Four Easy Ways To Keep Your Motor Up and Running

get servo motor repairsDid you know that more than 70% of  the U.S.  industrial electricity consumption involves motor-driven systems used mostly for pumps, fans, blower systems, and air compression?  That’s a lot of motors and a lot of motor repair needs.

You can avoid motor problems by implementing these simple strategies:

  1. Buy the right motor for your application.  Make sure your motor(s) can handle 3.1 times the line voltage at a 0.1 microsecond rise time.  This is not the time to be a penny pincher.
  2. Define your parameters .  This avoids overheating in constant-torque applications. At too low a speed, a TEFC motor will overheat.
  3. Use insulated bearings or shaft ground bushings.  If the VFD is run often at a single speed, arcing through the bearings in the same place can deteriorate them.
  4. Minimize the distance from the drive to the motor.

And of course,as I always say, avoid the industrial axis of evil:  Heat, Dirt, and Moisture.  You can think of this trio of evil as The Joker, The Penguin, and The Ridler causing mayhem in your shop.

Batman would not allow heat, dirt, or moisture to enter the bat cave and neither should you!  If he did, he would need servo motor repair and we would be most happy to provide the industrial electronics repair services necessary.

Servo Drive Improvement and Repair Options

Expert Fuji Drive RepairsVariable frequency drives for motor driven systems is pretty much a no-brainer what with the energy savings and process improvements.  If you are looking for some beneficial reasons to invest in a VFD take a look at this post I wrote awhile back http://www.acsindustrial.com/blog/industrial-electronic-repair-services/install-a-variable-speed-drive-and-reap-the-rewards/.  If you want to know the story about this bad-a@# drive read on.

Like anything else in your plant, drives can break down like the pictured Fuji drive .  This drive comes out of a facility making turned parts and they are busy…well, they were busy.   This drive has had a number of failures and alarms over the past year and eventually overheated, stalled the machine and melted the drill in the work piece. And as a final insult, when in constant surface speed the drive alarms out under voltage when the spindle accelerates hard.

However tempting, this customer did not drop kick the defective unit to the moon and instead sent it half way around the world to our expert drive repair team.  After evaluating the unit, replacing numerous parts, cleaning and testing, this bad boy is nearly ready to be carefully packed and shipped back to work.

Is your drive giving you a headache?  Get in touch with our expert drive repair team at drive repairs.  Maybe it’s your servo motor giving your drive the headache.  In that case, our servo motor repairs team is at your disposal.