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Four Winding Failures to Avoid in AC Motors

Four Winding Failures to Avoid in AC Motors

Did you know the vast majority of electric motor failures are preventable? Sure, everything has a limited lifespan so some failures cannot be prevented, but many of the motors that come into our shop have suffered an unnecessary failure. Since our Knower Network...

NEMA Standards, Part 3 – Understanding Frame Number Suffixes

NEMA Standards, Part 3 – Understanding Frame Number Suffixes

By defining how motors are designed, built, and referred to on their respective nameplates, standards from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association apply to all electric motor manufacturers to ensure that all manufacturers follow identical dimension data and...

Is Your Motor Experiencing Excessive Heat?

Is Your Motor Experiencing Excessive Heat?

Identifying the root cause of an overheating motor can be challenging, given the multitude of potential issues it may signify. In this article, we will explore common reasons behind motor overheating, how to confirm overheating as the culprit, corrective measures, and...

Choosing an Electric Motor Repair Partner: Key Considerations

Choosing an Electric Motor Repair Partner: Key Considerations

Investing in a quality motor comes with significant costs, and ensuring its longevity and optimal performance is crucial. When faced with motor issues, selecting a repair shop that delivers quality work at a fair price becomes paramount. This article outlines...

NEMA Standards, Part 2 – Interpreting Frame Sizes

Known as NEMA for short, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, is the United States’ largest electrical equipment manufacturer trade association. As established in part 1 of our NEMA Standards blog series, uniformity is a must in electrical manufacturing....

Optimal Bearing Lubrication: Guidelines and Timing

Optimal Bearing Lubrication: Guidelines and Timing

Bearing lubrication is the cornerstone of ensuring optimal motor performance. Proper lubrication serves to reduce wear by maintaining separation between rolling surfaces, dissipating friction-induced heat, safeguarding against contaminants, averting corrosion, and...