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NEMA Standards, Part 1 – Ensuring Uniformity in Electrical Manufacturing

May 3, 2023

When you’re preparing to swap out an electric motor, timeliness and accuracy are needed to minimize your process downtime and related expenses. Imagine shutting down your line and disconnecting the old motor only to realize that the replacement isn’t correctly sized for your needs. NEMA standards help eliminate these issues by defining how motors are …

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APOLLO IIoT Solution, Part 1 – Stats You Need and Others to Avoid

April 13, 2023

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) grows every day. Unfortunately, the success rate of these manufacturing-, monitoring-, and supply chain-based IoT uses does not increase as quickly as the applications proliferate. According to IoTNOW, 74% of companies view their IoT projects as unsuccessful. When integrating an IIoT application, gathering information and developing statistics for Predictive …

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What to Do Before Choosing a New Electric Motor Repair Shop, Part 2 – Set Your Expectations

February 8, 2023

When your motor shows signs of impending issues or is completely unusable, panic often leads operators to call the fastest or cheapest repair shop. While the shutdown-induced, knee-jerk reaction is understandable, it is not advisable. As HECO previously shared, defining the problem and preparing your specifications are the most important steps to take when selecting …

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How to Create Value with IoT-based Predictive

November 16, 2022

According to analyst firm Aberdeen Research, 82% of companies experienced unplanned downtime over the past three years. That unplanned downtime cost companies as much as $260,000 an hour! While Predictive maintenance can significantly reduce that expensive downtime and save thousands of dollars, you need to be familiar with this approach’s value creation and have the …

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