Motor name plate is the introduction or certificate for an electric induction motor.We can know in detail about an electric motor with refer to the nameplate.It same like our identification card or passport.All detail information about that electric motor we can get from this nameplate.
These parameters are then print onto the motor nameplate,it state a basic definition of what motor have received.Manufacturers often include additional information to further define a key motor features.
From motor name plate we can determine many things.All information is very useful when we perform installation,power supply termination,troubleshooting and repairing jobs.
It’s can make the maintenance person or electrician more understand and recognize exactly what type of motor their dealing during installation or repairing jobs.
Electric Motor Nameplate
There are some usual important categories are on the motor name plate,i discuss this 6 parameter in separate blog post :-
For example,when we want perform installation jobs for electric motor,first we must confirm from motor name plate the information such as the motor connection ( star or delta ),the suitable voltage and full load ampere.From that information we can calculate the cable size,circuit breaker size,suitable voltage and type of motor stater.
Application for motor nameplate
It can save our time and cost when we get a correct preparation for installation job of electric motor.One more example,when we troubleshooting a electric motor and detect the bearing is quite noisy sound,that mean we must replaced the bearing.
But how we can know the bearing size?we need to order the new bearing for replacement.We cannot dismantle that motor for know the bearing size because it on running.The solution is from motor nameplate.It state the bearing size for that motor.We can easily know the bearing size without dismantle the motor.
From this example,i want to highlight why the name plate of electric motor is very useful and important.Please understand all information state at motor nameplate.Don`t worry,i explain detail about 6 major information at motor name plate in my next post…