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December 2016

  • A small service center’s journey to EASA Accreditation
  • Judi Johnson re-elected director of EASA’s Region 5
  • Surge test levels for form wound stators
  • EASA Industry Awareness Campaign update
  • Complimentary January webinar: “EASA Accreditation Update & Overview”
  • EASA members: Please pay your 2017-2018 dues by February 1
  • Tech Tip: Another use for copper tubing
  • Safety Tips: General Rules
  • New warranty report forms are available

November 2016

  • “Electric Motors: Repair or Replace?” – New EASA PowerPoint presentation will help members in decision-making process
  • Chairman Smith's Message: Become more successful "Partners for Progress" with continued EASA membership
  • Bearing basics: Purpose, design features of common elements
  • EASA Award nominations now being sought
  • "Safety Module Program Webinar Series" to conclude with focus on "DOT, Hazardous Material Shipping"
  • Management Pulse: Survey focuses on value of workplace policies
  • NEMA, CEMEP agree on systems approach for new motor efficiency standards

October 2016

  • What’s new in the updated EASA Technical Manual ?
  • Chairman Smith's Message: Network with other members to become “Partners for Progress”
  • Time-saving features included in updated AC Motor Verification & Redesign program
  • Safety Tips: More on hydraulic and mechanical jacks and pullers
  • Safety webinar series continues  with focus on “Hazardous Waste”
  • Looking back at major winding refurbishment and upgrade
  • Tech Tip: Help with mounting mechanical pump seals
EASA Currents October 2016

September 2016

  • Take advantage of valuable education opportunities offered through remainder of 2016; register today! 
  • Chairman Smith’s Message: Recognizing committee members for their efforts 
  • Examining the causes of high motor current 
  • Share your special achievements through EASA social media 
  • Survey focuses on more aspects of hiring process 
  • Tech Tip: Exact machine speed needed for inspection
  • “Safety Module Program Webinar Series” continues with “Blood-borne Pathogens” 
  • Safety Tips: Hydraulic and mechanical jacks and pullers

August 2016

  • 2016 EASA Convention another successful event
  • Chairman Smith's Message: Convention highlights and training future EASA leaders
  • Operating a three-phase motor using single-phase power
  • EASA Accreditation Program update
  • Safety Tips: Cautions when painting
  • 2016 Convention snapshots
  • List of 2016 exhibitors
  • Tony Sieracki receives Exceptional Achievement Service Award at 2016 EASA Convention in Toronto
  • “Safety Module Program Webinar Series” continues with “Hearing Conservation Program”
  • Actions of EASA's Board of Directors meetings in Toronto

July 2016

  •  2016-2017 officers, Executive Committee installed during Annual Business Meeting in Toronto 
  • “Partners for Progress” selected as theme for new administrative year, 2017 convention 
  • Surge testing and Error Area Ratio (EAR) basics 
  • “Basics” webinar series continues in August with “What Every Repairer Needs to Know About Pump Curves” 
  • How to track amount of VPI resin used 
  • Survey focuses on tools used to vet, interview and hire new employees 
  • International Officers 2016 - 2017 
  • Regional Boundaries
  • Thank You EASA 2016 Exhibitors
  • “Safety Module Program Webinar Series” continues with “Welding, Hot Work, Compressed Gasses” 
  • U.S. Department of Labor changes overtime exemption 
  • Variety of oil leaks and repair options explained 
  • Vibration Analysis for Service Centers manual now available 

June 2016

  • Enhancements, improvements made at 
  • Message From Chairman Dupuis 
  • More on vertical bearing applications and configurations 
  • Use of specific gravity
  • EASA welcomes MotorDoc LLC as new Allied member 
  • Simple test to show if encoder is functional 
  • Motor efficiency regulation changes proposed for Canada; implemented for Mexico
  • “Safety Module Program Webinar Series” continues with “Respirator Program” 
  • EASA welcomes CBR Bearing Inc. as new Associate member 
  • Practical single-phase motor repair tips 
  • July webinar: “The Basics: AC Motor Design”
  • ​More machine shop basics 
June 2016 Currents Cover

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