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About AC Motor Magnetism & Electromagnetism

AC motor magnetism and electromagnetism are a critical part of overall operation. All magnets attract and hold metals such as iron and steel. A magnet will maintain a “north-south” position if it’s free to move (like the needle on a compass). Magnetic Lines of Flux An invisible force, known as “lines of flux,” allows magnets […]

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Electric Motors: How to Read the Nameplate

As the owner of your company, you can’t afford to make uneducated decisions when it comes to purchasing electric motors. Your employees rely on you to make healthy decisions for the company, and your choice of electric motors directly impacts the business result. The more thoroughly you understand electric motors, the better equipped you’ll be […]

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The Construction of AC Motors

If you read our previous article, “AC Motors: Basic Terminology,” then you now understand: • the purpose of AC motors • NEMA standards for electrical equipment, and • the basic concept of torque, speed, and horsepower. We’ll now discuss the construction of AC motors so you will be able to identify key differences of motor […]

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AC Motors: Basic Terminology

We work with OEMs to help them find AC motors that best suit their application. During this process, it helps to understand the terminology of an electric motor so you will be better equipped to see how each motor differs and determine which one meets your needs. Below is a brief overview of basic terms […]

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ODP Motor Product Launch by Global Manufacturer, WorldWide Electric Corp

ODP Motors (Open Drip Proof) Rochester, NY – Global manufacturer WorldWide Electric (WWE) Corporation launched a new line of ODP motors (open drip proof) in response to high customer demand. ODP motors are premium efficient and offer reliable protection for clean and weather-safe environments. Available in ½-50 HP, these motors are ideal for industries including HVAC, […]

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High Service Factor Motors That Run Cooler & Last Longer (80ºC Max Temp Rise)

Plant operators often ask us questions related to the effects of service factor and temperature on the expected insulation life of electric motors. Motor Service Factor & Insulation To better understand insulation life, let’s take a closer look at motor service factor (SF) – the percentage of overloading a motor can handle for short periods […]

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Case Study: REMco, Livermore CA

Kevin Cadwalader, General Manager Rock Engineered Machinery Co. (DBA: REMco) works with WorldWide Electric Corp. to manufacture crusher products for industries around the globe that include aggregate construction materials, mining, industrial minerals, and recycling industries, among others.   Quick to Solve Problems REMco general manager Kevin Cadwalader believes the true measure of a company is […]

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Case Study: BDI, Dallas TX (050)

Tom Eschliman, Branch Manager BDI distributes WorldWide Electric motors, controls, and reducers to industries all over the world, such as aggregate, wastewater treatment, oil and gas, food processing, automotive, airport, and others. Availability BDI’s Dallas branch manager, Tom Eschliman, says one of the main reasons he likes WorldWide Electric is because of their local-to-Dallas stocking […]

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Hyundai Motors Are Now ABS Certified

Expand Your Market. Offer ABS Type Approved Motors. The Hyundai Motors (1-600 HP) offered by WorldWide Electric have achieved a new ABS Type Approval. ABS Type Approval provides the potential of widening the market base for our distributor and OEM partners. Once Type Approved, an electric motor can be selected by ship designers, builders, and […]

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Understanding Premium Efficiency Motors

After the rise in energy conservation awareness around the globe, the US Congress established minimum efficiency levels for electric motors in their 1992 Energy Policy Act (EPAct). In 2007, the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) was signed into law. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) took an active part in providing EISA with increased […]

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