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Reject These Motor Myths

  • April 2022
  • Number of views: 2885
Trade press article — Efficient Plant

The tongue-in-cheek saying “If it’s in black and white, it must be right” is a helpful reminder that not everything we read (or hear) is accurate or complete. It’s always best to check sources and verify facts before accepting consequential statements as true. This article provides a selection of common misconceptions about three-phase squirrel-cage motors and the facts that deny them.

Bust Nine Common Motor Myths

Here are the facts about some of the things “they” say about motors and motor performance

  • June 2021
  • Number of views: 6813
Trade press article — Efficient Plant

Here’s a random collection of common misconceptions about three-phase squirrel-cage motors and the facts that deny them.

Understand vertical motor bearings

Vertical motors differ from horizontal units in various ways, including their oil-leak risks

  • April 2018
  • Number of views: 15145
Trade press article — Efficient Plant

Bearing construction is a key difference between vertical motors and horizontal motors that are mounted vertically. Vertical motors typically drive pumps using thrust bearings. Horizontal motors rarely have those types of bearings. Understanding relevant construction and configuration factors is crucial when confronting lubrication-related issues that can be associated with vertical-motor bearings.