#Controls

Turndown Ratio in AC Motor Speed Control

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The ability to slow down the speed of the motor is needed in some operations. However, if a motor ru...

VFD Maximum And Minimum Speeds

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

Selecting the Right Controls for Your Electric Motor

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

AC and DC Motor Speed Control

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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

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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

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

Preventing VFD-Induced Bearing Damage in Electric Motors

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

Troubleshooting a Failed VFD

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

What to Consider When Pairing Your AC Induction Motor with a VFD*

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When pairing your AC induction motor with a variable frequency drive (VFD), there are a few consider...

What is a VFD, and How Does it Work?

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

How Does a DC Motor Work?

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

DC Motor RPM vs Voltage

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Though the AC induction motor is increasing in popularity, many industries still use DC motors. They...

Canada’s Top Farm Duty Motor Brands

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You've got a farm to run, and your equipment needs to perform consistently and without fail. You nee...

How to Change the Direction of a DC Motor

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So, you’ve purchased a DC motor, taken the time to install it, and upon startup, you noticed t...

VFD Regeneration Explained

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At its most basic, an electric motor is essentially an energy conversion device. It takes power from...

How to Size a VFD for a 3-Phase Motor

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With hundreds of electric motor and motor control options on the market, it can be hard to decipher ...

What Types of Motors Can Be Used with VFDs?

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While the AC induction motor was a marvellous invention that forever changed the way we do work, the...

Wiring a Pressure Transducer to a VFD

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In some applications, a simple on/off switch just doesn't quite cut it. You'll find machinery that o...

Running a DC Motor with a Solar Panel

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The purchase price of your electric motor only accounts for a small percentage of the total lifetime...

How to Connect a Capacitor to an AC Motor

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Over the years, electric motors have changed drastically. You can find hundreds of designs on the ma...

Pros and Cons of Electric vs Hydraulic Motors

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Across various industries, you'll find both electric and hydraulic motors in use. In some cases, the...

Talk to the Experts

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Saturday, August 22nd, eMotors Direct’s first radio interview aired on 650 CKOM Saskatchewan N...

Drum Reversing Switch Wiring Diagrams

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Drum Reversing Switch for a 5-Lead Single-Phase Motor Download PDF HERE. Drum Reversing Switch for a...