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PdMA® Corporation Announces the Release of the M-Series MCEMAX® Tester

PdMA® Corporation, a long standing leader in the development of electric motor test equipment is proud to announce the release of the M-Series MCEMAX® tester. Building on the success of MCEGold® the M-Series MCEMAX® tester offers even more features. Some of the features are: six channel inrush for improved trouble shooting and analysis, 400 % increase in battery capacity for extended testing, heads up LED lighting for improved safety while testing, board level calibration, capable of connecting directly to 1000v systems, modular circuit board design, MTAP chip identification recognition, and much, much more.

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PdMA® Corporation Releases MCEGold® 2.6.1

Building on the success of MCEGold®, PdMA® continues to deliver performance improvements and feature enhancements to our customers world-wide.

This release includes a quick power re-test option, rotor evaluation 5th harmonic display improvement, improved current demodulation auto speed search, improved data validation with phasor diagram support, Site Navigator asset preview pane, new Site Condition tools for improved asset management, drive input added to test location selections, improved message center defaults, and M-Series tester support and features.

MCEGold 2.6.1 is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and Portuguese.

For information on a full list of MCEGold 2.6.1 highlights, system requirements, and how to download the software, please contact the PdMA Tech Support team at techsupport@pdma.com  or 813-621-6463 ext. 251.

What other users have said about MCEGold 2.6.1:
"I really like the improvements that have been made thus far."   RF - Allied Reliability
"The installation was straight forward without any problems. We are using the new software every day."  JM - Bodine Electric

2014 Training Schedule Posted
The PdMA training schedule for 2014 has been posted.
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Congratulations Westar Energy
Congratulations to Westar Energy for winning the Uptime Magazine 2012 Best Maintenance Reliability Program. The winners in all categories were announced December 4, 2012, at IMC-2012 and featured in the February/March issue of Uptime Magazine. Westar Energy began the process toward reliability in 2001 using a variety of tools including four PdMA MCEMAX motor circuit testers. PdMA is proud to be a part of Westar Energy's success.

To read an article by the Westar Energy Team on How to Build an Award-Winning Maintenance Reliability Program in Uptime Magazine, click here.

Click here to view Uptime Magazine online and read about all the program winners.

MCEGold 2.5.1 SP2 Released
PdMA Corporation announces the release of MCEGold Software, version 2.5.1 SP2. Building on the success of MCEGold, PdMA continues to deliver performance improvements and feature enhancements to their customers world-wide. This release includes: new icons, Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit compatibility, Emax Auto Pre-Save Data Validation, auto adjusting display, additional step voltage increments, thin client compatibility, desktop setup ability for DC motors, and more. MCEGold 2.5.1 SP2 is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, and Chinese.

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MCEGold 2.4 Released
PdMA proudly announces the release of MCEGold 2.4. PdMA continually strives to enhance their product to accommodate their international and domestic users' needs and this update reflects that commitment.This release includes enhancements to the software and introduces the new international language feature. Currently the software is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. In the near future Italian, German, Portuguese, French, and Russian will be available, with additional languages to follow.

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PdMA Congratulates Southern Company Generation
Southern Company Generation’s Plant Miller wins Best Motor Testing Program award from Uptime Magazine. The announcement of Uptime’s Program of the Year was made in the Oct/Nov2010 issue of Uptime Magazine with a follow-up article in the Dec/Jan 2011 issue. The award winners were cited for their commitment to and execution of high-quality Predictive Maintenance and Condition Monitoring Programs.

PdMA is the proud supplier of the motor testing equipment used by Southern Company Generation in their predictive maintenance program.

Click here to see a list of all winners, the categories, and a brief summary.

MCEGold 2.3.1 Released
The MCEGold Version 2.3.1 software includes features such as: global vs. site level administrator (network users), current imbalance on the Fault Zone Analysis, and the ability to change test ambient temperature and test location after testing.

MCEGold 2.2 Released
MCEGold Version 2.2 introduces two new modules, Asset Scheduler and Energy Cost Analysis. The Asset Scheduler helps you monitor your assets and plan scheduled testing. The Energy Cost Analysis module helps answer questions about repairing versus replacing an asset and reducing energy costs. Click here to view a brief video overview of MCEGold 2.2 and the new modules.

PdMA Opens State-of-the-art Training Center
PdMA proudly announces the opening of their new state-of-the-art, 1,000 square foot training center in Tampa, Florida. According to Pete Bechard, Vice President of Training and Technical Support, “Pdma Corporation’s new training facility demonstrates our commitment to our customers. The new training center has four EMAX testing stations, allowing students to perform online testing of both healthy and faulted AC induction motors. One EMAX station supports testing of AC and DC drives. These online work stations incorporate PdMA’s Motor Test Access Panels (MTAP) ensuring the safest working environment possible for our students. In addition, there are several specialty motors available for MCE testing to support the offline portion of our training courses. Student comfort was also addressed by adding a separate break area as well as a work station so they can keep in touch with their home office.”

The training center opened on March 3, 2009 with the AC & DC Motor Maintenance and Operation course taught by Richard Love, Richard Love Associates.

Introducing MTAP3
The affordable MTAP3 offers the ability to safely capture data in many of the smallest enclosures where the MTAP2 cannot be installed. With the current-only MTAP3, you can choose from one of four standard ranges of CT's. In seconds you are able to collect accurate data to determine your motor health while eliminating time consuming tag-out and lock-out procedures. Click here to learn more.

Now Available Online
Bridging the Gap: Communicating Motor Reliability to Management
PdMA Corporation is now offering their popular webinar as a narrated presentation for interested individuals to listen and view at their own convenience. Click here to request webinar.

PdMA Releases Latest White Paper
World-Class Companies Need World-Class Motor Management and Maintenance
Ask a manufacturer how long a motor it produces is expected to live, and the response will be something like, "20-plus years in the right environment." Ask the same question in a facility that uses such a motor and the answer is more likely to be, "If we get five years out of it, we'll be happy!" Why does this discrepancy exist? Why do motors die in infant mortality instead of living to the ripe old age for which they are designed and built? The answer has to do with the failure to optimize motor management and maintenance. Click here to read more.


 

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Simulating Insulation Systems Under Various Environmental Conditions
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Combining Static and Dynamic Testing - Preventing a Motor Catastrophe
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Motor Efficiency and Fault Zone Analysis
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Motor Repair or Replacement? The Green Solution
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Announcing the New M-Series MCEMAX® Tester
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PdMA® Corporation Releases MCEGold® 2.6.1
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2014 Training Schedule Posted
The PdMA® training schedule for 2013 has been posted.
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2012 Best Maintenance Reliability Program Winner
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Introducing MTAP3
The affordable MTAP3 offers the ability to safely capture data in many of the smallest enclosures where the MTAP2® cannot be installed.
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