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Our growing library of articles written by Southwest Electric Co’s team of experts provide information on various subjects including transformers, motors, switchgear, field services, and more. Scroll down or choose a category below to see what our experts can help you learn.


Jeff Weingarten Speaks on the Current Power Industry Marketplace

Southwest Electric Co. President, Jeff Weingarten, spoke with Transformer Technology’s Editor in chief, Alan [...]

Interviews, Video,
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IR Windows

Why Are IR Windows So Important?

A common question we get regarding our custom switchgear is “Why are IR windows so important”? This video shows [...]

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Key Locks

Why Are Key Locks on Our Switch Enclosures?

A common question we get regarding our switchgear is “Why are key locks so common on our switch enclosures?” Key [...]

Switchgear, Video,
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dyno testing 3

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 [...]

Motors, Testing,
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synchronous motor

The Basics of Synchronous Motors

At Southwest Electric, we work with synchronous motors daily in our shops. These motors are distinct in that they [...]

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The Difference Between Metal-enclosed & Metal-clad Switchgear

Metal-clad switchgear is typically considered top-of-the-line equipment, offering the most safety features, higher [...]

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Arc Flash Mitigation Switchgear

Why Arc Flash Mitigation is Worth It

An arc flash event poses tremendous risk toward safety of personnel, damage of property, and extended loss of [...]

Arc Flash Mitigation,
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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 [...]

Maintenance, Motors,
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motor preventative maintenance

6 Top Motor Preventative Maintenance Procedures

At Southwest Electric Co, we know how important electric motor preventative maintenance is when it comes to increasing [...]

Maintenance, Motors,
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A Guide to Understanding Arc Flash Assessment Results

Perhaps you’ve been assigned to make sure your facility is meeting NFPA 70E compliance or you’ve been handed arc [...]

Arc Flash Mitigation, Switchgear,
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Your Electrical Distribution System Checklist

Industry retirements and maintenance department budget cuts often result in lost knowledge and documentation gaps that [...]

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Switchgear Equipment Upgrade

3 Effective Electrical System Upgrades

Managing facilities with old equipment can be tough, especially when trying to keep up with production needs, safety, [...]

Arc Flash Mitigation, Switchgear,
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