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Best Practices for Electric Motor Storage

Do What You Can To Protect The Investment

  • December 2020
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Storing an electric motor for more than a few weeks involves several steps to ensure it will operate properly when needed. For practical reason's, these are governed by the motor's size and how long it will be out of service. Factors like temperature, humidity and ambient vibration in the storage area also influence the choice of storage methods, some of which may be impractical for smaller machines or need to be reversed before the motor goes into storage. This article covers.

  • Keeping good records
  • Storage conditions
  • Shafts and machined surfaces
  • Bearing protection
  • Special care for windings
  • Carbon brushes

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