NEMA Motor 101

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 15:01 -- Decatur Industr...

Decatur Industrial Electric puts on various training sessions throughout the year. One of our most popular training classes is "NEMA Motor 101" presented by our own Jeff Meyer, Director of Industrial Solutions.  Today, the presentation was held on-site at a customer location. 

Jeff takes the participants through various items, such as:

- How does a motor run?

- History of NEMA motors

- Enclosures

- Nameplate designations

- NEMA vs IEC Motors

- Variable freqency nameplates

- And more.

If you are interested in holding a training for your employees on site, contact Kelli at 

Keeping the Metals Industry Running Strong

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 08:18 -- Decatur Industr...

Check our our new brochure created for the Metals Industry. At Decatur Industrial Electric, we know your industry is demanding; making it important to have a partner that understands those demands. With expertise in large DC motors, remanufacturing solutions, field maintenance services, and special production equipment we can work to reduce your Total Cost of Ownership. 

Click to download a printable version or view below. 


Employee Spotlight: Meet Steve Bigler, Electro-Service Technician

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 09:02 -- Decatur Industr...

This month we are spotlighting Steve Bigler. He works at Kankakee Industrial Technology, a division of Decatur Industrial Electric. He has been with the Company for over 17 years. He performs service repairs on welders, motors, generators, pumps and more. You may also see him at your facility when he is out on service calls. In his free time he enjoys gardening, landscaping, and spending time with his wife.

Band Alarms for Belt Frequency Peaks

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 14:44 -- Decatur Industr...

When establishing current demodulation band alarms for belt frequencies associated with a 2-pulley belt driven system, remember both the 1x belt frequency and 2x belt frequency should be taken into consideration. Initial band alarms for the 1x belt frequency are recommended at baseline + 10% for caution and baseline +20% for severe. Initial band alarms for the 2x belt frequency are recommended at baseline +25% for caution and baseline +50% for severe. Based on test results from known defects, analysis of the 1x belt frequency focuses more on the system alignment while 2x belt frequency focuses more on belt condition and looseness.

For more information on establishing band alarms for mechanical defects read the short article "Advanced Spectral Analysis" found on the PdMA website.