Motors & Drives

HVACR Motor and Ice Machine Product Innovation

Reflecting Constant Change in Refrigeration

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

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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Troubleshooting, Preventing Motor Failure

Insight and Experiences with Small HVAC Motors

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

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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2015 AHR Expo

Photos from the 2015 AHR Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Posted: February 19, 2015

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Andy Patron, partner with FMI Corp., discusses the impact a national labor shortage may have on the mechanical contracting industry. Posted on March 27.
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