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#Industrial

Long Term Industrial Motor Storage

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

Maintaining Your Industrial Motor in the Winter

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

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 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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...