Soporte Técnico de EASA

Únase al Especialista de Soporte Técnico de EASA en este foro técnico en español. ¡Traiga sus preguntas y comparta soluciones!


Open Management Forum
Facilitated by members of EASA's Management Services Committee

Do you have issues facing your company and would like to gain insight on how other EASA members may have tackled those same problems? Be sure to participate in this informative question and answer session. 

12:00 - 1:20 PM

Sebastian TerryTicket Required - Included for Full Business & Guest Registrants
Lunch with Speaker: Building an Unstoppable Mindset
Sebastian Terry

A strong mindset cultivates growth, transformation and balance in all aspects of our lives. Deep diving on the psychology of self-understanding, goal striving and community support, this session breaks down the importance of integrating passion into personal and professional goals to build resilience, optimism and motivation in the workplace and at home.  

  • Harnessing disruption & adversity as a fuel for growth 
  • Building resilience, optimism and wellness outside of our comfort zones 
  • Cultivating a positive mindset through goal setting and goal striving 
  • Frameworks for long term success 
  • Behavior change through the 3Cs: connection, conversation & community  
1:30 - 5:00 PM

EASA Exhibit Hall

EASA Solutions Expo
Vendor Exhibits & New Solutions Theater

Engage in meaningful conversations with leading vendors and see what’s new in the marketplace. EASA’s many exhibitors look forward to providing you with solutions to your everyday challenges and resources to elevate your business.

As an added bonus, Full Business and Education + Solutions Expo Registrants will have a chance to win cash prizes! Several winners will be announced each day at various times during the Solutions Expo. Just deposit your ticket in the barrels located throughout the hall for a chance to win up to $500!

Be sure to stop by the EASA booth for a demonstration of the online EASA Learning Center.

VIEW THE EXHIBIT HALL & EXHIBITORS

New Solutions Theater

2:10 - 2:30 pm ABB - IEC LV Motors
Liquid-Cooled SynRM Motors: Extreme Power Density with IE4 and IE5 Efficinecies
2:50 - 3:10 pm WEG
SYNC+: Optimizing Synchronous Motors with Premium Efficiency Up to 1,500HP
3:30 - 3:50 pm Electrom Instruments
Electrom iTIG IV: Innovations in Motor Testing

 

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Open to All Attendees & Exhibitors!
Reception: Classic Vegas - Rat Pack Style
Step into an evening of timeless charm and effortless cool at our opening reception, where Classic Vegas comes alive. Mingle with fellow members and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks in an atmosphere where laughter and easy conversation take center stage. Get some cool pics also! So, come as you are, and let the spirit of the Rat Pack guide you through a night of Classic Vegas fun.

Drink tickets for Full Business and Guest registrants. Cash bar for all other registrants.


Co-Sponsored by ABB  ABB

Tuesday, June 25 

6:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration Desk Open
7:00 - 7:50 AM
Ticket Required — Included for Full Business Registrants
Networking Breakfast 
Share what you've learned so far this year over breakfast with other Full Business registrants.
8:00 - 9:30 AM

Jerry PeerbolteFull Business, Education & Exhibitor Registrants
Industry Insights: Executive Perspectives on Market Trends and Conditions 
Facilitator: Jerry Peerbolte, J. Peerbolte & Associates

Hear major manufacturers and suppliers share their perspectives on the issues challenging the electric motor industry. This lively roundtable discussion will allow for audience questions and input. Topics will include: 

  • How global sustainability initiatives impact the service sector 
  • Impact of energy efficiency legislation/regulations 
  • Effects of AI on the industry 
  • Supply chain issues now and in the future 
  • End-user adoption of remote condition-monitoring technologies 
  • Biggest challenges for the EASA channel 
9:45 - 10:45 AM

Chris CzarnikChanging the Way You Recruit Forever
Chris Czarnik, Author of Winning the War for Talent

Virtually every company out there has struggled to fill open positions with good people. Recruiting is no longer as easy as posting jobs on a job board and waiting for resumes to pile in. And not every job ad is a good one. Learn how to create a job ad that is seen and responded to by people that are a better fit for the position AND your organization.  

  • Creating a persona of your ideal applicant
  • How to write the three-box job ad
  • Using LinkedIn for a proactive recruitment approach

Jeff BajorekThe Four Types of Sales Leaders
Jeff Bajorek

There are four main types of sales managers. In this session, you’ll:

  • Understand why some managers are more effective than others
  • Recognize which manager you resemble most
  • Identify ways you can improve your leadership approach

Noah BethelGene VogelDiagnosing Induction Motor Rotor Cage Faults
Gene Vogel, EASA Pump & Vibration Specialist
Noah Bethel, PDMA Corp.

