Meet Mike Scott: Manager, Mt. Vernon Electric

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 16:11 -- Decatur Industr...

Mike has been with the company for 36 years. During that time, he has worked in various positions. He is a very hands on manager and enjoys helping customers solve their motor problems and looks forward to every new challenge.
Mike and his wife Marcia live on the family farm and he likes to work around the farm and with his cows in his down time.  You can also find him assisting with the local Ruritan Club breakfasts and an occasional FFA judging for the high school.

Siemens AboveNEMA Innovative Motor Facility

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 08:38 -- Decatur Industr...

As the world’s leading provider of motors for more than 100 years you need to be bold, to evolve, to innovate, to meet customer’s needs the moment they arise. It takes ingenuity – and every day at Siemens Norwood, they bring to life high quality products and services to customers around the world.

Take a few minutes to watch this video showcasing work behind the scenes at Siemens Norwood, OH facility. 

Listening when your Equipment Speaks to You

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:57 -- Decatur Industr...

Do you listen to your motors complaining about overload? Do you see your pump packings crying a flood? Do you hear you bearings whine about contaminated lubricants? Do you notice your steam system that coughs excessive condensate and it’s complains about strained elbows?

There are two types of people in mills. There are people who notice when equipment show signs of distress, and people who don’t. We often call people who don’t see the signs of distress in equipment for “mill blind” people. The mill blindness may not be intentional, but rather a product of being so used to the environment that poor equipment condition just isn’t noticed. Let us supply you with a small informal “mil blindness test for you.

Below are a few examples of “mill blindness” we often see in pulp and paper mills. Most of you have at some point seen these equipment problems before, but ask yourself, are we accepting these conditions or are the problems corrected in our mill?

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Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:46 -- Decatur Industr...

When an electric motor experiences performance problems or fails prematurely, the cause can frequently be traced to an incorrect voltage specification. Avoiding these errors is easy if one simple rule is followed: Rated motor voltage should be slightly lower than rated transformer (distribution) voltage.

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