The Electrical Apparatus Service Association Inc. (EASA) 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’s international convention brings together service centers with motor and drive manufacturers, motor distributors and importers, original equipment manufacturers and suppliers to the motor repair industry. The convention provides technical and managerial tracks with valuable presentations and opportunities to learn and improve. This year’s theme is “Connect 2 Quality,” which the four-day event (June 23-26, 2018, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) truly embodies.
“We look forward to going to EASA international every year. It’s the one time of year when we can see many of our industry partners and clients in one place, while learning and having fun. We leave each year rejuvenated with the EASAn spirit and ready to take on new challenges,” said Kitt Butler, director of business development for Advanced Energy.
Kitt will be joined at the conference by Dr. Emmanuel Agamloh, senior motors and drives consultant, and Michael (Mike) Lyda, lab manager. This will be Mike’s first time attending, and the team is excited to share the experience with him.
As an EASA allied member, Advanced Energy has enjoyed a close relationship with the organization over the past two and a half 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. Advanced Energy has also 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.
One recent way Advanced Energy has partnered with EASA is through the organization’s Accreditation program. The 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. Advanced Energy is sanctioned by EASA as a third-party auditor for this program, helping EASA member service centers demonstrate their commitment to quality by achieving and maintaining EASA accreditation.
EASA’s Accreditation program nicely complements Advanced Energy’s own quality assurance program, Proven Efficiency Verification (PEV). Similar to EASA accreditation, the PEV program assesses a motor repair facility’s standards, processes and capability to repair electric motors. However, the PEV program goes one step further, requiring that the service center demonstrate it can maintain efficiency during rewind by performing a pre- and post-repair efficiency test in Advanced Energy’s internationally accredited test lab. PEV then provides the test results that the service center can show to its customers. Through verifiable data, the PEV program certifies that a repair center has what it takes to repair AC induction and DC machines for industrial and commercial industries.
Over the years, Advanced Energy has developed strong relationships with EASA and many of its members. The team looks forward to Connecting 2 Quality and spending time with industry friends to learn and share new ideas together.