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Preventative Maintenance and Diagnostic Services for Electric Motors and Generators

Smith Services not only provides industry-leading electric motor repair and generator repair services, but our team of engineers, sales experts, machinists, and Onsite Technical Service (OTS) experts can work with you to maintain your equipment and diagnose the root cause of your equipment failure. Predictive maintenance can help you avoid catastrophic failures and reduce unexpected downtime by identifying machines near failure or by monitoring your equipment changes over time. Couple that with a comprehensive preventative maintenance program established by our team of experts, and we can give you peace of mind by extending the lifecycle of your critical equipment.

Infrared Thermography

Infrared thermography can provide significant warning of potential problems with critical equipment before catastrophic failure. With infrared thermography you can identify overheated electrical connections and other machine components, and schedule repairs during planned downtime to avoid an emergency.

Benefits of Infrared Thermography

  • Reduce unscheduled downtime
  • Mitigate risk of potential production losses
  • Detect problems quickly
  • Assess priorities for corrective action
  • Reduce catastrophic failure of equipment

Applications for Infrared Thermography

  • Power distribution and control cabinets
  • Building envelopes & structures
  • Electric motor conduit box & frame temperature
  • Mechanical bearing inspections
  • Electrical systems
  • Process problems due to heat loss
Infrared Thermography
Vibration Trending and Analysis

Vibration Trending and Analysis

Vibration analysis and trending is a method of evaluating your current equipment’s condition and monitoring a machine’s changes over a period of time. It can also be used to pinpoint a source of several problems such as misalignment, imbalance and bearing issues in electric motors, generators, and gearboxes installations. Vibration trending and analysis can be performed on all rotating equipment.

Benefits of Vibration Trending and Analysis

  • Diagnose imbalance and misalignment
  • Discover bearing issues
  • Applicable on any rotating equipment
  • Improve equipment reliability and uptime
  • Prevent catastrophic failure
  • Improve machine safety levels

Applications for Vibration Trending and Analysis

  • Small to large industrial electric motors and generators
  • Pumps
  • Air handlers
  • Fans
  • Gearboxes
  • Other driven equipment

Online Electric Motor Testing

Our in-service electric motor analyzer takes the next step in providing complete predictive and preventive maintenance programs. It provides root cause analysis through the separation of mechanical and electrical issues.

Benefits of Online Motor Testing

  • Reduced downtime by preventing and predicting future problems
  • Root cause analysis
  • Monitor motor condition while running
  • Understand VFD effects on electric motors
  • Accurate assessment of operating load over time
  • Real-time results allows technicians to make adjustments and recommendations quickly

Applications and Tests Available

  • Motor performance tests
  • Motor condition tests
  • Energy assessment
  • Advanced data collection and organization
  • Power condition tests

Online motor testing
Balancing machine

Dynamic Balancing and Laser Alignment

Nearly anything that rotates, or is supported in bearings that allow it to rotate, needs balancing to insure quality performance. Smith Services utilizes CSI & various Schenck models of balancing equipment and have the capability to balance up to 40,000 lbs. in house. All precision equipment must be aligned in order to function accurately. Smith’s technicians can provide print outs and live visual displays detailing specifications and tolerances for alignment. Laser alignment can be done on any size equipment from 5 HP and up on both horizontal and vertical motors. We also have the capability for aligning pulleys and belts.

Benefits of Dynamic Balancing and Laser Alignment

  • Increased operating time
  • Increased productivity
  • Decreased downtime
  • Applicable for both vertical and horizontal electric motors
Preventative Maintenance and Diagnostic Services from Smith Services, a Timken Brand