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Ball bearings make the world go ’round

 

If it’s mechanical and spins, chances are, there’s a bearing in it. Ball bearings and roller bearings are the two most common types of bearings used in industry. Bearings work by rolling between two surfaces to reduce friction. The bearings help shafts and parts rotate in motors and machinery. How to tell if a ball […]

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Ramping up for the summer season

 

The sun is out. The mercury is rising. That only means one thing: Summer is around the corner. A local country club sent in their 10 horsepower pool pump motor to be inspected before its upcoming pool season. CMT dismantled, cleaned and inspected all parts and tested the circuits to ensure it was working properly. […]

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Motors in harsh environments gain longer life by special repair practices

 

Electric motors are expected to perform in a wide variety of environments. Sometimes they are installed in areas that are wet and dirty. These harsh environments require special features to motors and frequent maintenance. CMT has a proven track record of adapting electric motors to meet tough use. Pictured is a DC motor designed for […]

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Specialty equipment repaired for power generation plants

 

Motors are often designed for specialty work and many are found in public utility power generation plants. This example may resemble a flying saucer at first look, but in fact is a purpose-built 2500 HP motor designed to drive a low-speed circulating water pump. These motors are part of a permanent installation and can be […]

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Specialty motors: Used to help produce high-grade American steel for manufactured goods

 

Some electric motors are designed for a very specific purpose. These types of motors are used in a steel annealing furnace application where temperatures can reach up to 1400 degrees F.   The motors have special alloy shafts and drive large fans. The fans circulate hot gasses within the furnace in order to anneal  steel […]

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Large and in charge: electric motors

 

Large electric motors are used by public utility companies to do important work. The 2500 HP motor pictured is used to drive a large pump that provides cooling water to an electricity-producing turbine generator. These critical motors can be rebuilt many times over in order to insure the continued operation of power generating equipment. Some […]

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Money Saver Tip: Rewind Electric Motors

 

An electric motor rewind can be done to make a motor workable again without the high cost of paying for a new motor. A motor can also be rewound in an emergency, thus minimizing a customer’s downtime. For example, if an AC motor fails, it usually means that the insulation or coils were damaged by […]

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