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Does rewinding reduce electric motor efficiency?

  This 4 minute video explains why rewinding an electric motor does NOT reduce efficiency….providing it is done correctly with the correct processes, tools and follows the strict guidelines set out by EASA & AEMT. Here’s a link to the guidelines if you wish to read for yourself – Motor rewind efficiency study    

“You can’t just switch it off and back on again, it’s not a computer!”

Whilst this may work when your PC or laptop stops working properly, it’s definitely not the thing to do when industrial automation equipment stops working. It might sound pretty obvious really but it is something that happens all too often. Just think about it for a moment, your machine tool or CNC stops working. There’s a reason for it, some …

“White gloves in a repair workshop. I bet they don’t stay white for long!”

Three times this was picked up on recently and all from visitors to our workshops. I have no idea what people expect when they visit a workshop, I should say that these people were buyers and not engineers. Maybe engineering still holds onto it’s wrongly-perceived image of ‘being dirty’ but engineering isn’t always about dirty shitty environments. Ok, sometimes we …

“Should I repair my electric motor or should I replace it?”.

This question is asked around the world every day. And the answer? Well, the answer you will get depends on who you ask. And, If you’re the one responsible for getting your plant back up and running again, the answer might not be in your best interests either. Just consider this for a moment. You ask two people that same …

These electric motors help reduce vehicle emissions.

It’s more by accident rather than by design that my recent posts have featured technology and processes that are environmentally friendly. This one, as it so happens, is the same. We’re all I expect very used to traditional electric motors in my posts, but here’s one that is a little different. If you’ve not seen one of these before, it …

It’s not just DC motors that need regular brush inspection and maintenance.

  There is a type of AC motor in industry that you may have hidden away in your process plant that has brushes in too. These are known as slip-ring motors. They are often referred to as wound-rotor motors too. That description probably explains more of the construction of the motor then slip-ring does actually. Instead of having cast rotor …

A pile of scrap PCBs or an opportunity to refurbish and reuse?

  What do you see…a pile of scrap PCBs, or an opportunity to refurbish and reuse? If you see an opportunity to refurbish and reuse, great, you need not read any further. If you see these as scrap PCBs destined for landfill, then this is an opportunity for education. PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards) are in all electronic equipment the World …

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 …