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The Importance of Dyno Testing

What is Dyno Testing? Dynamometer testing, more commonly known as dyno testing, is a type of motor load test. It detects issues with motors that only surface while under load and ensures that all the electrical properties of a rebuilt motor are correct. This can only be confirmed by putting a minimum of 30-50% load […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Vibration Analysis

Vibration analysis is an essential maintenance process for electric motors today. This article breaks down everything you need to know about vibration analysis to ensure your facility’s motors are running at peak efficiency. What is Vibration? In a dictionary, you might see vibration defined as “to swing back and forth; to oscillate.” In the electric […]

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3 Steps to 3 Phase Motor Rewinding

During the life span of every 3 phase electric AC motor, the stator windings will need to be rewound. The timing of a needed motor rewinding will vary according to the application and environment. Mechanical failures could also cause the rotor to fail unexpectedly, calling for a rewind. When stator windings do fail, there are […]

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3 Avoidable Electric Motor Issues

The following article was previously published by Utilities Tech Outlook. Read the original article here. Electric motor owners often ask how long their motors will last under current conditions. Exact timelines can’t be determined, but identifying the most common, avoidable electric motor issues, we can prevent premature failures. Adhering to proper maintenance practices can extend run […]

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4 Common AC Motor Issues

Electrical AC motor issues can arise from a variety of causes and, if ignored, may result in equipment inefficiency or failure. Problems can happen with motors both used and new, from any manufacturer. It is important to know what kind of issues to look for. This allows you to begin to troubleshoot and increase your […]

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6 Common DC Motor Issues

Though DC Motors are simple machines, proper and timely maintenance is important to lengthen the motor and facility’s lifespan. DC motor users in the manufacturing sector know all too well the headaches that can come along with troubleshooting issues. This article will help you troubleshoot six of the most common DC motor issues. 1. Carbon […]

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The Basics of Synchronous Motors

At Southwest Electric, we work with synchronous motors daily in our shops. These motors are distinct in that they prevent magnetic slip and are great for applications where constant and precise speed is required. This article explains some of the basics of how synchronous motors get the job done. Magnetic Slip Unlike synchronous AC motors, […]

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Basic Steps of Electric Motor Repair

It is important to follow the procedures for electric motor repair. This can help obtain all the needed data/information that will determine if you should proceed with a repair. The following will take you through the most basic processes for Electric Motor Repair. Receiving a Motor for Repair The first step is to document the […]

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6 Top Motor Preventative Maintenance Procedures

At Southwest Electric Co, we know how important electric motor preventative maintenance is when it comes to increasing the life span and overall functionality of the motor. When creating a maintenance routine, a multitude of factors come into play such as ambient operating temperatures, run times, loading, types of driven equipment, and special environmental conditions. […]

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