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Across the United States, countless electric motors whirl, pumps labor and cutting-edge controls keep it all going. Most people have no idea how important these motors are, though, and they don’t know about companies like Tekwell Services LLC, a motor repair and maintenance company that works behind the scenes to keep motors, pumps, gearboxes and fans—anything that rotates—functioning properly.[click here to read feature article in US Business Executive magazine]


Open House – Cartersville Shop


Join us on Friday, May 19th from 9am to 3pm for an Open House event in our Cartersville shop.Click here to download flyer (272 KB)


Tekwell Services, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Neil Koepke as Sales Leader.


Koepke, who earned a technical communication degree from Milwaukee School of Engineering, brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience to the position. “Neil’s enthusiasm in sales and marketing will enable Tekwell to reach for new heights”, says Jamey Steffner, Tekwell CEO. “We’re excited to implement Neil’s ideas to help our customers.”Tekwell Services, LLC has offices in Cartersville, GA, Knoxville, TN, and Chattanooga, TN and provides repair of electric motors, pumps, gear boxes, and industrial electronics.


Benefits of Using Reduced Voltage Soft Starters


There are two major benefits of using reduced voltage soft starters. They:Reduce mechanical stress on electrical motors Protect the motors from electrical problems such as power surgesWhat are Reduced Voltage Soft Starters? In short, it is any device, used with an electrical motor that, instead of flipping a switch and bringing it to full power, it gradually applies voltage, allowing the motor to control the electrical load and torque of that startup. A reduced voltage soft starter extends the life of your equipment and reduces the need for electrical motor repair. Reducing Mech


5 Differences Between Reduced Voltage Soft Starters and Variable Frequency Drives


Because they serve similar functions, reduced voltage soft starters and variable speed drives many people mistake one for the other. Where a reduced voltage soft starter mainly serves one purpose: To gradually introduce power and torque to reduce wear and tear on mechanical parts of large electric motors. They do this by eliminating damaging power spikes and reducing electrical problems associated with these spikes such as overheating, flickering lights, or even brownouts. Variable speed drives can also do all of this, and much more.Which will work best for you? It depends on what you want


4 Benefits of an IR Thermographic Study


An IR thermographic study, otherwise known as themographic inspection, is a non-destructive method for testing parts, mechanics and operation of systems by looking at the thermal profiles of them through either a special camera that uses thermal imaging to see how hot (or cold) the surface of the device is while in operation. Safe and Fast An IR thermographic study is the safest of any of the non-destructive testing methods that can be performed while the motor is even in operation, so there is no interruption of service while performing the test. Most IR thermographic studies take anywhere


What is Ultrasonic Motor Testing?


An ultrasonic motor test uses a lightweight ultrasonic translator to inspect equipment. This often includes a handheld unit with headphones that can scan for ultrasound either by scanning the air in the area of the equipment or require contact with the object. Why Ultrasonic Motor Testing is Important This is a low-cost way to monitor the condition of your motors and systems. It is a non-destructive testing technology that detects the ultrasound produced by friction as the result of under or over lubricating bearings, indicate signs of wear and imperfections, and predict possible mechanical


What is SKF Certification? Why is it Important?


Tekwell Services is a SKF certified motor rebuilder, but what does this mean exactly? It means that Tekwell’s  technicians complete extensive SKF training in electrical motor diagnosis and repairs. This includes hands-on training in electric motor analysis, bearing installation, root cause analysis, condition monitoring technologies and lubrication systems to assure that all of our technicians are familiar with the latest technology and best practices for electrical motor repair.Tekwell’s status as a SKR certified electric motor repair shop assures that Tekwell is always using the bes


Proper Care and Storage of Rotating Machinery


When you need to place an electric motor with rotating machinery into storage, there are several factors to consider. They need to be protected from the environment, from vibration and outside contamination.The most important aspect to consider when storing an electric motor with rotating machinery is the location where you plan to store it. Unless you know that the motor will be pressed into service quickly–within a couple of days or weeks at most–the motor should be stored indoors.Indoor storage is the most effective means of protecting an electric motor from the environment, pro


SKF Certified Rebuilder – Press Release


Tekwell Services, a motor, pump, and gearbox repair and service operation with shops in Tennessee and Georgia, announces advanced credentials from SKF for electric motor certified rebuilding. “This designation recognizes our commitment to outstanding quality control“, says Barlow Walters, General Manager. SKF’s certification program requires qualifying companies to undergo rigorous audits which only state-of-the-art shops with a commitment to continuous improvement can pass. To comply with SKF’s exacting standards, a shop must take measures to ensure separation of clean and dirty