Motors and Drives
Inside Advanced Energy’s Motor Test Lab | March 2006
A quarterly electronic publication for companies applying electric motors
We hope everyone receiving this will find the content of this newsletter informative and useful to any motor system improvement program you may be considering.
Testing Your Product
The MBIA identified a number of issues with several of the motors. It also enabled the HVAC manufacturer to make specific improvements in the motor specification they were using in the bidding process. The new spec improves the HVAC manufacturers’ opportunity to get better quality motors at lower costs from suppliers.
As a result of the MBIA and the changes in the specification, the list of candidates being considered has been reduced from five to two. By starting with a MBIA, this Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) is now able to reduce the cost of detailed motor performance and endurance testing required as the list of potential vendors was reduced. You will hear more about the progress of this program as the product release to market draws nearer. To learn more about the complete process for finding a satisfactory motor replacement in your equipment please visit our OEM services page. Make "OEM services" in the previous sentence hyperlink to: http://www.advancedenergy.org/md/consulting/services_for_OEMs.html
The Motor and Drive Systems 2006 Conference
Inside Advanced Energy’s Motor Test Lab brings you the latest information about our strategic plans to enhance our testing capabilities, especially in the area of motor reliability for OEMs. For more information about our motor test and consulting capabilities, visit www.advancedenergy.org or contact David Berkowitz at 919-857-9047.