The SKF Certified Rebuilder Analysis and Reporting Tool is a web-based database designed to keep a detailed record of repairs of electric motors, which helps facilitate a proactive partnership. In a common web place, customers and rebuilders can perform motor management: check for availability, repair history (traceability), spares management, and capture fault statistics. Interaction is fulfilled by simply pressing buttons or selecting options in the system.
THE SMART WAY TO INTERACT WITH A CERTIFIED REBUILDER
Combining world-class parts and best-in-class practices, SKF Certified Electric Motor Rebuilders provide longer, more reliable, and energy-efficient motor service life along with enhanced performance and profitability. Now you can also get instant access to your motor information including MTBF and MTTR.
Having repair details on the web-based system enables plant personnel to quickly get repair history and status without having to search through countless documents filed away somewhere. Instead, information is made available from a single, easy-to-reach place to all designated people at the plant with web access. It also gives an understanding of the lifecycle and common faults of specific motors.
THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE
Electric motor failures are often caused by “in-operation” factors, such as production activities and the factory environment in which motors operate. Other failures are due to “offline” factors, including inadequate or substandard motor repair practices, and improper motor shipping, storage, and installation. Motor users can rely on an SKF Certified Rebuilder to help prevent failures from occurring at their site and work together to improve productivity. During electric motor dismantling, their trained technicians inspect and register the possible causes of any damage found; industry statistics suggest that most in-service electric motor failures result from mechanical problems.
Possible causes of motor failure can include overload, imbalance, looseness, inappropriate fits and tolerances, incorrect assembly/disassembly practices, contamination, moisture, corrosion, inappropriate storage and handling, inadequate lubrication, and more. Many of these result in bearing failures. Only by identifying the true root cause can you take appropriate actions and extend motor life.
INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
To capitalize on this opportunity and jump into lifecycle tracking, motor users can partner with the SKF network of Certified Electric Motor Rebuilders. These workshops are strict procedures driven, employ full and comprehensive compliance testing practices, and have a knowledgeable, experienced staff. All in all, these tools allow motor users to increase the reliability and service life of their electric motors for a more profitable operation.
For More Information:
Peter Brooks is manager, SKF maintenance products and certified programs, and can be reached at 215.272.0603 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
MODERN PUMPING TODAY, February 2017
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