Advanced Energy’s Long Relationship with the Electrical Apparatus Service Association

By Jonathan Susser | June 15, 2017

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association Inc. is the leading international trade organization in
electrical and mechanical equipment sales, service and repairs for motors, pumps, generators, drives and more. Each year, EASA hosts its international convention that brings service centers together with motor and drive manufacturers, motor distributors and importers, original equipment manufacturers and suppliers. The convention provides technical and managerial tracks with valuable presentations and opportunities to learn and improve. This year’s theme is “Partners for Progress,” and the four-day event (June 24-27, 2017) embodies that slogan.

“We look forward to going to EASA international every year. It’s the one time of year when we can see all of our friends and clients in one place while learning and having fun. We leave each year rejuvenated with the EASAan spirit and ready to take on new challenges,” said Kitt Butter, program manager for Advanced Energy’s Motors and Drives division. Kitt will be joined by Matt Davey and Dr. Emmanuel Agamloh of the Motors and Drives team at this year’s event in Tampa, Florida, and they are excited to continue Advanced Energy’s nearly 25-year relationship with EASA.

As an allied member, Advanced Energy has enjoyed a close partnership with EASA over the past two decades. Motors and Drives team members have participated in technical committees and have been a consistent presence at EASA’s international and regional conferences, shows and meetings. Furthermore, Advanced Energy has hosted tours of its motors and drives lab for EASA’s Southeastern chapter and has commented on the ANSI/EASA AR 100 motor repair standards.

More recently, Advanced Energy became one of just four corporations worldwide to be sanctioned by EASA as a third-party auditor for its Accreditation program. This program evaluates motor service centers to ensure they are using prescribed industry good practices (based on ANSI/EASA AR 100) to maintain motor efficiency and reliability during repairs. Auditors perform an on-site assessment in the first year of the program, and then internal assessments with auditor oversight are conducted the following two years. In the fourth year, the process starts over with a second on-site visit by the auditor needed to maintain accreditation.

EASA’s Accreditation program nicely complements Advanced Energy’s Proven Efficiency Verification program, a third-party quality assurance program. Through assessing a motor repair facility’s standards and processes and efficiency testing a repaired motor, the PEV program certifies that a repair center has what it takes to repair AC induction and DC machines for the industrial and commercial industries.

With its long history in the field, Advanced Energy has been able to develop strong relationships with a number of industry-leading EASA members. Motor and drive manufacturers that employ Advanced Energy’s lab for testing have referred service centers, and Advanced Energy has likewise promoted and referred customers to various service centers. EASA brings together members to continue to grow and improve the industry.

Advanced Energy has enjoyed collaborating with EASA for the past 25 years and is looking forward to reconnecting with all EASAns at the upcoming convention. If you are considering pursuing EASA accreditation for your service center, the Motors and Drives team will be giving away a free audit to go toward the process! Visit them at booth 330 to learn more – see you there!