Brand Spotlight: Conveyors, Inc

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 10/21/2021 7:22 am

Conveyors Inc. is a full line Bulk Material Handling manufacturing company offering multiple different kinds of conveyors, feeders, elevators, and more.

Service Highlight - Predictive Maintenance

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 10/20/2021 11:21 am

With predictive maintenance, Kurz Industrial Solutions can help keep an unplanned shutdown from ruining your day. Predictive maintenance measures, or PdM, are employed by Kurz Industrial to prevent shutdowns and problems from occurring at the worst possible times.

Brand Spotlight - SEW Eurodrive

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 10/11/2021 2:23 am

Kurz Industrial proudly partners with top brands around the world. One company that Kurz partners with is SEW Eurodrive. SEW Eurodrive provides solutions for many different industries that range from food and beverage to automotive and everything in between. 

Dodge Taper-Lock bushing installation

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 10/4/2021 4:14 am

As Kurz Industrial will explain, Taper-Lock bushings are an economical, compact, and torque-dense shaft attachment method used in v-belt sheaves, synchronous and roller chain sprockets, and couplings.

Brand Spotlight: Dodge

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/27/2021 4:13 am

Kurz Industrial is proud to partner with some of the top brands in the industry to bring you happiness and satisfaction in the products that you buy. One standout company that Kurz partners with is Dodge. Dodge is a household name in the manufacturing industry for many reasons. The company stands out for its reliable products, safety, and integrity. Dodge is an industry leader in innovation, and its products regularly set standards for quality.

Current event: Conveyor belt manufacturer invests millions in plant upgrades

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/21/2021 7:54 am

Kurz Industrial frequently brings you all the latest and greatest news from the manufacturing industry. Today, Kurz shares the story of a conveyor belt manufacturer that went to great lengths to upgrade its plant and manufacturing facility.

3 things to know about power transmissions

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/16/2021 6:41 am

If you need a reliable power transmission, Kurz Industrial has you covered. Kurz Industrial supplies power transmissions from many reputable sellers. The power transmissions that Kurz carries are designed with performance and longevity in mind. 

What you should know about the Dodge torque-arm speed reducers

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/6/2021 4:17 am

Dodge torque-arm speed reducers are just one of the latest and most impressive items that you will find at Kurz Industrial. Torque-arm speed reducers, which are proudly made by ABB, continue to set standards in the industry today.

Toshiba International Corporation Announces the New Low & Medium Voltage 587 Frame Motors

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 7/20/2021 4:53 am

Toshiba International Corporation recently introduced two new voltage frame motors. One is a low voltage motor, and the other is a medium voltage motor. You can find both motors at Kurz, which is proud to announce the arrival of these latest products from Toshiba International Corporation.

Durapower II FHP V-Belt

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 7/20/2021 2:47 am

The Durapower II FHP V-Belt is an exclusive product that is designed to improve the milling process. The V-Belt uses CNA construction, raw edge technology, and Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM), which is a synthetic rubber, for optimal efficiency and performance. 

Flour Power Roller Mill Belts highlight

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 7/19/2021 10:16 pm

With its new flour mill belts, Timkin gives the term “flour power” a whole new meaning. Timkin's flour belts, now available at Kurz, are specially designed for optimal power, performance, and drive life. They are designed to keep your system running by operating around the clock – 24 hours per day, and seven days per week. 

Dodge Expansion Bearings in Conveyor Applications

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 7/18/2021 12:39 pm

Quite often, people ask the experts at Kurz Industrial if they need to use expansion bearings in conveyor applications. Although the answer is usually “no,” they are recommended as a best practice, as they can allow for movement and expansion in the belt that gives it the flexibility needed to accommodate changes in temperature, heat, and other changes that impact shaft growth. 

How to Prolong the Life of an Encoder on a DC Motor

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 7/18/2021 9:55 am

Prolonging the life of an encoder on a direct current (DC) motor is important, as it will ultimately extend the lifespan of the motor itself. Encoders are small parts within a motor that need to be mounted properly in order to perform their duties and to ensure the motor lasts as long as possible. If you want to learn more about how to extend the life of encoders for your motor's optimal performance, the experts at Kurz Industrial will gladly explain.

What to know about the ABB/Dodge TXT Torque-Arm Reducer

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 7/17/2021 4:05 pm

ABB/Dodge Torque-Arm speed reducers are a gold standard in the industry. Today, they remain a leading benchmark against which other products are compared. Dodge is proud to say that its quality products have over 60 years of proven dependability and reliability.

