A variable frequency drive is an electronic device that allows you to start, stop, and control the speed of a three phase motor. It is also a motor starter as it is equipped with overload protection. Read more »
What is the difference between a 'new surplus' motor and a 'factory new' motor?
Our New Surplus electric motors are offered at lower prices and come with our 90-day warranty.
Factory New products are competitively priced and come with a manufacturers warranty.
Variable frequency drives (VFDs or inverters) now play an important part in major industry.
Within the last 10 years they have been perfected to control and vary the speed of 3 phase electric motors. They serve many purposes, besides speed control. Homeowners and hobbyist alike, who have lathes or milling machines with a 3 phase motor, usually don't have 3 phase power to operate. These VFDs (instead of using a rotary phase converter) can now be used to convert single phase power to 3 phase power. Read more »
This line is designed and built according to European IEC 34 and IEC 79 Standards. The enclosure TEFC (IP55) is ideal for indoor and outdoor applications. These motors are tested according to IEEE 112 std., method 'B' and their efficiency values are certified according to EPACT regulations (CC029A).
Efficiency Certification number CC029A according to US Department of Energy Regulations
Voltage: 230/460V (60Hz); 380-415V (50Hz)
Aluminum frames with removable feet (63 up to 132M)
Squirrel cage rotor / Aluminum die cast
Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled TEFC (IP55)
Oil Seal on both endshields
Class "F" insulation
Service Factor: 1.15 in 60Hz, 1.0 in 50Hz
Temperature rise: Class "B" (80ºC)
Continuous duty (S1)
104ºF (40ºC) ambient temperature
Altitude: 3300 ft (1000m)
Stainless steel nameplate
Finish painting: Synthetic enamel alkyd resin base
Color: Dark Gray (RAL 7022)
Grease relief system in frame 160M and above
Drilled and tapped shaft
Automatic drain plug
Standard mouting: F2 (B3R) Also available in F1 (B3L) and F0 (B3T)
Optional Features - Call Dealers for information on price and availability of optional features
Class "H" insulation
Taconite labyrinth seal
Double shaft end
Thermostats or RTD's (PT100)
Drip cover (canopy) for shaft down applications
Special painting plan for hostile environments
Roller bearings on drive end
Motors are tested according to IEEE 112 std. - method 'B' or C390 CSA
All WEG motors are energy efficiency verified by UL in addition to the DOE.