Electric motors are the workhorses of industry, transferring electrical power to the mechanical rotational forces that power industry. But troubleshooting electric motors can prove to be a challenge, requiring system shutdowns and mechanical sensor installation that can be time consuming and costly.
Indeed, a recent industry survey found:
- 90% of respondents reported failures of larger 50hp motors with less than a month warning
- 36% of respondents reported failures of larger 50hp motors with less than one day warning
Now, technology is available that can obtain accurate motor analysis information—mechanical power, torque and speed—that can help predict failures and help avert such unplanned downtime.
Download the free app note, "Why you should add motor analysis to your maintenance routine," to learn the 4 keys to understanding motor efficiency and causes for failure. In addition, discover how the new Fluke 438-II Power Quality and Motor Analyzer can play a key role in maintenance programs.