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    July 19, 2018

    A Basic Guide to EC Motors: Is it Time to Switch?

    Electronically commutated (EC) motors, sometimes called brushless DC (BLDC) motors, are a boon to the refrigeration industry that relies on continuously running motors. These quiet wonders can offer efficiencies in more ways than just energy savings. If you haven’t done it already, we can give you 7 excellent reasons to consider switching to EC...

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    July 05, 2018

    Comparing Shaded Pole, PSC and EC Motors

    We write a lot about electronically commutated motors, sometimes called EC Motors or ECM. But what's the difference between EC motors and other traditionally used motors like shaded pole motors or permanent split capacitor (PSC) motors? How much will those differences cost you and more importantly, save you? Let's spend a few minutes comparing...

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    May 24, 2018

    EC Motor vs PSC: Why Choose an ECM?

    It's a question for the ages...What's the difference between a Permanent Split Capacitor (PSC) motor and an Electronically Commutated Motor, also known as an EC Motor or ECM?

    (Okay, maybe not a question for the ages, but it's an important question.)

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    March 22, 2018

    EC Motors and Reliability Testing: What You Should Know

     

    Reliability testing is an essential step in the manufacturing process of EC motors. Like any other quality process, reliability testing provides the pure data that helps drive the design and manufacture of the motors.

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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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