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A Taste of Electric Power

The Electric Power Expo was last week and hey, it was a good time! The show, which took place at The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., brought together manufacturers and distributors of electrical testing products, conveyor products, controls, turbines, pumps, transformers, the list goes on and on. Conferences were held before, during, and […]

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May EA preview: Franchise your business

Fast Forward in the May issue of Electrical Apparatus Magazine will give you a few reasons to consider the franchise business model. With a history that dates back to the 1850s when Isaac Singer implemented the process to his sewing machine business, franchising is when a one company or individual (a franchisor) gives another individual (a franchisee) […]

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April issue preview: MARCON 2015 Conference

Special Correspondent Jane Campbell attended the 2015 Maintenance and Reliability Conference (MARCON) in Knoxville, TN this week. Full coverage of the exhibits, speeches, and interviews with attendees, students, presenters, and more will appear in the April 2015 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine, which will mail April 1st. Below are some photographs of the conference. Kristine […]

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March EA preview: Podcasts for engineers

Fast Forward the March issue of Electrical Apparatus Magazine will feature engineering podcasts. The ability to subscribe and listen to an episode at your discretion gives podcasts the leg-up over traditional radio. It’s this convenience factor that has allowed podcasting to flourish, providing entertaining and informative content to listeners on their work break or during their […]

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February EA preview: GPS for field service technicians

Big Brother is watching you and – surprise, surprise – it’s your employer. Well, at least it could be. Increasingly, businesses have been using GPS to track employees and company vehicles while away on the job but is it a violation of privacy. The Fast Forward column, “The GPS Express,” with take this on in […]

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January EA preview: Opportunities in electric vehicles

For the past few years, roads have looked a little different as electric vehicles attempt to assert their place with the help of large automobile manufacturers like Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Nissan The ebbs and flows of theses cars have been an interesting one, grabbing headlines for its positive environment impact but failing to achieve widespread […]

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December EA preview: Virtual Reality Training

Imagine learning a skilled trade without a book or actually touching a piece of related equipment. For the December issue of Electrical Apparatus Magazine, Fast Forward will take a look at virtual reality training. Although it is in the name, virtual reality is actually defined by its lack of reality. Virtual reality is a computer […]

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November EA preview: Stop the Spam

Fast Forward in the November issue of Electrical Apparatus Magazine will tackle that pesky problem in your e-mail known as spam. Spam is unsolicited, in other words “unwanted,” messages that are sent in large quantities. The individuals who send spam are known as “spammers” who deliver nearly identical messages to a vast list of recipients. Also […]

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CWIEME Expo photos

Look for more photos and a post show review in the November 2014 issue of Electrical Apparatus.   

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October EA preview: 3-D printing for electric motor manufacturers

Every electric motor shop in the world may soon have a new piece of equipment. 3-D printers are devices that produce a three-dimensional object of almost any shape from a 3-D model or other form of electronic data. Also known as additive manufacturing, 3-D printing is achieved by laying down successive layers of material until […]

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