Another elementary question, but certainly leads to debate.
During a pm of equipment, I was told by some that motor amperage should be as close , or adjusted to (if possible) to Full Load Amps. In this way, the motor is running as efficiantly as possible. Or in other words "optimized"
Others , however, say that that is not true and I should back off the amperage draw by adjusting the sheive, that FLA is the MAXIMUM acceptable amount of amperage draw for the motor and I will be shortening the life expectancy of the motor if I keep it at that range. I have been adjusting the sheive to about 80% of FLA to stay in the safe area. Am I wrong?
Should I be trying to "optimize" the motor and bring it to FLA?