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East West Manufacturing Blog

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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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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March 22, 2016

What's the Payback for Switching from Shaded Pole Motor to EC Motor?

There's been lots of buzz lately about EC motors (ECM) and why you should invest in them. But much like the switch from incandescent to CFL bulbs, some people are hesitant – they need convincing. Although their initial cost is higher, ECMs are supposedly more efficient, longer-lasting and will ultimately save you money. But what do these...

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June 11, 2015

Motors 101: How do a SP, PSC, and EC Motor Compare?

Looking to learn more about the different types of motors out there and which one may be right for your business? Here is a brief rundown on the three most popular types. 

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