How Does an Ultrasonic Cleaner Work?

Ultrasonic cleaners have been around since the 1950s, and smaller versions have appeared in home appliances since 1970, but how does an industrial ultrasonic cleaner work? All types of ultrasonic cleaners use cavitation bubbles—bubbles created by rapid changes of pressure in a liquid–to clean parts with lots of crevices and complex shapes within them. Why Ultrasonic Cleaners Are Popular Ultrasonic cleaners are popular for a couple of reasons: They are less destructive than other methods for cleaning electric motor parts. Pumps, sprayers, and agitators may be damaging to del

7 Often Overlooked Factors to Consider Before Purchasing a New Electric Motor

There are many factors to consider before purchasing a new electric motor. Typically, you look at things such as voltage, speed, torque, and operating costs, but what are some of the lesser-known factors to take into consideration before purchasing a new electric motor? 1 – Power Needed One of the most important factors to consider is the amount of power needed to run the applications this motor has been selected for. Get a motor that is too small, it gets overworked and the stress this creates decreases the motor lifespan overall. On the flip-side, if you buy a motor that is much too big

Why You Should Work with an EASA Accredited Electric Motor Repair Shop

There are a lot of electric motor repair shops in any given area within the United States, but what do you look for to determine if that shop does quality work? An electric motor repair shop with EASA accreditation is a great place to start. What is EASA? EASA stands for Electrical Apparatus Service Association, Inc. According to the EASA website, EASA is: “an international trade organization of more than 1,800 electromechanical sales and service firms in nearly 70 countries. Through our many engineering and educational programs, EASA provides members with a means of keeping up to date

Tekwell Services Invests in New Industrial Electric Motor Service Equipment

Tekwell Services stays on the cutting edge of providing best-in-class service for industrial electric motors and pumps. To this end, we have invested in new testing equipment to better serve our customers. We now offer additional electric motor service options through the purchase of the following equipment: Roller Bearing Loading Test Device Tekwell Services, partnered with SKF, has developed a one-of-a-kind apparatus to help test roller bearings properly. Most roller bearings require a load during testing to avoid damaging the bearing when running the motor, but because there are no sim

Tekwell Services Hires Additional Staff to Support Strong Growth in 2020

Tekwell Services is growing rapidly, and we are pleased to announce the addition of the following people to our electric motor repair company: Marshall Harvey – Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Marshall has been a CPA for over 30 years. He has extensive experience in financial services, financial institutions, healthcare, and manufacturing industries. Marshall comes to us from Elliott Davis where he served as the assurance shareholder in the Financial Services Group, serving private investment companies and employee benefit plans. Marshall is active in the Chattanooga communi

5 Things to Look for in an Excellent WEG Electric Motor Distributor

There are many different businesses that serve as WEG electric motor distributors, but what do you look for in a high-quality WEG motor distributor? Read this article and find out. 1 – Knowledgeable Staff WEG offers a variety of drives, electric motors, and other equipment across a broad scope of industries including energy, farming, water and wastewater, steel production and manufacturing, paper, and many more. An excellent WEG distributor has the proper sales literature on-hand and has a general understanding about all WEG products, and how to get more information about them if necessa

What Are Industrial Motor Controls for Electric Motors?

Industrial motor controls for electric motors are important for many reasons, the main one being that electric motors consume a lot of power, which is a large chunk of an industrial operation’s energy costs for the year. Every bit of power you can conserve results in significant savings. Through this end, machine automation was developed for electric motors so they get the most benefit out from the exact amount of power needed to operate them. What Are Industrial Motor Controls Used for? Machine automation controls are used by almost any large industrial function that works with industrial

Different Types of Electric Motor Bearings and What They Are Used For

Because the design and uses of electric motors vary across many different industries, there are many different types of bearings used to support them. Here are just a few of them: Basic Ball Bearings Basic ball bearings are used for direct coupled applications. These are commonly seen in non-belted applications in electric motors that are under 150 HP. They can handle both radial and axial loads. Standard Roller Bearings These bearings are specifically designed for radial loads because they cannot handle axial loads. These are used for belted applications in motors with at least 150 HP.

6 Components of Electric Motor Bearings

The electric motor bearing is the root of everything in an electric motor and critical to the smooth operation of it. As a result, there are many different electric motor bearing types and designs available for electric motors, depending on factors such as: Bearing Load Bearing Speed Operating Environment Mounting Arrangement But most bearing types and designs have these components: 1 – Ball The tiny chrome steel spheres that form the smallest critical part of any ball bearing. They must be perfectly spherical in shape in order to roll smoothly within the bearing

5 Reasons Why You Should Bring in an Overhead Crane Inspection Specialist

Overhead cranes are an important part of almost every manufacturing or fabrication shop out there. And problems with them may interfere with the smooth operation of your shop if you don’t address them quickly. Engaging an overhead crane inspection specialist is the best way to deal with these issues before they become serious and expensive to fix. 1 – Saves You Time and Money Any time you take on a task that is outside your area of in-depth experience it takes time to remember what needs to be inspected, what the warning signs of problems might be, and locating the various resources