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Ever consider purchasing a surplus electric motor?

02/26/2019

When it comes time to purchase an electric motor, whether its an AC Induction Motor, AC Synchronous Motor, AC Wound Rotor Motor, or even a DC Motor, you have many options to consider. What brand should you buy? Who should you buy it from? How do you get something that fits? How do you get the best deal?

How often do you consider a surplus motor as a viable option? There are many perks to purchasing a surplus motor but you also have to be careful when you purchase them to make sure you are getting what you expect.

Proper Storage Practices for Spare Electric Motors

04/18/2018

Many companies have spare electric motors in their warehouse in the event of a critical motor failure. Many times this can be an intelligent decision, allowing for quick change out in the event of a failure (or pending failure) or during a scheduled outage or shutdown.

Should Your Motor Vendor Store Your Spare Electric Motors?

10/18/2017

As a motor repair facility and supplier of new motors you tend to get asked the question, do you offer storage for my spare electric motors? When deciding if you should move your spares you need to ask yourself a few questions about what you are currently doing in-house:

  • Are these spares getting inventoried regularly?
  • Are the shafts being spun regularly?
  • Is the area clean of dust/debris?
  • Are they stored in a temperature controlled environment?
  • Are they stored seperate from a repair production area? 

Motor Management is more than just storing a few motors!

08/02/2017

The term motor management has been used for a variety of items. The most commonly used definition is typically storing motors in a warehouse, what we like to call a "motor hotel." Is simply storing motors the definition of motor management or should it be more?

We say that it should be much more than just storing a few motors. A true motor management program should be looking at everything involved in that motor's life; from purchase to repair to all the different systems it ran as a part of.  Motor management is an all encompassing program that lives and breaths reliability and up time.

Is Having a Spare Electric Motor a Good Investment?

09/19/2016

A question for the ages, Should you purchase a spare electric motor to have "on-hand" in the event your motor fails? A simple question but there is no clear answer out there. The reason for that is because it all depends on your situation, the type of motor, and the criticality of the driven machine.

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