As with most complex machinery, scheduled maintenance of your rotating equipment and electric motors ensures that everything continues to run smoothly. Checking your equipment’s alignment, the integrity of seals, and so forth is a great way to get the most out of your equipment. Not only does it provide you with valuable peace of mind, it prolongs your equipment’s service life and helps to avoid costly downtime. Unfortunately, it’s very easy to overlook your regular rotating equipment services and electric motor maintenance… whether it’s due to a busy production schedule, a focus on more profitable tasks, or anything in between. In today’s post, we’re going to offer some advice on how – and why – you should perform regular maintenance on your rotating equipment and electric motors.
- Employee safety
One of the most important reasons to maintain your equipment is employee safety. If your equipment isn’t properly maintained, you don’t just risk your employee’s productivity, you are gambling with their safety.
- Keep records
To better understand your equipment, it is recommended that you keep detailed maintenance records. Knowing when you need rotating equipment services is much, much easier when you have notes indicating what issues have cropped up, when they started, and what has been done to address them.
- Repair, don’t replace
Before your equipment breaks, fix it! It is far less expensive to repair small issues than to recover from a catastrophic failure. By being proactive and performing regular maintenance, you can avoid downtime and address small problems before they grow larger.
At DMS Motor Solutions, we have provided comprehensive electric motor rewinds, rebuilding, and rotating equipment services for over 40 years. With a team of dedicated, innovative professionals, we’re confident that we can provide you with cost-saving services that will ensure that your equipment stays in peak condition.