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The Electric Motor Supplier of Canada's Electrical Contractors

Chris Beaton

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

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

Cory Soetaert

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

Baldor Versus Marathon Motors: What Brand Suits Each Environment Best

Cory Soetaert

Starting with their history, we compare two top North American electric motor brands; Baldor and Marathon. Read more to find out which one works best in which environments.

The Electric Motor Supplier of Canada's HVAC Professionals

Cory Soetaert

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!

Baldor Versus Marathon Motors: What Brand Suits Each Environment Best

Cory Soetaert

Starting with their history, we compare two top North American electric motor brands; Baldor and Marathon. Read more to find out which one works best in which environments.

Drum Reversing Switch Wiring Diagrams

Cory Soetaert

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

Leeson vs Baldor: What Brand Works Best for What Environment

Cory Soetaert

Leeson and Baldor are two of the biggest names in electric engines. Both are renowned, but which works best for your application? Read on to find out.

Drum Reversing Switch Wiring Diagrams

Cory Soetaert

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

How to Connect a Capacitor to an AC Motor

Cory Soetaert

Capacitors are necessary in storing and releasing electricity but can be tricky to replace in an AC Motor. Follow our step-by-step guide.

Wiring a Pressure Transducer to a VFD

Cory Soetaert

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

Parts & Accessories

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How To Replace Electric Motor Bearings

Cory Soetaert

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

eMotors Direct

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

Cory Soetaert

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

General Information

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Talk to the Experts

Cory Soetaert

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

A Hard-Hitting Pandemic and the Canadian Food Supply Chain

Chris Beaton

If anything at all, the disruption to the Canadian food supply chain caused by the pandemic has revealed shortcomings in the supply chain and a massive opportunity for companies to embrace digitization. Rad the full article to read more!

Canadian Agriculture and the Pandemic

Cory Soetaert

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

Fundamental Knowledge

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

Cory Soetaert

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

Chris Beaton

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

How to Size a DC Motor

Chris Beaton

We look at the physical, mechanical, and electrical requirements to ensure the motor you have chosen is entirely up to the task. Read more!

Educational Videos

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The Electric Motor Supplier of Canada's Electrical Contractors

Chris Beaton

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

Cory Soetaert

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

Cory Soetaert

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.

How to Checkout With eMotors Direct

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

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

eMotors Direct

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.

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How to Test an Electric Motor

Chris Beaton

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

Cory Soetaert

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

Chris Beaton

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.

Selecting, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting Your Gear Reducer

Chris Beaton

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

Cory Soetaert

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

Cory Soetaert

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.