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13 common causes of motor failure

13 common causes of motor failure

Motors and drives, the key components of any facility, are used everywhere and can be prone to a number of unseen problems.
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Top stories

  • Preventive maintenance vs predictive maintenance vs proactive maintenance

    Preventive maintenance vs predictive maintenance vs proactive maintenance

    What is the difference between preventive maintenance vs predictive maintenance programs? Learn how to move from a reactive to a proactive maintenance program.
  • A motor braking manufacturing plant steps up to proactive maintenance

    A motor braking manufacturing plant steps up to proactive maintenance

    Bob Despres of Jacobs Vehicle Systems® in Bloomfield, CT shares how he stepped up the motor maintenance program to be more proactive.
  • Three-Phase Motor Failure

    Case Study: Three-Phase Motor Failure

    For three years in a row, a particularly large three-phase motor would fail twice a year. The facility maintenance manager called in both the electrical contractor and the motor manufacturer, who pointed fingers at each other but failed to resolve anything on site.
  • Network Hub Failure

    Case Study: Network Hub Failure

    Ever fixed something and still not solved the problem? Sometimes multiple deficiencies can all cause the same symptoms.
  • Low Power Factor

    Case Study: Low Power Factor

    Because power quality issues are difficult to pinpoint, clients often reach the wrong conclusions about their power issues. That often leads to expensive solutions that don't actually correct the underlying problem.

Recent stories

Elevator Trips Emergency Generator Breaker

Case Study: Elevator Trips Emergency Generator Breaker

A large commercial building had just finished an elevator equipment upgrade - but they hadn't been able to bring the elevator back into normal operation.
The Vibrating Transformer

Case Study: The Vibrating Transformer

This case history comes from an electrical contractor. Several of this contractor's clients operate large commercial buildings.
Machine Shop Motor Failures

Case Study: Machine Shop Motor Failures

Motor failures can be mysterious. Often, the mechanical loads on the motors have not changed and other loads connected to the same service appear to work normally - yet, the motors just fail.
Rural Transformer Failure

Case Study: Rural Transformer Failure

This case history involves the investigation of a utility transformer failure that occurred in a rural area surrounded mostly by farmland and open space. The failure occurred in a location where power quality problems are rare.