Refurbished Electric Motors: Pros and Cons

Refurbished Electric Motors: Pros and Cons

Motors can fail at the most inopportune times. Sometimes you have an old pool pump that has slowly been breaking down, or maybe a condenser fan motor just died on you suddenly one day. Either way, a full replacement often costs considerably more than just an electric...
What you need to know about electrical motors and VPI

What you need to know about electrical motors and VPI

What exactly is VPI? And why does it matter? Vacuum Pressure Impregnation (VPI) occurs when a stator or fully round rotor is suspended entirely in resin. Whether a large or small electric motor, this process helps distribute the resin throughout the insulation system....
What is a High Slip Motor?

What is a High Slip Motor?

High slip motors, or Design D motors, power cycling load, oil well jacks, low-speed punch presses, hoists, and more. A 1200 rpm motor works best for oil well pumping units. Why? A motor has a high slip of five to eight percent and a high starting torque. Manufacturers...
Why Use DC Motors instead of AC Motors?

Why Use DC Motors instead of AC Motors?

The choice between a DC or AC motor system depends on both budget and application. Each have distinct advantages and disadvantages. In the 21st century, energy efficiency matters. Why is energy efficiency important? When you choose the right motor option you save on...
How to Size Circuit Breakers and Fuses for Motors

How to Size Circuit Breakers and Fuses for Motors

Electric motors have a very large amperage. Finding the right breakers and fuses for a motor, whether it’s a small electric motor or an industrial one, must be calculated carefully. The wrong breakers and fuses may cause failure and overheat. Low voltage can also...
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