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Evaluating Noise in Electric Motors

  • October 2021
  • Number of views: 1989
  • Article rating: 5.0
FREE for Members of EASA
Webinar recording

Determining the source of noise in a motor is often much more challenging than correcting it. However, a methodical approach to investigating the noise can narrow down the possible causes.

Tip for Vertical Hollow-Shaft Motor Assembly

  • July 2021
  • Number of views: 2152
  • Article rating: No rating

Vertical hollow-shaft motors present some unique reassembly challenges, one of which is setting end play. Here's a tip that applies to assembly of vertical hollow-shaft motors in the 320 to 440 frame drip-proof enclosures with grease lubricated lower guide bearings and oil-lubricated upper thrust bearings.

Electric Motor Noise: How to Identify the Cause and Implement a Solution

A methodical approach can narrow down which of the primary sources is to blame: magnetic, mechanical or windage noise

  • May 2021
  • Number of views: 4520
  • Article rating: No rating
Trade press article — Plant Services

Determining the source of noise in an electric motor is often more challenging than correcting it. A methodical investigative approach, however, can narrow the possibilities and make it easier to resolve the issue—with one caveat. If the noise is due to something in the motor design (e.g., a manufacturing defect or anomaly), a solution may be impossible or impractical.

Angular Contact Bearings: Types, Classifications and Applications

  • March 2021
  • Number of views: 3493
  • Article rating: No rating
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Webinar recording

Angular contact bearings are less common than the standard radial ball bearings. Therefore, it is easy to miss important characteristics that impact performance.

Good Practice Guide to Maintain Motor Efficiency

Based on the 2019 and 2003 Rewind Studies of premium efficiency, energy efficient, and IE2 (formerly EF1) motors

  • January 2021
  • Number of views: 6555
  • Article rating: 5.0

Intended primarily for service center personnel, the guide which is now an independent document and not part of the complete EASA/AEMT rewind study report, outlines the good practice repair methods used to achieve the results given in both studies. It contains repair tips, relevant motor terminology, and information about sources of losses in induction motors that affect efficiency.

Sleeve Bearing to Ball / Roller Bearing Conversion Procedures and Cautions

  • December 2020
  • Number of views: 5050
  • Article rating: 5.0

There are times when an application calls for a motor to carry a radial load for which sleeve bearings are not suitable. In cases such as low rpm, unusual frames, etc., it may be desirable to convert a customer's existing sleeve bearing motor rather than obtaining a ball/roller replacement motor. This article contains suggested procedures as well as cautions about potential problems with such conversions.

Procedimientos y Precauciones al Convertir Cojinetes de Deslizamiento a Rodamientos de Bolas/Rodillos

  • December 2020
  • Number of views: 4702
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Existen ocasiones en las que una aplicación requiere que un motor soporte una carga radial para la que los cojinetes de deslizamiento no son adecuados. En casos como bajas revoluciones, carcasas inusuales, etc., puede ser conveniente convertir el motor del cliente montado sobre cojinetes de deslizamiento envés de obtener un motor de repuesto con rodamientos de bolas / rodillos. Este artículo contiene procedimientos sugeridos y advertencias sobre problemas potenciales relacionados con dichas conversiones.

Fitting Sleeve Bearings

  • August 2020
  • Number of views: 3693
  • Article rating: No rating

When sleeve bearings are rebabbitted or replaced, an important step during assembly is to check the contact between the sleeve bearing and the journal which rides in it. The use of self-aligning sleeve bearings (also called spherical or ball fit) renders this step almost unnecessary. Still, cylindrical sleeve bearings should be inspected to make sure the contact area is sufficient. This article is specific to checking and correcting the wear pattern when installing a new sleeve bearing in an electric motor.

Ajuste de Los Cojinetes de Deslizamiento

  • August 2020
  • Number of views: 4298
  • Article rating: 5.0

Cuando se rebabitan o se reemplazan cojinetes de deslizamiento, un paso importante durante el montaje consiste en verificar el contacto entre el cojinete y el muñón del eje que monta sobre el. El uso de cojinetes de deslizamiento auto alineables (también denominados esféricos o de ajuste esférico) hace que este paso sea casi innecesario. Aun así, los cojinetes de deslizamiento cilíndricos se deben inspeccionar para verificar que haya suficiente área de contacto. Este es un artículo específico para verificar y corregir el patrón de desgaste al momento de instalar cojinetes nuevos en un motor eléctrico.

Vertical Motor Operation and Repair

  • June 2020
  • Number of views: 7006
  • Article rating: 5.0
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Convention presentation

Vertical motors differ from horizontal motors in numerous ways, yet some view them as “just a horizontal motor turned on end.” The obvious differences are the (usually) thrust bearings, with arrangements varying from single- to three-thrust bearings with different orientations suited for specific load, rpm and applications. Less obvious differences are in the ventilation arrangements, shaft stiffness, degrees of protection and runout tolerances. This recording will cover those topics.

Getting The Most From Your Electric Motors

Getting The Most From Your Electric Motors - coverThis 40-page booklet provides great advice for obtaining the longest, most efficient and cost-effective operation from general and definite purpose electric motors.

This booklet covers topics such as:

  • Installation, startup and baseline information
  • Operational monitoring and maintenance
  • Motor and baseline installation data
  • How to read a motor nameplate
  • Motor storage recommendations



EASA/AEMT Rewind Study

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The Effect of Repair/Rewinding on Premium Efficiency/IE3 Motors
Tests prove Premium Efficiency/IE3 Motors can be rewound without degrading efficiency.


ANSI/EASA AR100-2020

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Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus
This is a must-have guide to the repair of rotating electrical machines. Its purpose is to establish recommended practices in each step of the rotating electrical apparatus rewinding and rebuilding processes.



EASA Technical Manual

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Revised May 2021
The EASA Technical Manual is the association's definitive and most complete publication. It's available FREE to members in an online format. Members can also download PDFs of the entire manual or individual sections.