EECO Asks Why Podcast

EECO Asks Why Podcast

Welcome to EECO Ask’s Why – A podcast that dives into industrial manufacturing topics and spotlights the heroes that keep America running. On this weekly podcast, we do not cover the latest features and benefits on products that come to market. Instead, we focus on advice and insight from the top minds of industry because people and ideas will be how America remains number one in manufacturing in the world.

Episodes

May 9, 2021 32 min

With so much focus on IIoT, Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing sometimes technology such as power monitoring gets left behind.  Mike Rathbun is an expert in this area and unpacks the idea to help envision how a better understanding of power can create more reliable and profitable business operations. Mike walks through how to begin a power monitoring journey and the importance of establishing a solid network infrastructure that w...

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Our hero Chung-Chee Tai shared his story and it was an absolute treat.  When he decided to pursue engineering he chose Iowa State University.  Believe it or not coming straight from Asia and not speaking English wasn't the biggest culture shock for him.  The winters in Iowa was a completely different story!  Chung-Chee is full of life and was one of the most fun guests ever on EECO Asks Why.

Chung-Chee shares what young engineer...

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Understanding variable frequency drives (VFD's) can be difficult and in this episode Chase Boehlke does a fantastic job of breaking down this technology.  He shares the general design differences in a VFD and other motor starting devices.  Understanding variable and constant torque applications are areas that Chase unpacks.  Ever heard of an IGBT? Chase's explanation of that technology is sure to clear the air.

When it comes...

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What drives our hero Greg Paulsen is the opportunity to build a better tomorrow.? As the Director of Application Engineering at Xometry Greg leads innovation and has a passion for aligning client needs to the providers with expertise to meet the necessary requirements.? His passion for industry is contagious and he shared how he was able to fine tune his communication skills as a wine educator during his days at James Madison Unive...

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So how do you market to engineers in a meaningful way?  

Wendy Covey is the expert in this area and literally wrote the book to help bridge the gap. In this exciting episode Wendy unpacks what content marketing is and discusses how to conduct it effectively to help engineers and industry get better. She also covers the importance of brand and overall strategy that can be impactful in helping others get on the right track. 

Most peopl...

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Tessa Myers has a heart for helping others and her career has given her many opportunities to do just that. Since her days at Purdue, Tessa has been serving industry at the highest level and shares about her amazing journey. She's traveled the world and opens up about some of the amazing places she's called home such as Singapore, Canada and California.?

One of the areas that she sees as a hurdle for industry is the ability ...

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In a world where so many things are shifting to wireless we asked an industry expert to share their knowledge on wireless ethernet. 

Victor Parangelo breaks down how this technology has evolved and is now being utilized in many industries across the world.  Some of the trends that are discussed are eye-opening to reveal how far the evolution has come. 

For those new to industry Vic does a phenomenal job of breaking down the core of t...

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Try new things and don't be afraid to fail!  That's the type of wisdom that our hero Bill Migirditch provided in this fun hero conversation.  Bill has served industry in many capacities and his passion for making complex solutions possible is amazing.  He offers advice to those out there is to try new challenges more frequently as they may be the opportunities that stretch your abilities into new heights never dreamed of be...

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In this episode Mike Rathbun defines what the differences are in low and medium voltage. This can be an often misunderstood area in industry and Mike does a phenomenal job of explaining the different ratings and how they can impact decisions in the field.  Then by going a few steps further the idea of load, cost and supporting resources are explored in depth.

Mike breaks down the underlying issue of voltage drop and for those that ...

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Renee Eddy is the first in her family to go to college and she has been making an impact in the world ever since.  She has the opportunity to work on F22 Joint Strike Fighters right out of school and learned quickly the importance of delivering on a solution and the importance of the system to meet all requirements.  Her career has led her through Defense, Data Analytics, Commercial Systems and now she's leading innovation at E...

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What better way to hear about why Ethernet/IP is a great way to enhance your VFD solutions than directly from the engineer himself that designs these systems daily.  Matthew Simmons is a brilliant controls engineer and walks through how he utilizes this communication protocol to improve his systems.  He is joined with Harvey Eure who is the VFD specialist in NC for EECO and they talk openly about why this solution works for ANCO Re...

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Jay Flores is a hero to many and is inspiring young minds everywhere he goes.  He's focused on educating people about the wonderful world of STEM and is using extremely creative ways to reach people.  In this hero conversation he discusses how his passion got started and some of the twists he's taken along the way.  From creating amazing videos that are heavily consumed on YouTube and Tik Tok to giving inspirational TED tal...

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When most people think about UPS systems they think about the basic system that may keep their computer running if power goes out.  In the industrial world this looks very different and can be a new area for people. Come along as Jonathan Fuller breaks down the key areas of an uninterruptible power supply system. He discusses brown outs, battery considerations and different types of UPS systems to consider.

Sizing up UPS systems ca...

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What happens when you mix passions of manufacturing, rock bands, adult beverages and seriously amazing content? You get an industry leading show called Manufacturing Happy Hour and it's stellar host Chris Luecke.  In this episode Chris steps away from being a host and shares his personal story with us.  At his time at Rockwell Automation he was always trying to find ways to change the game and did so through many videos that he...

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If you change the oil in your car or replace the filters in your home HVAC system you're doing preventative maintenance.  It makes sense as you're trying to extend the life of your assets.  The same philosophy exists for electrical distribution equipment and in this episode Dan Leeman walks us through tips and best practices to give you the most reliable and safe equipment possible. 

Dan breaks down how to start a preventat...

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Daniel Vaughan loves the family atmosphere he found at EECO and has a passion for serving others.  Whether he's at home, church, hanging out with friends or with the customers he supports his heart is happiest when he's helping others.  Daniel shares about his journey and how he is able to support so many industries in Virginia.  He's seeing a big increase in how vendor managed inventory is being utilized and recognizes...

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Paul Van Metre is the Co-Founder of ProShop ERP and offers insight to areas that make a significant impact for those supporting industries.  Paul specializes in helping machine and fabrication shops grow and support the changing market needs around them.  Many of these businesses begin through the industry knowledge that the owners themselves have and bring to the table.  Scaling that is where it can get tricky, and Paul unpacks ma...

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March 31, 2021 7 min

What an exciting season for EECO Asks Why.  It had multiple series, brand new heroes and ideas that are cutting edge.  In season 3 we began releasing 3 episodes per week due to your wonderful feedback and enthusiasm.  The idea episodes covered many new areas and highlighted several discussions with innovators of industry.  We started releasing all episodes on our YouTube channel and started and Instagram account to find new ways to...

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TW Controls is an innovative panel builder with a heart for teaching others about the exciting world of automation. Tim Wilborne is taking his passion for industry and is creating quite an impact.  He and his wife Amber began creating outstanding how to videos on various industrial automation topics and posting them weekly.  Together they have grown to over 25K subscribers on YouTube and are reaching people all over the world.  Tim...

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Santa Thangavel is one of the sharpest minds in industrial networking.  He's accomplished great things in his career and shares about his journey to industry.  He attended the University of Texas and after graduation has served in several roles supporting the evolution of technology in industry.  He offers great advice to others around not limiting your thinking about your career.  As he puts it if you have the skills and exper...

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