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What’s that Noise My Motor Bearing is Making?

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In the course of our work, our team at Renown Electric Motors & Repair Inc. comes across a lot of motor drive and motor bearing issues. Noise coming from the motor drive or bearing is a particularly common complaint. Working with our partner NTN Corporation, a Japanese bearing manufacturer with global reach, we compiled a […]


Motor Repair Projects: See How Renown’s Process Works

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Renown Electric treats every motor project — big or small — with the same level of care to produce the best quality results for our customers. To illustrate how we handle motor repair projects smoothly from start to finish, we’ve compiled details from some of our past jobs into a new case studies page on […]


How to Save Money on Your Electric Motor

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Electric motors are the power sources regulating performance, speed, and torque in some of our most important commercial, residential, and industrial machines. But they’re also the single largest consumers of all electricity and, if not maintained properly, can cause costly downtime. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to improve the life and performance […]


How It Works: CoolBLUE Common Mode Chokes for VFDs

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Learn how inductive absorbers reduce damage to motor bearings and extend equipment life This post continues Renown’s monthly series called “How It Works,” featuring articles that detail the inner workings of motor maintenance services and processes. Electric motors are increasingly being equipped with variable frequency drive (VFD) systems for the energy efficiency the combination creates. This […]


Is Your Motor Driving Up Costs and Creating Safety Hazards?

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Is Your Motor Driving Up Costs and Creating Safety Hazards? When your motor isn’t running properly, the business loses time and money — and you also risk the safety of your employees. When it comes to providing efficient, safe operation systems, Renown Electric has the resources required for success. As highlighted in Renown’s latest case […]


How It Works: Winding Analysis

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How Winding Analysis Keeps Motors Running within a Predictive Maintenance Program This post is the third in a monthly series of “How It Works” articles that detail the inner workings of motor maintenance services and processes. The failure of a large motor can be deeply disruptive to the rest of a facility’s operations. Our monthly series in […]


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Renown Electric Now Offering CoolBLUE Inductive Absorbers

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The inductive absorbers help extend motor bearing life and reduce maintenance costs. Renown Electric Motors & Repair now offers CoolBLUE Inductive Absorbers for motor bearings thanks to its recent partnership with MH&W International Corp. of Mahwah, NJ. The absorbers serve electric motors equipped with variable frequency drive (VFD) systems, which can create damaging motor bearing […]


How It Works: Dynamic Balancing

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This post is the second in a monthly series of “How It Works” articles that detail the inner workings of motor maintenance services and processes. Large motors are sophisticated machines, and their failure can be deeply disruptive to the rest of a facility’s operations. Understanding how your motor works — and the preventative and predictive maintenance […]


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How It Works – Carbon Brush Operation

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How It Works – Carbon Brush Operation This post is the first in a monthly series of “How It Works” articles that detail the inner workings of motor maintenance services and processes. Though they are frequently overlooked, carbon brushes are one of the most critical elements of a motor. A carbon brush, also known as a […]


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Why Would I Keep My Old Motor?

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The current push in today’s world is to upgrade everything to a more energy-efficient state. This is true for cars, appliances, and electric motors. If you are deciding whether to keep your old motor or to replace it with a new one, please consider the following: Production/Operation Downtime Motor replacement requires an associated amount of […]


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Mark Your Calendars: Elevator Tradeshows Ahead

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We’re hitting the road in the coming weeks to attend two major elevator trade shows: the NAEC 66th Annual Convention in Boston, MA, and Interlift in Messe Augsburg, Germany. Renown will be attending the trade shows to learn and implement all the latest elevator trends and technology into our own offerings. View the tradeshows below […]


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Motor Dimensions Comparison Tool

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At Renown Electric Motors and Repair we have over 30 years of experience providing the highest quality electric motors and motor repair services. We are an authorized dealer for most major manufacturers, which helps assure our customers receive the best products available. As part of our commitment to helping you with all of your motor […]


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How Does Sheave Regrooving Affect Your Elevator’s Life?

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The hustle and bustle of a busy, modern life is exhausting, and not just for you — elevators feel the impact of daily activity too. With an ever-increasing use of elevators at higher speeds, we are seeing a heightened need to service and regroove elevator sheaves. During a typical life, elevator sheaves would normally need […]


The True Cost of Poor Elevator Motor Maintenance

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In the world of elevators, preventive maintenance is the key to keeping your equipment running in peak condition. Elevator systems can be an expensive investment with a life expectancy of 25 years or more. During this time, normal wear and tear will affect the equipment, requiring maintenance. An effective preventative maintenance program can help the […]


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 […]


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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 […]