Motors and Drives
Inside Advanced Energy’s Motor Test Lab | June 2007
A quarterly electronic publication for companies applying electric motors
U.S.-based OEM now requiring motor suppliers to provide test results from Advanced Energy’s independent, third-party lab
Some original equipment manufacturers [OEMs] now require motor suppliers to submit motor characterization data validated by independent lab Advanced Energy when responding to motor request for quotes [RFQs]. This new requirement enables OEMs to compare motor performance data for each alternative that has been obtained with the same test equipment and test procedures.
One of Advanced Energy’s OEM clients also requires its motor suppliers to provide motor endurance testing results using Advanced Energy’s laboratory and specified test conditions.
"The information we’ve obtained from these tests has been invaluable," a corporate vice president of this OEM has said. "It has enabled us to make informed decisions about our performance objectives and on behalf of our customers, who expect a trouble-free, quality product from us."
Over the years, Advanced Energy has worked with numerous OEM clients. Some of these OEMs have required our assistance for a single motor or drive issue; others have relied on Advanced Energy more frequently for multiple product lines. Many of our clients have their own test facilities and have come to rely on Advanced Energy to off-load their test facilities when they have excessive backlogs or when they need specialized assistance such as motor build and inspection analysis [MBIA] or motor root cause failure analysis. This RFQ requirement is just another way OEMs are relying on Advanced Energy.
Advanced Energy is accredited through the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program [NVLAP] administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology [NIST]. Our repeatability is maintained at +/- 0.2% allowing us to make fair and independent comparisons. During the May 2007 audit by NIST, our accreditation was renewed with zero deficiencies.
Advanced Energy to Present Papers in June 2007
Advanced Energy’s Dr. Emmanuel Agamloh, motor systems engineer, will present a paper entitled “The Economics of pre-EPAct Motors Operation in Industry” at the IEEE Pulp and Paper Industry Conference in Williamsburg, Va., June 24 through 29, 2007. If you plan to attend this conference don’t miss this presentation.
Advanced Energy’s Nicole Kaufman-Dyess, motor systems engineer, will present a paper entitled “Have Motors Become too Efficient to Replace?” at the EASA Conference in Minneapolis, MN June 24 through 27, 2007. If you plan to attend this conference don’t miss this presentation.
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