Parts & Accessories

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.

NEMA - Motor Frame Chart

eMotors Direct

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association has printed a framing chart for electrical motor systems. This chart contains information on standard NEMA frames vs horsepower, motor dimension chart, assembly position, and more.

Why Single-Phase Induction Motors Need Capacitors

Cory Soetaert

Single phase induction motors are commonly found anywhere single-phase power is being used. When fitted with a start capacitor, they are able to develop sufficient starting torque to self-start, and a run capacitor improves their efficiency and performance during operation.

Synthetic Lubricants for Use in Rolling Element Bearings

Chris Beaton

Roller element bearings have started to use grease lubrication, displaying the specifications of the lubricant on the nameplate. Read on to find out why you should use the correct synthetic grease when called upon.

Space Heaters to Combat Motor Condensation

Chris Beaton

Electric motors frequently have space heaters (or strip heaters) installed to prevent moisture condensation in the motor during times when the motor is not running. The use of silicone rubber space heaters applied to stator windings helps to reduce the condensation within the motor.

Preventing VFD-Induced Bearing Damage in Electric Motors

Cory Soetaert

VFDs create shaft currents in many electric motors that can damage the bearings, impacting productivity and incurring increased operating costs. Ensure you get AEGIS Shaft Grounding Rings or FAG Insulated Bearings from eMotors Direct on your next overhaul or new purchase.

5 Easy Steps Slashing Bearing Failures

Cory Soetaert

By implementing these five, common sense steps, your company will increase the lifespan of your electric motor bearings. Saving time, effort, and costs.

Basic Electric Motor Troubleshooting

Chris Beaton

5 basic tips on troubleshooting electric motor issues like failure to start, stoppage, failure to reach full speed, overheating, and vibration. Get from problem to diagnosis to solution with this article.

Choosing an Electric Motor Enclosure

Chris Beaton

By understanding the NEMA and IP ratings and the key electric motor enclosure designs on the market today, you’ll have a better understanding of how to choose an enclosure for your application that ensures a long and trouble-free service life for your motor.