Category Archives: Electrical

Reduce Carbon Emissions With Permanent Magnet Motors

SyMAX® Permanent Magnet AC Motors

Marathon’s Line of Sustainable Permanent Magnet AC Motors Offer Environmental Benefits, In Addition To Enhanced Operational Efficiencies Electric motors consume an estimated 25% of all electricity and up to 65% of all electrical energy consumed by industrials. These energy levels are projected to continue growing.... Read More

Less Is More With Lenze’s i500 Frequency Inverter Series

The Lenze i500 is an innovative frequency inverter series in the 0.33 to 177 Hp (0.25 to 132 kW) power range. With a streamlined design, scalable functionality and exceptional user-friendliness, the i500 provides a high-quality frequency inverter that already conforms to future standard in accordance... Read More

When To Use An Inverter Duty Motor vs Standard Motor

With the increased use of Motor Drive packages, the question of “when to use an Inverter Duty Motor instead of a Standard Motor” often arises. The term “inverter-duty” refers to a motor whose speed is controlled by an inverter or VFD (variable frequency drive). While... Read More

Smart Sensor Technology Tracks Motor Health 24/7, Stops Failure In Its Tracks

What’s all the buzz surrounding ABB’s Ability™ Smart Sensor for motors? It’s not just that this new tech needs no wiring, is easy to fit, can be configured in minutes and can fit in your pocket. No—People are talking about how tracking the health of... Read More

SIMOCODE Pro Redefines Dry Running Protection For Pumps In Hazardous Areas

Siemens SIMOCODE Pro

A Monitoring Technology That Sets New Standards Safety has top priority in the chemical industry. This is because flammable media are used in hazardous areas, which are transported by means of pumps. Reliable dry running protection is a must. With SIMOCODE pro, Siemens delivers an... Read More

Safety is a SIRIUS Business—Safety Relays For Compact Applications

SIRIUS 3SK Safety Relays

Machines can be dangerous. Personnel need to be protected. At the same time, the profitability of a machine is also dependent on its availability. For these reasons, safety in automation is always a serious subject. Which is why machine manufacturers need simple solutions for functionally... Read More

Top 4 Causes Of Electric Motor Failure

Motor Burnout

Motor-driven equipment accounts for 64% of the electricity consumed in the U.S. industrial and commercial sectors. All industrial or commercial operations have some type of motor in their facilities, whether it's used to drive fans, pumps, compressors, saws, crushers or conveyors. Regardless of its purpose, though,... Read More

Fundamental Guide To Selecting Hazardous Location Motors

explosion protection siemens motors

In the industrial sector, safety standards and regulations can add up—especially in the case of an electric motor operating in a combustible environment. But when human casualty, equipment casualty and property casualty are at risk, a thorough understanding and application of those standards and regulations are crucial, because... Read More

Electric Grain Motors

electric grain motors

General Purpose Motors • Premium Efficiency Motors • Severe Duty Motors Explosion-Proof Motors • Fractional Motors • Air-Handling Motors Pump Motors • Farm Duty Motors   At its core, grain business depends on the smooth efficiency of electric motors to keep systems up and running. Many grain elevators, rice mills,... Read More

Could a Severe Duty NEMA Motor Improve Your Operations?

Could a Severe Duty NEMA Motor Improve Your Operations?

When you’re working in a highly dirty, contaminated, or hazardous environment, it may be worth the money to invest in a specialized, severe duty NEMA motor—that is designed to handle those challenging conditions.  And if you are working in a dirty environment that is also... Read More