On-Demand Webinars: Industrial Motors and Drives

 

Getting up to Date with Modern Motor and Drive Troubleshooting Techniques


Presenter(s): Sat Sandhu, Han Tran
Today’s modern tool kit for troubleshooting motors and drives includes a variety of test and measurement tools that allow you to diagnose issues more quickly and easily than ever, often times allowing you to get to the root cause of an issue without having to dismantle your equipment. Learn how new technologies and techniques have simplified complex troubleshooting processes. Get practical tips on how to extend the lifespan of your motor and prevent downtime, giving you greater ROI on your equipment. And avoid common maintenance pitfalls that many plants experience.

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VFDs and Motors: What You Don't Know About Them Could Cost You!


Presenter(s): Adam Willwerth
By allowing precise control of motor speed or torque, variable-frequency drives (also known as variable-speed drives or inverters) can improve process control and can save 30% or more in energy costs. But VFDs induce voltages on the shafts of the motors they control – voltages that can discharge through bearings, destroying them in as few as three months. This on-demand webinar discusses how plant maintenance can channel these harmful currents away from bearings and safely to ground, protecting motor bearings (and those of attached equipment) and allowing motors to last for the full L-10 life of their bearings.

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An Animated Introduction to the Detection of Bearing Failure


Presenter(s): Jason Tranter
The most common component to fail is the rolling element bearing, and vibration analysis provides an extremely early warning of failure - if it is used properly. This highly animated on-demand webinar explains the vibration patterns generated by bearings that enable you to confidently diagnose the failure even if you do not have the bearing numbers. We will cover the use of regular spectra, time waveforms, and the high-frequency techniques such as enveloping, PeakVue and Shock Pulse.

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What's Your Relay Telling You? Using Intelligent Relays to Protect Motors


Presenter(s): Kip Larson, Charles Newcomb
Motors are getting smarter and so are the relays designed to protect them. These intelligent relays can now detect problems with pumps, wiring, controls, and power systems as well as motors themselves. However, what faults do these relays detect, and how do these devices use the industrial internet to deliver information to the repair technician? This on-demand webinar explains what conditions are measured by smart motor protection relays, and clarify what the different outputs, codes, and alarms mean in the context of actual equipment.

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Electric Motor Bearings – Failures, Causes, and Countermeasures


Presenter(s): Steve Pisanelli
Are your motor bearings in trouble even before you install them? This on-demand webinar takes a look at the range of risks that can adversely impact the performance of your electric motor bearings, from pre-service damage to poor storage, handling, and lubrication procedures.

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Electric Motor Bearing Failure Causes and Prevention


Presenter(s): Terry W. Bell
51% of electric motor failures are due to bearing damage and failure. Potential causes of bearing damage leading to failure include inadequate lubrication, mechanical issues, heat, bearing current, and contamination. Prevention of bearing damage will extend motor life. This on-demand webinar walks you through the typical causes of damage, identifying a possible failure, and maximizing the motor's life by preventing premature bearing failure.

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Don't Come Uncoupled


Presenter(s): Alex Vitou, Mathew Wolford
Couplings are a critical part of many power transmission systems. Yet best practices for maximizing coupling life are often neglected. This on-demand webinar looks at common failure modes of elastomeric couplings and best practices, including proper selection, troubleshooting, and preventive maintenance, to keep your system from coming uncoupled.

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Next Generation Motor Efficiency Performance: Beyond NEMA Premium


Presenter(s): Richard R. Schaefer
Advancements in motor design make extreme efficiencies possible. In this on-demand webinar, we discuss how to select the right motor technology to reach the efficiencies needed in your applications.

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New DC Motor Design Technologies Bringing New Life to Existing DC Motor Applications


Presenter(s): Marcus Orders
The dilemma for many end users of DC motors in industry today is “Repair, replace, rewind, or buy new?” This on-demand webinar helps answer that question by looking at the advantages of choosing a power-dense, low-profile DC motor to meet the demands of your application.

