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Reduce School Bus Fleet Costs with DurA-Tek Prime
Watch this video and see how DurA-Tek Prime from AMETEK Dynamic Fluid Solutions is changing the game with their brushless technology, enabling you to save thousands on maintenance costs! Keep Reading
Webinar! Customizable Brushless Blowers for Energy Savings, Improved Life, and Precision Performance
Watch this video to learn how our customizable brushless blowers can help you save energy, improve life and perform with precision. Keep Reading
Useful Engineering Websites
Whether you're in school to become an engineer, fresh out of college or a seasoned veteran of engineering, it's great to have an arsenal of tools at your disposal. That's why we've created a list of our engineers' most loved and frequently used... Keep Reading
Seal-less Booster Pumps Reduce Maintenance Costs
Introduction How many times have you heard, "The windows on the school bus are foggy and there's no heat on the bus. My kids are cold?" Clearly, you know there is a problem with the mechanics of the school bus. Unfortunately, you already know the... Keep Reading
How to Prevent Bed Sores with Medical Beds
Introduction What is decubitus? How can it be prevented for loved ones and patients? These questions and other related topics are discussed in further detail in the following blog. Learn more about decubitus and preventive treatment, with an... Keep Reading
Loop Control: Open Loop Versus Closed Loop Blowers
What's the Difference between Open Loop Blowers and Closed Loop Blowers? What's the difference between open loop control and closed loop control? In simple terms, open loop control is like driving a car. As you drive, you give the car more gas to go... Keep Reading
Why are Cup Motors Used in Blowers?
Use of brushless DC motors is growing faster than any other motor type. Their application in blowers is no exception. Among the many benefits these motors offer is the ability to finely control speed, everything from fixed speed to blowers run under... Keep Reading
Brushed Vacuum Motors - How to Change Their Brushes
Brushed motors have driven blower, fan, grinder and vacuum designs for more than 100 years. They remain more relevant than ever as their core strengths — simplicity in control, cost-effectiveness, reliability and high peak torque outputs — are... Keep Reading
Where are VFDs Appropriate for Blowers?
Variable-frequency drives (VFDs) are adjustable-speed ac-motor controls that increase or decrease speed on non-explosion proof motors. Where their inclusion in designs is justified, they boost design performance and efficiency, minimize maintenance... Keep Reading
Top Six Misconceptions About Industrial Blowers
1. Despite the fact that many in the industry use the terms interchangeably, technically there’s a difference between compressors, fans and blowers. Keep Reading
How Do I Get a Blower to Perform Properly for a Given Application?
Engineers selecting a blower for a particular installation must have detailed knowledge — or at least estimates — of the application’s operating point as well as a plot of the system’s resistance curve; the prospective blower performance in response... Keep Reading
The Difference Between Inrush and Operating Current
Consider inrush and operating current, two values relating to a blower motor’s input capacity and output profile. Depending on the context, inrush current — sometimes called locked-rotor amps or starting inrush — is the current a motor draws upon... Keep Reading
Blower Power Terms
Blower performance, efficiency and output are partially quantified by power terms that account for ac electric input, resistance, reactance, impedance, airpower and output in air watts. Power equations for ac setups relate three types of electrical... Keep Reading
Blower Airflow Separation: Where are Bypass Blowers Useful?
In bypass motors, the working air is independent from the cooling air.  A separate fan directly cools the motor armature and field. Usually the cooling air enters and exists through slots in the equipment housing.  Keep Reading
Comparing Regenerative and Centrifugal Blowers
Let's Define Each Blower. What is a Regenerative Blower? A regenerative blower has impeller blades passing the inlet port to draw air or other gases into the blower. The impeller blades use centrifugal action to accelerate the air outward and... Keep Reading
Brushed Versus Brushless Motors
When you are searching for a motor solution, you've already got a few parameters in place to help you make your decision. But do you know everything about the product you need? Let's take a look at five parameters that may be helpful when you're... Keep Reading
VIDEO! The Role Anaerobic Digester Blowers Play in Creating Energy From Animal Waste
Watch this video now for an understanding of the role Anaerobic Digester blowers play in creating energy from animal waste.  Keep Reading
Video! Take a Virtual Tour of the AMETEK DFS U.S.A. Plant Today
At AMETEK Dynamic Fluid Solutions, we understand that you're looking for more than just an off-the-shelf part or one-time solution. You need a true technology partner that understands your engineering challenges and is focused on providing new... Keep Reading
LOL with AMETEK DFS Cartoon Caption Winners' Gallery
AMETEK DFS introduces LOL with AMETEK DFS, featuring drawings by award-winning cartoonist Jerry King. The gallery below features all past cartoons. Click the image; you will arrive at a page with the winning caption and all submissions for that... Keep Reading
LOL with AMETEK DFS: You Write the Cartoon Caption Winner - Feb. 2021
Congratulations to Dave Zeimet for making the LOL with AMETEK DFS team laugh the loudest!  Keep Reading
LOL with AMETEK DFS: You Write the Cartoon Caption
Everyone needs a little comic relief during their daily grind. So we'll have award-winning artist -- Jerry King -- draw the cartoons, and you'll supply the captions in the form below. The winner will be highlighted on our website and social channels... Keep Reading
Webinar! Fluid Moving Basics for Medical Devices. Five Reasons to Attend.
