Does this sound familiar? Run a motor to failure. Buy a new motor. Rinse and repeat.
When a motor runs until failure it causes unplanned production downtime and emergency maintenance. At that point, the cost to repair the motor is generally not economical and a new motor has to be purchased. As the preferred vendor for this customer, we instituted a tracking spreadsheet to note when a motor was removed prior to failure and the cost to repair versus running a motor to failure and the cost to replace. The difference in cost proved how predictive and preventative maintenance practices offered through Decatur Industrial Electric can extend motor life and increase reliability.