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Regardless of industry, modern businesses are moving from an outdated linear supply chain model to a new paradigm that leverages technological tools to improve visibility, forecasting, and stock management. Let us introduce you to the key technologies and practices driving this shift and what they can offer for you and your business.The EvolutionTr…
 
Join us in this special episode of the ABB Solutions Podcast to listen to our ABB Energy Efficiency Media Roundtablefeaturing Morten Wierod, ABB Motion President, Jesse Henson, ABB's NEMA Motor Division President, and Prakash Rao Ph.D., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Research Scientist. Learn more about the Energy Efficiency Movement…
 
The food industry has seen an explosion in growth. In this episode, host Mike Murphy is joined by Josh Paikada, strategic business development manager for Drive Products with an emphasis on infrastructure, to discuss industrial cold storage. Tune in to hear Josh explain the recent growth in the food industry, concerns cold storage facilities face, …
 
The variable frequency drive that controls your motor and whatever the application is critical to ensure processes continue with no unexpected downtime. ABB offers a service to help make this happen. In this episode, host Mike Murphy is joined by Michelle Schwery, director of sales and marketing for U.S. Motion Service, to discuss lifecycle managem…
 
Service factor plays a crucial role in a long-lasting, reliable gearbox. Service factor is a way to measure how well a gearbox or a gearbox motor will handle specific demands and operating conditions, depending on the application. Let's take a look at why the gearbox service factor is essential, what it means, and how to optimize it for your requir…
 
Pumping applications are in almost every industry. On this week’s episode, host Mike Murphy is joined by Kevin Dunn, ABB business development manager for drive products, to discuss cavitation and how it can impact the integrity of your equipment. Tune in to hear Kevin talk about what cavitation is and how to prevent it. Learn more about ABB Drives …
 
Maintaining a safe work environment is paramount in industrial settings that involve high-voltage infrastructure and rapidly moving components. Proper electric motor safety is an essential step toward achieving trouble-free operation. Safety practices span across motor installation, everyday operation, and maintenance. It is necessary to develop an…
 
Drives are absolutely critical in manufacturing, so ensuring a long uninterrupted life is extremely important for users. In this episode of the ABB Solutions Podcast, host Mike Murphy is joined by Jamie Robinson, product marketing manager for ABB Drives Service Modernization, to discuss extending the life of your drive-controlled application. Learn…
 
Efficiency is the hot topic in today’s facilities, but do people really understand system efficiency? In this episode, host Mike Murphy is joined by principal consulting applications engineer for ABB Low Voltage and Medium Voltage Drives, Rick Hoadley, to discuss drive system efficiency. Rick helps uncover some of the unknown costs in the industry.…
 
Electric motors are often required at potentially explosive or flammable sites, such as chemical plants, coal mines, or petrochemical plants. Accidents could result in damage, injury, or loss of life. This makes it vitally important to select a motor that won't create an ignition source. Let’s take a look at the four key criteria used to classify d…
 
Regardless of the application, you and your team need to depend on your electric motor to operate consistently. Not all industrial applications are the same, but you can determine which motor will be best suited for your job by using this checklist. Consider these six factors when selecting your next industrial motor:1. Size and Power2. Reliability…
 
In this episode of the ABB Solutions Podcast, host Mike Murphy is joined by Mike Maida, business development manager for ABB products to discuss how to be successful using ABB Ability™. Listen as Maida explains how ABB Ability™ can bridge the skill gap our industry is currently seeing and how to get past the fear of cloud technology. Learn more abo…
 
So, you’ve input the ratings you need your new motor to meet, and your choices are down to two motors. Seemingly identical, the ratings on the product data sheet match your requirements precisely. The only difference? One motor is a Baldor motor, and the other a Leeson. How do you make your selection between these two top brands? Below, we’ll cover…
 
To choose the right gearbox for your electric motor drive application, it’s important to understand the fundamentals of gearboxes, the key differences between gear designs, and how to match a gearbox with your application's requirements.A gearbox is a gear train designed to modify the speed and torque characteristics of a motor. When gearboxes redu…
 
In this industry, 80%of the applications are pumps but more than 50% of energy consumption is in aeration. We continue our series with properly sizing your VFD for your pump or aeration application. On this episode of the ABB Solutions Podcast, Mike Murphy is joined by Jeff Bergman, business development manager for municipal and industrial water wa…
 
In this episode of the ABB Solutions Podcast, our host Mike Murphy is joined byMac McGhee, training manager for Baldor Reliance NEMA Motors to discuss what opportunities ABB has to offer for product training. Learn more about what courses are available and how you can sign up for them. Visit ABB My Learning for educational opportunities: https://bi…
 
Our Business Development Manager, Cory, sat down for an interview on "Talk to the Experts" on 650CKOM - a Saskatchewan NewsTalk radio station.This podcast is a recording of the second half of the interview, providing an overview of eMotors Direct's offering to our Agriculture clients.The following transcript was automatically generated:Welcome back…
 
