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Stages of an Electric Motor Rewinding Service – Part 1


Your electric motor has broken down and you have taken it to a motor rewinding shop. What happens to it? How does the motor rewinding service process work? Information Gathering Stage The first step is that an electric motor repair technician gathers information about the motor. This includes an initial inspection. The technician looks for blocked air ducts and missing or damaged external parts. The technician should also pull information from the nameplate(s) on the motor to make sure that all of the critical manufacturer information (original manufacturer, part number, service dates, etc.)


4 More Benefits of Using an Ultrasonic Cleaning Unit for Electric Motor Service


Last month, we provided details about three benefits of using an ultrasonic cleaning unit. Here are four more benefits of using an ultrasonic cleaner for electric motor repair and rebuilding. Saves Time Probably the biggest benefit of using an ultrasonic cleaning unit is the massive amount of time it saves in the cleaning process when compared to spraying or scrubbing. Because an ultrasonic cleaner emits up to 40,000 pulses per second at many different angles, it loosens and removes contaminants far quicker, than other cleaning methods. More Reliable Than Other Cleaning Methods Because ult


3 Benefits of an Overhead Crane Inspection Program


If an overhead crane is critical equipment used within your shop, you should consider investing in an overhead crane inspection program. Here are three benefits to consider: Reduces Unplanned Downtime Failing to perform overhead crane inspections leads to unplanned overhead crane repairs. This is the reality of any industrial business where an overhead crane is used frequently. A comprehensive inspection, covering all aspects of the crane including the operating controls, motor and load brakes, hooks, wire ropes and chains, suspension mechanisms, and support structures can greatly reduce t


3 Benefits of Using an Ultrasonic Cleaning Unit for Electric Motor Service


An ultrasonic cleaning unit has many benefits when used by an electric motor repair shop. Since it works by submerging parts in a tank with cleaning solution, and then bombards them with high frequency sound waves, it easily loosens and removes contaminants from the parts. Here are some other benefits of using an ultrasonic cleaning unit: Reduces Cleaning Time of Parts Ultrasonic cleaning equipment is faster, more efficient and does a better job with hard to clean parts such as armatures, wound rotors, stators, induction rotors, clutch and brake coils, field frames, or synchronous coils for


Tekwell Services Purchases Ultrasonic Cleaner to Improve Electric Motor Repairs


Tekwell Services is proud to announce that they have purchased a new custom-designed Stoelting Lewis Ultrasonic Cleaning Unit to enhance Tekwell’s in shop electric motor repair service offerings for customers. This unit uses high frequency sound waves and a cleaning solution to clean and remove contaminants from parts and saves a lot of time in the process. Parts such as armatures, wound rotors, synchronous coils, field frames, stators, induction rotors, clutch and brake coils can be cleaned in a fraction of the time used previously and with better results. The unit can handle part


What is an Ultrasonic Cleaning Unit?


An ultrasonic cleaning unit works by submerging objects or parts to be cleaned in a tank with cleaning solution. Then the submerged parts are bombarded with high frequency sound waves which vibrate and create bubbles in the cleaning solution which easily removes contaminants from them. Ultrasonic cleaning equipment is fast, efficient and does a better job with parts such as armatures, wound rotors, stators, induction rotors, clutch and brake coils, field frames, or synchronous coils during electric motor repair.   Why Does Ultrasonic Cleaning Work Better Than Other Methods? Ul


Pros and Cons of Vertical Pump Motors


Horizontal and vertical pump motors essentially serve the same function, moving fluids from one place to another, but there are several differences in how they operate and situations where they work best. Floorspace Requirement Horizontal pumps take up anywhere from 2 to 3 times more floorspace than a similar capacity vertical inline pump. Since vertical inline pumps are typically part of the piping system, they can be suspended as part of the overhead pipes and require far less floorspace (if any) as a result. Horizontal pumps also require the fluid to change direction in order to flow i


Overview of Vertical Inline Pump Motors


Last month, Tekwell Services announced the purchase of several GE Ultra Series low voltage vertical pump motors. But what is a vertical pump motor and how is it different than the more common horizontal pump motor? This month’s blog posts explore this topic. What is a Vertical Inline Pump? The most common type of vertical inline pump is a centrifugal pump. These pumps are commonly used to circulate low viscosity fluids (mainly water) for pipe systems that require pressurization. These vertically oriented shafts typically are integrated as part of the piping system, meaning that the intake


Tekwell Services Adds Vertical Pump Motors to Their Industrial Electric Motor Asset Management Program


Tekwell Services is proud to announce that they have added General Electric’s new low voltage vertical pump motors–the Ultra Series–to their inventory as part of Tekwell’s industrial electric motor asset management program. The Ultra Series of vertical pump motors have made numerous improvements to increase operational efficiency and reliability, to increase thrust capability, as well as implements a new advanced and patented cooling system which results in a 30 degrees Celsius reduction in bearing temperature which leads to an extended bearing life. These vertical pump motor


What to Look for in an Industrial Pump Repair Shop – Part 2


There are a lot of shops that provide industrial pump repair services. But how do you find a good one for your needs? What are the qualities of an excellent industrial pump repair shop? If you missed What to Look for in an Industrial Pump Repair Shop – Part 1, go back and read it now. Understand How Industrial Pumps are Used in Different Industries Different fluids and chemical compositions create problems and challenges unique to that particular use for the pump. Water might be handled differently if it is being processed in a city water treatment plant than it would when using an indus