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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 […]


The Basics of Motor Testing

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To measure the health of an electric motor, several key factors must be considered, including performance, energy use, operating costs, equipment durability, and overall system reliability. These are all integral components of motor health, which depends on regular monitoring and diagnostic testing. When evaluating the health of a motor, the following aspects should be carefully […]


3 Ways to Save Money and Improve the Performance of Your Electric Motor

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Finding an efficient way to run electric motors in your facility not only benefits the environment, but it can also greatly improve your company’s bottom line. As motor tools, technologies, and maintenance systems continue to evolve and advance, increasing the efficiency of electric motor machinery is now easier than ever, and even minor investments can […]


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 […]


An Introduction to Wind Energy

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Clean wind energy, one of the world’s fastest growing sources of new electricity, is seeing major gains in Canada; in 2016 alone, 702 megawatts (MW) of new capacity was added across the country. Ontario, in particular, is leading the way, having completed 79 new installations comprised of 2,302 wind turbines. Below, we’ll take look at […]


Modernizing DC Gearless Elevator Motors Can Reduce Operation Expenses by 50%

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In the majority of buildings constructed prior to 2000, elevators are operated by DC gearless motors. When problems arise, the first step is typically to replace the motor, but this can be a costly, complex procedure — and is usually unnecessary. Even after several decades of use, DC-powered elevator motors can still provide optimal service […]


[INFOGRAPHIC] 5 Common Elevator Myths – Debunked

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Revealing the truth behind common elevator misconceptions We’re all guilty of it— waiting for an elevator to arrive, and pushing the call button over and over in hopes the elevator car will arrive faster… but does this actually work? Elevators are the most frequently used mode of transportation in the world. Every 3 days, elevators […]


United in Montreal 2016

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Renown Electric is proud to announce that we will be in attendance at the United in Montreal 2016 Convention and Exposition from September 19 – 22. The convention and exposition, held in Montreal, Quebec, brings together companies and professionals from around the world to discuss and showcase the latest developments in the elevator industry. You […]


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 […]


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Prevent Downtime with Renown’s Coast-to-Coast Field Services

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When an electric motor can’t perform to capacity, your company suffers—equipment failure leads to reduced productivity and loss of revenue. If your equipment can be brought to a repair shop, a trained technician can help. Unfortunately, many customers find themselves at the mercy of their local technicians’ schedules; in these instances, it’s best to choose […]


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3 Environmental Factors That Affect Your AC Motor

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Electric motors are marvels of engineering, but they are not invulnerable. Of the many hazards that can lead to a damaged AC motor, none are as common as unfavorable environmental factors. Here’s a brief review of some of the more common environmental conditions that will send your electric motor to the repair shop sooner than […]


Elevator Parts Catalog

Find the Elevator Part You Need in Our Product Catalogue

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Similar to other pieces of industrial equipment, elevators are prone to wear after long periods of regular usage. Without routine maintenance, elevators will begin to malfunction, and eventually will stop functioning altogether. Unscheduled downtime causes inconvenience to both employees and customers who rely on your company’s elevators every day. Many elevator components can fail overtime, […]


Preventative vs. Predictive Motor Maintenance

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 […]


Aspects of Commutator Skins

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Electric motors are widely used throughout the world, so much so that people often take them for granted. At times, people forget the fact that motors are precision machines prone to occasional breakdown. There are various reasons why an electric motor may stop working; most commonly, the issue will be a malfunction with the motor’s […]


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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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Make Sure Your Motor Meets the Elevator Industry’s Challenging Demands

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In the elevator industry, it’s extremely important to use high-quality and industry-certified equipment. It’s equally critical to find equipment that fits your exact requirements. Renown Electric’s submersible and dry-type elevator pump motors accomplish both: these special application single and 3-phase motors contain a zinc-plated frame that extends the life and durability of the unit. Ideal for elevators in […]


Sample Renown Electric Analysis Reports are Now Available

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In the industrial sector, proper equipment maintenance is vital for every professional. Modern applications can be extremely taxing on various types of machines—electrical motors are a prime example of this. Electrical motors are expected to perform optimally even in the harshest conditions, which typically involve high temperatures and abrasive environments.  Due to these and other […]


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Proper Steps for Storing Electric Motors

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Fill in the blank: The only thing worse than having an electric motor fail, is having the backup motor fail due to improper _______. If you guessed the word is “storage,” congratulations—you’re a winner. (OK, you didn’t win anything, but you are very intelligent.) An improperly stored electric motor can cause all kinds of problems. […]


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Renown Electric’s Website Has a New Look — Check It Out!

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Renown Electric is excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website, which will help our visitors find services and resources more efficiently.   The website offers streamlined navigation so you can quickly locate what you’re looking for, whether it be a new electric motor, information about our field services, or educational resources on motors and generators. The site […]


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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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