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Safety Tip: What not to wear

Published: January 2019
Technical subject(s): Safety

Tech Tip: Use C4 bearing when heat is a factor

Published: January 2019
Technical subject(s): Bearings

Measuring stator core dimensions for core test with windings installed

Published: November 2018
Technical subject(s): Motor testing, Stators/windings

Safety Tip: Drivers’ Ed - A quick refresher on responsible driving practices

Published: October 2018
Technical subject(s): Safety, Service center equipment

Tech Tip: Pulley eccentricity

Published: October 2018
Technical subject(s): Sheaves/pulleys/belting

Safety Tips: The “eyes” have it: Tips to protect your eyes from hazards in the service center

Published: September 2018
Technical subject(s): Safety

Tech Tip: VFDs sitting around?

Published: September 2018
Technical subject(s): Drives/controls

Safety Tips: Summer precautions

Published: July 2018
Technical subject(s): Safety

Tech Tip: Magnetic wedges

Published: July 2018
Technical subject(s): Stators/windings

Tech Tip: Possible cause of failure in high-speed winding

Published: June 2018
Technical subject(s): Cranes/hoists, Stators/windings, Troubleshooting & failure analysis

Safety tips for personal and respiratory protection

Published: May 2018
Technical subject(s): Safety, Service center equipment

Tech Tip: Estimating copper weight

Published: May 2018
Technical subject(s): Repair procedures and tips, Stators/windings, Wire

Safety Tips: Machinery cautions

Published: April 2018
Technical subject(s): Safety, Service center equipment

Tech Tip: Submersibles – oil filled stator?

Published: April 2018
Technical subject(s): Lubrication, Stators/windings

Safety Tips: Rules for the machine shop

Published: March 2018
Technical subject(s): Safety, Service center equipment

Tech Tip: Consider cost when selecting pump seal

Published: March 2018
Technical subject(s): Pump seals, Pumps

General rules and precautions when using grinders

Published: January 2018
Technical subject(s): Safety, Service center equipment

Interpreting results of armature surge test

Published: January 2018
Technical subject(s): Armatures, Motor testing

Effect of adjustable speed drive carrier frequency on bearing current

Published: December 2017
Technical subject(s): AC motors, Design/theory/application, Drives/controls

Tech Tip: Key points when performing stator core loop test

Published: November 2017
Technical subject(s): Laminations, Motor testing, Stators/windings, Winding insulation

Troubleshooting DC field temperature issues

Published: October 2017
Technical subject(s): DC motor cooling, Field coils, Nameplates, Repair procedures and tips, Ventilation/cooling

Burnout oven calibration

Published: August 2017
Technical subject(s): Repair procedures and tips, Service center equipment

Rotor bar pass frequencies

Published: June 2017
Technical subject(s): Motor testing, Rotors, Vibration

Tech Tip: Novel method for packing a bearing with grease

Published: April 2017
Author: Bret McCormick, Stewart’s Electric Motor Works, Inc., Orlando, Florida, Technical Education Committee Member
Technical subject(s): Bearings, Grease lubrication, Lubrication

Tech Tips: Tips for motor paint

Published: April 2017
Technical subject(s): Miscellaneous, Repair procedures and tips

Safety Tips: Remember these general rules

Published: March 2017
Technical subject(s): Miscellaneous, Safety

Tech Tip: When restacking, use real coreplate

Published: March 2017
Technical subject(s): Repair procedures and tips

Simple tips for important electrical tests

Published: February 2017
Technical subject(s): AC motors, Motor testing, Stators/windings

Off-the-job safety

Published: January 2017
Technical subject(s): Safety

Unequal grouping sequences for 
1-4 vs. 1-7 jumpers

Published: January 2017
Technical subject(s): Stators/windings

Another use for copper tubing

Published: December 2016
Technical subject(s): Miscellaneous, Winding connections

Safety Tips: Hydraulic and mechanical jacks and pullers

Published: September 2016
Technical subject(s): Safety, Service center equipment

Tech Tip: Exact machine speed needed for inspection

Published: September 2016
Technical subject(s): AC motors, Bearings, Repair procedures and tips, Vibration

Safety Tips: Cautions when painting

Published: August 2016
Technical subject(s): Safety, Service center equipment

Tech Tip for users of AC Motor Verification & Redesign – Version 4

Published: August 2016
Technical subject(s): Design/theory/application, Service center equipment, Stators/windings, Winding connections

Tech Tip: How to track the amount of VPI resin used

Published: July 2016
Technical subject(s): Field coils, Repair procedures and tips, Stators/windings, VPI

Safety Tips: Machine shop basics

Published: June 2016
Technical subject(s): Miscellaneous, Safety, Service center equipment

Tech Tip: Use of specific gravity

Published: June 2016
Technical subject(s): Miscellaneous, Pumps

Tech Tip: Installing thermals on a UL motor

Published: May 2016
Technical subject(s): Stators/windings, Temperature detectors

Tech Tip: Location/spacing of winding resistance temperature detectors (RTDs)

Published: April 2016
Technical subject(s): Field coils, Miscellaneous, Repair procedures and tips, Stators/windings, Temperature detectors

Paying attention to details is key to on-the-job safety

Published: March 2016
Technical subject(s): Safety

Steps for diagnosing electrical noise

Published: March 2016
Technical subject(s): AC motors, Motor testing, Repair procedures and tips, Troubleshooting & failure analysis

Safety Tip: Ladder cautions

Published: February 2016
Technical subject(s): Safety, Service center equipment

Tech Tip: 2-speed, 1 winding motor connections

Published: February 2016
Technical subject(s): N/A

Cautions with vertical band saw

Published: January 2016
Technical subject(s): Safety, Service center equipment

Voltage drop test

Published: January 2016
Technical subject(s): Field coils, Motor testing, Stators/windings

Easy way to determine percent compounding

Published: December 2015
Technical subject(s): DC motors, Design/theory/application, Repair procedures and tips

DC machine, compounding versatility

Published: November 2015
Technical subject(s): DC motors, Design/theory/application, Repair procedures and tips

Welding and flame cutting reminders

Published: November 2015
Technical subject(s): Safety, Service center equipment

When a generator will not self-excite

Published: September 2015
Technical subject(s): Alternators/generators

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