Is It Time for an Electric Motor Replacement?

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Fix it, or replace it? When dealing with critical elevator components such as electric motors, it’s important to weigh the options carefully, taking into account all unique application requirements. Choosing Motor Replacement Over Repair Electric motors are used to move elevator cars up and down, with heavy-duty metal cables and pulleys running between the cars and […]

Combatting Shaft Voltage & Bearing Current in Electric Motors

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Variable frequency drives (VFDs) have changed the way we use electric motors and electric motor-driven equipment. With the ability to match demand loads and increase operating efficiency and output, these versatile tools allow for reduced electricity use as well as reduced costs. However, electrical noise — such as the shaft voltages and bearing currents that […]

How to Save Money on Your Electric Motor

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Electric motors are the power sources regulating performance, speed, and torque in some of our most important commercial, residential, and industrial machines. But they’re also the single largest consumers of all electricity and, if not maintained properly, can cause costly downtime. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to improve the life and performance […]


Renown Electric Now Offering CoolBLUE Inductive Absorbers

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The inductive absorbers help extend motor bearing life and reduce maintenance costs. Renown Electric Motors & Repair now offers CoolBLUE Inductive Absorbers for motor bearings thanks to its recent partnership with MH&W International Corp. of Mahwah, NJ. The absorbers serve electric motors equipped with variable frequency drive (VFD) systems, which can create damaging motor bearing […]

How It Works: Dynamic Balancing

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    This post is the second in a monthly series of “How It Works” articles that detail the inner workings of motor maintenance services and processes. Large motors are sophisticated machines, and their failure can be deeply disruptive to the rest of a facility’s operations. Understanding how your motor works — and the preventative and […]


How It Works – Carbon Brush Operation


How It Works – Carbon Brush Operation This post is the first in a monthly series of “How It Works” articles that detail the inner workings of motor maintenance services and processes. Though they are frequently overlooked, carbon brushes are one of the most critical elements of a motor. A carbon brush, also known as a […]


Why Would I Keep My Old Motor?

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The current push in today’s world is to upgrade everything to a more energy-efficient state. This is true for cars, appliances, and electric motors. If you are deciding whether to keep your old motor or to replace it with a new one, please consider the following: Production/Operation Downtime Motor replacement requires an associated amount of […]


Motor Dimensions Comparison Tool

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At Renown Electric Motors and Repair we have over 30 years of experience providing the highest quality electric motors and motor repair services. We are an authorized dealer for most major manufacturers, which helps assure our customers receive the best products available. As part of our commitment to helping you with all of your motor […]