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How the Aggregate Industry Utilizes Electric Generators & Motors

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The aggregate industry in Canada and The United States is responsible for mining, grinding, and selling billions of metric tons of sand, crushed rock, and gravel every year. Aggregate is commonly used in the construction industry, where it is a primary component for applications such as asphalt, concrete, and road building materials. Aggregate is all […]


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How the Oil & Gas Drilling Industry Uses Electric Generators & Motors

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The oil and gas industry consists of onshore and offshore drilling operations, which rely on drilling rig equipment to extract oil and natural gas from reservoirs. Drill rig equipment often use electric motors as their power source, and these motors must be able to withstand vibration, extreme temperatures, consistent impacts, corrosive environments, and other harsh […]


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6 Reasons Why Wind Power Turbine Maintenance is so Crucial

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Wind power has proven itself a valuable player in the renewable energy market and currently stands as the fastest-growing renewable energy source in North America. Wind turbine generators drive the wind energy industry and have long-term investment potential in a fast-growing market. Wind turbine generators convert wind energy into electrical energy at a minimal cost […]


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Why Electric Motor Repair is So Important for the Mining Industry

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In the mining and mineral processing industry and almost every other industrial operation, electric motors are at the heart of the operation and present in almost every aspect of industrial works. Electric motors drive large equipment like crushers, mills, and driving hoists, and even small reagent dosing pumps. They are an essential part of mining […]


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The Importance of Generator Repair and Maintenance for the Hydroelectric Sector

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Hydroelectric power, the single greatest source of renewable energy around the world, is derived from moving water through the use of dams and hydroelectric power plants. Since no fuel is burned to create hydroelectric energy, it does not produce greenhouse gas emissions like more traditional fossil fuel power plants. The cost of running a hydroelectric […]


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Common Causes of Electric Motor Failure

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Industrial electric motor systems have become more complicated, so when malfunctions occur, it is not always easy to identify the cause. Motor failure may be caused by mechanical or electrical problems, especially if the motor is improperly sized, installed, or maintained. Understanding the most common causes of motor failure can help you prioritize preventative maintenance […]


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Monitoring Machine Health by Oil Analysis

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Machine wear caused by inadequate lubricant performance costs industries billions of dollars every year in part repair and replacement. For this reason, early detection of warning signs in your equipment is absolutely critical. Fortunately, analyzing key fluids such as lubricants in components can provide valuable insights into the condition of machinery. Rotating parts are constantly […]


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Renown Electric’s Guide to Carbon Brushes for Motors & Generators

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At Renown Electric, we understand that it can be confusing to select the precise carbon brush for your exact generator and motor needs. That is why we got our experts to write a detailed booklet covering this important topic.  The guide is titled: Renown Electric’s Guide to Carbon Brushes for Motors & Generators. This free 14-page […]


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How to Stay Ahead of Worn Field Coils and Poor Motor Performance

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To get the best service from your elevators, high-quality components are a necessity. Field coils are particularly essential components, as they help produce the magnetic field that rotates elevator motors. Worn field coils lead to inefficiencies in your electric motor, as well as potential malfunction and break down. Due to the precision expertise needed, manufacturing and […]


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Preventative vs. Predictive Motor Maintenance: Which Is Right for You?

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Downtime from a faulty or burned out electric motor can create unnecessary work. No matter the type of equipment the motor powers, when electric motors fail productivity plummets and frustration grows. Non-efficient motors consume a great deal of daily energy demands, including: – 78% of all electrical energy in industrial processes – 43% in commercial […]


Modernize your Elevator Control Systems with Renown

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  How old is your elevator system? If you haven’t asked this question for a while, it may be time for you to think about updating your equipment. Renown Electric offers an array of equipment and expertise for elevator companies to utilize when modernizing existing systems by integrating new, more efficient technology. Our modernization survey […]


Our New Motor Repair Facility in Vaughan, Ontario

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Renown Electric is proud to announce that we’ve opened a new, large facility at 78 Bradwick Road in Vaughan, Ontario — just blocks away from our main repair center in Concord, Ontario. Equipped with new, state-of-the-art machinery, this expansive 30,000-square-feet repair space will allow us to handle very large motor repairs and take on more […]


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Why You Should Be Implementing Vibration Analysis Monitoring Now

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Renown Electric has long been committed to providing quality proactive and preventative maintenance measures. After so much time in the business, we’ve elected to take a huge step and elevate our commitment to maintenance through partnering with i-Alert to provide clients with the i-Alert sensor.  Through our years of experience, we’ve seen how unwanted and […]


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Motor Rewinding 101: How You Can Benefit

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Like all pieces of machinery, equipment motors are subject to wear and tear with the passage of time. If you find that the motor in your equipment is starting to operate inefficiently, that is typically an indicator that the deterioration process has begun.  If your motor fails, or deteriorates to the point of impending failure, […]


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Everything You Need to Know About VFD Maintenance

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A Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) is a type of motor controller which drives an electric motor by varying the frequency and voltage supplied to the motor itself. Common terms used for a VFD are adjustable speed drive, variable speed drive, AC drive, adjustable frequency drive, inverter, and microdrive. Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) are motor controllers that allow […]


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A New Partnership Between Renown Electric & RDI Technologies

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At Renown Electric, our dedication to providing our customers with the most innovative solutions for their manufacturing operations has motivated us to partner with RDI Technologies. As a certified service provider for RDI, we can provide optimized, unparalleled services using Iris M—a revolutionary device used in over 41 countries and across more than 22 industries—for […]


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AC vs. DC Motors: What’s the Difference?

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Electrical motors are machines designed to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy. While they are available in numerous variations, they can be categorized into two main classifications: AC motors and DC motors. Both AC motors and DC motors have the same function; that is, to convert electrical energy to mechanical energy. However, when choosing a […]


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How VFD Maintenance Can Save Your Bottom Line

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Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are devices that regulate the operation of a motor by varying the frequency and voltage levels of the electrical input. They are found in countless electromechanical systems, ranging from home appliances to industrial equipment. Similar to other electrical and electronic components, VFDs require proper and regular maintenance to ensure they offer […]


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The Integral Role of Electric Motor Maintenance for The Transportation Sector

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While the transportation industry heavily relies on combustion motors, there has been a recent shift in focus to electric-powered vehicles. From cars and trucks to trains and locomotives to ships and ferries and not to forget mining equipment and buses, nearly every mode of travel can utilize electric motors for power. By converting electrical energy […]


Renown to Attend the 2018 CECA Convention

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Renown Electric is proud to announce that we will be in attendance at the 44th annual CECA Convention from May 29 – June 1, 2018. The four-day exhibition and trade show, held in Calgary, Alberta, brings together companies and professionals from around the world to discuss and showcase the latest developments and technology in the […]