When a motor goes down in your facility, the clock starts ticking. You’re facing downtime on that machine, and chances are, a costly interruption in your overall production. Do you have a clear process in place to make quick decisions to repair or replace? The faster you can act, the sooner you can get your production online and be back up and running.
Here are some tips that can help you determine your best course of action, as well as an overview of how French Gerleman can assist you with your motor repair needs.
When making the decision to repair or replace your motor, you’ll want to consider factors such as its age, average lifespan, efficiency and durability. You must also factor in the lead-time to replace your existing motor. You may not be able to keep your production line down while you wait for what may be a long lead-time motor. You will find that, in many cases, motor repair is an ideal option. Our team can facilitate a variety of motor services including:
- Balance Rotor
- Varnish Windings
- Performance Test
- Steam Clean
- New Bearings
We understand the need for speed in repair situations and can respond quickly. Our repair providers offer fast turnaround on motors up to 9,900 lbs., and larger horsepower options. We can facilitate the service of AC and DC motors from leading manufacturers such as ABB, Baldor, Bodine, Leeson/Lincoln and Siemens. AC motor repair is available for motors from Marathon, Minarik, Reuland, Sew, Sterling, Teco, Universal and WEG Electric.
There are many reasons to consider a replacement, including the motor’s age or efficiency. If something catastrophic has happened to the motor, it is best to replace it.
French Gerleman can be a resource for your new motor, and even help you weigh the cost and benefits of purchasing a new motor versus repairing your current motor. We offer competitive pricing on a wide variety of motors that are in-stock and ready for quick delivery from one of our warehouses across the region. For non-stock items, we can order your motor from any one of our manufacturer partners.
Ultimately, the best course of action is to have a plan in place for quick decision making when one of your motors fails. French Gerleman can help you walk through that process so there are no questions when the time comes. This will help you minimize downtime and save money.
For any questions or to request a quote, please call 314-213-5807, reach out to your French Gerleman Account Manager, or contact us online today! In addition to motors, ask us how we can help support all of your power transmission, critical spares and gearbox needs.