Motors

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

    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.

    By Cory Soetaert

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

    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.

    By Cory Soetaert

  • The Future of AC Motors: Advances in Energy Efficiency

    Energy efficiency isn't just a buzzword; it can directly impact your bottom line. Wondering if it’s worth it? Read on to find out.

    By Cory Soetaert

  • Running a DC Motor with a Solar Panel

    Choosing to run your electric motor on solar power can help to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions significantly. However, the flow of voltage is not as consistent as what is required by your DC electric motor. Read on to learn how to make it work!

    By Cory Soetaert

  • 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!

    By Cory Soetaert

  • 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!

    By Chris Beaton

  • 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.

    By Cory Soetaert

  • Pros and Cons of Electric vs Hydraulic Motors

    What are the pros and cons of electric vs hydraulic motors? We dig into the details to figure out when and for what applications each option is best suited for.

    By Chris Beaton

  • What Makes a Motor Farm Duty?

    While many electric motors can be used in agricultural applications, there are some key features “Farm Duty” motors have that help them work well in the harsh and rugged applications found on the farm. Read more!

    By Chris Beaton

  • 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.

    By Chris Beaton

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  • Do You Need an IEEE-841 Motor?

    By Cory Soetaert · February 8, 2022
  • Guest Blog with Edmonton Chamber of Commerce

    By Chris Beaton · January 4, 2022
  • HVAC Motor Series

    By Chris Beaton · December 7, 2021
  • The Electric Motor Supplier of Canada's Electrical Contractors

    By Chris Beaton · November 16, 2021
  • Power Consumption of a 3-Phase vs a Single-Phase Motor

    By Cory Soetaert · November 9, 2021
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