Skip to the content


RSAW Recognized for 60 Years of Industrial Electric Motor Repair, Service and Sales

On Friday, September the 20th 2019 Red Stick Armature Works celebrated 60 years of business with the ones that made it possible, our customers!  It was a full day of food, music, fun and all things motors. 

It was also a day when RSAW was the recipients of a wonderful presentation from Kenny Havard, West Feliciana Parish President, and honored to receive a special recognition award from Torri Buckles, Associate Director of the Louisiana Economic Development Group.

Electric Motor

How to Decide Whether to Repair or Replace your Electric Motor?

In the EASA report “The Effect of Repair/Rewinding on Motor Efficiency”, a special section at the end is devoted to the question of whether it is better for you to repair or replace your existing electric motor.  Here are 6 high-level questions you can ask to quickly decide which option might be best for you. The “Repair-replace” Business Model The process kicks-off the mome ...

Constant-Level Oiler Installation and Maintenance Tips to Extend Motor Bearing Service Life

Constant-level oilers, externally attached to motor housings, are critically important devices that provide a steady flow of oil to bearings inside the motor. In this article, learn how to keep these oilers properly filled, along with ongoing inspection and maintenance, to significantly extend bearing life.

Three Critical Steps When Addressing Storm and Flood Damaged Electric Motors

In the aftermath of major storm-caused flooding to coastal and inland plant facilities, the impact of salt water, mud, and moisture can be devastating to the many different types of sizes of electric motors used in your plant.

When this happens, fast decisions must be made to get the remediation project underway and to minimize costly plant downtime.

Below are the three critical “first steps” to take if or when this ever happens to you.

When is Hot "Too Hot" For Your Electric Motor?

Did you know that as ambient temperatures rise, the operating temperatures of your electric motors rise as well.  Inevitably, someone will take note of the increased operating temperature during a maintenance activity or periodic inspection, at which point the question suddenly becomes:

At what point is the motor exceeding its design operating temperature? 

Today’s article is intended to provide some practical information concerning motor operating temperatures and what you can do about it.

Are These Advantages and Disadvantages of Industrial Electric Motors Important to You?

According to Allied Market Research, the global electric motor market is projected to reach $136.4 billion by 2025, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 4.5%. As with any expanding market, there comes the need to service that growth.  At RSAW we focus on large and small industrial electric motor repair, storage and sales to keep our customer’s operations and factories r ...

Expanding to Meet Your Needs – 16x12 Steel Bedplate for Motor Testing

At RSAW we know that our customers motor needs are continuously changing.  As such we’re continuously improving our capabilities for your benefit. Largest in the Southeast. Check out our 16’ x 12’ steel bedplate for motor testing.  One of a series of innovations we’ve introduced for our customers, this massive foundation is a requirement for testing the largest motors to ens ...

The Alpha Through Omega of Motor Customer Service

When it comes to your motors, knowing the difference between good and bad customer service experiences and outcomes is important.  This blog post explores each of those scenarios, and ultimately what we call the Alpha Through Omega of Customer Service.  If you are not sure what customer service attributes to look for in a motor repair, service, sales, or storage partner you can find out more here.

Do You Know These Top 5 On-Site Field Service Capabilities?

As you may already know, our full-time expert staff performs maintenance and repairs on your electric motors, 24/7 to ensure you have zero down time.  This includes onsite services for electrical testing, AC and DC motor maintenance, balancing, vibration monitoring, laser alignment, CO2 cleaning, and installation and removal of motors. Here is a brief description of some of ou ...

Long-Term Motor Storage – 4 Key Factors

It is common knowledge to those involved in the electric motor storage business that maintenance philosophies and procedures vary.  But getting it right isn’t that complicated.  Here are four key variables that EASA and our own Carick “Joe” Howard found when looking at seven different motor manufacturers and the similarities and differences from each source.   They are environment, moisture protection, bearing maintenance, and insulation.