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  • Variable Torque vs Constant Torque Loads

    The most important factor in selecting the correct variable frequency drive (VFD) for your application is to know what type of load will be applied to your electric motor. The type of load will determine the size of the VFD needed and, in turn, the cost. Read to learn more!

    By Cory Soetaert

  • Can Electric Motors be Mounted Vertically?

    Can electric motors be mounted vertically? Put simply, yes. But to extend the life of your motor and for it to perform optimally, you’ll want to select a vertical motor for a vertical application. Read more!

    Chris Beaton

  • Do You Need an IEEE-841 Motor?

    So, should you consider an IEEE-841 electric motor for your application? What is it? What motors does it cover? And do you need it? We cover it all in this blog post. Read more!

    Cory Soetaert

  • Baldor Versus Marathon Motors: What Brand Suits Each Environment Best

  • Leeson vs Baldor: What Brand Works Best for What Environment

  • The Future of AC Motors: Advances in Energy Efficiency

  • How to Connect a Capacitor to an AC Motor

Motors

  • Variable Torque vs Constant Torque Loads

    The most important factor in selecting the correct variable frequency drive (VFD) for your application is to know what type of load will be applied to your electric motor. The type of load will determine the size of the VFD needed and, in turn, the cost. Read to learn more!

  • Can Electric Motors be Mounted Vertically?

    Can electric motors be mounted vertically? Put simply, yes. But to extend the life of your motor and for it to perform optimally, you’ll want to select a vertical motor for a vertical application. Read more!

  • Do You Need an IEEE-841 Motor?

    So, should you consider an IEEE-841 electric motor for your application? What is it? What motors does it cover? And do you need it? We cover it all in this blog post. Read more!

Controls

  • Drum Reversing Switch Wiring Diagrams

    Wiring diagrams for single-phase motors with drum reversing switches. Find 5-lead, 7-lead, and 9-lead downloads here.

  • Wiring a Pressure Transducer to a VFD

    What is a pressure transducer? How does it work? And how do you wire it into your circuit? Read now for your answers.

  • What Types of Motors Can Be Used with VFDs?

    While the use of VFDs allows you to adjust the speed of your AC induction motor, not all motors are compatible with VFDs. Read this article to learn more about choosing the correct motor for your application.

Parts & Accessories

  • How To Replace Electric Motor Bearings

    What to consider when it's time to replace your electric motor bearings and a step by step guide on how to do it.

  • How to Build a Custom Inline Gear Reducer

    Need a custom gear reducer to get the output you want from your motor? Build the perfect solution with our advanced simple-to-use Custom Gearbox Builder.

  • How and Why to Avoid Using Counterfeit Bearings

    Using counterfeit bearings can lead to premature failure of multiple electric motor components from issues like excessive vibration and overheating.

General Information

  • Guest Blog with Edmonton Chamber of Commerce

    A deep dive into the Tech industry of Edmonton, AB. We explore Tech during the pandemic and beyond. Read more now.

  • Talk to the Experts

    Saturday, August 22nd, eMotors Direct’s first radio interview aired on 650 CKOM Saskatchewan Newstalk Radio. Listen to the episodes here.

  • Canadian Agriculture and the Pandemic

    The Canadian agriculture industry has proven its resilience once again. Learn how the pandemic has affected the Canadian agriculture industry. Read more!

Fundamental Knowledge

  • HVAC Motor Series

    Through our partnership with HVACKnowItAll, we wrote a 4 part HVAC motor series disucssing how HVAC motor's work, how to troubleshoot your HVAC Motors, optimizing your HVAC motor supply chain, and how to cross-reference OEM HVAC motors. Read now!

  • Power Consumption of a 3-Phase vs a Single-Phase Motor

    Though single-phase and 3-phase power supplies have their pros and cons, they have different applications. Read this article to learn more.

  • DC Motor RPM vs Voltage

    DC motor's speed, torque, and voltage are all interconnected. Understand the different ways you can control your electric motor. Read more!

Educational Videos

  • The Electric Motor Supplier of Canada's Electrical Contractors

    In this video, we walk you through the steps an Electrical Contractor would follow to find an electric motor replacement.

  • The Electric Motor Supplier of Canada's HVAC Professionals

    We walk you through the steps of an HVAC electric motor replacement. From the moment of failure, right up to when you're client is back up and running. Watch now!

  • Motor Nameplate Series

    Your electric motor's nameplate is a valuable resource, providing you information on your motor's capabilities, features, and efficiency. In this series, we cover the most important information you can find on your motor's nameplate and what to do if there isn't one! Read more.

Tutorials

  • How to Checkout With eMotors Direct

    Once you've foundn what you're looking for, checking out is easy! Follow these 4 easy steps to make your purchase from emotorsdirect.ca.

  • How to Create an Account at eMotors Direct

    View this video tutorial for step by step instructions to create an account on https://www.emotorsdirect.ca/

  • The Loyalty Rewards Program Explained

    We asked our customers what’s most important to them and created a loyalty rewards program to bring them the benefits they need to make their jobs easier. From a personal account to free restocking, we’ve got you covered.

Decrease Downtime

  • How to Test an Electric Motor

    A deep dive into maintenance to give you a better understanding of the tests used to monitor your electric motor and related components. Using the findings of these tests you’ll be able to put a maintenance plan in place that will keep your motor running in tip top shape, saving you time and money.

  • Plant Maintenance Practices and the Opportunity for Outsourcing

    One of the key ways to keep your plant running smoothly and reduce downtime is to put some preventive and/or predictive maintenance processes in place. We go over the difference and talk about outsourcing in this article.

  • Selecting, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting Your Gear Reducer

    Your gear reducer is one of the cornerstones of your operation and making the right choices in selection and maintenance will ensure that it provides you with many years of reliable productivity. Follow these tips to optimize your gear reducer.

Gearing

  • Selecting, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting Your Gear Reducer

    Your gear reducer is one of the cornerstones of your operation and making the right choices in selection and maintenance will ensure that it provides you with many years of reliable productivity. Follow these tips to optimize your gear reducer.

  • 3 Tips For Maintaining Your Inline Gearbox

    Maintaining a reliable and trouble-free gearbox is straightforward as long as you operate it within the ratings specified by the manufacturer and use a regular preventative maintenance program to spot issues and fix them before they cause damage to your vital equipment.

  • Introduction to Inline Gear Reducers

    Gear design and performance characteristics directly impact how well the gearbox can meet your application's needs. In this post, we'll walk through a basic introduction to inline gearboxes and some typical applications.