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What Causes Motor Overload?

One of the most common causes of electric motor failure is overload. Mechanical or electrical overlo...

NEMA 250 Types vs IEC 60529 Ratings

A general misunderstanding of NEMA 250 types and IEC 60529 ratings has led to them being used interc...

How to Test an Electric Motor

While we have talked about preventive and predictive maintenance in previous articles (read this art...

How Does a DC Motor Work?

DC electric motors offer a combination of unique performance capabilities and a simplicity of contro...

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 preventiv...

Top Reasons Why Your Electric Motor is Overheating

Overheating is one of the leading causes of winding and bearing failure within an electric motor. Bu...

NEMA vs. IEC Motor Standards: What is the Difference?

Electric motor nameplates carry essential information that helps you to quickly identify the motor m...

Extreme Weather Maintenance for Electric Motors

Electric motors must operate reliably in a wide variety of environmental conditions, from hot and du...

Maximizing Your Electric Motor Replacement

An electric motor operated correctly can provide excellent and reliable service for many years, some...

Introduction to IEC Motors

In today's digitally connected world, online suppliers like eMotors Direct can bring global electric...

What to Consider When Pairing Your AC Induction Motor with a VFD*

When pairing your AC induction motor with a variable frequency drive (VFD), there are a few consider...

Chris Beaton
CEO at eMotors Direct

The Difference Between AC and DC Motors

When choosing a motor for your application, you will come across two different types: AC and DC mot...

Cory Soetaert
Business Development Manager

Types of Motors (AC/DC)

Induction (AC) Motors Induction motors are the dominant type of motor used in alternating-current (...

Types Of HVAC Motors

Electric motors are integral to HVAC systems, moving hot and cold air, pumping water, and operating ...

How to Deal with Motor Failure Over the Holidays

Motor failure over the holidays? A disaster we’d all like to avoid! In this article, we’...

What is an Electric Motor?

Wondering what an electric motor is? Take a look at this short video! Credit: Jason Fenske (https:/...

Taking Care of Your Electric Motor

Taking care of your electric motor can provide you with a long service life reducing downtime and l...

Standard Single Phase Motor Connections

Note: All terminal markings and connections in this section are based on NEMA Stds. MG1-2009, Rev. ...

Glossary - Motor Related Terms and Definitions

A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P R S T U V W Y Z From the EASA Technical Manual, this comprehensive li...

Quick Guide: Repair or Replace a Motor?

Posted with permission from EASA. ...

5 Important Points to Consider Before Purchasing an Electric Motor

The worst thing that could happen in a commercial building is for the electric motor driving the HV...

Single-Phase vs. Three-Phase, Which Is Better?

When you choose a motor for an application, whether for a household appliance or a large industrial ...

Are Stainless Steel Motors Worth It?

With the advancements in industrial automation and control systems, many companies are making extens...

Turndown Ratio in AC Motor Speed Control

The ability to slow down the speed of the motor is needed in some operations. However, if a motor ru...

Non-Reverse Ratchet

Reasons for Non-Reverse Ratchets When an operator says he "wound up the pump to full speed," he is ...

Basic Electric Motor Troubleshooting

Motor downtime can mean lost revenue, product spoilage, equipment failure and employee downtime. A ...

Electric Motor Safety

Maintaining a safe work environment is paramount in industrial settings that involve high-voltage i...

Choosing the Right Industrial Motor For Your Application

When a motor is down, it’s vital to replace it quickly to maintain your production levels supp...

Choosing an Electric Motor Enclosure

Whether the motor environment is indoors or outdoors, your motor may be exposed to moisture, dirt, ...

How to Select Your Next Industrial Motor

Regardless of the application, you and your team need to depend on your electric motor to operate c...

Selecting Electric Motors for Hazardous Locations

Electric motors are often required at potentially explosive or flammable sites, such as chemical pl...

Altitude Effects On Electric Motors

At high altitudes, the properties of air change in ways that directly impact the way electric motor...

Replacing A Farm Motor

Farms are among the harshest environments for electric motors to operate in, and even the most robu...

Cory Soetaert
Business Development Manager

Maintenance Tips For Farm Duty Motors

Farm duty motors operate heavy machinery around the clock in harsh environments, where corrosion, w...

Cory Soetaert
Business Development Manager

Farm Motor Safety

Farm Duty motors operate near people and livestock, performing a variety of tasks in harsh conditio...

Cory Soetaert
Business Development Manager

Troubleshooting HVAC Motors

To troubleshoot non-functioning or poorly performing HVAC motors, there are several key steps to ta...

Replacing HVAC Motors

Electric motors do the physical work of moving air and driving compressors in HVAC systems, operati...

Furnace Motor Replacement: Top Brands

Replacing an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) furnace motor can be challenging. Manufacturers ...

Maintaining Your Industrial Motor in the Winter

During the winter months, cold temperatures and icy weather can wreak havoc on electric motor applic...

Types of Motors that are Susceptible to the Cold

Temperature changes can have significant impacts on motors. It's crucial to understand which types ...

Motor Nameplate: What Information It Provides

This article is posted with permission from EASA. The nameplate of an electric motor reveals much v...

Replacing an Engine with an Electric Motor? Horsepower Is Horsepower – or Is It?

This article is posted with permission by EASA. "When a customer calls and wants to replace his dies...

Long Term Industrial Motor Storage

Commonly, industrial and manufacturing plants require a backup inventory including motors and parts....