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Safety guide for purchasing electric motors in Canada

August 24, 2023 | By Anthony Capkun



August 24, 2023 – What should you think about when purchasing electric motors, particularly with regard to standards specifications?

To answer that question, Electro-Federation Canada’s “Motor & Generator” business section has developed an industry portal (with downloadable checklist) to help consumers make better buying decisions about electric motors, addressing questions such as:

• What to look for when purchasing electrical products online (safety checklist).
• Which electric motors and generators require certification?
• What standards are used for these products in Canada?
• What do the certification marks look like?

The portal covers compliance standards of which buyers should be mindful, including checking for certification marks and purchasing from trusted sources.

EFC’s “Motor & Generator” business section includes members from ABB, Regal Rexnord Corp., SEW-Eurodrive Co. of Canada Ltd., Teco-Westinghouse Motors (Canada) Inc., Toshiba International Corp.


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