We know that engineers and product professionals designing medical devices and equipment are busier than ever. We also know that they are under more pressure these days to design and deliver more quickly to market technologies that are even better,... Keep Reading
On-Demand Webinar! Fluid Moving Basics for Medical Device and Equipment Designs
Engineers and product professionals that understand air movement can drive more quality, efficiency and cost savings into medical device and equipment designs.  Watch the webinar now and find out how. Keep Reading
VIDEO! How to Mitigate Vapor Intrusion with a Vapor Extraction System
In today’s environment, there is increased attention being paid to vapor intrusion and mitigation, and rightly so. Because when volatile chemicals migrate in vapor from soil or groundwater into indoor spaces, bad things can happen. This video... Keep Reading
Webinar: Extend Life, Improve Efficiency and Reduce Noise of Vacuum Motors in Floorcare Applications
This panel discussion webinar is available on demand RIGHT NOW! You can view it anytime... anywhere. Plus, you don't have to fill out a complicated registration from.  Simply, click the video below to gain valuable insights from two AMETEK Dynamic... Keep Reading
Introducing the Nautilair® Enhanced 12.3" High Energy Brushless Blowers
AMETEK Dynamic Fluid Solutions (DFS) is proud to launch the Nautilair® Enhanced 12.3" High Energy Brushless Blowers to provide hydronic system manufacturers with: A magnet three times more powerful  14 dB less sound Greater efficiency And much more!... Keep Reading
Helping Manufacturers Build the Medical Equipment Needed to Fight COVID-19
To help save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, your company may be racing to expand production of urgently needed medical equipment. AMETEK Dynamic Fluid Solutions (DFS) can help. Keep Reading
How to Change the Brushes on a Lamb® Electric Standard 8.4” Motor
Lamb® Electric vacuum motors have been a staple in the commercial market for many years. Whether it’s for scrubbers, extractors or central vacuum systems, these motors are considered critical because of their durability and dependability. Keep Reading
What Makes a Motor “Universal”?
In the world of motors, one of the most-used designs is called the universal motor. Basically, these motors are wound-field DC motors, where the armature and field are in series, and the current is switched using a commutator and brushes. But what... Keep Reading
What are Brushed Vacuum Motors?
Learn more about brushed vacuum motors with this helpful infographic.  The Brushed Vacuum Motors infographic covers: Keep Reading
Not Your Grandfather's Brushed Vacuum Blowers ... Anymore
When it comes to the commercial market, brushed motors have been a staple in the industry for years. Whether for scrubbers, extractors or central vacuum systems, these motors are considered critical because of their durability and dependability.... Keep Reading
Consider All Your Needs When It Comes to Fume Evacuation
Fume evacuation is a specialized industrial application, whether for heavy industry (soldering and metal-cutting) — or small-scale medical use such as a suction tool at a dental office.  Small scale uses also include medical applications such as... Keep Reading
Finding the Right Motor for Your Fume Evacuation System
When it comes to selecting the right motor for your fume evacuation system, there are three main points to consider: operating environment, performance targets and life expectations. Without consideration of these key areas, even the... Keep Reading
AMETEK DFS is Making the School Bus Wheels Go Round
Using DurA-Tek Prime® Pump Will Keep Those Buses Running The Montgomery County Public School system (MCPS) in Maryland operates approximately 1,350 school buses each year. That makes it the 8th largest school bus fleet in the country, covering... Keep Reading
Advantages of ROTRON Chem Tough Blowers
AMETEK Dynamic Fluid Solutions strive to provide the most complete variety of desired options on our products including, our motors. By using motor vendors of high quality and versatility, we can provide a wide range of motor features to meet your... Keep Reading