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 “Navigate the Future,” and the event (June 30 – July 2, 2019) embodies that slogan.
“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’s motors and drives division.
Kitt will be joined by Ronnie Alford and Dr. Emmanuel Agamloh of the motors and drives team at this year’s event in Las Vegas and they are excited to continue Advanced Energy’s 25-year relationship with EASA.
As an allied member, Advanced Energy enjoys a close partnership with EASA and its members. Our 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.
In 2014, Advanced Energy became one of the original third-party auditors sanctioned for the EASA 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. To maintain accreditation, in the fourth year the process starts over with a second on-site visit by the auditor.
EASA’s Accreditation Program complements Advanced Energy’s Proven Efficiency Verification program, a third-party quality assurance program. Through an on-site assessment and efficiency testing motors before and after they are repaired in our lab, the PEV program certifies that a repair center has what it takes to repair AC induction 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.