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The official podcast of Electrical Apparatus Magazine. Hosted by Bill O'Leary and Charlie Barks, editors at Electrical Apparatus: the publication of electromechanical application & maintenance. EA has been in print since 1964 and covers all corners of the electrical aftermarket—including electric motors, drives, generators, pumps, VFDs, servomotors, and much more. Service shop and convention coverage have been staples of the trade publication for decades. Running monthly departments include Associations, Utilities, Renewable Energy, Direct & Current, and the popular cartoons "Cy's Super Service" and "Motorhead & Generatorhead". Related publications include the EMBR (ElectroMechanical Bench Reference) catalog, Let's Solve Your Problem, and the Direct & Current newsletter.

The official podcast of Electrical Apparatus Magazine. Hosted by Bill O'Leary and Charlie Barks, editors at Electrical Apparatus: the publication of electromechanical application & maintenance. EA has been in print since 1964 and covers all corners of the electrical aftermarket—including electric motors, drives, generators, pumps, VFDs, servomotors, and much more. Service shop and convention coverage have been staples of the trade publication for decades. Running monthly departments include Associations, Utilities, Renewable Energy, Direct & Current, and the popular cartoons "Cy's Super Service" and "Motorhead & Generatorhead". Related publications include the EMBR (ElectroMechanical Bench Reference) catalog, Let's Solve Your Problem, and the Direct & Current newsletter.
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The official podcast of Electrical Apparatus Magazine. Hosted by Bill O'Leary and Charlie Barks, editors at Electrical Apparatus: the publication of electromechanical application & maintenance. EA has been in print since 1964 and covers all corners of the electrical aftermarket—including electric motors, drives, generators, pumps, VFDs, servomotors, and much more. Service shop and convention coverage have been staples of the trade publication for decades. Running monthly departments include Associations, Utilities, Renewable Energy, Direct & Current, and the popular cartoons "Cy's Super Service" and "Motorhead & Generatorhead". Related publications include the EMBR (ElectroMechanical Bench Reference) catalog, Let's Solve Your Problem, and the Direct & Current newsletter.

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Episodes

To A.I. For

9/12/2019
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Matt and Charlie lead you through the exciting (and confusing) world of A.I., machine learning, and IIOT! In this episode, Charlie speaks with Lloyd Clark, CEO of Blue Ridge.ai, an exciting company that is employing artificial intelligence through sensors and a software monitoring platform for machine diagnostics. You'll hear about how they developed their IOT platform and how data analytics can help your motor shop. Sponsored this month by WorldWide Electric (worldwideelectric.net) and...

Duration:00:46:00

Our Special Marketing Episode!

7/15/2019
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Marketing a company or product is something we see every day in commercials, ads, and online searches. But what goes on behind the scenes? How can a company get begin marketing itself and where exactly should they start? This episode of The Electrical Apparatus Show asks these questions with two unique interviews: Blake Bailey of designmotors shares the marketing perspective of a new company just beginning to put themselves out there and Tim Daro of Bernard & Company speaks about his...

Duration:01:08:10

ROBOTS GALORE! Our Automate Report

6/6/2019
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Wanna hear R2-D2 make a sale? Well, listen to this episode of the Electrical Apparatus Show! EA contributor, co-host, and editor of this very podcast (we wear a lot of hats here...) Matt Raebel prowls the Automate show floor speaking with industry figures across robotics. If you weren't able to attend Automate, a massive show that showcases robots, machine vision, motion control, and other automation technologies, then don't worry. Listen to this bad boy and it will feel like you were there!...

Duration:00:39:22

Mining the Sun

4/25/2019
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We're back! Matt and Bill talk to EA Special Correspondent David Miller about his article "Mining the Sun" in the April issue of Electrical Apparatus Magazine. David tells the story of Solar Holler and Coalfield Development, a pair of organizations that are retraining former coal miners and coal-fired power plant workers into solar technicians in the heart of Appalachia. You'll learn about how David came across this fascinating story, the unique energy history of West Virginia, what "holler"...

Duration:00:33:35

The Future of Robotics Education

3/8/2019
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And we're back! After a long break, the EA team has triumphantly(?) returned to give you a fresh and exciting episode of the Electrical Apparatus Show! This episode features an interview with Trista Bonds, vice president of training and manufacturing operations at BSD Industries in Chicago. BSD offers free, hands-on robotics and technical training to students while also producing fully sustainable products like cutlery. EA Contributor Matt Raebel and Bonds discuss the program's background,...

Duration:00:50:27

So Happy Together

11/26/2018
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EA editors Bill O'Leary and Matt Raebel bring you a brand spanking new (do cool people still say this?) episode of the Electrical Apparatus Show! This episode features an in-depth or BEEFY (you'll get it when you hear the interview) conversation with Jim Petersen, president of Gulf Electroquip, and Nic Phillips, a founding member of Ideal Electric. The two joined forces to create a company that repairs a wide range of motors (300 hp to 50,000 hp) and leverages the distinct expertise of both...

Duration:00:36:21

NASA's Hidden Gem

10/11/2018
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We're back and we're talking to NASA! EA's own Kristine Weller spoke with Terry Taylor from the NASA Technology Transfer Program (technology.NASA.gov), the infamous agency's best-kept secret. The Technology Transfer Program licenses NASA's many technologies and inventions to businesses across the globe. On the IMTS floor, Terry told us how the program came about, how he's trying to get the word out, and what it's like to be in a Space Shuttle! In the back half of the episode, Bill previews...

