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: 2017-04-26
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: 2017-01-12
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: 2017-05-24
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: 2017-03-01
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: 2017-01-18
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: 2017-02-23
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: 2017-02-17
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: 2017-03-16
A unit for recording operating information of an electronically commutated motor (ECM) is described. The unit includes a system controller communicatively coupled to an ECM. The system controller includes a processing device configured to control the unit. The unit also includes a memory device communicatively coupled to the system controller. The memory device is configured to receive and store ECM operating information provided by the processing device.
Regal Beloit | Date: 2017-04-04
A method for determining a direction of rotation for an electronically commutated motor (ECM) is described. The motor is configured to rotate a blower and the method comprises rotating the blower using the ECM and determining if the resulting blower rotation is indicative of the desired direction of rotation for the blower.
Regal Beloit | Date: 2017-08-02
A motor for use in a refrigerant atmosphere includes a rotor configured to rotate about an axis and a stator adjacent the rotor. The stator includes a core defining an end, and a plurality of teeth defining a plurality of slots. A plurality of coils are wrapped around the plurality of teeth such that each coil of the plurality of coils comprises a pair of slot portions extending at least partially through adjacent slots of the plurality of slots and an end turn extending between the slot portions and at least partially across the end. A shell encapsulates the end of the stator such that the end turns of said plurality of coils are substantially sealed from the refrigerant atmosphere.