The motor is the heart of the production line – its continuous hum, the vital heartbeat of your plant floor. It’s what gets the line started but also keeps it going. When it stops, everything else follows suit. So how do you keep your motor healthy? There are so many cause and effect scenarios that can hinder the health of your motor. These small changes add strain or create heat and cause a domino effect on your line. Here’s our list of the supporting players that affect the overall health of your motor and what signs you should look for to increase uptime.
When it comes to power transmission, it’s important to have a holistic approach to your maintenance program. Each component relies on another to perform efficiently. Maintenance of bearings, belts, lubrication and couplings are way more cost effective than replacing a failed motor. In addition to these inspections, there are many tools available to assist with your maintenance program. Technology has come a long way to help predict and prevent potential faults with vibration analysis and condition monitoring. Consider using these tools to establish a base line of how your system runs. This is the best place to start to better predict future maintenance time lines or when a potential failure may occur.
Need help with your plant’s power transmission? Rumsey has a staff of specialists that can improve safety, reduce maintenance costs, and keep your plant running productively and profitably. Contact us today!