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December 2014

  • OSHA issues new accident and fatality reporting rules
  • Chairman Moore's Message: Congratulations to accredited service centers; excellent training is available
  • Considerations when working with compound wound DC fields
  • Tech Tip: Measuring bearing journals
  • EASA Award nominations being sought
  • 2015 Convention preview
  • Part 2 of 2: A closer look at precision of measuring and test equipment
  • Safety Tip: Care with ladders
  • Accreditation Program benefits customers, members and the industry

November 2014

  • Deadline to submit EASA's 2014 Member Needs Assessment Survey is November 14
  • Chairman Moore's Message: At recent regional meetings, member interest in EASA Accreditation Program continues to be high
  • Gary Byars re-elected director of EASA's Region 4
  • A closer look at accuracy of measuring and test equipment (Part 1 of 2)
  • Tech Tip: Testing of fan motors with the fan installed
  • EASA Convention preview
  • Testing methods for induction motor for use in VFD-powered applications
  • Management Pulse: Healthcare and other benefits
  • John Allen receives "1906 Award" 

October 2014

  • Spotlight on EASA Industry Awareness efforts: Members benefit from trade press articles, speaking engagements and industry representation
  • Illinois Electric Works is the first to attain EASA accreditation
  • Chairman Moore's Message: EASA Accreditation Program is off to a great start
  • Motor terminal box connection methods, procedures
  • Safety Tips: Hydraulic and mechanical jacks and pullers
  • Tech Tip: Factors to consider when installing blowers on DC machines
  • Education opportunites for remainder of 2014
  • EASA Award Nominations due January 1, 2015

September 2014

  • Upcoming Member Needs Assessment Survey will provide opportunity to give important feedback
  • Chairman Moore's Message: A reflection on the value of EASA benefits; looking ahead to internationalization plans
  • Tight vibration specification for electric motors: Effective or just expensive?
  • Survey results: Replacing management personnel
  • 2014 Convention snapshots
  • Tony Sieracki: Some of my favorite Tech Tips from the past few years
  • November webinars: "How to Use EASA's Customer Research" and "Final Testing for Pumps—An Overview"
  • Safety Tips: Watch those hands in the machine shop!
  • Tech Tip: Effect of wire area on interpoles
  • EASA seeks renewal of ANSI Standard status for Repair Recommended Practice

August 2014

  • Convention added to list of historic Boston events
  • Chairman Moore's Message: "The Electro•Mechanical Authority"
  • External mechanical tolerances for electric motors and generators
  • Tech Tip: Cautions with laminations
  • Safety Tip: Avoid injuries with lifting
  • Bob Sandman receives Exceptional Achievement Service Award
  • Actions of EASA's Board of Directors at meetings in Boston
  • 2014 EASA Exhibitors
  • Important considerations for on-site stator rewinds - Part 3 of 3

July 2014

  • 2014-2015 officers, Executive Committee installed during Annual Business Meeting in Boston
  • Chairman Moore's Message: "The Electro•Mechanical Authority" makes a great administrative year theme
  • Armature winding designs demystified with helpful tips
  • 2014-2015 International Officers and Regional Directors; Regional Boundaries
  • 2014 EASA Exhibitors
  • Important considerations for on-site stator rewinds (Part 2 or 3)
  • Management Pulse: Return to Work programs and procedures
  • 2014 Operating Performance Survey reports distributed to participants
  • Tech Tip: Insulation when room is limited
  • Safety Tip: Caution with mobile equipment


June 2014

  • Make education one of your prime objectives: Upcoming webinars, seminars provide valuable training opportunities
  • Chairman Gralow's Message: Plan and prepare to get the most from convention experience
  • Important considerations for on-site stator rewinds (Part 1 of 3)
  • The importance of stator core loss testing before and after burn-off process
  • Revised Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial and Industrial Electric Motors released by U.S. DOE
  • Judi Johnson elected new Region 5 director
  • Tech Tip: Considerations for insulated bearings
  • Safety Tips: Mobile Equipment

May 2014

  • Standard conditions labeling per Department of Energy test procedures for electric motors
  • Chairman Gralow's Message: "Ones" make a difference for the association when we Learn • Connect • Partner • Succeed
  • Safe starting of motors: Pay attention to temperature increase
  • 2014 EASA Exhibitors
  • Management Pulse: Survey results focus on accounting systems
  • Tech Tip: Properly evaluating shunt field amps versus ohms
  • Special sensors to detect mixture of water and oil in pumps
  • EASA's 2014 Convention mobile app coming in May
  • Fix offered for possible problem with "How to Wind" CD-ROM
  • June Webinar: "Ensuring Success with VPI"
  • Safety Tip: Portable grinders

April 2014

  • Doug Moore to become 2014-2015 EASA Chairman
  • Chairman Gralow's Message: Many thanks to EASA's dedicated committee volunteers
  • Choosing between "component" and "cartridge" mechanical seals
  • Executive Committee for 2014-2015 and other actions of the Board
  • Transformer basics: How they operate, their many features
  • Tech Tip: Potting submersible pump cables
  • Safety Tips: Some general rules

March 2014

  • Plan to attend 2014 EASA Convention in Boston
  • EASA Chapter Officers to attend leadership forum June 28
  • Chairman Gralow's Message: Wealth of knowledge, information and expertise available in other EASA members
  • Thermistors: What they are and how they work
  • Focus on Safety: When life depends on it, make sure the machine really is "off"
  • The importance of calibration in the service center
  • Three-part Webinar series in April will focus on "Pump Selection"
  • Tech Tip: Make sure design is "Suitable for Use"
  • Seminar to focus on "Sales Professional Training Camp"
  • Spotlight on Associate Members
  • Recent Deaths
  • Share your special achievements through EASA social media outlets
Currents - March 2014

February 2014

  • New Web site to launch in mid to late February
  • Participate in the 2014 EASA Operating Performance Survey
  • Chairman Gralow's Message: New logo, newsletter format, Web site, headquarters software launch in February; importance of strategic plan
  • Taking data: How to correctly identify the connection
  • The impact of voltage variation on motor performance
  • Tech Tip: Why use proper oil viscosity?
  • Safety Tip: Working with wrenches
  • Use EASA's new logo on your Web site to add credibility to your company

January 2014

  • EASA introduces new logo: Re-branding builds on evolution, changes in our industry and EASA's role as "The Electro•Mechanical Authority"
  • Chairman Gralow's Message: 2014 Operating Performance Survey: See how participation can benefit you!
  • DC shunt field rewind wire size considerations
  • 2014 Convention preview
  • Tech Tip: Avoid salt water!
  • Creative method to remove blind pinion