Most service centers have encountered induction motors with suspected rotor cage faults. This session will explore electrical tests and vibration analysis techniques related to diagnosing those faults. Examples will include:

  • Rotor cage construction
  • Electrical and current signature analysis
  • Vibration spectrum and time domain analysis
  • Direct rotor testing methods

Carlos RamirezEn Español
Corrientes por el Eje/Rodamientos
Carlos Ramirez, Especialista de Soporte Técnico de EASA

Aunque las corrientes por el eje y los rodamientos no son un problema nuevo, identificar y solucionar el problema es necesario para evitar costosas paradas de producción no deseadas causadas por el daño de los rodamientos. Familiarizarse con la detección del problema e implementar soluciones es muy importante. Esta sesión incluye:

  • Reconocimiento de los sintomas
  • Niveles de corriente dañinos y posibles causas
  • Métodos de prueba para evaluar la presencia de corriente por los ejes/rodamientos
  • Soluciones para controlar o eliminar las corrientes por el eje/rodamientos

Blake BaileyNo Load Run Bearing Temperature Criteria
Blake Bailey, designmotors

A no-load test run of a serviced motor is a crucial quality check before a service center returns the customer’s equipment. This session will review existing guidance, industry standards and updated recommendations regarding no load bearing temperature rise for industrial motors. Covered items:  

  • Industry standards
  • Length of run recommendations
  • Temperature criteria
  • Differences due to motor type

9:45 - 10:15 AM
Global Trends in Electric Motor
Regulations

Benjamin Hinds, ABB

Benjamin HindsThis session will address recent trends in electric motor regulations, including IEC and NEMA, outlining where we are harmonized or heading in a similar direction – or differences. Topics will include:

  • NEMA Super-Premium® motor efficiency standard (effective 2027)
  • A new test rule for 208V nameplate motors
  • Inverter-only motor efficiencies
  • How these will impact your operations.

10:15 - 10:45 AM
State of the Low Voltage AC Motor
Market

Blake Griffin, Interact Analysis

Blake GriffinInteract Analysis in collaboration with the supplier base recently published an insightful report on growth rates and key trends in the low-voltage motor market. This session will cover:
•    The leading motor vendors by efficiency class
•    The 2024 growth outlook for motor manufacturers
•    The 12-18 month price performance outlook (after several volatile years) 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Optional Tour - Ticket Required
Downtown/Outlet Mall/Arts District Shuttle
Shuttles will depart every 20-30 minutes.

Cost: $10

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Chris CzarnikRetaining and Developing Great Employees
Chris Czarnik, Author of Winning the War for Talent

People hate change, but employees will leave a company if they are unhappy. This session will discuss how to retain and develop your employees.  

  • Creating a mentor program for new employees
  • The subject matter expert development model to grow and engage employees

Jeff BajorekSales Open Forum for Owners, General Managers and Sales Leaders
Jeff Bajorek

This is an open forum Q&A session to provide specific advice and approaches to your most challenging leadership issues. 


Bjorn MjatveitSustainability: Where Is the Profitability?
Bjorn Mjatveit, EMR Consulting AS

Sustainability and green initiative changes are coming, but navigating their impact and developing a revenue stream can be difficult for members . This session will address:

  • How sustainability is a profitable way forward
  • How multiple workshops and industry players approach the sustainability train
  • How to deal with regulations. 

Mario LanaroEn Español
Criterios de Temperatura del Rodamiento/Cojinete en Prueba sin Carga
Mario Lanaro, Flopower

Una prueba dinámica sin carga de un motor que se le realizó servicio es una verificación de calidad crucial antes de que un centro de servicio devuelva el equipo del cliente. En esta sesión, se revisarán:

  • Orientación existente
  • Normas de la industria
  • Recomendaciones actualizadas
    • Duración de la prueba
    • Criterios de temperatura
    • Diferencias debido al tipo de motor

Javier PortosBest Practices in Medium and High Voltage Rewinds
Javier Portos, Integrated Power Services

Learn best practices for medium and high-voltage rewinds (form coil windings). Topics will include:

  • Insulation (strand, turn to turn, ground wall, corona suppression) for multiturn form coil windings
  • Medium voltage form coil windings (~5000V)
  • High voltage coils and windings (6900~15000V)
  • VPI procedures
  • In-process dielectric test (prior and post VPI)
  • Final testing
  • Insulation test qualifications

Tom Bishop, PEElectric Motor Bearing Lubrication Frequency and Quantity
Tom Bishop, PE, EASA Senior Technical Support Specialist

Bearing failures are the most common cause of failure of electric motor and generators. Service centers can help their customers, the end users, obtain the optimum life of ball and roller bearings by providing good advice on bearing lubrication frequency and quantity. Considerations include the following:

  • Is the lubricant grease or oil?
  • Is the bearing type ball or roller?
  • If it is a ball bearing, is the enclosure open, shielded or sealed?

The session will address the above by breaking them down into the following categories:

  • Grease lubrication frequency and quantity for ball and roller (rolling element) bearings
  • Oil lubrication frequency and level (relates to quantity) for ball and roller bearings
12:00 - 4:00 PM

EASA Solutions Expo

EASA Solutions Expo
Vendor Exhibits & New Solutions Theater

Engage in meaningful conversations with leading vendors and see what’s new in the marketplace. EASA’s many exhibitors look forward to providing you with solutions to your everyday challenges and resources to elevate your business.

As an added bonus, Full Business and Education + Solutions Expo Registrants will have a chance to win cash prizes! Several winners will be announced each day at various times during the Solutions Expo. Just deposit your ticket in the barrels located throughout the hall for a chance to win up to $500!

