Repairing electric motors is not just simply "fixing" a motor. You must perform a detailed forensics-like evaluation to first figure out what is even wrong with the unit. Just like forensics, evidence can be destroyed if you do not understand what sequence of events led to this point - and once the evidence is destoyed, you may never know what caused the failure.
Electric motors, and indeed the entire electric motor powertrain, are the lifeblood of your plant. If they aren’t working at peaking efficiency, or worse yet, if there’s a complete breakdown the entire operation can come to a grinding halt.
This is no time for amateurs, or for learning on the job.
One of the very best ways to ensure that the very best people are working on your electric motors and powertrain is to choose an EASA accredited repair shop. (Electrical Apparatus Service Association) When you do, your motors will be in the hands on people who have had to pass the extremely rigorous standards implemented by EASA, then prove compliance to independent, third-party auditors.
When an electric motor fails, a lot of things can happen. None of them good. At the best, it means a slowdown in production; at the worst, the entire line shuts down resulting in untold loses in time and money.
That’s why it’s so important that you are working with the right electric motor repair shop. But with so many to choose from, and with most offering pretty much the same services, how do you know which is best for your company?
Here are some steps to take to help you minimize downtime and keep your plant running.