There are two basic options when it comes to fixing a failing motor. We’ve all been there. Like all pieces of machinery, at some point, the motor begins to show signs of wear and tear and will need to either be replaced or taken to a shop where they can rewind it. You’ll want to make a decision on what you would like to do before the motor starts to deteriorate. We recommend speaking with an expert who can provide you with the proper diagnosis of your motor so that you can make the right decision on how to proceed in fixing it.
So What Is Motor Rewinding?
Motor rewinding is simply an “armature winding process designed to restore the motor to optimal efficiency.” Although motor replacement is more commonly used when a motor starts to show signs of age, sometimes the problems can be fixed with motor rewinding.
What Are The Benefits Of Motor Rewinding?
1. It’s A Better Option For The Environment
Let’s face it. Electric motors use an ample amount of power to operate every day. As prices in the economy continue to fluctuate, the electric motor’s usage of kilowatts adds up as well. To add to that expense, if you were to choose to completely replace the motor, it would leave an even larger carbon footprint. However, rewinding offers the benefits of recycling old engine parts and thus is better for the environment.
2. The Operating Cost Is Lower
As one would imagine, motor rewinding is definitely a more cost-effective option when compared to replacing the electric motor as a whole unit. It is approximately 40% of what a brand new motor would cost, making it a far greater options for motors diagnosed with the option to rewind.
It’s important to note, though, that not all motors have the option of rewinding. If your motor’s magnetic core is not damaged, then rewinding will work but if the motor’s lamination is damaged, it wouldn’t be an option.
3. The Efficiency Is Improved
The techniques used to rewind a motor tend to improve, rather than reduce, the efficiency of the electric motor. When it comes to actually rewind the motor, you’ll want to have an experienced professional do the job for you so that they can ensure that the motor will generate power properly and will replace any damaged coils.
When it comes to electric motor damage, have an expert evaluate whether rewinding is the right option for you, so that you can rest assured knowing your motor unit will be fixed properly.
Contact Dom’s Electric Motors
Curious about the electric motor services that we offer? Contact us today at (209) 383-1980 to learn more about how we can help you. You can also fill out the contact form on our website, and our staff will be in touch with you shortly.