Motors & Drives

HVACR Motor and Ice Machine Product Innovation

Reflecting Constant Change in Refrigeration
January 27, 2014

New technologies are constantly arriving in the refrigeration sector. From time to time, we’ll take a look at some of those advancements. This article will focus on developments in motors and ice machines.


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Expo Unveils Award Winners

Wide Range of New Products Saves Energy and Improves Comfort
January 6, 2014

Encompassing a broad cross-section of the HVACR marketplace, the winners of this year’s AHR Expo Innovation awards feature everything from a hybrid electric heat pump water heater to a high-performance metric motor. The winning entries were selected in 10 categories.


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HVAC Training Track: Jan. 6, 2014

Fundamentals of DC Operation and Repair Tips Seminar
January 6, 2014

The seminar will cover dc machine theory and operation, as well as repair tips. 


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Dec. 17, 2013: Fuji Electric Introduces New HVAC Inverter for US Market

Manufacturer Continues Expansion of Drives Product Portfolio
December 17, 2013
Fuji Electric Corp. of America announced that it has expanded its portfolio of low-voltage inverters with a new HVAC drive that will be available for shipment next month.


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Troubleshooting, Preventing Motor Failure

Insight and Experiences with Small HVAC Motors
December 9, 2013

To minimize motor imperfections, contractors must stress the importance of a comprehensive inspection, properly identify and diagnose the root cause of the deficiency, and be able to explain the failure to customers in terms they’ll understand. 


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Preventing Electrical Fluting in Motors

Ceramic Ball Bearings, Shaft Grounding Rings Help Mitigate Damage
December 9, 2013

While variable-frequency drives (VFDs) boast increased energy efficiency as the main benefit, a small — but by no means insignificant — percentage of the drives are causing major problems in the motor they control.


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Solar Inverters Becoming Cheaper and Smarter

Market Not Yet Fully Mature, Despite Significant Progress in Recent Years
December 9, 2013

As PV panels are becoming more efficient, more advanced, and less expensive, so are many of their components. 


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Electro Static Technology Inc.: Shaft Grounding Ring Repair Handbook

November 18, 2013

A 36-page, color handbook — the AEGIS® Shaft Grounding Ring Motor Repair Handbook — describes best practices for protecting motor bearings from electrical damage. 


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WEG Electric Motors Corp.: Variable-Speed Drive

November 18, 2013

Available for the CFW-11 variable-speed drive, the Pump Genius process control software manages and monitors up to six pumps in a coordinated system. 


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Saving Money for Customers, Contractors

Two Manufacturers Tie for Gold in HVAC High-Efficiency Residential Equipment Category
July 22, 2013

Homeowners want to save money, which often also means saving energy when they purchase HVAC equipment. This leads consumers toward high-efficiency equipment. 


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