New Product Spotlight: SIMOTICS SD200

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 7/17/2021 12:45 pm

Kurz Industrial is excited to share the release of a new product from Siemens called the SIMOTICS SD200. The SIMOTICS is a severe-duty motor that made its debut at the annual EASA Convention and Solutions Expo that was held in Fort Worth, Texas. The severe-duty motor is the latest addition to the lineup of SIMOTICS low-voltage motor series. The motor comes in a frame size 440 and is made to provide consumers with a new option for a hardy motor that can withstand harsh environments without breaking down. 

THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF ELECTRIC MOTORS

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 6/14/2021 10:57 pm

Electric motors are increasingly used in a wider range of applications. Today, you can find a use for an electric motor in just about every industrial setting. Given the diversity of the electric motor class, there are more options among electric motors than ever before to power systems and equipment. For operators, it’s especially important

3-PHASE VS. 6-PHASE POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 6/7/2021 10:54 pm

Power transmission systems can have multiple types of phases. Two common designs are three-phase and six-phase systems. As Kurz Industrial explains, there are key differences between the two types of transmission, which are designed for use in commercial and industrial settings. What is a Three-Phase Transmission System? A three-phase transmitting system is a system that

What is the difference between VFD and VSD?

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 5/4/2021 12:35 pm

Variable frequency drive (VFD) and variable speed drive (VSD) are two types of drives that work with different motors. VFD drives are only compatible with alternating current (AC) motors.

LUBRIPLATE LUBRICANTS

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 4/22/2021 10:49 pm

Lubricants are found just about everywhere that you look. From food to medicine, they are important additions to many products, and they are widely used across many different industries. At Lubriplate Lubricants, you can find lubricants made for a wide range of industrial uses. Kurz Industrial Solutions is a proud distributor of Lubriplate products and

DODGE/ABB SCREW CONVEYOR DRIVE SHAFT INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 4/12/2021 10:44 pm

If you want to learn how to install or remove your Dodge/ABB screw conveyor drive shaft, Kurz has you covered. Performing an installation or removal is easy by following several step-by-step instructions. These instructions apply to SCXT and TAII reducers. If you have ever had problems trying to remove the drive shaft from your Dodge/ABB

DODGE EXPANSION BEARINGS BREAKDOWN

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 3/29/2021 10:40 pm

Expansion bearings are not required for conveyor pulleys. However, using expansion bearings is also considered to be a best practice. Expansion bearings provide many advantages, including offering axial adjustment of the bearing in the housing, which allows for shaft expansion. The Advantages of an Expansion Bearing Using an expansion bearing provides a number of benefits,

THE NEXT GENERATION OF OXIDATION DITCH DRIVES

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 3/15/2021 10:32 pm

If you are looking for a new way to manage your oxidation ditches, Kurz may have your solution. At Kurz, you will find a new alternative to belted drives, which is the Dodge MTA beltless drive. There are many benefits from using this new technology for your oxidation ditches, including less maintenance and lower operating

BRAND SPOTLIGHT: CONVEYORS, INCORPORATED

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 3/8/2021 7:27 am

Kurz Industrial Solutions is proud to support Conveyors, Incorporated (Conveyors, Inc.) as our primary source for material handling equipment. Kurz supports Conveyors, Inc. to bring you quality support, products, and the timely service that your business needs to succeed. About the Company Since its foundation in 1974, Conveyors, Inc. has produced customers in the United

CORRECT METHODS OF BELT INSTALLATION AND ALIGNMENT

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 3/2/2021 7:21 am

Proper belt tension is critical to performance. If your belts do not have adequate tension, slippage can occur, which causes premature wearing of the belts, sheaves, or sprockets. Proper alignment is also essential for maximizing your belt drive’s lifespan. V-belt and synchronous belt drives are frequently used to transmit torque and change speeds from a

6 PARTS OF AN ELECTRIC MOTOR

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 2/17/2021 7:07 am

Electric motors play a large role in keeping industrial operations running smoothly. Electric motors have several key parts that allow them to effectively turn electrical energy into mechanical energy, which then creates a shaft rotation to keep your plant operating. As the experts at Kurz Industrial can explain, an electric motor has six key parts

BIO SPOTLIGHT: KATHY CIRA

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 10/9/2020 8:53 am

Name: Kathy Cira Job Title: Industrial Distribution Inside Sales and Wind Inside Sales Support Years in the industry: 43 years in Industrial and 6 years in Wind Inside Sales Years with Kurz: 16 Area(s) of expertise: Motors, Drives, Power Transmission Reason(s) you love your career: Customer and Supplier relationships I have established over the years.

