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Old January 3rd, 2018, 04:25 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Bit_Bucket_07 View Post
Honestly, if a motor is not operating in harsh conditions or at a very high ambient temperature, it can operate indefinitely at SF. You'll decrease the lifespan of the motor winding insulation by doing so, but it's not as if motors don't eventually wear out anyway.
We get our motors wound for higher temp and VFD (if we use VFD or not).
Our motors approach 300 plus degrees for about 30 minutes while they are running, due to the fact they are enclosed in a "cooling can" and only have Argon gas as atmosphere.
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