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Maintaining and Storing Electric Motors

Electric motors can last for years and provide ongoing and reliable service, if they are maintained and well cared for. Despite where your motor is located within your place of business, it is important to make sure it is properly cared for. In order to give you the most out of your motor a few maintenance and storage tips will be provided below.

Electric Motor: Storage

When storing an electric motor for a prolonged period of time, there are a few things to consider. Firstly, make sure you store your motor away from any source of vibration. Secondly, make sure that the area where the motor is being stored has a relative humidity of 60% or less. Thirdly, make sure the storage space is clean and dry. Finally, when it comes time to active your motor, make sure you check it first. If your motor has been stored for an extended period of time, make sure there is no moisture damage, check the insulation resistance and check the windings.

Electric Motors: Maintenance

In order to extend the life of an electric motor, it is important to schedule routine maintenance on your motor. It is helpful to make this a part of a preventative maintenance program. There are a number of things that need to be checked during your routine maintenance program. After every 2000 operating hours, it is necessary to inspect the bearings because bearing failures is the most common cause of motor failure. Next, you would need to check the shaft alignment of the motor. Also it is important to include inspections, of the belt and the rotor/stator, in your maintenance program. Lubrication is another aspect that needs to be checked and changed as needed. Then inspect the motors brushes and motor mounts. The final step would be to perform an annual vibration analysis test.

During this maintenance process it is important to avoid doing a couple of things. Firstly, do not allow an excessive accumulation of dust in the cooling passage. This dust will lead to overheating. Also avoid over lubricating the motor bearings as this will also result in overheating.

These tips are general but important facets that will help you maintain and prolong your electric motor. However, should you need to replace or develop a new product that requires a motor,Parvalux are electric motor specialists. Contact us for all your motor needs.

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The Difference Between AC & DC Motors

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