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Help with form wound rotor wave connections

  • September 2015
  • Number of views: 2736
  • Article rating: 4.0

For those who work almost exclusively with lap or concentric wound three-phase stators, wave wound rotor connections can be a challenge. This is especially true if connection data gets lost or if an existing winding connection is damaged during a failure. In these cases, it is useful to have a practical method for laying out a valid connection diagram. 

Ayuda para las conexiones de rotores bobinados con devanados ondulados de pletina

  • September 2015
  • Number of views: 2685
  • Article rating: No rating

Para aquellos que trabajan casi exclusivamente con estatores trifásicos con devanados imbricados o concéntricos, las conexiones de los rotores bobinados con devanados ondulados pueden ser un reto. Esto es especialmente cierto, cuando los datos de conexión se pierden o cuando el fallo en el bobinado provoca daños en la conexión existente. 

Wound rotor motor tips for failure analysis, repair and testing

  • November 2012
  • Number of views: 3215
  • Article rating: 5.0

Wound rotor (WR) motors represent only a small fraction of all electric motors in service. In reviewing the EASA Technical Support call logs, one would conclude that there are many more wound rotor motors in service. Because many of us do not work on wound rotor motors often, it is understandable that not everyone has a clear understanding of how they differ from a squirrel cage motor. The purpose of this article is to dispel some misconceptions about how they work and to offer valuable tips for failure analysis, repair and testing. Other topics covered include: Secondary voltage Crane applications Testing tips, after assembly

Understanding rotating frequency converters makes repair easier

  • June 2001
  • Number of views: 1514
  • Article rating: No rating

The poles for the stator and rotor of the wound-rotor motor must be equal. When rewinding any wound-rotor motor, watch for consequent-pole connections. Grouping alone is not a reliable indicator of poles. The best way to understand the process is to visualize the rotating electrical field in the stator of a wound-rotor motor. The field rotates one direction, so that when the rotor is driven in the opposite direction the passing frequency is increased. If the speeds are the same (i.e., the same number of poles as the drive motor) the output frequency will double.

Getting The Most From Your Electric Motors

Getting The Most From Your Electric Motors - coverThis 40-page booklet provides great advice for obtaining the longest, most efficient and cost-effective operation from general and definite purpose electric motors.

This booklet covers topics such as:

  • Installation, startup and baseline information
  • Operational monitoring and maintenance
  • Motor and baseline installation data
  • How to read a motor nameplate
  • Motor storage recommendations



EASA/AEMT Rewind Study

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The Effect of Repair/Rewinding on Premium Efficiency/IE3 Motors
Tests prove Premium Efficiency/IE3 Motors can be rewound without degrading efficiency.


ANSI/EASA AR100-2020

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Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus
This is a must-have guide to the repair of rotating electrical machines. Its purpose is to establish recommended practices in each step of the rotating electrical apparatus rewinding and rebuilding processes.



EASA Technical Manual

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Revised May 2021
The EASA Technical Manual is the association's definitive and most complete publication. It's available FREE to members in an online format. Members can also download PDFs of the entire manual or individual sections.