Regal Beloit Corporation, usually referred to as Regal, is a manufacturer of electric motors headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin. The company has manufacturing, sales, and service facilities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia, with over 23,000 employees. As of May 2013, the company is ranked 632nd on the Fortune 1000, and was the 17th largest corporation in Wisconsin.One of the largest electric motor manufacturers in the world, its Genteq brand brushless DC electric motors are found in almost all variable-speed residential HVAC equipment in the United States today, and its GE Commercial Motors, Leeson, and Marathon Electric Motor brands are used throughout the industrial sector. Wikipedia.
Regal Beloit | Date: 2017-01-18
A motor controller for a motor is described. The motor controller includes a communication device coupled to a memory device. The motor controller is configured to receive, using the communication device, a status query from a client computing device. The motor controller is additionally configured to transmit diagnostic data from the memory device to the client computing device, transmit identification data associated with the motor controller to the client computing device, receive, from the client computing device, a decommission password generated from the identification data, and disable the motor using the decommission password.
Regal Beloit | Date: 2017-03-01
A centrifugal fan assembly having an axis of rotation includes an inlet ring, a back plate, and a plurality of blades coupled between the inlet ring and the back plate. At least one blade of the plurality of blades includes a radially inner edge, a radially outer edge, and at least one flow channel extending obliquely therebetween. The at least one flow channel includes an inlet defined on the radially inner edge and an outlet defined on the radially outer edge, wherein the inlet and the outlet are positioned at different axial locations along a length of the blade.
Regal Beloit | Date: 2017-03-22
A blower (10) includes an impeller housing (18, 20), an impeller (12) rotatably secured to the housing and an electric motor (14). The motor has a motor housing (56) with a central portion (66) and a radially extending portion (64)extending from the central portion, a venturi chamber (809) adjacent the motor housing and opposed to the impeller housing, a stator (30) secured to the central portion of the motor housing, a rotor (32) rotatably secured to the central portion of the housing, and at least one heat generating electrical component (46) secured to the radially extending portion of the motor housing. The impeller housing has a first air pressure therein and the motor housing (56) has a second air pressure therein different that the first air pressure. The venturi housing and the motor housing define a passageway (883) therebetween whereby the difference in air pressure generates air flow within the motor housing to cool the at least one heat generating electrical component (46).
Regal Beloit | Date: 2017-05-24
A motor controller for an electric motor is described. The motor controller is coupled to a power line communication connection and includes a communication device coupled to a memory device. The motor controller is configured to receive, using the communication device, a status query from a server computing device via the power line communication connection. The motor controller is additionally configured to transmit electric motor diagnostic data from the memory device to the server computing device via the power line communication connection. The motor controller is further configured to receive motor configuration data from a client computing device wirelessly coupled to the motor controller. The motor configuration data is for controlling the electric motor. The motor controller is also configured to operate the electric motor in accordance with the motor configuration data.
Regal Beloit | Date: 2017-04-26
Methods and systems for controlling an electric motor using a motor controller including a processor are provided. The method includes transmitting, by the processor, a no-spin signal commanding the electric motor not to spin, receiving temperature information associated with a temperature of the electric motor, comparing the temperature information to a predetermined threshold temperature to determine whether the temperature is at a sufficient level to prevent icing, and adjusting current applied to the electric motor when the temperature measurement is below the predetermined threshold.
Regal Beloit | Date: 2017-02-17
A system for communicating with a motor includes an NFC antenna coupled to a motor assembly and configured to receive signals from a motor controller. The NFC antenna is configured to emit a magnetic field at a selected frequency. The system also includes a communication interface configured to relay the signals from the NFC antenna to a handheld device.
Regal Beloit | Date: 2017-02-23
A holder for receiving fuses is provided. The holder includes a housing and a fuse shuttle. The fuse shuttle is slidably cooperable with the housing in a first portion of the housing and pivotally cooperable with the housing in a second portion of the housing. The fuse shuttle and the housing define a fuse loading position and a fuse operational position.
Regal Beloit | Date: 2017-01-12
A motor controller coupled to a motor is provided. The motor controller is configured to transmit a first instruction to the motor to perform a first start attempt utilizing at least one parameter in a first set of parameters, wherein the first set of parameters are not preconfigured for a specific application in which the motor is being installed. The motor controller is additionally configured to receive feedback associated with the first start attempt from the motor, and transmit, in response to the feedback, a second instruction to the motor to perform a second start attempt utilizing at least one parameter in a second set of parameters, wherein the second set of parameters differ from the first set of parameters.
Regal Beloit | Date: 2017-04-12
A motor controller configured to be coupled to a motor that is coupled to a fan is described. The motor controller includes a processor coupled to a memory, and is configured to operate the motor in a first operating mode in which the motor rotates the fan in a first direction at a first speed. The motor controller is further configured to operate the motor in a restriction detection mode in which the motor rotates the fan in a second direction that is opposite the first direction, determine a torque associated with the motor while the motor is rotating the fan in the second direction, determine that the torque is not within a predefined threshold range in the memory, and determine that a restriction exists in a fluid flow path associated with the motor in response to determining that the torque is not within the predefined threshold range.
Regal Beloit | Date: 2017-09-13
A rotor 12 for connection to a stationary member for use in an electric machine is provided. The rotor 12 includes a body 13 defining a center of rotation of the body 13. The body 13 further defines a first surface 24 extending in a direction generally perpendicular to the center of rotation. The rotor 12 also includes a magnet 26 connected to the body 13 and an adhesive 28. The adhesive 28 is positioned between the magnet 26 and the body 13. The adhesive 28 is adapted to assist in securing the magnet 26 to the body 13. The first surface 24 of the body 13 is adapted to permit removal of material from the body 13 and to assist in balancing the rotor 12.