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EASA members head to San Francisco this week

San Francisco, Calif. -- Members of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association, Inc. (EASA), an international tra...


San Francisco, Calif. — Members of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association, Inc. (EASA), an international trade organization of over 2,150 electromechanical sales and service firms in 50 countries, will meet starting this week.

EASA’s annual meeting takes place in San Francisco June 28-July 1, 2003. The conference theme is “Get Ahead of the Curve.” Through its many engineering and educational programs, EASA provides members with a means of keeping up-to-date on materials, equipment, and state-of-the-art technology.

The conference is a popular event for many of EASA’s Canadian members.

Sessions to be presented include:

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– "Identifying & Assessing New Business Opportunities," by industry consultant Joe Ellers; and "Final Testing of DC Machines" by EASA’s technical support staff.

– "Selling (and Getting Paid for) Value-Added Services" by Todd Youngblood

– "Leading Change" by Patrick Lencioni

– A panel discussion on "The Pitfalls of Diversification."

– "Planning for Profit," a mini-seminar by Al Bates.

– A report on the state of the EASA industry that’s based on research EASA did over the past year. Related breakouts also will focus on EASA members’ customer base and the viability of the EASA distribution channel.

On the technical side, topics include: making and installing new shafts; new ways to use thermography to boost sales, service and profits; how voltage and frequency variation impact motor life; how to get the most from EASA’s redesign software; how to lubricate and mount rolling bearings the "right" way; how to conduct a root cause failure analysis; how to spot and handle unusual winding connections and layouts; and how to test motor speed and position sensing devices.

Technical sessions also cover squirrel cage rotor testing; uses of metal stitching as a repair technique; and EASA’s AR200 Guide for the Repair of Power and Distribution Transformers.

For complete details, visit www.easa.org.