See how electric motors are rewound

Take a look at the electric motor rewinding process. Here is a video we shot a few months ago showing a behind-the-scenes-look at the electric motor rewinding process. Electric Motor Rewind Video It’s a process that is carried out around the world every day. The material specifications and process quality might change but the process is pretty much the same. …

10 preventative maintenance tips to keep your DC motors running.

DC motors need preventative maintenance, they are not fit-and-forget electric motors. Unlike their AC motor counterparts, DC motors have wearing components that need to be checked regularly. By carrying out regular simple preventative maintenance tasks you can reduce the chance of an in-service failure massively. First of all, REMEMBER SAFETY, all equipment should be isolated and a safe working method …

Is this possibly the cheapest reliability invention ever created?

Is this possibly the cheapest reliability invention ever created? Yes, I’m serious, the humble grease nipple cap. It costs pence but can save you thousands…… Think about it and what it does, it protects contaminants from getting into the lubricant. Next time you walk around your plant, take a look at your equipment. How many grease nipples can you see …

Signs that your HMI or touchscreen control will soon fail.

HMIs and touchscreen control panels are common on modern-day factory equipment, they are the interface between the machine and the operator. Hence Human Machine Interface – HMI. But did you know they are constantly giving us feedback about their own health status? Well if you know the subtle signs to look for, HMIs in my opinion, give so much information …

So why do you replace all those capacitors?

“So why do you replace all those capacitors?” This question came about during a discussion with a guy who looks after the engineering stores of a food production company. We were discussing a repair that we had recently carried out for him on a sizeable VSD. I was showing him photos of the power PCBs and driver PCBs. He admitted …

Is electric motor rewinding good for the environment?

Matt Fletcher, Managing Director of Fletcher Moorland, explains how the motor repair sector is supporting the drive towards protecting natural resources and the environment. It’s a pretty simple scenario; let’s say you have a 160kW motor that’s failed. You are either going to send it for repair or replace it. Does the environment (or, put more simply – recycling) play …

Benefits of online condition monitoring

More and more people are seeing the benefit of having online condition monitoring systems installed on critical plant equipment. Josh is programming these base-stations for our largest installation of Meerkat so far. 405 vibration and temperature points will soon be monitored by these eight base-stations in one facility. Data will be captured 24 hours a day and via a wireless …

Increase productivity of your equipment

Do you want to increase productivity from your equipment? Then listen to what your plant is doing. Remote condition monitoring doesn’t just monitor the health of your equipment. It can give you crucial information as to things happening in your process operation too. Take a look at this example. A potential customer wanted to take a look at our monitoring …

Early Warning of Failure

Here’s a brilliant example of where online condition monitoring has an advantage over route-based condition monitoring. It shows how quickly things can change and how quickly an online system can respond in providing an early warning of failure. Here’s an actual timeline of events where an online system prevented a kiln fan failing in service. 12:43 – The online system …

Remote online condition Monitoring

This is the sort of information that can literally save you thousands of pounds in lost production, downtime and spoilt product. It is real data taken from a remote online condition monitoring system that is installed on a brick making plant. It’s not really the data that’s important. It’s what you can do with it where there’s real value. It …