You've got a electric motor that needs to be repaired yesterday, but you're also working with a pretty constrained budget. You've got a electric motor repair vendor in mind, but you've heard that they outsource work. Is that a smart choice?
Vendors that Outsource Electric Motor Repair
The capabilities of electric motor repair shops can vary significantly. One shop might be able to manufacture an expertly engineered motor from a shell of a stator while another is just a two man crew that does bearing swaps. When you use a shop that doesn't have extensive capabilities, you run the risk that they will outsource critical aspects of your motor's repair to someone else.
Due to limitations -- which could involve tools, equipment, money, or technicians -- a shop may find it best to outsource some of the electric motor repairs they are responsible for. Some repair shops are able to do all repairs in house, while others may use a hybrid approach where only certain repair jobs are outsourced. However, there are some motor repair shops that outsource almost everything.
Why Electric Motor Repair Shops Outsource
There are quite a few reasons behind repair shops choosing to outsource. In some instances, it may be more economical for them (but not necessarily for you!) to send certain repair jobs out to other shops. For example, good technicians can be hard to come by, especially if a repair shop isn't willing to pay for talent and experience.
The equipment and tools needed to support repairs may be more expensive that the shop can afford. This is often true with tasks such as motor rewinding as well as VPI. And it may be an issue of having the space for the right equipment to perform certain repairs. This can especially be true when it comes to repair large motors and A-NEMA motors.