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Keeping an “EYE” on Your Motor: Part 1 Rotor

With the release of the PdMAEYE® permanently installed electric motor test system we look forward to sharing success stories from the field as our customers add this new technology to…

Trending Capacitance-to-Ground

Low voltage Capacitance-to-Ground (CTG) limits are not found in industry standards. A single measurement of CTG has limited diagnostic value, but if trended correctly it is a very useful tool that…

ANSI/NEMA MG 1-2021 Motors and Generators

For over 90 years the NEMA MG-1 Motors and Generators standard has been one of the most commonly used and well-respected standards in the electric motor industry. The big change…

Time For A Review

A new year reminds us it is time for an annual review of our test measurement alarm setpoints. We should annually review the setpoints to make sure they are not…

Good, Better, Best

When it comes to energized testing of your electric motor with a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) there are a variety of considerations. In addition to your electric motor health, broad…

Is it the Pump or the Motor?

In the classic battle of root cause analysis, it often comes down to electrical vs. mechanical with the motor or the pump being the primary suspects. A variety of tools…

5th Harmonic and Magnetic Center

Running a motor uncoupled will pull the motor rotor into a magnetic center, often marked on the shaft to ensure that the rotor is lined up on the magnetic center…

Keep an “EYE” on Your Rotor

Squirrel cage induction rotors with broken or cracked bars, if left unattended, will worsen with every start. Finding these issues early and taking action to repair the problem will prevent…
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