Electric motor vibration is one of the leading causes of equipment damage. Inside your motor, parts are being exposed to unnecessary amounts of friction. Bearings are being shredded, belts are frayed, and gears are dulled. Over time, these almost unnoticeable issues can come to a head. They can result in catastrophic, irreparable damage that leads to costly downtime, lessened productivity, and loss of revenue. But, what causes this vibration? What are the common, underlying, and – most importantly – preventable issues that can be addressed to prevent it from impacting your business? In today’s post, we’re going to take a closer look at some of the common causes of electric motor vibration.
Lack of maintenance
If you’ve run your operation for a while, you know that your equipment requires ongoing maintenance. You know that you must keep a watchful eye out for any signs of trouble and, when that trouble manifests, it must be dealt with swiftly. Lack of maintenance can lead to worn bearings, gears, and belts that, over time, can create harmful vibrations within your machines.
Poorly distributed weight
A host of oversights can lead to poorly distributed weight: improper cleaning, inaccurate calibration, and machining errors. When your equipment’s weight isn’t properly distributed, the result is a subtle vibration that damages its bearings, resulting in a noticeable – and drastic – reduction in its lifespan.
At DMS Motor Solutions, our primary goal is to keep our customers’ equipment running optimally. Our team of experienced, trained professionals is adept at ferreting out the causes of vibration and, more importantly, resolving any issues that they detect. If you’ve been noticing a dip in your machine’s efficiency or you’ve detected hints of vibration, we encourage you to reach out to us today to discuss the steps we can take to ensure it enjoys a long, productive lifespan.