Category: Resources

Guide to Motors in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres

Explosion proof motors, otherwise referred to as ex motors or ATEX motors are a special type of motor that are designed to be used in hazardous environments where the risk of an explosion is higher. Whether it’s high humidity, extreme temperatures or dust in the air, an explosion proof motor has safety features in line… Read more »

Electric Motor Ingress Protection (IP) Ratings Explained

The Ingress Protection (IP) rating of a motor shows how well it protects against both water and solid foreign objects such as dust. Usually found on the motor nameplate, this information is crucial when choosing an electric motor as it ensures that the enclosure can protect the motor from the environment it is operating in…. Read more »

How To Read a Motor Nameplate

Found on all types of electric motor, the motor nameplate provides information about the motor’s construction and performance characteristics. Whilst motor standards are established on a country by country basis, most motors fall under the two main industry bodies: the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the National Electric Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and their nameplates adhere… Read more »

Types of DC Motors

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There are 3 main types of DC motor that are available:- Series, Shunt and Compound. These terms relate to the type of connection of the field windings with respect to the armature circuit. DC Series Motors A DC series motor will have its field windings connected in series with the armature. The series winding will… Read more »

How to Rewind an Armature from a DC Motor Generator Set

Rewinding an Armature from a DC Motor Set – Video Here’s an 11 minute video showing our engineer Rewinding a Double Armature on a  Single Shaft from a DC Motor Generator Set. Our engineer describes and shows important steps of our rewinding process from making diamond form wave band coils, inserting the coils into the armature,… Read more »