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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


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


Causes of Unbalance in Electric Motors

Unbalance is one of the major causes of electrical motor failures requiring often expensive repairs or replacement. One of the best ways to prevent this from happening is to perform dynamic field balancing services at the first sign of trouble. What are the Causes of Unbalance in Electrical Motors? In general, they are all caused by an uneven distribution of mass around an axis of rotation. This uneven distribution can be traced back to several different causes such as a buildup of dirt or grease on fans, normal wear-and-tear of moving parts, or corrosion within the bearings, rotor, or s


4 Benefits of Dynamic Balancing for Electric Motors

An unbalanced electric motor can cause many problems. The most significant of which being a catastrophic failure due to excess vibration that result in bearing failure, cracks, and other structural defects.  Here are just a few of the benefits of dynamic balancing. Minimizes Noise A well-balanced electric motor is a quiet electric motor. Noise is one of the first signs of a problem. Excess noise is the result of vibration and vibration, if left unattended, makes the problem worse. In addition, noise can annoy or cause fatigue in the operator or others at the workplace leading to lost pr


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