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Elektrim Motors designs and manufactures AC NEMA and Metric IEC motors up to 6300 HP in state-of-the-art ISO 9001 quality systems around the world.  Our enthusiasm for electric motors and commitment to exacting standards mean that Elektrim motors are some of the finest, longest lasting and best performing in the industry.  Elektrim Motors are field proven powerhouses, built to perform where others fail.


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Not all motors are created equal.  Even if at first glance the basic specs such as HP, RPM, Frame Size and Phase seem equivalent, swapping one motor brand out for another may cause slight—or sometimes huge—huge performance issues.  This is especially true when a motor application or environment is particularly difficult and/or subjected to sometimes extreme conditions.  READ MORE

Electrical Insulation Method:  Not All Motors Are Equal

Posted on:  March 24, 2015

The latest round of energy efficiency regulations apply the standards currently in place to a wider scope of electric motors, and close most loopholes and exceptions after enacting EISA 2007 in late 2010. With this latest update, electric motors previously covered under the Medium Electric Motor Rule to meet EPAct standards but not premium efficiency (subtype II) after December 19, 2010 will now need to increase to NEMA Premium standards (MG 1-2011 Table 12-12) effective June 1, 2016.  READ MORE

More Changes, Less Loopholes

Posted on:  January 14, 2015

Chances are you have heard that mantra quite a few times if you have been watching the hit HBO cable television show, Game of Thrones.  But, what does that mean for electric motors in outdoor motor applications, especially after last year’s polar vortex and this upcoming season?  READ MORE

As Ned Stark Would Say, "Winter is Coming"

Posted on:  November 18, 2014

“The motor keeps tripping my breaker and overload!” Anyone who has worked around or with electric motors long enough has probably heard a very annoyed and frustrated technician utter that statement—or maybe they have even said it themselves.  Nuisance short circuit trips are a typical problem for many users and plants that operate electric motors. Nine out of ten times, however, the trip is caused by inappropriate pairing between the motor and either a circuit breaker or fuse, and not a defect in the motor.  READ MORE and DOWNLOAD GUIDE 

Properly Sizing Circuit Breakers and Fuses for Motors

Posted on:  November 5, 2014

Proper motor installation and mounting is essential in obtaining top-quality operation, efficient performance, and maximum reliability.  Sometimes, however, there is confusion about the many different ways a motor can be installed.   There are currently two different standards -- NEMA and IEC -- regarding electric motor mounting positions.  While comparable, there are some slight differences between the two standards.  


NEMA & IEC Mounting Positions

Posted on:  August 28, 2014

New 2015 ODP Regulations - Why It May Be Time to Go TEFC

Generally speaking, ODP motors have traditionally cost less than their TEFC counterparts, which is one of the main reasons why motor users and machine builders have selected ODP motors over TEFC in the past. Size of the motor can also play a factor in deciding between ODP and TEFC motors, since TEFC motors may have been longer and wider than their ODP versions.   READ MORE

Hi-Pot Testing AC Motors - What You Need to Know

Posted on:  October 21, 2014

Every now and again, a customer will ask us if they can (or should) perform a Hi-Pot test on their AC motor. Here are a few things that every motor end user, motor shop and OEM should be aware of when it comes to Hi-Pot Testing their motors.   READ MORE

Posted on:  September 18, 2014

One of, if not THE, most important aspects to replacing an existing electric motor in an application is properly sizing the motor to retrofit the mounting and space available. If all electric motors were standard, this would not be an issue, but, as we all know, “standard” is not only NOT the norm, it is subjective as well.  READ MORE

Having Difficulty Sizing IEC Motors?

Posted on:  February 11, 2015

It is a well-documented fact that across all industries and manufacturers, bearing failures are the most common cause for electric motor downtime, repair and replacement costs.  So, it may surprise you to know that many motor manufacturers cut costs by utilizing smaller, weaker bearings (especially on ODE), which makes the motor vulnerable to bearing failure sooner.  READ MORE

Oversized Bearings Matter

Posted on:  August 4, 2015

Having a higher service factor is like having extra power in your back pocket that you can spend any way you want – whether you need it to overcome frequent overloads, high ambient temperatures and altitudes, bad environments or poor supply conditions.  Elektrim Motors have some of the highest service factors in the marketplace – up to 1.4.  FIND OUT WHY THAT MATTERS

How Added Service Factor Benefits You

Posted on:  May 19, 2015

Design D motors, also called “high slip” motors, are often used to power hoists and cycling loads, such as oil well pump jacks and low-speed punch presses.  The most commonly recommended motor for oil well pumping units is a 1200rpm..  READ MORE

High Slip Motors

Posted on:  January 17, 2017

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