Category Archives: Electric Motor Repair

Is Your Electric Motor Making Strange Noises? See These Possible Causes

You rely on your electric motor to help keep your industrial plant running at peak efficiency and profitability. When it is not working at its best, it can cause a dramatic reduction in productivity. One of the tell-tale signs of an issue with your electric motor is if you notice strange noises that are not normal when it is running. Three factors are the most likely causes of strange noises from an electric motor. They include: Mechanical noise Windage noise Magnetic noise If you notice these strange noises coming from your electric motor, it is time to get professional electric

5 Things You Need to Know About the Common Causes of Electric Motor Failure

Industrial motors are essential pieces of equipment for today's professionals who work in maintenance and plant operations. When these electric motors go down, it can cause many issues that lead to a loss in productivity. Here at Tekwell Services, we are the leader in industrial motor service in Knoxville. In this article, our team offers you some insights into the common causes of electric motor failure to assist you in preventing this issue. These are five things you need to know about the common electric motor failure causes. The Status of the Average Electric Motor in the United St

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

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.

How to Read a NEMA Electric Motor Nameplate

Motor nameplates contain important information about the electric motor that would be difficult to find anywhere else. Factors such as electric motor manufacturing companies using different nameplate formats, dirty and damaged nameplates that obscure information and strange codes and abbreviations on the nameplate make reading them a challenge. This information is critical when performing any sort of electric motor service. Here are a few of the most common identifiers that you will find on most NEMA electric motor nameplates. NEMA Electric Motor Nameplate – Required Information Most e

Why is Motor and Gearbox Alignment Critical?

Early detection of motor and gearbox alignment issues allows problems to be corrected before a component fails. A misaligned electric motor or gearbox can easily damage other connected parts, increasing the time and expense involved in repairs. These failures can create safety hazards and cause unproductive downtime which can be easily prevented. If left unrepaired, alignment problems could give rise to a “cascade failure” where spiking repair costs approach the cost of new equipment, thus “totaling” your valuable equipment. Why Use Infrared Thermographic Studies for Motor and

5 Factors to Consider Before Buying a New Industrial Electric Motor

Buying a new industrial electric motor is a huge investment, and it is important to do your homework before putting money down on one. Here are some factors you should think about before making a purchase: 1  Age of the Motor You Want to Replace The age of the motor is very important in these decisions. Motors manufactured before 2005 are far less efficient than those manufactured after that time. New standards established by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 mandated that electric motors be more energy-efficient, which will save you