Concessions will be available in the Expo Hall.

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New Solutions Theater

1:10 - 1:30 pm ABB Large Motors and Generators
The New AXR - Innovation Meets Efficiency and Durability
1:50 - 2:10 pm Spring Point Solutions
Session title to be announced
2:30 - 2:50 pm ABB
Latest Energy Efficiency Regulations and the Impact on Electric Motors

 

12:30 - 4:30 PM

VanGogh Exhibit

Optional Tour  - Ticket Required
Immersive Van Gogh and Princess Diana Experience

The Shops at Crystals boast two worthwhile exhibits, the Immersive van Gogh Exhibit and the Princess Diana Exhibit, each offering a unique and captivating experience for visitors. Visiting the Immersive van Gogh Exhibit is a captivating immersion into the world of the iconic artist Vincent van Gogh. Here, his masterpieces come to life through cutting-edge technology and music, offering a multi-sensory journey through his artistic brilliance. The exhibit transports you into the vibrant landscapes and emotional depth of his paintings, allowing you to experience his art in a truly unique and immersive way.  

The Princess Diana Exhibit provides a poignant exploration of the life and impact of the beloved Princess of Wales. This exhibit showcases her personal belongings and iconic fashion pieces, making it a touching and reflective experience for visitors of all ages. It offers a glimpse into the world of royalty and the enduring legacy of Princess Diana, offering a deeper understanding of her role in history and her enduring influence on culture and fashion. 

Cost: $145
4:00 - 5:30 PM

Optional Event  - Ticket Required - EASA Members Only
"Women of EASA" Networking Reception with Guest Chris Czarnik
Facilitated by Jan Schmidlkofer, K&N an Impel Company, and Chair of EASA Management Services Committee

Ladies: Do you work in an EASA service center or for an EASA Associate or Allied member? Join your colleagues for a great networking opportunity before the vendor events this evening! BONUS ... Speaker Chris Czarnik will join the group to discuss recruiting women to the industry!

On or Before April 12
$15
On or Before May 7
$20
After May 7
$25


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4:30 - 6:00 PM
Past Chairmen's Reception
By invitation only

Wednesday, June 26 

8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Registration Desk Open
8:30 - 8:55 AM

Ticket Required - Included for Full Business Registrants
Breakfast

8:55 - 9:25 AM

Annual Business Meeting
All EASA Members are invited to attend.

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

EASA Solutions Expo Vendor Exhibits

EASA Exhibit HallEngage in meaningful conversations with leading vendors and see what’s new in the marketplace. EASA’s many exhibitors look forward to providing you with solutions to your everyday challenges and resources to elevate your business.

And stop by the EASA booth to chat with Management Services Committee members about EASA’s Roving Chief Executive (RCE) program and for an EASA Online Learning Center demo.

As an added bonus, Full Business and Education + Solutions Expo Registrants will have a chance to win cash prizes! Several winners will be announced each day at various times during the Solutions Expo. Just deposit your ticket in the barrels located throughout the hall for a chance to win up to $500!

Concessions will be available in the Expo Hall.

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10:00 AM

Included in Guest Registration
Guest Session: Give Back Event — Personal Hygiene Kit Assembly for The Wash Foundation
Meet up with your fellow Guest registrants to help assemble personal hygiene packets to be used in the Las Vegas community through The Wash Foundation at the mobile shower unit..

12:00 - 6:00 PM

Optional Tour - Ticket Required
Downtown/Outlet Mall/Arts District Shuttle
Shuttle departs every 20-30 minutes.

Cost: $10

12:15 - 1:45 PM

Chris KuehlTicket Required - Included for Full Business Registrants
Closing Lunch: Global Business Economy Trends/Forecasts
Christopher Kuehl, Ph.D., Armada Corporate Intelligence

One word of economic insight can mean a world of difference to your business. Understanding economic trends related to manufacturing and other sectors served by EASA members is pivotal for strategic decision-making. Today’s speaker will delve into the global economic climate and its impact on members, hitting key points you need to know with acerbic wit. What’s going on with interest rates, inflation and recession risk, worker shortage, supply chain – you name it. Don’t miss this enlightening session!

4:30 PM

Las Vegas Sphere

Optional Tour - Ticket Required
The Sphere Experience
The Sphere Experience is a two-part program that begins when you enter the venue. The approximately two-hour experience begins in the Atrium, where, through one-of-a-kind immersive technology experiences created specifically for Sphere, guests will gain a better understanding of how technology amplifies our human potential. The Sphere Experience then continues in the main venue bowl for a multi-sensory cinematic experience – Darren Aronofsky’s Postcard from Earth.

NOTE: Postcard from Earth is an immersive experience with various elements, including seat haptics, movement sensations, flashing lights, intense lighting, visual effects, loud noises, and atmospheric simulations that may include fog, scent, and wind. Such elements may aggravate certain medical or physical conditions, and guests should take into consideration.

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Cost: $66 (discounted ticket price)
For ages 6 years and older. Must provide own transporation.

7:00 - 9:00 PM
Chairman's Afterglow Party
By invitation only
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