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Long Term Industrial Motor Storage

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

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...

Motor Nameplate: What Information It Provides

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

Types of Motors that are Susceptible to the Cold

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

Maintaining Your Industrial Motor in the Winter

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

Furnace Motor Replacement: Top Brands

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

Replacing HVAC Motors

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

Troubleshooting HVAC Motors

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

Farm Motor Safety

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

Maintenance Tips For Farm Duty Motors

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

Replacing A Farm Motor

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

Altitude Effects On Electric Motors

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

Selecting Electric Motors for Hazardous Locations

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

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...

Choosing an Electric Motor Enclosure

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

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...

Electric Motor Safety

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

Basic Electric Motor Troubleshooting

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

Non-Reverse Ratchet

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

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...

Are Stainless Steel Motors Worth It?

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

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 ...

Introduction To The Variable Frequency Drive

AC induction motors are used in many industrial applications as well as commercial and domestic pro...

VFD Maximum And Minimum Speeds

A VFD enables fine control of AC induction motor speed, creating opportunities for increased effici...

Selecting the Right Controls for Your Electric Motor

Whether you’ve already purchased an electric motor or are still in the planning stage, famili...

AC and DC Motor Speed Control

Choosing a speed controller is an important part of building an electric motor drive application an...

7 Considerations when Choosing a Speed Controller (VFD) for Your Electric Motor

Choosing the right speed controller will extend your motor's lifetime and maximize efficiency in al...

Benefits of Soft Starters vs. VFDs for Electric Motors

We want longevity in our motor applications to avoid expensive maintenance costs, productivity loss...

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...

How B2B Buying Has Changed

The B2B buying process has undergone a shift that models recent trends in online shopping and eComme...

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...

The Importance of High Quality Supplier Data

Supplier data is a critical component of the supply chain, enabling informed decision-making during...

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 ...

Optimizing Your Supply Chain

Your supply chain is responsible for a large part of your operating costs. It determines how you ca...

The Future Of Supply Chain Management

Regardless of industry, modern businesses are moving from an outdated linear supply chain model to ...

Cross-Reference Search

Looking for the right motor can sometimes be very difficult. The product you are looking for might ...

No Name Plate? No Problem.

The motor nameplate provides the critical motor specifications and the catalogue number needed to r...

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...

Definitions for Hazardous Locations in North America

In North America, hazardous locations have traditionally been defined by a combination of classes a...

Effect of Voltage Variation on Induction Motor Characteristics

What is voltage variation? Voltage variation is the deviation of voltage from the rated voltage; NE...

Formulas and Conversion Factors

FORMULAS FOR ELECTRIC MACHINES – ALTERNATING AND DIRECT CURRENTS FORMULAS FOR ELECTRIC CIRCUI...

Quick Guide: Repair or Replace a Motor?

Posted with permission from EASA. ...

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...

Standard Single Phase Motor Connections

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

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 ...

Taking Care of Your Electric Motor

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

How and Why to Avoid Using Counterfeit Bearings

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

What is an Electric Motor?

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

How to Build a Custom Inline Gear Reducer

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

The Loyalty Rewards Program Explained

We asked our customers what’s most important to them and created a loyalty rewards program to...

How to Create an Account at eMotors Direct

Whether you know exactly what motor you need or whether you’re still not sure, we’re co...

How to Checkout With eMotors Direct

Video Transcript: Welcome to eMotorsDirect.ca, your solution for industrial motors, gear reducers, ...

Differences Between Inline & Right-Angle Gearboxes

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

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 ...

Troubleshooting a Failed VFD

Variable Frequency Drives, or VFDs, enable precise speed control of AC induction motors in a wide ra...

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’...

Types Of HVAC Motors

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

Introduction to Inline Gear Reducers

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

Types of Motors (AC/DC)

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

3 Tips For Maintaining Your Inline Gearbox

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

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...

What is Service Factor and How is it Used?

Understanding the motor nameplate's ratings and having a full understanding of your application can ...

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...

How To Replace Electric Motor Bearings

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

Introduction to IEC Motors

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

Maximizing Your Electric Motor Replacement

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

Extreme Weather Maintenance for Electric Motors

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

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

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

Selecting, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting Your Gear Reducer

A gear reducer, or gearbox, is one of the most significant purchases you will make when assembling a...

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...

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...

What is a VFD, and How Does it Work?

If you've been around AC electric motors for a while, you've probably heard about Variable Frequency...

How Does a DC Motor Work?

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

How to Test an Electric Motor

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

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...

What Causes Motor Overload?

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