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Things to Consider before Rewinding an Electric Motor

Things to Consider before Rewinding an Electric Motor

It goes without saying that electric motors are the heart of most military, industrial, or civilian vehicles. As with all machinery that has moving parts, continuous use results in wear and tear, and leads to an eventual burnout. Of course, the straightforward way to deal with motor burnout is to simply replace the motor with a new one. However, motor replacement is expensive, so having the burned out motor rewound by electric motor specialists San Diego may be the wiser choice. This is why most owners opt for skilled motor rewinding. San Diego is well-known as the go-to place for restoring excellent performance to energy-efficient motors that have suffered burnout, but first, here's what factors to take into consideration.

Can electric motor specialists San Diego rewind all burned out motors?

Not always, unfortunately. A rewound motor can retain its original efficiency only if its magnetic core is still healthy. Furthermore, some motors are simply not worth rewinding. This is particularly true of older motors (10 or more years) or motors that have suffered certain types of damage or have already been improperly rewound. In these cases, it’s best to replace the old motor with one of the newer energy-efficient electric motorsRead on to learn about the specific questions you should consider before turning to electric motor specialists San Diego.

Stator core damage

Everyday stator cores have a rotating armature that is contained inside a fixed stator. It has a core of copper wire windings, as well as insulated and stacked iron laminations. Excessive moisture inside the motor, or continuous motor overheating can and will cause the stator’s winding insulation to break down. Thankfully, this usually leaves the core undamaged. As long as the damaged winding is removed beforehand, a motor with this type of damage can usually be rewound by a qualified ship repair company.

Motor burnout due to bearing failure is a different story. In this case, the stator core has most likely been damaged by armature as it grinded against the stator iron and burred the laminations. The best course in this situation is to have the motor replaced at one of San Diego’s best  ship repair companies.

Is rewinding worth it in my situation?

As the best electric motor specialists San Diego folks rely on the most will tell you, the state of the motor gets worse due to excessive or prolonged use. The more hours they run and the more horsepower you get out of them, the larger the operating expense and the bigger the importance of maintaining efficiency. Smaller motors - especially ones that aren’t used often - have considerably lower operating costs even at lesser efficiency.

This begs a question: is it even worth having your motor rewound by generator repair specialists if the operating expenses aren’t going to change and may even rise? Is spending less money in the short run worth it? Or should you invest a heftier amount and replace your burnout motor with an energy-efficient model that is likely to decrease your expenses in the long run?

PCE: the premier electric motor specialists San Diego can provide

Is your motor’s stator core in good shape? Is the upfront cost of having the motor replaced too high to justify the gain in efficiency? If so, PCE’s services are for you! We have 40 years of experience in fabrication and repair of ships  and have had many contracts with the US Navy. Our rewinding services will revitalize your motor and make it run as good as new!

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