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Don't Let New Motor Rules Agitate You

Dec. 9, 2014
A Machine Builder Needs to Know Why His Company Has to Modify Its Machine Design

We've been using a three-phase, 1-hp, 56-frame stainless-steel motor to power the agitator on the food processing lines we build. Our motor supplier is telling us that, because of new DOE regulations, we won't be allowed to buy this same size motor any longer. The new size will be not only more expensive, but also slightly longer and would require us to make modifications to our machine design. What are these new regulations, and why are they doing this? What are my options?

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About the Author

Mike Bacidore | Editor in Chief

Mike Bacidore is chief editor of Control Design and has been an integral part of the Endeavor Business Media editorial team since 2007. Previously, he was editorial director at Hughes Communications and a portfolio manager of the human resources and labor law areas at Wolters Kluwer. Bacidore holds a BA from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He is an award-winning columnist, earning multiple regional and national awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He may be reached at [email protected] 

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