EASA 2019 spotlights electromechanical industry trends and outlook

This year’s Electrical Apparatus Service Association Inc. (EASA) Convention will be held June 30–July 2 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. 

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This year’s Electrical Apparatus Service Association Inc. (EASA) Convention will be held June 30–July 2 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. 

In addition to the exhibition hall, the event will feature the New Product Theater, which provides EASA exhibitors an opportunity to show attendees their latest products with demonstrations and presentations. The theater will be held 1–3:50 p.m. on June 30 and 12:30–3:50 p.m. on July 1. 

EASA is an international trade organization of more than 1,800 electromechanical sales and service firms in nearly 80 countries. Through engineering and educational programs, EASA provides members with a means of keeping up to date on materials, equipment and technology.

This year’s convention will feature dozens of lectures, forums and presentations — as well as a tour of the Hoover Dam and a behind-the-scenes tour of Mandalay Bay. Some of the sessions and presenters include: 

Final Assembly and Testing of DC Machines

This session will teach attendees what to do when assembling and testing a DC machine. Especially for those without a dynamometer, there are specific tests that prevent the type of mistakes that can cause a motor to arc, spark or not run when the customer installs it. Topics covered will include brush neutral, interpole polarity, compound wound machine do’s and don’ts and lead markings.

Kickoff Lunch and Opening Remarks with Keynote Speaker Mike Staver

Author and leadership coach Mike Staver will teach attendees how to influence their followers. Topics include: the primary motivator of all people, three things every leader can do to ensure leadership failure and six steps that will ensure effective execution.

Open Forum on Emerging Technologies and IIoT 

Topics of discussion will include:

  • How will IIoT impact EASA members
  • Why these topics impact all members
  • Who owns the data?
  • What about cybersecurity?
  • How do you assess the technology and which manufacturers or distributors to work with

Case Studies in Failure Analysis

This session will examine four electric motor failures and discuss the clues to solve them. It will include:

  • How to evaluate evidence correctly and avoid common errors
  • How to correctly determine the chronology of the failures
  • The importance of identifying the failure quickly
  • Involving the customer in the process to avoid confusion
  • Applying solutions to prevent future repeated failures

Industrial Economy 2019 and Beyond

This session will discuss the business cycle status of the global economy and where it is heading. Some key takeaways will include:

  • Review of short- and long-term economic forecasts
  • How the forecasts will directly impact the EASA industry
  • Business cycle phases and what they mean to members
  • Leading economic indicators that are most important to watch
  • Economic insight on inflation, interest rates and taxes
  • Time-sensitive current events of public concern and how to expect them to impact the industry, as well as recommendations for moving forward

Open Forum: Management Topics

Topics run the gamut from recruiting and retaining employees to training new hires, safety practices, workplace policies and employee benefits. 

 

Exhibition Schedule

Sun., June 30, 12:30–5 p.m.

Mon., July 1, 12–4 p.m.

Tues., July 2, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

easa.com/convention

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