Fundamental Knowledge

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

    By Cory Soetaert

  • DC Motor RPM vs Voltage

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

    By Chris Beaton

  • How to Size a DC Motor

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

    By Chris Beaton

  • What You Need to Know About Manufacturer Warranty

    Taking the time to properly understand your equipment's limitations and your intended application's requirements will help you operate your electric motor within the warranty's scope and avoid common user errors that could void your coverage.

    By Cory Soetaert

  • What Causes Motor Overload?

    Most, if not all, electric motor manufacturers do not provide a warranty if the product has been damaged due to overload. That is why you must understand what can cause motor overload, learn how to recognize it, and understand your intended application so you can avoid damage to your costly assets.

    By Cory Soetaert

  • NEMA 250 Types vs IEC 60529 Ratings

    NEMA 250 Types and IEC 60529 Ratings are systems of standardization for electrical equipment enclosures. However, since NEMA 250 Types test for additional protections, the two rating systems are not interchangeable.

    By Chris Beaton

  • How Does a DC Motor Work?

    This article is your guide to the fundamentals of DC electric motors, giving you the information you need to decide for yourself if they're the right fit for your application.

    By Cory Soetaert

  • What is a VFD, and How Does it Work?

    VFDs give you greater control over how your AC motor performs, enabling you to find opportunities to increase efficiency and performance and maximize productive quality.

    By Chris Beaton


  • Variable Torque vs Constant Torque Loads

    By Cory Soetaert · July 12, 2022
  • Can Electric Motors be Mounted Vertically?

    By Chris Beaton · June 23, 2022
  • 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
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