When a motor fails, there are two options: repair or replace. The best option for a given motor depends on a variety of factors. Today’s cost to repair or replace plays a relatively small role in the big picture.
1. Determine your horsepower breakpoint.
3. Communicate your plan.
Two questions that should be answered are:
- Providing a quality assurance program and warranty
- Replacing all broken and worn parts per OEM specifications
- Conducting stator core tests both before and after winding removal to check for stator core damage
- Repairing or replacing defective stator core laminations
- Calibrating all test equipment and measuring devices at least once yearly to the national standard to ensure accuracy
- Recording winding resistance and room temperature before and after repair to ensure that the resistance measured is within spec and balanced on all three phases
- Carrying out insulation resistance test, surge comparison tests, high-potential tests, nominal, and no-load testing
- Regulating power supply to ensure good power quality at the appropriate rated voltage for motor tests
Find out about Radwell International's motor repair capabilities.