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How Maintenance Can Help Your Electric Motor Run Longer and More Efficiently

How Maintenance Can Help Your Electric Motor Run Longer and More Efficiently

In order to make sure your electric motor stays in its prime, you need to make sure it gets proper maintenance regularly. Any type of vehicle or vessel, be it a car, truck or a boat, that relies on an electric motor to work will benefit from maintenance, as it guarantees that the component will produce the right amount of power to run the vehicle without unnecessary strain and extra costs that come with it.  

While we often take electric motors for granted, they are complex pieces of machinery and require regular preventive maintenance. Following a checklist can help you minimize the strain on your electric and make sure all its components are working properly. 

In this article, our electric motor service San Diego experts list the four essential maintenance tips for electric motors.

Mind the Moisture

Understandably, the biggest concern regarding electrical motors is exposure and vulnerability to moisture. If the motor lays dormant for some time, condensation builds up on the interior components of the device. This can lead to rust and a number of other issues. To prevent rust from forming, use grease enriched with a component that eliminates rust when you oil up the bearings or once every few months.

Strong Vibrations

You should try to protect the motor from intense vibrations, especially when they are inactive. When idle motors are exposed to vibrations, the bearings shake. This, in turn, causes them to rub off their grease and allow metal on metal friction when the motor is started again. To make sure this doesn’t happen, try to shield your electric motor from vibrations caused by other running motors or other sources.

Don’t Use Too Much Lubrication

People are generally familiar with the fact that they should oil or grease the motor on a regular basis so it is properly lubricated to prevent metal on metal contact. However, not doing this correctly of doing it too often can also cause serious issues to the component. Make sure not to overuse oil or grease and not do it too frequently. The best course of action is to consult the manual or an electric motor expert.

Keep a Maintenance Log

Whenever you have an expert service your motor or you perform regular maintenance on it, make sure to track everything that has been done. This will help experts not repeat the same steps or replace the same parts. It will also help experts keep track of any issues that might have previously occurred, which can help pinpoint the source of the problem.

Electric motor maintenance can help your vehicle or vessel run longer and more efficiently. If you need reliable electric motor service in San Diego, feel free to reach out to Propulsion Controls Engineering. With over four decades of experience, numerous awards and U.S. Military’s preferred partnership status, PCE is the leading electric motor service serving San Diego and the surrounding areas.

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