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November 07, 2017

Questions to Ask an EC Motor Supplier

Have you ever been faced with having to purchase a new major appliance? And have you ever made the mistake of just heading off to the local big box home improvement store without a clear idea of what you're looking for or a list of questions for the sales person? Talk about a waste of time. 

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August 17, 2017

8 Reasons Why EC Motors are Plastic (and Better)

Do you like trivia? Me too. Here's a little something you may or may not have known about electronically commutated (EC) motors.

Sturdy advanced plastics are excellent replacement materials for steel and aluminum throughout the motor either as insulation material, structural parts and enclosures. These plastics, like glass-filled nylon resins  

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May 24, 2017

Extending the Life of Your EC Motor in 7 Easy Steps

No doubt you're aware that Electronically Commutated (EC) motors are the perfect solution for anyone needing to comply with the U.S. Department of Energy's efficiency regulations for commercial refrigeration units, pumps, fans and blowers. Not only do they use less energy, they're also cooler and quieter. 

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May 03, 2017

6 Great Things About EC Motors [Video]

What's so great about electronically commutated (EC) motors?

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April 12, 2017

What is the Financial Benefit of Switching to EC Motors?

Progressive Grocer Magazine reported that, in 2015, there were just over 38,000 supermarkets in the U.S. with more than $2 million in sales. That is a lot of supermarkets. And did you know that between reach-in and walk-in coolers, evaporators, and condensers, the average supermarket in the U.S. has 300 EC motors?

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February 09, 2017

Motor Reliability Testing: Does Your Contract Manufacturer Stack Up?

Normally at the start of a manufacturing relationship, the contract manufacturer will ask the customer for a spec sheet — a report showing a variety of acceptable tolerances for the part or product. But if it’s a new product, or an older product that has undergone tweaks or changes through the years, there might not be a neat, up-to-date report.

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February 02, 2017

How EC Motors Can Increase Efficiency in Your Cooling System

Looking for ways to increase the efficiency and value of your refrigeration system?

Who isn't?

Here are five suggestions — some simple, and some requiring consideration, investigation and investment — to improve the effectiveness of your cooling system.

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January 31, 2017

How to Reprogram An EC Motor [Video]

There are several reasons to consider changing your older shaded pole motors for an electronically commutated motor (ECM). For starters, since they can be up to 70 percent more energy efficient than shaded pole motors, EC motors are an ideal choice for manufacturers of commercial refrigeration products — think refrigerators, freezers, reach-in...

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January 24, 2017

7 Tips to Extend the Life of Your EC Motor

You're probably aware that Electronically Commutated (EC) motors are the perfect solution for manufacturers that need to comply with the U.S. Department of Energy's efficiency regulations for commercial refrigeration units, pumps, fans and blowers. 

While they come with a higher pricetag, ECMs quickly pay for themselves. But you can get even...

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January 03, 2017

EC Motors + IP Ratings: Why They Matter

You're looking to buy some electronically commutated (EC) motors. You're thinking about speed, noise and energy savings. But if the motors you're purchasing are powering commercial refrigeration units, you need to consider the IP rating as well. 

If you haven't given IP ratings much thought, let's take a dive into the details to discover what...

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