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Archive March 2014

Electric motor insulation classes explained

We list the four common insulation classes of electric motors with an explanation of how they're calculated.

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A brief history of electric motors

We owe much to the humble electric motor and the pioneering figures who helped develop it, so here's a timeline of the "eureka!" moments.

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What uses the most electricity in industry?

One third of the world's electricity consumption is claimed by industry, but have you ever wondered what equipment uses most of this power?

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Gibbons contributes to Solids & Bulk Handling magazine!

Gibbons has lent its expertise to Solids & Bulk Handling magazine this month, with a feature on dust and odour suppression on sites with no mains water.

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Gibbons jargon buster #6: What are electric motor laminations?

The latest in our series of blogs explaining some of the more confusing terminology used in our business looks at electric motor laminations.

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Does rewinding an electric motor reduce efficiency?

We answer the much-asked question of whether or not an electric motor rewind results in a loss of efficiency.

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What is a premium efficiency process performance electric motor?

Along with our own range of expertly-manufactured products, we supply ABB electric motors for various applications. In this blog we discuss the benefits of premium efficiency process performance motors. 

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Gibbons jargon buster #5: What's the difference between single-phase and three-phase motors?

How exactly do single-phase and three-phase electric motors differ? Our latest jargon buster blog has all the information you need.

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Is it cheaper to rewind or replace a failed motor?

We're often asked whether an electric motor rewind or replacement is cheapest following a failure. Here we explain when it's best to buy new and when you should opt for repair.

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Video: The ABB robot made of Lego!

Two dedicated Lego engineers have replicated an ABB IRB 120 robot entirely out of the famous bricks - see a video of it in action.

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