Duration:00:29:10

The Interviewer Becomes the Interviewee

9/5/2018
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In a VERY SPECIAL EPISODE, Bill speaks with Assistant Editor Selena Cotte on challenges in technical writing. You'll hear how they came to journalism, how they prepare for shop stories, and how young writers should approach technical and niche reporting in a rare look behind the curtain at Electrical Apparatus Magazine! Also, Selena will preview her cover story on Olsun Electrics (www.olsun.com), a Richmond, IL manufacturer of dry-type transformers, featured in the September issue of EA!

Duration:00:29:28

Winds of Opportunity with Andrew Swapp, North American Wind Research and Training Center

7/31/2018
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You think you can climb a wind turbine? Well Andrew Swapp, program director and instructor at the North American Wind Research and Training Center, wants to put you to the test. The Wind Center, located in Tucumcari, New Mexico, trains students to become wind power technicians and has an industry standard turbine on campus. Swapp will tell us just what kind of person is best equipped for a job in wind power, the trials and tribulations of climbing a turbine, and what makes this program so...

Duration:00:44:07

Episode 10: Going Up with CJ Anderson Elevator Parts

6/28/2018
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Many of us use them every day, but what really goes into manufacturing the many components of an elevator? Luckily we have Tom Sybert from C.J. Anderson in Harwood Heights, IL to give us the ins and outs...and ups and downs of producing elevator parts. And elevator movie nerds take note! This interview also features a spirited discussion of the best elevator-based movie scenes in cinema!

Duration:00:22:22

Episode 9: Brew 'n Interview

5/29/2018
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In a very special episode, Bill interviews some of the unseen, unsung heroes of Milller Park that keep the home of Wisconsin's beloved Brewers in ship shape. Together, they share a personalized look at how the technology that powers the stadium functions, as well as how much work goes into maintaining and operating this modern marvel. Special thanks to: Steve Ethier, Chris Stranak, and Mike Brockman.

Duration:00:31:14

Episode 8: Something Windy This Way Comes

3/28/2018
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It might not be the birthplace of it, but our home city of Chicago is certainly the world's authority on wind. In Episode 8, Bill and Charlie take years of firsthand experience in getting rocked by Windy City gusts and lend it to the wind power industry, among other topics. Bill interviews Michael Arquin, founder of the Kidwind project, and Charlie gives a quick preview of his trip to Industrial Repair Service in Atlanta.

Duration:00:40:36

Episode 7: A Big Ass Deal

2/14/2018
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You may have seen this company's branding somewhere and not even known it. Bill interviews two employees at Big Ass Fans, of Lexington, Kentucky, and speaks with them about how they turned a seemingly irreverent name into marketing gold.

Duration:00:40:54

Episode 6: Getting Accustomed

12/2/2017
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Customization reigns supreme in Episode 6. We speak with Greg Georgek, President of DYCO Electronics, about the philosophy imparted at his company, which manufactures and assembles custom magnetics and electronics from a facility in upstate New York. This includes an acute attention to detail. Given that the primary applications for these are medical, transportation, military, and commercial, precision and quality are DYCO’s backbone.

Duration:00:38:03

Episode 5: Be Sure, Reshore

9/27/2017
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To reshore or not to reshore? It's no secret that places like China, India, and Mexico have drained plenty of U.S. manufacturing jobs due to cheaper labor costs. We speak with Harry Moser, who started The Reshoring Initiative in 2010 following a long career in the industry, about the benefits and drawbacks of keeping manufacturing in the United States versus overseas.

Duration:00:39:43

Episode 4: IoT-Time

8/1/2017
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Grab a cup, it's IoT-Time. The Internet of Things is taking a number of industries by storm. Should you get on board before it's too late? Resist and continue with more traditional methods? Bill speaks with an IoT expert from an international corporation about the applications, sensors, benefits, and security risks....and dispels some IoT myths along the way. Episode Air Date: 8/2/17 Host: Bill O'Leary, EA Associate Editor Co-host: Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor Guest: Thomas Schardt,...

Duration:00:56:07

Episode 3: From Military Service to Motor Service

6/14/2017
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From basic training to electrical training programs, this two-pronged episode accompanies our July issue, with themes of training and the armed forces. Episode Air Date: 6/15/17 Host: Bill O'Leary Co-host: Charlie Barks Guest: Jim Bergman, Arizona Electric Motor Service (Tucson, AZ) Length: 45:54

Duration:00:45:54

Episode 2: VFDs: Very Functional Devices

4/28/2017
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Variable frequency drives have more acronym options than Alphabet Soup. They also have a plethora of applications. We cover VFD basics and speak with industry professionals on how expanding into VFD sales and repair can diversify your business. Episode Air Date: 5/4/17 Host: Bill O'Leary, EA Associate Editor Co-host: Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor Guest: Abdou Barrow and Greg Matson, Electronic Maintenance Associates (EMA) Length: 47:13

Duration:00:47:13

Episode 1: Workplace Safety at the Edge of Tomorrow

3/30/2017
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Designs previously reserved for sci-fi movies are now being utilized in real life. We speak with Mike Kim of StrongArm Technologies—an industrial safety science company—about ergonomic exoskeletons, wearable technology, the Industrial Internet of Things, and the future of workplace safety. Special thanks to Lubbock Electric. Episode Air Date: 3/30/17 Host: Bill O'Leary, EA Associate Editor Co-host: Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor Guest: Mike Kim, CTO and co-founder, StrongArm Technologies...

Duration:00:33:30