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Guidelines to a Good Motor Repair

Good motor repairs should maintain the efficiency level of the motor before its failure and last for a significant amount of time when placed back into operation. While this may seem obvious to many, the steps required in the repair process and the information needed...

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DC Motors versus AC Motors: What You Need to Know

In 1834, Thomas Davenport developed the first electric motor powerful enough to perform an actual task. However, there were earlier iterations developed by Michael Faraday and Joseph Henry, but their devices were not powerful enough to perform a task...

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Eight Common Benefits of Dynamic Balancing

The ultimate goal in any piece of equipment is to have it operating free of any vibration while running smoothly for a long time. In reality, however, vibration is always going to be a part of any rotating machinery, and certain levels of vibration may even be acceptable...

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5 Reasons Your Electric Motors Keep Overheating

An overheated electric motor will bring your equipment to a screeching halt. And while excessive heat may be the problem confronting you, knowing how and why your motor overheated is imperative. Until you get to the root of the problem, your motor will continue...

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Electric Motor Testing & Troubleshooting

The use of electrical motors in vehicles is very common and useful. These small wonders are capable of converting electrical energy into mechanical energy to power windshield wipers, windows, antennas, seats and rear view mirrors...

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Tips for Maintaining an Electric Motor

Electric motors are one of the greatest innovations in history, and although motors may seem to be a modern invention, they’re not. William Sturgeon invented the first DC motor in 1832. You’d think most people who use electric motors would know how to maintain their motor...

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Tips for storage electric motor

Some people do not concern about the correct method to storage the electric motor. This matter look like simple and easy but if we not take serious action, it can cause serious damage and involve high cost for repairing when electric motor defect due to not proper...

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Five tips for better electric motor maintenance

It is essential to perform preventive maintenance (PM) checks on electric motors as a part of managing facility assets because they have a massive impact on a business' productivity and profit. Consider the five tips highlighted below...

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Slotless versus slotted brushless DC motors

Brushless DC motors are the technology of choice for applications operating at higher speeds. However, two different motor architectures can present a selection conundrum. The last decade has seen a growing acceptance of brushless DC motors as an alternative to brushed...

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Signs You Need to Repair Your Electric Motor

Electric motors are essentially the heartbeat behind many industrial companies. Whether you work in construction, manufacturing, or automotive, you’re going to work with electric motors frequently. Your daily operations are grounded in efficiency...

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What are Electromechanical Devices?

Almost any single device with an electrical and mechanical component can be referred to as electromechanical (EM). You might even call an electric motor an electromechanical device, because it turns electricity into rotary (mechanical) motion...

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Why motor monitoring matters so much

Predictive maintenance has become a worldwide accepted practice and is being implemented and finely tuned by nearly every industry category. Locating, defining, and acting on potential problems before they become catastrophic is the main objective of a predictive maintenance program...

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DC motors: Why are they still used?

DC motors were first developed in the early 19th century and continue to be used today. Ányos Jedlik is credited as being the first to experiment with DC motors in 1827. William Sturgeon (1832) and Thomas Davenport (1837) are credited with taking Jedlik's laboratory instrument and trying to commercialize it...

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Assure machine reliability on rotating equipment

Machinery repairs can measurably improve machine uptime, if critical control points are observed to ensure proper shaft and housing repairs for machines with rolling element bearings. Starting with a typical industrial machine, the electric motor, the repair process will be examined, focusing on shaft and housing conformance.

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Electric motors: Repair or replace?

Assess impact on production, reliability, suitability and cost. There are many software tools, spreadsheets and other freely available tools that one can use to make a sound judgment about the repair/replace decision for electric motors.

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