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Selecting Replacement 3-Phase Squirrel Cage Motors

How to make sure the motor is matched to your specific application

Selection of replacement motors is usually straightforward if the ratings are equivalent. Sometimes, however, a different type of motor is necessary or desirable. For success in these cases, it is essential that the replacement motor provide the required performance — and do so reliably. While this article focuses primarily on the electrical aspects of selecting a 3-phase squirrel cage induction motor (SCIM) replacement for a DC motor or an AC 3-phase synchronous or wound rotor

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