The weird and the wonderful

Looking for pictures of rare beasts and one-of-a-kinds? Want how-tos and tips so you can look after your own weird and wonderful electrical assets? You've come to the right place.

Industrial equipment repair

Basic Motor Testing Tools and Methods

When a motor stops working, diagnosing the problem can be a pain in the butt. Knowing the basic techniques and tools can help you detect and diagnose motor problems confidently.

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8 Factors That Can Impact Bearing Lubrication in Electric Motors

Motor bearings are responsible for 51% of all motor failures. And up to 80% of bearing failures result from lubrication failure. Here we talk about the factors that impact bearing lubrication in electric motors.


Reducing Downtime with a Total Productive Maintenance Approach

Discover the Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) fundamentals and why you might consider adopting its proactive and preventive maintenance practices.

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Motor Testing 101: The Tools You’ll Need to Avoid a Breakdown

Even basic motor testing methods can save you time, money, and stress. Learn about important types of motor tests and diagnostic tools to avoid catastrophe.

Industrial motor repair

Choosing the Right Electric Motor Enclosure Type

The right electric motor enclosure will decrease your maintenance costs, extend the life of your motor, and enhance motor performance. But it can be tricky knowing what type you need.


Selecting the Right Explosion-Proof Motor

At Duke, we love ourselves an explosion-proof motor. But it’s important to understand what explosion-proof really means for electric motors, and how they are classified.

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Bearing Inspection: A Critical Factor in Motor Repair

Cutting and inspecting every bearing is critical to making the best motor repair recommendation and improving lifetime performance.


Why Apply to Duke?

At Duke, we do what it takes to get the job done. We’re looking for people with the right skill set and the same passion for motors and brakes that we have.


Why the Permanent Magnet AC Motor Is Special

At Duke, every so often we see a permanent magnet AC motor (PMAC), which is not the same as your regular AC synchronous motor and is very application-specific. Here we talk about the features, advantages, and disadvantages of a PMAC.


Important Information to Have Handy When Replacing Your Motor

The nameplate on your motor is numero uno when it comes to the most important information to have on hand when replacing your motor.


Electric Motor Repair or Replacement Within the Scope of Warranty

Duke is proud to be an approved warranty centre for WEG and ABB motors. We review our warranty work and important points to remember about warranties.

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Noise and Vibration Analysis of Electric Motors

Noise and vibrations generated by an electric motor can be divided into mechanical, aerodynamic, and electromagnetic sources. We review the details and mitigation strategies for each.

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