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February 2017
Volume 65

Dear EASA members and friends,

This month we are very happy to launch our new EASA European & World Chapter (Region 9) website : www.easa9.org . Please visit our website to learn more about our various training program, to register your participants or at our next events, to work with our affiliate members, to promote your company, to know which companies are EASA accredited or Ex certified, to register at our next region 9 convention, … and as always don’t forget to share all of your ideas and suggestions.

Don’t wait to open our new website  www.easa9.org
 
Most of our members have already renewed their membership. There is only a small group of members who have not. Please do not wait and if you have any questions, please contact our General Manager, Frederic Beghain, he will be happy to help you,

Best Regards,

Mathis Menzel, President EASA European & World Chapter,
       

Technical / Management Article

Drew Troyer, CRE, CMRP Certified Reliability Engineer

Why You Need Weibull Analysis
Weibull analysis is a powerful, but underutilized tool for the plant reliability engineer. As reliability engineers, our job is to quantify risks to production, cost management and/or our health, safety and environmental goals. As reliability engineers, we primarily employ the exponential distribution predict reliability based upon the failure rate or its reciprocal the mean time between/to failure (MTBF/MTTF). While the basic exponential equations are useful for making probabilistic reliability predictions, they assume a constant rate of failure over time. In reality, this is simply not always the case. Enter Weibull analysis.
 
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Interview of the month

Stefan Beese,
Managing shareholder of EMZ

EMZ produces and stocks large squirrel-cage and slipring-motors up to 8 MW. The company was founded in 1952 by my father.
 
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We need your pictures!

To propose attractive newsletters and websites we need good noncommercial pictures about our industry in general (Workshops, Service repair and maintenance Activities , ... on Motors, Generators, pumps, motor systems, …
 
Please contact us

What is new?

General News about Motor Systems and Services

Nidec completes $1.2bn takeover of
Emerson units

The Japanese motor manufacturer Nidec has completed its $1.2bn purchase of Emerson Electric’s motors, drives and power generation businesses – principally, the Welsh drives-maker Control Techniques and the French motor manufacturer, Leroy-Somer.

 
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Minimum motor efficiencies in EU now extend down to 750W

The latest phase of the EU’s motor efficiency regulations came into force last month, requiring most new single-speed, three-phase induction motors from 750W up to 375kW either to have an IE3 (“premium efficiency”) efficiency rating, or to be IE2 (“high efficiency”) and used with a variable-speed drive.
 
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Mercedes-Benz harnesses 3D printing for on-demand spare parts


While companies like Local Motors are dabbling with the idea of a fully 3D-printed car, bigger manufacturers are embracing the technology on a smaller scale. Mercedes-Benz Trucks is harnessing the on-demand benefits of parts produced in this way, using an environmentally friendly 3D printing process to create spare parts.

 
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IBM Is Blowing Up Its Annual Performance Review


Over the course of IBM's ongoing evolution, Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty has abided by the motto, "never protect your past." "That's what reinvention is. This is why I've divested—even in my time—$8 billion of businesses of ours," she said on stage at the Fortune Global Forum in November.

 
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News from our members

Houghton International
We have hired our first overseas employee as part of our continued growth strategy to boost our sales team and grow our market share in America.

Paul Hicks joins the team as the company’s North American Sales Engineer. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Paul has over 27 years’ experience in industrial sales, many of which spent working in repair shops and selling high voltage coils.
 
 
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Training Schedule

EASA Region 9 offers many good trainings for members and non members. Please have a look on our schedule. If any questions, please contact: secretary@easa9.org.
 
Download schedule

Bemas - EASA Rotating Machine Working Group Meeting in Belgium on the 28th of February : Motor Condition Monitoring

Following the successful launch of our new partnership with Bemas (The Belgian Maintenance Association) to establish a group of companies involved in rotating machines performances, Bemas organizes a new session around Motor condition monitoring in I-Care, Mons Belgium on the 28th of February. If you are interested to attend click the button below.
 
Register here
          
     
          
            
 
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