BIO SPOTLIGHT: BEVERLY RYBAK

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 10/8/2020 6:34 am

Name: Beverly F. Rybak Job Title: Wind Business Development Coordinator Years in the industry: 9 Years in Wind plus 30+ Years in Supply Chain; Procurement; Analytics Years with Kurz: 3 ½ Years Area(s) of expertise: Supply Chain; Procurement; Analytics; Sales; related to WIND and Manufacturing Reason(s) you love your career: What’s not to love about

Everything To Know About Laser Alignment

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/18/2020 10:51 am

Laser Shaft Alignment is one of the many onsite services that Kurz Industrial Solutions offers. The objective of optimized shaft alignment is to increase the operating life span of rotating machinery.

Dodge Torque-Arm II Shaft Mount Reducers

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/18/2020 10:40 am

Dodge Torque-Arm II shaft mount reducers deliver longer life for stressful applications. These shaft mounted gear reducers use patented harsh duty sealing system, twin-tapered bushings, and the highest torque rating per case size.

Electric Motor Terminology

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/18/2020 10:30 am

Electric motors are complex. There are several different kinds, and they have many working parts. If you've ever wanted to learn more about how a motor works, here is some helpful basic electric motor terminology to know.

WEG: Motors, Drives, and Gearboxes

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/18/2020 10:10 am

Helping people reach their goals by living the values of the company is a passion shared by everyone at WEG. WEG is committed to creating quality products and efficient solutions.

Mounted Bearings: Better Removal Options

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/18/2020 10:04 am


Mounted bearings are hard enough to get on, let alone remove.

Many times mounted bearings get installed with the thought that they will need to be either cut off the shaft or by cutting the entire shaft off. This causes a lot of downtimes and creates unnecessary work. Remember- in this day, time IS money.

What is PTDA?

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/18/2020 9:57 am

Kurz is a proud member of the Power Transmission Distributors Association. Read below for information on the benefits of using a PTDA member associate!

Breaking Down the Basics of Electrical Motors

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/18/2020 9:29 am

You may not realize that electrical motors are part of daily life for nearly every person in the world. Motors are everywhere, from the car that you drive to work to the lawnmower in the garage.

ABB Innovates with Robotics

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/18/2020 9:20 am

Meet YuMi, a robot designed and built by ABB to connect the innovation of human and robot collaboration with today’s industry needs.

Kurz Acquires Schneider Electric Motors

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/18/2020 9:16 am

Kurz Industrial Solutions headquartered in Neenah, WI, with locations in Eau Claire, WI and New Berlin, WI has acquired Schneider Electric Motors Inc. in Menomonie, WI. 

Testing Bearing Currents and Shaft Voltage

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/18/2020 8:54 am

By definition, bearing current is the flow of current from the shaft, through the bearing, to the motor frame. the shaft voltage may allow current to pass through the bearing in the form of an arc.

3 Common Causes of Electrical Motor Repair

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/18/2020 8:41 am

Electric motors are complicated and complex pieces of equipment. Therefore, they can stop working for many reasons. Both ac motors and dc motors can develop similar problems.

3 Electric Motor Repair Tips

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/18/2020 8:35 am

An electric motor has many moving parts. Over time, those parts can go bad from lack of regular maintenance, heavy use, and age. Learning to recognize the signs associated with failing components on electric motors is a first step in detecting and preventing additional damage.

Hometown Hero Wins at Wisconsin International Raceway

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/17/2020 10:56 pm

June 12th, 2019 was a huge day for Kurz Industrial Solutions and Jesse Oudenhoven, who won the Red Race, capturing the first win of the Red, White, and Blue State Championship Series! Jesse Oudenhoven grew up watching races at the Wisconsin International Raceway and has been racing there for 13 years now.

NEMA Premium IEEE 841 Motors

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/17/2020 7:56 pm

IEEE 841 motors, sometimes referred to as NEMA Premium, are the globally accepted standard for motors being uses in the most extreme conditions.

Choosing Motor Replacement Over Motor Repair

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/17/2020 6:59 pm

From home appliances to cars and other forms of transportation, electric motors are an important source of power. But when they stop working, major problems can ensue. When a motor quits, you must decide whether to repair or replace it.

Variable Frequency Drive: Torque vs. HP

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/17/2020 6:40 pm

The relationship between the HP and torque produced by an electric motor can be a bit complicated. That relationship gets much more confusing when that motor is controlled by a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD). Learn the VFD need to knows. 

Considerations for Selecting a Motor Coupling

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/17/2020 6:29 pm

When faced with a motor need, much thought & consideration is often given to the sizing & selection of the motor to ensure it is suitable for the application. But what about the coupling?

