Category Archives: Electric Motor Repair

3 Types of Industrial Electric Motors that Offer Excellent Value

Commercial and industrial machinery use industrial electric motors in many different applications. There are also a wide variety of electric motors used for industrial purposes. Electric motors convert electrical energy into mechanical energy, turning shafts, and drive wheels in industrial or commercial equipment. Motors generate power for different types of devices. In this blog post, we will take a quick look at some of the common types of industrial electric motors. Types of Industrial Electric Motors   Single Phase Electric Motors These are the most basic types of moto

4 More Types of Electric Motors You Should Know About

As we mentioned in last month’s article 4 Types of Electric Motors You Should Know About, an electric motor is just a motor that runs using electricity instead of a combustion engine using fuel. But electric motors have many different configurations or that work in distinctly different ways. Here are a few of them. DC Shunt Motor Shunt motors are brushed DC motors designed for maintaining a constant speed. The windings of these motors connect in parallel with the shunt armature. This ensures even current distribution between the windings and the armature, allowing the motor to manage i

4 Types of Electric Motors You Should Know About

An electric motor is just a type of motor that runs using electricity, but there are many different configurations or types of motors that work in distinctly different ways. Here are a few of them. Squirrel Cage Induction Motor The squirrel cage induction motor is an AC motor that uses a cylinder with steel laminations that have aluminum or copper conductors embedded in its surface. The AC current in the stator creates a rotating magnetic field. This is one of the most common AC motors out there. The squirrel cage motor has a simple design but rugged and has a high overload capacity. It runs

AC vs. DC Electric Motors – Which Ones Are Best?

We always compare and contrast AC electric motors and DC electric motors to determine which one is best. But the answer is not always a clear one, and a lot of times, the one that is the best depends on the type of job you need the electric motor to perform. Fundamental Differences Between an AC Electric Motor and a DC Electric Motor Both AC and DC electric motors use the same principle of using an armature winding and magnetic field to generate power. In a DC electric motor, the armature rotates, and the magnetic field does not rotate. In an AC electric motor, the armature does not rotate,

Why You Should Work with an EASA Accredited Electric Motor Repair Shop

There are a lot of electric motor repair shops in any given area within the United States, but what do you look for to determine if that shop does quality work? An electric motor repair shop with EASA accreditation is a great place to start. What is EASA? EASA stands for Electrical Apparatus Service Association, Inc. According to the EASA website, EASA is: “an international trade organization of more than 1,800 electromechanical sales and service firms in nearly 70 countries. Through our many engineering and educational programs, EASA provides members with a means of keeping up to date

Tekwell Services Invests in New Industrial Electric Motor Service Equipment

Tekwell Services stays on the cutting edge of providing best-in-class service for industrial electric motors and pumps. To this end, we have invested in new testing equipment to better serve our customers. We now offer additional electric motor service options through the purchase of the following equipment: Roller Bearing Loading Test Device Tekwell Services, partnered with SKF, has developed a one-of-a-kind apparatus to help test roller bearings properly. Most roller bearings require a load during testing to avoid damaging the bearing when running the motor, but because there are no sim

Tekwell Services Hires Additional Staff to Support Strong Growth in 2020

Tekwell Services is growing rapidly, and we are pleased to announce the addition of the following people to our electric motor repair company: Marshall Harvey – Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Marshall has been a CPA for over 30 years. He has extensive experience in financial services, financial institutions, healthcare, and manufacturing industries. Marshall comes to us from Elliott Davis where he served as the assurance shareholder in the Financial Services Group, serving private investment companies and employee benefit plans. Marshall is active in the Chattanooga communi

5 Things to Look for in an Excellent WEG Electric Motor Distributor

There are many different businesses that serve as WEG electric motor distributors, but what do you look for in a high-quality WEG motor distributor? Read this article and find out. 1 – Knowledgeable Staff WEG offers a variety of drives, electric motors, and other equipment across a broad scope of industries including energy, farming, water and wastewater, steel production and manufacturing, paper, and many more. An excellent WEG distributor has the proper sales literature on-hand and has a general understanding about all WEG products, and how to get more information about them if necessa

Different Types of Electric Motor Bearings and What They Are Used For

Because the design and uses of electric motors vary across many different industries, there are many different types of bearings used to support them. Here are just a few of them: Basic Ball Bearings Basic ball bearings are used for direct coupled applications. These are commonly seen in non-belted applications in electric motors that are under 150 HP. They can handle both radial and axial loads. Standard Roller Bearings These bearings are specifically designed for radial loads because they cannot handle axial loads. These are used for belted applications in motors with at least 150 HP.

How to Read a NEMA Electric Motor Nameplate

Motor nameplates contain important information about the electric motor that would be difficult to find anywhere else. Factors such as electric motor manufacturing companies using different nameplate formats, dirty and damaged nameplates that obscure information and strange codes and abbreviations on the nameplate make reading them a challenge. This information is critical when performing any sort of electric motor service. Here are a few of the most common identifiers that you will find on most NEMA electric motor nameplates. NEMA Electric Motor Nameplate – Required Information Most e