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Shaft and Bearing Currents

  • March 2020
  • Number of views: 303
  • Article rating: 5.0
Webinar recording

This webinar explains what shaft currents are, what causes them, and differentiate between the two common causes. It also discusses and compares methods to mitigate shaft currents and explains why the different causes of shaft currents require different solutions.

Understanding Customers' Repair vs. Replace Decisions

  • March 2020
  • Number of views: 173
  • Article rating: No rating

There is always the concern that customers aren't repairing as much as they used to. EASA asked our customers if they noticed an increase or decrease in the number of repairs they have had. Only about one-third of respondents to the most recent industry survey say they are repairing fewer electric motors than two years ago.

Errors Are Human Nature; Negative Events Result from System and Process Breakdowns

  • March 2020
  • Number of views: 130
  • Article rating: No rating

Are we doing everything we can to support our employees, or are we looking to assign blame when things don’t go right?

We have all heard the buzzphrases like “finding your why” and “human performance.” While not new, consider looking at this area from a different perspective.

Increasing Motor Reliability

Regularly Checking the Operating Temperature of Critical Motors Will Help Extend Their Life and Prevent Costly, Unexpected Shutdowns

  • February 2020
  • Number of views: 207
  • Article rating: No rating
Trade press article — Electrical Business

Regardless of the method used to detect winding temperature, the total, or hot spot, temperature is the real limit; and the lower it is, the better. Don’t let excessive heat kill your motors before their time.

Prueba de Condensadores para Motores Eléctricos

  • January 2020
  • Number of views: 300
  • Article rating: No rating

En este artículo discutiremos las pruebas de los condensadores usados en los motores eléctricos en general, así como también las pruebas asociadas al uso específico de condensadores empleados para la corrección del factor de potencia y en el arranque de los motores eléctricos.

Capacitor Testing for Electric Motors

  • January 2020
  • Number of views: 365
  • Article rating: No rating

In this article, we will discuss testing of capacitors for electric motors in general and tests associated with specific uses of capacitors such as for power factor correction, and for electric motor starting.

Industry Awareness Campaign Success Story Continues

Committee receives positive report on publication of trade press articles

  • November 2019
  • Number of views: 313
  • Article rating: No rating

The Marketing & Industry Awareness Committee met October 3-4 in St. Louis.   As part of our fall meeting routine each year, the committee discussed EASA’s ongoing Industry Awareness Campaign’s results in getting EASA-authored articles published in the trade press. It’s my pleasure once again to share these very positive results. 

Management Pulse: Healthcare and other benefits survey compares results with 2014 responses

  • November 2019
  • Number of views: 302
  • Article rating: No rating

EASA’s most recent Management Pulse survey compared answers to similar questions asked in a healthcare and other benefits survey conducted in September 2014. With the challenges of finding and retaining employees, the survey comparison of what has changed in the last five years could provide some clues to the future direction and employee expectations in those areas.

Converting motors from horizontal mount to vertical mount

Examine mechanical factors that should be considered when applying a horizontal ball-bearing motor in a vertical mounting position

  • October 2019
  • Number of views: 606
  • Article rating: 5.0
Trade press article — Plant Services

Occasionally an end user wants to take a motor designed for horizontal mounting and use it in a vertical position. This article addresses some of the key mechanical factors that should be considered when applying a horizontal ball-bearing motor in a vertical mounting position.

Root Cause Failure Analysis, 2nd Edition

  • September 2019
  • Number of views: 1797
  • Article rating: 5.0

This book was developed to help electric motor technicians and engineers prevent repeated failures because the root cause of failure was never determined. By using a proven methodology combined with extensive lists of known causes of failures, one can identify the actual cause of failure without being an “industry expert.” In fact, when properly used, this material will polish one’s diagnostic skills that would qualify one as an industry expert.

Getting The Most From Your Electric Motors

Getting The Most From Your Electric Motors - coverThis 40-page booklet provides a great marketing tool for your service center! Use it to provide end users with information that will help them obtain the longest, most efficient and cost-effective operation from general and definite purpose electric motors.

This booklet covers topics such as:

  • Installation, startup and baseline information
  • Operational monitoring and maintenance
  • Motor and baseline installation data
  • How to read a motor nameplate
  • Motor storage recommendations



EASA Technical Manual

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The EASA Technical Manual is the association's definitive and most complete publication. It's available FREE to members in an online format. Members can also download PDFs of the entire manual or individual sections.


ANSI/EASA AR100-2015

ANSI/EASA AR100-2015 cover

Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus
This is a must-have guide to the repair of rotating electrical machines. Its purpose is to establish recommended practices in each step of the rotating electrical apparatus rewinding and rebuilding processes.




EASA AR200: Guide for the Repair of Power and Distribution Transformers cover

Guide for the Repair of Power and Distribution Transformers
This document establishes guidelines for each step of the repair of power transformers, describing record keeping, tests, analysis, and general guidelines for the repair of power transformers.