• How to Test an Electric Motor

    A deep dive into maintenance to give you a better understanding of the tests used to monitor your electric motor and related components. Using the findings of these tests you’ll be able to put a maintenance plan in place that will keep your motor running in tip top shape, saving you time and money.

    By Chris Beaton

  • 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 preventive and/or predictive maintenance processes in place. We go over the difference and talk about outsourcing in this article.

    By Cory Soetaert

  • Top Reasons Why Your Electric Motor is Overheating

    By Cory Soetaert

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

    Running your AC Induction motor with a VFD gives you precise speed control, but there a few things to look out for. Avoid downtime and increase your cost savings with these motor and VFD pairing tips.

    By Chris Beaton

  • Glossary - Motor Related Terms and Definitions

    A glossary of electric motor terms from absorption current to pinfire sparking to yield strength and everything in between.

    By Chris Beaton

  • Quick Guide: Repair or Replace a Motor?

    A schematic from EASA, follow the flow to find out if you're electric motor is repairable or if it's time for a replacement.

    By Cory Soetaert

  • Formulas and Conversion Factors

    Formulas and conversion factors for electric motors. AC and DC currents. Formulas for resistance, inductance, and capacitance. Temperature corrections. Formulas for circles. Formulas for sine waves.

    By EASA

  • Synthetic Lubricants for Use in Rolling Element Bearings

    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.

    By Chris Beaton

  • Replacing an Engine with an Electric Motor? Horsepower Is Horsepower – or Is It?

    The units we use to measure horsepower are different when comparing an engine to an electric motor. Read on to learn more about the differences and what else you need to know before you make your replacement.

    By EASA


  • 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
  • The Electric Motor Supplier of Canada's Electrical Contractors

    By Chris Beaton · November 16, 2021
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