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Lubricating Your Electric Motor

Posted by IER Services on Oct 19, 2017 9:55:15 AM

For optimal performance and maximum service length, you need to lubricate your electric motor.  Lubrication is essential as it will affect the life, noise, speed, torque, grease migration out gassing, temperature and corrosion of the motor.

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Topics: electric motor lubrication

Considering a Backup Generator for Your Business?

Posted by IER Services on Oct 14, 2017 10:39:39 AM

All the severe weather patterns the past few months have resulted in thousands of businesses being without power. A power outage is not only an inconvenience but it can also be dangerous. 

One option is an emergency generator. When storms knock out the power grid, it can take days and even weeks to restore power. A backup generator can provide your business with temporary power during an emergency.

If you are considering a backup generator you should address issues such as smart grids and grid reliability. Also fuel prices, supply, and maintenance are key factors in life cycle costs and reliability for power generation

Permanent generators are installed outside the building and are on standby. They run on an existing fuel source such as natural gas or liquid propane and are designed to start just seconds after loss of power.

The permanent generator works in conjunction with a transfer switch to monitor incoming utility voltage. When your power goes out, the transfer switch will disconnect the utility line and connect a new power line from the generator to restore power within seconds.

In the past few years, the cost has decreased, making them more affordable. Keep in mind, a licensed electrician must install these generators, and your local utility company needs to be notified when you have a alternate system installed.

Those who live in areas that consistently sees power outages, should consider this type of generator. Also, a climate that is consistently very cold and plagued with ice storms, makes this generator worthwhile to power your business should you experience a prolonged power outage.

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Topics: backup generators

IER Services Is Your Local Yaskawa Electric Equipment Repair Company

Posted by IER Services on Oct 10, 2017 10:33:40 AM

IER Services is an Yaskawa electric service partner. Yaskawa is  one of the world’s leading manufacturers of servo motors and drives, inverters, and machine controllers. 

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Topics: industrial AC drives, Yaskawa Electric equipment repair

Three Phase Motors

Posted by IER Services on Oct 9, 2017 3:47:00 PM

A three-phase induction motor derives its name from the rotor current that is induced by the magnetic field, instead of electrical connections. A three-phase induction motor has a simple design, inherently high starting torque and high efficiency. 

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Topics: three phase induction motor, WEG, 3 phase motors

What is the best material for an electric motor shaft?

Posted by IER Services on Oct 9, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Shafts are a key component in most rotating equipment. When considering the best material for your electric motor shaft, there are several considerations: Cost and Material Deficiencies.   

Most motor manufacturers use SAE 1045 in either cold-rolled (CRS) or hot-rolled steel (HRS). C1045 is a medium carbon, medium tensile steel supplied as forged or normalized. This steel shows good strength, toughness and wear resistance. 

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Topics: shafts, electric motors

Do You Know the difference in a control panel & a MCC?

Posted by IER Services on Sep 28, 2017 7:37:00 AM
An electrical control panel  (also known as a panel board, breaker panel , or electric control panel) is a component of an electrical supply system that divides an electrical  power feed into subsidiary circuits.
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Topics: UL 508A certified, control panels, MCC

IER Services is ul 508a certified panel shop

Posted by IER Services on Sep 27, 2017 7:58:00 AM

IER Services is UL 508A certified. This an industrial control panel directive, which is sought by electrical inspectors and is certified through Underwriters Laboratories, an organization that has been around for more than 100 years. If you visit the UL Web site at www.ul.com, you can find the following description: "UL is a world leader in product safety testing and certification.

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We're An Armstrong Pump Repair Partner

Posted by IER Services on Sep 26, 2017 8:02:13 AM

We're proud to partner with Armstrong pumps to provide repair service to Central Ohio customers. Armstrong pumps have been offering optimum solutions in fluid flow, variable speed, demand-based control, and heat transfer applications since 1934.

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Topics: Armstrong pump repair

What You Should Know About Silicon controlled Rectifiers

Posted by IER Services on Sep 18, 2017 6:30:00 AM

A SCR or silicon controlled rectifier  is a three-terminal semiconductor switching device which is probably the most important circuit element after the diode and the transistor.

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Topics: SCR, IER Services, silicon controlled rectifier

VFDs Reduce Energy Costs

Posted by IER Services on Sep 5, 2017 9:49:00 AM

In the United States, an estimated 65% of electrical energy is used to supply motors, 75% of which are variable-torque fan, pump, and compressor loads.  40 million motors used in the U.S. could benefit from VFDs to reduce their energy costs.

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Topics: VFDs reduce energy costs

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