The Impact of Lubrication and Vibration on Electric Motor Bearings

The proper care and operation of electric motors depend on how well you protect your motor bearings from poor lubrication and excess vibration. Here are a few of the ways you can keep your bearings in tip top shape and prevent unplanned downtime due to bearing failure as a result of these two problems. Maintain Proper Lubrication for Your Bearings Lack of lubrication is the number one cause for bearing damage and failure. This can be caused by a number of different reasons. The first being that you failed to provide adequate lubrication in the first place, used the wrong kind of lubricant

3 Ways to Protect Bearings with Electric Motor Preventive Maintenance

Because bearings are some of the most important components within an electric motor, and a component that is at risk for failure, it is important to protect your bearings from a need for electric motor service. How do you do this? Here are three tips to consider: 1 - Maintain Optimal Loads Obviously if you run your motor bearings beyond the recommended maximum load, you will eventually damage them. Either from the heat, or the lack of proper lubrication, the bearings will break down. But bearings also need to have a minimal load as well in order to make sure that the rolling elements rotate

Stages of an Electric Motor Rewinding Service – Part 1

Last month we reviewed the initial stages of an electric motor rewinding service: Information Gathering Stage In-Depth Inspection Stage Testing and Cleaning Stage This month goes over the critical final three stages of the electric motor rewinding service process. Motor Rewind Stage The damaged windings are removed from the core, the cores are tested for core loss, and then the windings are either refurbished or replaced and then rewound back into the motor using as the original configuration of the winding–or a more efficient winding if one is available for your model of mot

Overview of Bearing Types for Electric Motors

Bearings are one most important components within an electric motor. The bearing’s role is to reduce rotational friction while transferring the load from the shaft to the motor itself. As a result, the bearing needs to be able to operate at a variety of speeds without frictional loss and be relatively maintenance-free. There are several types of bearings used for electric motor service: Ball Bearing Ball bearings are the most common bearings used in the world. These are typically made from steel or a steel alloy. Some motors use ball bearings because of their versatility to handle both rad

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