#Motor

Long Term Industrial Motor Storage

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

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

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This article is posted with permission by EASA. "When a customer calls and wants to replace his dies...

Motor Nameplate: What Information It Provides

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This article is posted with permission from EASA. The nameplate of an electric motor reveals much v...

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...

Altitude Effects On Electric Motors

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At high altitudes, the properties of air change in ways that directly impact the way electric motor...

Selecting Electric Motors for Hazardous Locations

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Electric motors are often required at potentially explosive or flammable sites, such as chemical pl...

How to Select Your Next Industrial Motor

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Regardless of the application, you and your team need to depend on your electric motor to operate c...

Choosing an Electric Motor Enclosure

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Whether the motor environment is indoors or outdoors, your motor may be exposed to moisture, dirt, ...

Choosing the Right Industrial Motor For Your Application

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When a motor is down, it’s vital to replace it quickly to maintain your production levels supp...

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 ...

Non-Reverse Ratchet

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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

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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?

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With the advancements in industrial automation and control systems, many companies are making extens...

Single-Phase vs. 3-Phase, Which Is Better?

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When you choose a motor for an application, whether for a household appliance or a large industrial ...

Selecting the Right Controls for Your Electric Motor

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Whether you’ve already purchased an electric motor or are still in the planning stage, famili...

AC and DC Motor Speed Control

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Choosing a speed controller is an important part of building an electric motor drive application an...

7 Considerations when Choosing a Speed Controller (VFD) for Your Electric Motor

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Choosing the right speed controller will extend your motor's lifetime and maximize efficiency in al...

Benefits of Soft Starters vs. VFDs for Electric Motors

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We want longevity in our motor applications to avoid expensive maintenance costs, productivity loss...

Why Single-Phase Induction Motors Need Capacitors

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

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...

Formulas and Conversion Factors

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FORMULAS FOR ELECTRIC MACHINES – ALTERNATING AND DIRECT CURRENTS FORMULAS FOR ELECTRIC CIRCUI...

Quick Guide: Repair or Replace a Motor?

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Posted with permission from EASA. ...

Glossary - Motor Related Terms and Definitions

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A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P R S T U V W Y Z From the EASA Technical Manual, this comprehensive li...

Standard Single Phase Motor Connections

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Note: All terminal markings and connections in this section are based on NEMA Stds. MG1-2009, Rev. ...

Why Use a Custom Gear Reducer?

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A gear reducer is a way to increase the torque and reduce the speed of a motor. However, there are ...

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...

What is an Electric Motor?

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Wondering what an electric motor is? Take a look at this short video! Credit: Jason Fenske (https:/...

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’...

Types Of HVAC Motors

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Electric motors are integral to HVAC systems, moving hot and cold air, pumping water, and operating ...

Types of Motors (AC/DC)

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Induction (AC) Motors Induction motors are the dominant type of motor used in alternating-current (...

The Difference Between AC and DC Motors

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When choosing a motor for your application, you will come across two different types: AC and DC mot...

What is Service Factor and How is it Used?

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

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

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When pairing your AC induction motor with a variable frequency drive (VFD), there are a few consider...

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...

Introduction to IEC Motors

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In today's digitally connected world, online suppliers like eMotors Direct can bring global electric...

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...

NEMA vs. IEC Motor Standards: What is the Difference?

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Electric motor nameplates carry essential information that helps you to quickly identify the motor m...

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...

What is a VFD, and How Does it Work?

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If you've been around AC electric motors for a while, you've probably heard about Variable Frequency...

How Does a DC Motor Work?

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DC electric motors offer a combination of unique performance capabilities and a simplicity of contro...

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...

NEMA 250 Types vs IEC 60529 Ratings

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A general misunderstanding of NEMA 250 types and IEC 60529 ratings has led to them being used interc...

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 Size a DC Motor

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

DC Motor RPM vs Voltage

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

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...

Canada’s Top Farm Duty Motor Brands

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You've got a farm to run, and your equipment needs to perform consistently and without fail. You nee...

How to Change the Direction of a DC Motor

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

How to Size a VFD for a 3-Phase Motor

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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?

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

What Makes a Motor Farm Duty?

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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

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

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...

The Future of AC Motors: Advances in Energy Efficiency

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While electric motor technologies began emerging in the 1820s, they didn't make their way into indus...

Pros and Cons of Electric vs Hydraulic Motors

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Across various industries, you'll find both electric and hydraulic motors in use. In some cases, the...

Leeson vs Baldor: What Brand Works Best for What Environment

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So, you’ve input the ratings you need your new motor to meet, and your choices are down to two...

Talk to the Experts

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Saturday, August 22nd, eMotors Direct’s first radio interview aired on 650 CKOM Saskatchewan N...

Revolutionizing Canada's Electric Motor Supply Chain

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It's no secret the COVID-19 pandemic has forced business owners and professionals to think critical...

Motor Nameplate Series

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

Drum Reversing Switch Wiring Diagrams

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Drum Reversing Switch for a 5-Lead Single-Phase Motor Download PDF HERE. Drum Reversing Switch for a...

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...

Baldor Versus Marathon Motors: What Brand Suits Each Environment Best

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We’re back with another battle of the brands. This week, we’re looking at two identical ...

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...