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#Maintenance

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...

Cory Soetaert
Business Development Manager

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

Replacing a Farm Duty Motor

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

Cory Soetaert
Business Development Manager

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Effect of Voltage Variation on Induction Motor Characteristics

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

Quick Guide: Repair or Replace a Motor?

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Taking Care of Your Electric Motor

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

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’...

How To Replace Electric Motor Bearings

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

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...

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...

How to Test an Electric Motor

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

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 ...

What You Need to Know About Manufacturer Warranty

Most items come with a manufacturer warranty. There are laws and regulations on warranties, what the...

How to Check Brushes on a DC Motor

Small DC motors may be more common than you think. You'll find them in your garage, underneath the b...

The Electric Motor Supplier of Canada's Food Manufacturers

When it comes to sourcing electric motors, why not stick with the good old brick-and-mortar local s...