Beloit, WI, United States
Beloit, WI, United States

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.


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Patent
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).


Patent
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.


Patent
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.


An electric motor controller for controlling an electric motor and methods of determining a loss of phase condition for at least one phase of three-phase input power provided to an electric motor controller are provided. The controller is configured to obtain phase sample data representing an input power electrical characteristic for at least one phase of three-phase power received by the controller and receive direct current (DC) bus data representing a measured DC bus electrical characteristic. The controller is also configured to calculate a ratio between the phase sample data and the DC bus data, and determine that a loss of phase condition exists for a phase of the three-phase power when the ratio exceeds a predetermined threshold.


Patent
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.


Patent
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.


Patent
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.


Patent
Regal Beloit | Date: 2016-03-09

A fluid circulating assembly includes a fan impeller having an inlet ring and a rear plate that together define a central fan chamber. The fluid circulating assembly also includes an electrical machine having a rotor assembly, a stator assembly, and a housing. The rotor assembly is attached to the fan impeller rear plate such that the electrical machine is located entirely outside the central fan chamber. The housing includes an annular center section and at least two extension portions extending radially outward from the annular center section.


Patent
Regal Beloit | Date: 2016-03-30

A centrifugal blower system includes a centrifugal blower assembly for generating airflow. The centrifugal blower assembly includes a housing, a motor coupled to the housing, and at least one impeller coupled to the motor. A motor controller is coupled to the motor. The motor controller is configured to receive at least one feedback parameter and to transmit instructions to the motor to control an operation of the motor based on the at least one feedback parameter. The operation of the motor is configured to reduce noise in the centrifugal blower system.


Patent
Regal Beloit | Date: 2016-03-16

An electric machine comprises a motor housing and an electronics enclosure coupled to the motor housing. The electronics enclosure defines an air passage between the electronics enclosure and the motor housing. The electronics enclosure further defines at least one air intake connected to said air passage. The electric machine also includes a fan configured to draw air through the at least one air intake and into the air passage.

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