WHY USE HELICAL GEAR REDUCERS?

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/17/2020 6:24 pm

Traditionally, worm gear reducers have been used in industry due to their inexpensive initial cost, frequently arriving on lower horsepower OEM equipment such as conveyors.

Toshiba Adjustable Speed Drives & Motors

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/17/2020 6:13 pm

Kurz Industrial Solutions is one of the premier distributors for the State of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan to handle the Toshiba line of low voltage and medium voltage adjustable speed drives and motors.

PdMA - A Leader in Electric Motor Testing

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/17/2020 6:08 pm

A large Recycling Paperboard Manufacturer on the East Side of Milwaukee began using Kurz for Predictive Maintenance Testing (PdM) on critical motors in 2013.

What does being an EASA Member mean for our customers?

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/17/2020 10:06 am

EASA members belong to a worldwide network of more than 1,900 quality-driven companies that sell, service and repair electric motors, pumps, generators, drives, controls, transformers, hoists, power tools, and other industrial electromechanical equipment.

Your Go-To Electric Motor Repair Shop

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/17/2020 9:58 am

Electric motors help run the world. From powering a commuting vehicle to supporting a wind turbine, these motors give life to many of the world's most important machines. At Kurz Industrial Solutions, we pride ourselves on 100 years of service to the motor drive world.

How to Test a Transformer

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/17/2020 9:48 am

Transformers are everywhere in today's modern world. From powering your car speakers to an entire neighborhood, transformers are a wonder of the electrical industry. For professionals who work on these components, understanding troubleshooting techniques is paramount.

Calculating Torque from RPM

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/17/2020 9:42 am

In the wind industry, moving parts are the hallmark of a well-oiled machine. Turbines should always have their blades rotating, which equates to electricity generation.

PdMA's Tip of the Week

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/17/2020 9:28 am

When you work with electric motors, you're particularly mindful of their operations. The wind-energy sector is a specific industry where motor efficacy is key to solid profits and successful businesses. Kurz is thrilled to work alongside PdMA, who are leaders in the electric-motor testing world.

Variable Frequency Drives

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/16/2020 3:36 pm

When it comes to variable torque loads, we need to understand two things:

1.    The way the loads act when the speed is changed

Siemens Motors: Moving You Toward Everyday Successes

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/16/2020 3:04 pm

When a motor goes down, your entire operation suffers the consequences. From manufacturing processes to turbine efficiency, motors are critical parts to the overall system. You need a motor to trust in each day. That's where Siemens comes into the spotlight.

The Importance of Predictive Maintenance

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/16/2020 10:33 am

So we all know the importance of equipment maintenance, especially on electric motors, but what about predictive maintenance? Is it necessary?

Baldor Electric: Paving the Road for Success

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/15/2020 10:45 pm

We do a lot of research. Your time is valuable, and you need the best product for your needs, without having to spend hours researching and comparing those products.

Learning About Today's Industrial Gear Units

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/15/2020 10:27 pm

A gear unit converts energy from the rotating blades and allows it to safely enter the generator. High-quality units, such as the M Series from SEW Eurodrive, come with several features that should be highlighted before a major investment.

Pavement Pounder at Wisconsin International Raceway

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/15/2020 8:59 pm

Be sure to come out to Wisconsin International Raceway this Thursday, July 19th, to cheer on Jesse Oudenhoven and the rest of the IMCA Sport Mods Series drivers in the Kurz Industrial Solutions Pavement Pounder.

SEW Eurodrive Gear Units

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/10/2020 1:36 pm

High-quality units, such as the M Series from SEW Eurodrive, come with several features that are energy efficient and quality performance. 

11 Reasons To Choose Toshiba EQP Global SD Motors

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/10/2020 1:11 pm

Since entering the electric motors market in 1970, Toshiba has earned a reputation among energy providers for durability and reliability.

Power up with asynchronous motor starting system basics

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/10/2020 1:03 pm

Starting a motor is a big job for any power source.

Solutions for original equipment manufacturers

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/9/2020 1:17 pm

As the world market expands, it has become increasingly important the motor manufacturers offer products that meet those requirements and applications.

Working With Motors

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/9/2020 11:20 am

Motors are fine devices when they're properly hooked up. They can also be frustrating parts when they shut down at inopportune times and need repair.

3 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT VESTAS’ NEW ‘EXTREME CLIMATE’ WIND TURBINE

Published by: Kurz Industrial Solutions, 9/18/2019 2:24 pm

By nature, modern wind turbines are designed to handle some weather-related stress. But even the toughest wind turbines can’t always beat the elements. Read more here