What Are Brake Motors?

Brake motors are used all of the time, whether you notice them or not. These motors are what allows equipment and vehicles to slow down or completely stop. Without them, there would be nothing that allows you to stop your vehicle at a red light, stop sign, or slow down when you’re turning. The brake contains either a DC or AC unit that is mounted to the non-drive end of the motor. In a DC brake, there is a brake coil that is fed in the motor and will automatically switch to the AC motor supply. Let’s look a bit closer into how a brake motor works. Different Types of Brakes There are multiple types of brakes one may have, from single face to power off to a particle brake. A single face brake uses one friction surface. It will engage with the input and output parts of the clutch. These are some of the most common brakes out there. A power off brake can both stop and hold a load when power is disconnected. Another name for these brakes is “fail-safe brakes.” You would find these brakes likely on an electric motor. There is a spring type brake that functions when no electricity is used for the brake. Instead, a spring pushes against a pressure plate. This creates friction. Brakes in a Motor Vehicle The braking system in a motor vehicle must work to slow down an entire vehicle. Without it, the vehicle would keep running, and wouldn’t stop until it ran into something. For a modern car, there will be a brake on every wheel. Typically, though,...

How to Prevent a Disaster From a Failing Sewage Pump

Although we never want appliances in our homes to fail, the sewage pump is one part you especially do not want to fail. If the sewage pump goes, you could be left with a terrible mess to deal with that could cause a lot of damage to your home. The sewage pump is there to move solids and liquids between two locations – from the house and into the sewage basin. The sewage pump goes in the lowest part of the basin. Now, if that sewage pump failed, you could be left with sewage overflowing the basin and coming back into your home. That is why it is crucial to have a maintenance plan in place to prevent the pump from failing. Let’s take a look at a maintenance routine to keep your sewage pump in top shape, and what to do to prevent a disaster from occurring.   Common Problems Unfortunately, one of the most common issues with a sewage pump is when the power goes out. When the power goes out, typically it is out of our control. So, how do you prevent the pump from failing if the power goes out? By installing a backup battery to the pump. Getting a professional to install a battery pack will ensure your sewage pump continues to operate even if the power went out. Another common issue stems from improper installation. That is why when you are dealing with a sewage pump, it is essential that you have a professional do the work. You need to have a sewage pump that is suitable for the size of your home,...
5 Types of Frequently Used Motors

5 Types of Frequently Used Motors

Motors are all around us, and we can take for granted who necessary they are. Whether they are in your home, back yard, or a commercial facility, without motors our life would be a lot harder and a lot less comfortable. If you ever wanted to know what some of the most frequently used motors are, read on. AC/DC Motors AC and DC motors covert electrical energy into mechanical energy. While their purpose is the same, they are actually quite different motors. AC motors use alternating current whereas DC motors use direct current. AC motors have a long life expectancy because they are not constructed with brushes. DC motors are constructed with brushes and a commutator. This means that there is more maintenance and a reduction in life expectancy. Brake Motors Brake motors usually combine a brake and motor package. They are used to stop and hold action, but they can also produce motion. For their construction, brake motors have an electromagnetic disc on an AC motor. Together, this causes the motor to be blocked, in effect braking it.  Any solidly constructed brake motor will come with a high safety margin to ensure that it always works. Swimming Pool Motors There is a lot that needs to happen behind the scenes of a swimming pool for it to be fully enjoyed. And a swimming pool motor is at the heart of this operation. One of the most frequently used motors in the summer, swimming pool motors sucks water in through suction ports. It then sends the water through the filter to be cleaned, and then returns the water to...