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How to Get the Right Electric Motor

How to Get the Right Electric Motor, Part 2 – Review NEMA Standards & Efficiency

September 20, 2023

Once you’ve determined that you need a new electric motor, many of the resulting considerations center around the prospective motor’s specifications and capabilities. If your previous or prospective motor is regulated by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the good news is that the organization’s standards will help guide your choices and build efficiency. At …

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NEMA Standards, Part 2 – Interpreting Frame Sizes

August 9, 2023

Known as NEMA for short, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, is the United States’ largest electrical equipment manufacturer trade association. As established in part 1 of our NEMA Standards blog series, uniformity is a must in electrical manufacturing. At HECO, NEMA’s MG-1 standard for motors and generators is of particular interest when assisting customers in …

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Visual Inspections Can Help Avoid Issues, Unnecessary Maintenance Costs

Visual Inspections Can Help Avoid Issues, Unnecessary Maintenance Costs

June 28, 2023

Are you the kind of person that checks your vehicle’s oil level and quality between oil changes or do you just trust that the automotive manufacturer knows when your oil goes from “good” to “get an oil change now!” status? At HECO, we’re both hyper-aware of the manufacturer specifications and proactive about minding our machines …

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A Prescription for Healthy Systems

Reliability Maintenance Takes a Medical Approach to Rotating Equipment, Part 1 – A Prescription for Healthy Systems

June 21, 2023

Diagnosing, responding to, and preventing issues within rotating equipment proactively is the goal of reliability maintenance. While this industrial approach focuses on improving process productivity and increasing overall system efficiency and ROI, reliability maintenance also has a lot in common with the practice of medicine. After all, both medical and maintenance engineers work to treat …

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APOLLO IIoT Solution, Part 2 – Partnership-Based Approach to Preventative Maintenance & AI

May 24, 2023

Since its founding in Kalamazoo, Mich., in 1959, HECO has formed business relationships built on thoughtful service and value-driven solutions. HECO’s partnership with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provider relayr aligns with its partnership-based approach to business and helps provide a more technologically advanced way to keep your electric motors running smoothly. Driven to Serve …

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