#Maintenance

Types of Motors that are Susceptible to the Cold

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Temperature changes can have significant impacts on motors. It's crucial to understand which types ...

Maintaining Your Industrial Motor in the Winter

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

Furnace Motor Replacement: Top Brands

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Replacing an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) furnace motor can be challenging. Manufacturers ...

Replacing HVAC Motors

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Electric motors do the physical work of moving air and driving compressors in HVAC systems, operati...

Troubleshooting HVAC Motors

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To troubleshoot non-functioning or poorly performing HVAC motors, there are several key steps to ta...

Farm Motor Safety

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Farm Duty motors operate near people and livestock, performing a variety of tasks in harsh conditio...

Maintenance Tips For Farm Duty Motors

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

Replacing a Farm Duty Motor

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

Electric Motor Safety

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Maintaining a safe work environment is paramount in industrial settings that involve high-voltage i...

Basic Electric Motor Troubleshooting

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Motor downtime can mean lost revenue, product spoilage, equipment failure and employee downtime. A ...

5 Easy Steps Slashing Bearing Failures

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1. Proper Bearing for Application2. Storage & Handling of Bearings3. Installation & Handlin...

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-...

Space Heaters to Combat Motor Condensation

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Silicone Rubber Space Heaters Electric motors frequently have space heaters (or strip heaters) inst...

Synthetic Lubricants for Use in Rolling Element Bearings

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"My first exposure to synthetic lubricants for rolling element bearings was during repair of high-s...

Gearboxes and Speed Reducers for Electric Motors

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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

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In most cases, an electric motor is not suitable for driving a load directly, as it rotates too fas...

No Name Plate? No Problem.

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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

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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

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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

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

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...

How to Deal with Motor Failure Over the Holidays

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

How To Replace Electric Motor Bearings

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

Maximizing Your Electric Motor Replacement

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An electric motor operated correctly can provide excellent and reliable service for many years, some...

Extreme Weather Maintenance for Electric Motors

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Electric motors must operate reliably in a wide variety of environmental conditions, from hot and du...

Selecting, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting Your Gear Reducer

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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

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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

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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

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

What Causes Motor Overload?

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

Replacing an Overloaded Motor

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

What You Need to Know About Manufacturer Warranty

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

How to Check Brushes on a DC Motor

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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

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

Motor Nameplate Series

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Your electric motor's nameplate is a valuable resource, providing you information on your motor's ca...

The Electric Motor Supplier of Canada's HVAC Professionals

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Transcript: When it comes to sourcing electric motors, why not stick with the supplier down the str...

The Electric Motor Supplier of Canada's Electrical Contractors

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Transcript: When it comes to sourcing electric motors for your customers, why not stick with the lo...

HVAC Motor Series

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In the fall of 2021, we partnered with Gary McCreadie of HVACKnowItAll.com on an HVAC motor series t...