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Right Sizing A Motor for Reliability


Presenter(s): George Weihrauch
Join us as we discuss the current issues of motor sizing that can affect a user’s installed motor base and the motors that have yet to be bought. We also provide an in-depth overview of why correctly specifying a motor is more than just horsepower rating, there are several other key characteristics to account for.

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How to Get Twice the Life from Your Gear Boxes


Presenter(s): Jarrod Potteiger
This presentation provides an understanding as to why gears wear out and ultimately fail, discusses the importance of lubrication selection for each machine, explores how to develop PMs for applying and maintaining lubricants, and examines how to modify machines to facilitate lubricant application.

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Shaft Grounding and Current Mitigation


Presenter(s): Bobby Bowen
Watch this informative on-demand webinar and walk away with key information that will help your business prevent premature bearing failure, which could result in high maintenance costs or worse – facility downtime. Join us as we discuss the causes, effects, and proper prevention techniques to protect your motor from stray shaft currents.

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Motor Reliability: Keeping Your Motors Running Longer


Presenter(s): Charles Dix
Motor maintenance is critical to maintaining an industrial plant's power supply, but many important steps help to keep a plant's motors optimized and running. Considering plugged air vents or excessive heat, lubrication, or power quality is just the start. Alignment and vibration must be monitored, as well. And keeping the cooling fan shrouds and motor fins cleaned and free of debris helps tremendously in keeping the motor cool and reducing the chances of the internal windings and other components from breaking down due to high temperatures.

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Motors and Vibration Analysis


Presenter(s): John Bernet, Robert Perez
In this on-demand webinar, we provide an introduction to vibration analysis theory and practice. Our experts also explore the value and benefits of vibration testing, an overview of the new techniques available to make vibration analysis easier for mainstream users, and a comparison of different vibration equipment.

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Motors and Drives Optimization


Presenter(s): Kay Cabaniss, Geoff Generalovic, Brent McManis
Motor testing and energy efficiency are important to every plant. Motor testing off-line and on-line are the most critical steps for optimization and performance. Each test picks up on different parameters in the motor circuits. Off-line actually tests the whole motor circuit from starter to the motor; any changes over time due to motor deterioration or cable problems will be picked up doing this test. On-line testing under load is important to see how the motor performs electrically, showing a balanced system phase to phase is important.

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Choosing the Right Gearmotor


Presenter(s): Chad Brown, Kay Cabaniss
Understanding the different types and efficiencies of gearmotors is critical to making the best selection for a particular application. This on-demand webinar explores the different gearmotor types, discusses the advantages and efficiencies of each, and shows how to make the best gearmotor selection based on energy savings and application demands.

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Motors and Drives: Get the Right Tools to Prevent Failure


Presenter(s): Charles E. Dix, Neil Gillespie, Drew Norman, Bobby Powell
Join motor and drive experts as they speak about everything from energy efficiency to addressing the repair-versus-replace question. In this on-demand webinar, learn how to keep motors running at their peak efficiency. We will also highlight how companies are using best practices to identify motor failure types, understand the benefits of vibration testing, and more.

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The Case for Energy Efficiency Across the Drive Train


Presenter(s): Todd Kananen, Rich Mintz
Energy management, monitoring, and efficiency are the fastest-growing aspects of an industrial plant manager’s responsibilities. Since motors account for the largest percentage of energy usage, we’d like to help you understand the best strategies for achieving energy efficiency across the drive train.

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Business Operations Sustainability


Presenter(s): Justin Forbes, Tim Marker, Brenda McCracken
Join us for this on-demand webinar and learn from the experts how motor design philosophy can have a direct impact on the sustainability of your operations. Understand key standards and how they relate to motor reliability. And lastly, don't ignore safety considerations, as personal injury can have just as devastating an impact as equipment failure.

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