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.


Predictive Maintenance Grounded on the Internet of Things

Internet of things (IoT) devices used in the manufacturing industry enable predictive maintenance by helping to predict when a machine should be serviced. We explore the components and benefits of IoT-based predictive maintenance strategies.


Industry 4.0: What the Fourth Industrial Revolution Means for Electric Motors

We explore what the fourth industrial revolution means for electric motors in the context of commercial manufacturing and its maintenance best practices.


Best Practices for Electric Motor Storage

Your electric motor is invested capital, so you should prioritize its proper storage. We go over some of the factors to consider when storing your motor.


Beyond Repair: Where Do Motors Go to Die?

Sometimes, a motor is not worth fixing. Catastrophic failure occurs and beats up the stator core, windings, rotor, shaft, bearings, or end brackets to the point of no return.

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Eliminating Downtime of Your Electric Motor

Downtime is the enemy of any maintenance manager. And downtime of your electric motor costs money. Did you know that almost every plant loses between 5 and 20% of productivity due to downtime?


Induction Motors: What Are They, How Do They Work, and How Are They Used?

Induction motors sound complicated, like something that powers a massive piece of machinery. In fact, induction motors are ubiquitous in daily life processes. You can find them in air conditioners, refrigerators, automobiles, air compressors and more. But what are they, and how do they work? Put your thinking cap on; a little explanation is required.

Duke Electric technician repairing motor

How to send electric motors to a repair shop: Insider tips

These insider tips will make sure that when you send electric motors in for repair, they don’t incur any additional damage in transit.


Bad electric motor repair shops: 6 signs it’s time to break up

Are your electric motors in the right hands? Use these 6 signs to tell if you’re using a bad electric motor repair shop and help you choose a good one.


Troubleshooting a 3-phase stator winding failure [With examples]

Use the examples and explanations to troubleshoot a 3-phase stator failure at your plant. Thanks to EASA, this post has some great photos!

Pile of rusty ball bearings

Why bearings fail and what to do about it

Get the low-down on bearing failure and a handy checklist to help you identify what’s up with yours, including signs to look for and proven fixes.


Motor failure FAQs

What causes motor failure? How do you test motor windings? How long do electric motors last? Get the answers to these Qs and more in six sentence or less!

failed industrial electric motor sitting on asphalt

6 questions to ask when an electric motor goes down

Deciding whether to repair or replace a failed electric motor can be a tough one. We’ve put together these 6 questions to make the choice a bit easier.

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