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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...

Maintaining Your Industrial Motor in the Winter

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

Maintenance Tips For Farm Duty Motors

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

Cory Soetaert
Business Development Manager

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...

Why Single-Phase Induction Motors Need Capacitors

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

Effect of Voltage Variation on Induction Motor Characteristics

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

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 Deal with Motor Failure Over the Holidays

Motor failure over the holidays? A disaster we’d all like to avoid! In this article, we’...

What is Service Factor and How is it Used?

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

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...

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...

What Causes Motor Overload?

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

Replacing an Overloaded Motor

So, you think your electric motor failed from being overloaded. After verifying that the failure is ...

How to Size a DC Motor

When it comes time to select a DC electric motor, whether for replacement or initial installation, t...

DC Motor RPM vs Voltage

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

How to Change the Direction of a DC Motor

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

VFD Regeneration Explained

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

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?

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

What Makes a Motor Farm Duty?

If you’ve been in the business of purchasing and using electric motors, you’ve likely co...

Running a DC Motor with a Solar Panel

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