It is great to have electric motors do most of the work shaping metal into useful goods. Shaping steel into merchandise sure would be hard work with out them. We use machine with motors of several hundred-horse power as well as small motors that make robots go through their motions. Motors all get their power to do work through the electric meter.
Electric motors are a real asset while they are making parts. But when production stops, they can keep on running up the electric bill.
Our friends at the power company read the electric meter every 15 minutes, day and night. That means turning off motors as soon as the job is done will reduce the money we pay for power. It will also save many lumps of coal from getting burned.
Every motor counts from the biggest press motors to the smallest cooling fan motors. Motors use power every minute they are running. I frequently see conveyor motors, hydraulic power unit motors, and fan motors left on while the line is down for a shift. Remember the power to run a motor gets counted for the bill every 15 minutes whether it is needed or not.
The same thing is true at home. Some night when you cannot sleep, try counting motors in your house.
Sump pump, furnace fan, air conditioner, refrigerator, chest freezer, microwave oven fan, vacuum cleaner, kitchen vent fan, laundry machine, dishwasher, hair dryer, clothes dryer, bathroom vent fan, garbage disposal, garage door opener, power drill, computer cooling fan, sewing machine…zzzzz
Every motor is wonderful while it is doing work for us. You waste money when you allow a motor to run after the job is done.
Please don’t leave the electric meter running after the job is done.
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