The weird and the wonderful

Looking for pictures of rare beasts and one-of-a-kinds? Want how-tos and tips so you can look after your own weird and wonderful electrical assets? You've come to the right place.

Maintenance Engineering on construction site

What is a reactive maintenance strategy?

Reactive maintenance is the kind of “strategy” you use when you want more headaches, higher repair costs, and emergency plant shutdowns.

Factory worker reviewing a report

What is vibration analysis (and why your maintenance program needs it)

You can learn a lot about the health of your equipment by getting to know its vibration patterns. What is vibration analysis and why does it matter? Find out here!

Learn how to keep your industrial motors healthy

Learn how to keep your industrial motors healthy

There are two methods for keeping your industrial motors healthy; the right way & the wrong way. Our friend Moe Torres learned the hard way which is which. Read on to learn more about Moe, and how preventive maintenance keeps your motors motorin’

3 easy ways to tell if it’s preventive vs. predictive maintenance

3 easy ways to tell if it’s preventive vs. predictive maintenance

When it comes to industrial motors, what’s the difference between preventive and predictive maintenance? Here are 3 easy ways to tell which one you’re doing.

The Swedish sister

The Swedish sister

This is the second ASEA motor we’ve repaired for a client. Now that the custom-fabricated brushes and holders have arrived, we’ll make her look new again.

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This is what happens when you don’t grease your industrial motor

This motor is a perfect example of what happens when you don’t grease according to spec—catastrophic bearing failure due to overheating.

We do explosion-proof motors

We do explosion-proof motors

A “before” post about a unique low voltage, lower cycle DC motor that’s come into the shop for an overhaul. We don’t do much general duty work and it shows!

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Robbing Peter to pay Paul

Three DC motors from the 1950s are in various states of disassembly, with parts from two being used to make a single motor to be returned to the steel mill.

30-inch industrial brake refurbishment

30-inch industrial brake refurbishment

We’re refurbishing this 30″ drum-style industrial brake so we have it on-hand for our heavy industrial clients when they need a new one, fast.

Custom-fabricated cooling motor a labour of love

Custom-fabricated cooling motor a labour of love

This custom roller table motor proves what a partnership between a steel customer, a motor shop and a motor manufacturer can accomplish—and it’s a beast.

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