When industrial businesses use heavy machinery that use electric motors there are several parts that can, through heavy sustained use, break and need repair. When a repair shop is chosen it is usually done so for the variety of machinery and parts that they are qualified to repair or work on. For this reason many industrial repair companies are actually many different repair shops in one.
Almost all shops will have a main electric motor and pump repair shop. These will usually work on and repair motors up to 4160 volts and 5 tons in weight. If there is a weight limit on the motors they can work on it is probably the most they can lift safely with their cranes. In repairing the motor, if it is badly broken and needs the wire rewound you want to make sure they use inverter duty magnet wire as well as quality insulation. Most recommend quality insulation. Many repair company’s now will use a varnish treatment called VPI in the repair of Inverter driven motors. VPI is short for Vacuum Pressure Impregnation and is considered one of the best ways to improve mechanical strength and thermal performance in the part by completely sealing the windings against moisture and vibration. This allows machines to last longer and work harder without constant maintenance.
In the pump repair area you are likely to find many different kind of pumps as well as many different brands. These industrial pumps could be used in applications from wastewater management to commercial horticulture usage or even marine pumps. The same goes for the gearbox repair and assembly area in the industrial parts repair shop. The list is varied as to what can be repaired and what brands are worked on. Just make sure you get a technician that is certified on your particular brand of machinery or part to work on your repair.
Not only do Industrial repair shops work on machinery and the parts inside, they also sell new parts. Many are set up to sell AC as well as DC motors, motor controls, processing drives as well as PLC’s. Other items available might be soft starters, as well as power transmission parts like reducers and many different bearings. In short, any quality industrial repair company should be able supply you with whatever part you need, whether it was a hydraulic part, a pneumatic part, an electronic drive or sensor, or even any electric motor or power transmission.
Many industrial repair shops will just display or advertise a list of jobs or qualifications such as: In-house repairs, AC/DC Motor repair, UIL certified for explosion proof motors, repair and rewind capability, or VPI capabilities using Epoxy. These industrial repair shops actually do much more. Many shops will have an official webpage where you will be able to research the company information. Many sites will give background information on the company itself, as well as a bio on the company employees. You will be able to get information on exactly what they repair and what part they can supply new. There will be order forms to quickly contact the company with an order as well as contact information to each key person in the company.