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White papers, case studies, and examples of Power Electric's work in various industries and motor applications.

Motor Mouth: Plastic Planetary Gear Motors

Plastic planetary gear motors can provide a wide range of gear reduction ratios in a compact package combining high strength, low noise and great value. These features make this gear motor a good choice in various applications, as detailed below. Plastic planetary gearheads have one or more stages of gear reduction all in line with…
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Introducing the Hypoid Right Angle Gear Motor from Power Electric

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Power Electric Introduces Customized Hypoid Right Angle Gear Motors Plymouth, Minnesota – November 2, 2016 Power Electric has developed a new right angle gear motor with hypoid gears in an all-in-one compact size. The hypoid gears bring distinct heavy load bearing capabilities and provide extremely efficient operation. This right angle gear motor…
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Motor Mouth: Brushless or Brushed Motors: Examining Options

We’re discussing the benefits of choosing a brushless motor (BLDC) over traditional brushed motors and how one versus the other works in the HVAC industry. Talk with our team about the solution that’s right for your application. Advantages of BLDC motors (vs brush dc motors) Higher power density Better heat dissipation Longer life, only wear…
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Detention Center Electric Doors & Locks – Price Matters

The Basics Power Electric provides cost-effective and globally-sourced motor solutions for detention center security doors. These security doors provide safety, security and control for those who work and reside in these environments. Electric security doors must be equipped with gear motors designed to fit in restrictive spacing, provide consistent power and speed necessary in case…
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Electric Door Lock Motors at a Price You’ll Appreciate

  Electric Door Locks have come a long way in the world of security. More and more residential homes and commercial buildings are incorporating this historically commercial building level of security and with that comes a different price point structure. Power Electric has been working with electric door lock companies for decades to develop durable,…
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Power Electric Supplier Vetting is Serious Business

We mean it when we say we offer proven consistency, quality and expertise in motor, gear motor and gearing design and engineering. This is done purposefully with contracted small motor suppliers across the globe through a vetting process established to uphold our high quality standards in the products we sell. Each contracted manufacturer is required…
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Power Electric Donates School Supplies to Local Elementary

Power Electric employees gathered what seems like thousands of crayons and pencils plus everything else a student needs to get the school year started off right. We chose an elementary school in our metro area and will deliver in time for school starting. “Our employees are fabulous charitable giving stewards of our community,” said President…
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One-Stop Shop: Assembly and More

The OEM is an automatic door opener manufacturer. Automatic doors add customer convenience, security and improved traffic flow to commercial and industrial applications. The Challenge Motor purchased from one manufacturer, gear box manufactured by another When motor and gear box were assembled, the resulting quality issues had fingers pointing in all directions Quality issues Seems…
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Automatic Door Operator Motors

Power Electric specializes in automatic door operator motors and gear motors. We have provided motors and gear motors for the commercial automatic door operator industry for years and our success lies in our long-standing focus on quality and value. We focus on four commercial door operator applications: Slide Door Operators Swing Door Operators Overhead Door…
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Newer Technology Offers Continuous Run, Long Life Gear Motor

Slushies:  flavored frozen drink, a staple of summer, a favorite treat at the convenience store. For this commercial slush machine manufacturer:  the gear motor component with a high rate of failure. Power Electric provided a new solution for their gear motor and has more than a ten-year proven service history. We offered a different gear…
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