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.

30-inch industrial brake refurbishment

30-inch industrial brake refurbishment

We’re refurbishing this 30″ drum-style industrial brake so we have it on-hand for our heavy industrial clients when they need a new one, fast.

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This is what happens when you don’t grease your industrial motor

This motor is a perfect example of what happens when you don’t grease according to spec—catastrophic bearing failure due to overheating.

The Swedish sister

The Swedish sister

This is the second ASEA motor we’ve repaired for a client. Now that the custom-fabricated brushes and holders have arrived, we’ll make her look new again.

We do explosion-proof motors

We do explosion-proof motors

A “before” post about a unique low voltage, lower cycle DC motor that’s come into the shop for an overhaul. We don’t do much general duty work and it shows!

Robbing Peter to pay Paul

Robbing Peter to pay Paul

Three DC motors from the 1950s are in various states of disassembly, with parts from two being used to make a single motor to be returned to the steel mill.

Custom-fabricated cooling motor a labour of love

Custom-fabricated cooling motor a labour of love

This custom roller table motor proves what a partnership between a steel customer, a motor shop and a motor manufacturer can accomplish—and it’s a beast.

Meet the Green Beast: Duke and WEG’s custom ROT motor

Meet the Green Beast: Duke and WEG’s custom ROT motor

This custom roller table motor proves what a partnership between a steel customer, a motor shop and a motor manufacturer can accomplish—and it’s a beast.

Shrink wrapped Swedish sweetie

Shrink wrapped Swedish sweetie

This simple ASEA motor was in terrible condition when it arrived at Duke’s shop. The after shots prove that we can take old stuff and make it new again.

Repair or replace?

Repair or replace?

We love to repair dinosaur DC motors, but it’s often a question: is it time to replace? That’s the case with this 1972 medium voltage compressor motor.

DC motor armature gets a spa day

DC motor armature gets a spa day

It’s Valentine’s Day, so we thought we’d showcase the type of work we love—a DC armature in for refurbishment.

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