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Top Tips for Maintaining Your Electric Motor

Top Tips for Maintaining Your Electric Motor

Electric motors are a standard piece of power equipment utilized across many industries for numerous uses, including wastewater treatment, fresh water distribution, agriculture, and basically any pumping application. They are essential for efficient operations to power pumps, blowers, industrial equipment, machine tools, and much more. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to deliver the timely service that customers have come to expect from your business.  However, electric motors are generally used every day, so they are subjected to much wear and tear over time. Without routine maintenance, your motors will deteriorate quickly and require a repair or even a full replacement much sooner than intended. This could lead to unexpected downtime for your business, adversely impacting your bottom line as you’re forced to halt operations until your motors are working again. You will need to pay for any necessary repairs, which also increases your operational expenses. It is crucial...
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What to Know About Electric Motors

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTRIC MOTORS

The world of electric motors can be daunting. How do they work? What size do I need? How many do I need to power my operation? The experts at Valley Power Systems can electric motors - valley power systems help you with all of that. As an authorized distributor for U.S. Motors, we can help you determine which electric motor(s) will best suit your business needs.

Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)

A VFD is a type of controller used to vary the speed of an electric motor. The VFD takes a fixed AC voltage and frequency and allows it to be adjusted in order to get different speeds from the motor. Motor speed can be varied by changing the frequency of the input power waveform. The equation below shows how the frequency affects the speed of a three-phase induction motor.   120* Fundamental Input Frequency Speed = -------------------------------------------------- Number of Motor Poles  

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