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Choosing an Electric Motor Enclosure

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

Basic Electrical Motor Troubleshooting

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

5 Easy Steps Slashing Bearing Failures

1. Proper Bearing for Application2. Storage & Handling of Bearings3. Installation & Handlin...

Preventing VFD-Induced Bearing Damage in Electric Motors

Electric motors fitted with Variable Frequency Drives are at risk of bearing damage due to a build-...

Space Heaters to Combat Motor Condensation

Silicone Rubber Space Heaters Electric motors frequently have space heaters (or strip heaters) inst...

Synthetic Lubricants for Use in Rolling Element Bearings

"My first exposure to synthetic lubricants for rolling element bearings was during repair of high-s...

Why Single-Phase Induction Motors Need Capacitors

The single-phase induction motor is a popular workhorse motor with the advantages of being cheap, r...

Gearboxes and Speed Reducers for Electric Motors

To choose the right gearbox for your electric motor drive application, it’s important to unde...

How to Select a Speed Reducer for Your Electric Motor

In most cases, an electric motor is not suitable for driving a load directly, as it rotates too fas...

NEMA Electrical Enclosure Types for Non-Hazardous Locations

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and Underwriters Laboratories, Inc have cr...

NEMA - Motor Frame Chart

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association has printed a framing chart for electrical motor ...

Why Use a Custom Gear Reducer?

A gear reducer is a way to increase the torque and reduce the speed of a motor. However, there are ...

How and Why to Avoid Using Counterfeit Bearings

All of eMotors Direct's bearing offerings are genuine from trusted manufacturers. Find out why your...

How to Build a Custom Inline Gear Reducer

Video Transcript: Our website features an Inline gear builder option fully customizable for your ne...

Differences Between Inline & Right-Angle Gearboxes

There are two primary categories of gearbox: inline gearboxes and right-angle gearboxes. Both config...

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What You Need to Know About Gearbox Service Factor

Service factor plays a crucial role in a long-lasting, reliable gearbox. Service factor is a way to ...

Introduction to Inline Gear Reducers

Gear design and performance characteristics directly impact how well the gearbox can meet your appli...

3 Tips For Maintaining Your Inline Gearbox

Gearboxes play a crucial role in applications ranging from small appliances to high-powered industri...

How To Replace Electric Motor Bearings

Electric motor bearings regularly experience high levels of stress when driving heavy loads. This ma...