How Hot is Hot?

"My motor is running hot!" This is a common lament we've heard countless times at Flolo. "How Hot?", we ask the customer. "I can't put my hand on it," comes the response. Well, that begs the question, how much heat can your hand safely tolerate? The average human can handle about 140 degrees F depending... Continue Reading →

Motor Bearing Current Issues

Solutions at the Drive and Motor cables Part 2 of 2 part series on Motor Bearing Current Failures As discussed in part 1, increasingly motors are operated on variable frequency drives. This often results in premature bearing failure due to bearing currents. These currents passing through the bearings can lead to damage in the form... Continue Reading →

OSHA Quick Card

Electrical Safety Electrical hazards can cause burns, shocks and electrocution (even death). Assume that all overhead wires are energized at lethal voltages. Never assume that a wire is safe even if it appears to be insulated.Never touch a fallen overhead power line. Call 911 and the electric utility company to report fallen electrical lines.Stay at... Continue Reading →

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