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What is Hipot Testing?

Hipot (or high potential testing) is a non-destructive test that has many names: overvoltage testing, dielectric breakdown test, dielectric withstand test, or insulation resistance tests. All of these tests are designed to make sure that the insulation used in your electric motors are doing their jobs.If the insulation is defective or not performing as expected, the results can lead to power leakage or short circuits which may cause the motor to fail or damage it. Another huge danger of defective insulation is the risk of shock to anyone who comes in contact with that motor.A Hipot tes

4 Benefits of Using a Motor Rewinding Service

When your electric motor is not performing as expected, you often must make a critical decision about it: Rewind it or replace it.There are some instances where rewinding a motor simply is not a practical solution, but many times using a motor rewinding service is a better, lower cost, option. Here are the benefits of using a motor rewinding service: Saves money At less than half the cost of replacing an electrical motor, a motor rewind is an especially cost effective solution when considering large enclosed motors over 100hp. Saves time Most motor rewind jobs take less than x # of hou

US Business Executive Magazine

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 an SKF certified electric motor repair shop assures that Tekwell is always using the be