Our Business Development Manager, Cory, sat down for an interview on "Talk to the Experts" on 650CKOM - a Saskatchewan NewsTalk radio station.This podcast is a recording of the first half of the interview, providing an introduction to eMotors Direct and what we do here. The following transcript was automatically generated:Welcome to talk to the exp…
 
At high altitudes, the properties of air change in ways that directly impact the way electric motors must be operated to maximize service life and productivity. Because air is less dense at high altitude, its capacity to carry heat away from the motor and keep it cool is significantly reduced. There is a range of approaches to combat this and maint…
 
Pumps are heavily used applications in all industries and can be a large portion of a plant’s energy bill making it important that pumps run smoothly and efficiently. In this episode, host Mike Murphy is joined by senior business development manager for Industrial and Municipal Water and Waste Water, Larry Stanley to discuss variable speed drives i…
 
Electric motors do the physical work of moving air and driving compressors in HVAC systems, operating continuously for years, sometimes even decades, without regular maintenance. When equipment stops working, an HVAC technician must identify whether the motor has failed and often the motor is replaced instead of being repaired.Diagnosing Motor Fail…
 
Uptime is more important than ever and being able to diagnose an issue before it occurs is critical. In this episode of the ABB Solutions Podcast, host Mike Murphy is joined by Vijay Anand, sales manager with ABB Ability™ Digital Services to discuss condition monitoring using ABB Ability™ products. Listen as Vijay explains how ABB Ability™ can help…
 
Thanks for listening! Visit our website to learn more about us - https://www.emotorsdirect.ca/Electric motor bearings regularly experience high levels of stress when driving heavy loads. This makes them one of the most critical components you need to take care of to keep your motor running smoothly and consistently.In this article, we'll go over th…
 
A gear reducer, or gearbox, is one of the most significant purchases you will make when assembling an electric motor drive for your application. A reducer that meets your requirements and is well taken care of ensures a long and trouble-free service life and improves the performance, efficiency, and ultimately your application's productivity.Here a…
 
In early spring of last year, as the news of the pandemic began to grow, so too did the fear of the unknown. As nationwide shutdowns began with businesses temporarily closing their doors, panic buying set in. Grocery store shelves containing perishables, meats, cleaning supplies, and more sat empty for weeks and even months while the Canadian food …
 
It can be difficult to narrow down which motor is best for your severe duty application. In this episode, key account manager for mining, aggregate, and cement Marc Psaltis, offers insights gained in his 29 years of industry experience and expertise on what criteria to use when selecting the right motor. Learn more about Baldor-Reliance Crusher Dut…
 
AC induction motors are used in many industrial applications as well as commercial and domestic products and appliances. Due to their design, the speed of these motors is determined by the frequency of the supply power, and the current determines the motor torque (turning force) in the motor, which is determined by the voltage of the supply. To eff…
 
Farm Duty motors operate near people and livestock, performing a variety of tasks in harsh conditions. Accidents that result in electric shock, damaged machinery, or fires can spell disaster for your farm's productivity and severely impact your livelihood.Fortunately, the large majority of electric motor accidents are entirely preventable. With the…
 
Commonly, industrial and manufacturing plants require a backup inventory including motors and parts. A broken motor can mean missed deadlines, employee downtime, or spoiled product. These businesses depend on their motors to work so having a replacement motor on hand can help decrease costs in the long term.Although the backup inventory is extremel…
 
An increase in food safety regulations and consumer concern has led ABB to pivot with the food and beverage industry to produce a product that helps keep food consumption safe. On this episode of the ABB Solutions Podcast, key account managers for the ABB food and beverage industry, Chris Teague and Scott Robinson, shine a light on existing federal…
 
In Part 2 of our discussion with key account managers for the ABB food and beverage industry, Chris Teague and Scott Robinson, we’re discussing IP69 ratings and the products that meet this specification. Listen in to hear Chris and Scott explain the challenging set of tests that products bearing the IP69K rating undergo to ensure the highest standa…
 
With the advancements in industrial automation and control systems, many companies are making extensive use of motors in applications that are sensitive to contamination, including food manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. Strict hygiene requirements mean that motors are operating in an environment exposed to high-pressure, high-temperature water, of…
 
Farms are among the harshest environments for electric motors to operate in, and even the most robust and most reliable motors will eventually wear out. By taking the time to understand why a motor fails, how to go about replacing a farm motor, and preventing future incidents, you will maximize the reliability of critical farm equipment and minimiz…
 
Join us for our first episode of the ABB Solutions Podcast discussing condition monitoring in the fan industry with national account manager for the U.S. motors and generators business Roman Wadja. Learn how the fan industry has used condition monitoring devices in the past and what the typical signs of failure look like. Roman also provides valuab…
 
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