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[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 […]


5 Common Elevator Problems and Prevention Tactics

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Many equipment failures can be prevented with proper inspection and preventative maintenance. Regular maintenance doesn’t just increase productivity by avoiding downtime — it’s also been shown to decrease energy consumption by 15%. Long wait times and frequent breakdowns are inconvenient and a sign of wear. Overheating, high energy use, and low power factor may not […]

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Preparing for Your Scheduled Shutdown? 7 Things to Check

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Facility equipment — especially industrial motors — naturally wear down throughout operation, sometimes to the point of failure. In order to avoid costly unplanned downtime, plant managers should administer scheduled shutdowns at least once a year. Annual motor maintenance not only lengthens equipment life — it also decreases energy consumption. These planned shutdowns allow for […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]