How to Know It’s Time for an Electric Motor Replacement

Almost every industry, including manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, HVAC, and more, all depend on electric motors for their daily operations. The motors provide a means of efficiency to get final products and services completed faster, which leads to higher profits and satisfied stakeholders. So obviously electric motors are vital for many businesses, yet so many owners don’t know when they should replace their motors. Continue reading to learn how to know it’s time for an electric motor replacement.

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The Difference Between AC and DC Motors

Many individuals confuse AC and DC motors because they’re similar in functionality; however, they get their power from different sources. When it comes to fixing your electric motors or purchasing replacements, you should know the difference between AC and DC motors. Keep reading to learn more.

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What to Consider When Choosing an Electric Motor

Electric motors allow businesses to operate more smoothly by having more-efficient machines. The motors help machines of all different kinds operate at their best, and it’s critical that each machine has the appropriate motor. If a machine’s motor doesn’t have enough torque or voltage available, the motor could overheat or even damage the machine. However, there are many other factors to keep in mind before purchasing a new electric motor. So if you’re in the market for an electric motor, we strongly encourage you to continue reading so you know what to consider when choosing an electric motor.

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Moley Magnetics, Inc. Application Story | Selecting a Motor

Application Story Situation: Moley Magnetics, Inc. had been working on quoting a customer on a motor and variable frequency drive that would be used in a kiln application; with extremely high temperatures and 100% humidity.

Spec: The customer was requesting that the motor be inverter duty vs. inverter rated.

Moley Response: Upon further questioning, we were able to explain to the customer that a true inverter duty motor is used in applications where positioning is critical to the application.  (more…)

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