Motors & Drives

HVAC Training Track: Jan. 6, 2014

Fundamentals of DC Operation and Repair Tips Seminar

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
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

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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Solar Inverters Becoming Cheaper and Smarter

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

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

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

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

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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Electro Static Technology, an ITW company: Motor Repair Best Practices Handbook

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


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Mainstream Engineering Corp.: PSC Motor Electronic Control, Control Board

The QwikSEER+™ is an enhancement to existing air conditioning and heat pump systems with Permanent Split Capacitor (PSC) motors, the company said. 


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Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, talks about the upcoming HVACR & Mechanical Conference. Posted on Jan. 23.

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