Motors are the “prime movers” of all manufacturing plant processes, without which manufacturing processes would come to a screeching halt. Therefore, they demand our utmost attention to ensure top performance and ongoing reliability. Whether you are dealing with electric motors, air motors, or hydraulic motors, there are separate and specific classes/subclasses that require different control, monitoring, and maintenance programs to run at top efficiency. These differences become more important when gathering data for a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
To properly maintain motors via CMMS, you must not only enter accurate nameplate information but also be sure to assign the correct subclass and include complete motor specifications. This data helps to fine-tune how predictive maintenance (PdM) and preventive maintenance (PM) procedures are developed and allotted to each type of motor. For this blog article, the focus is on general motor maintenance recommendations regardless of type.
For more detailed information about various types of motors, refer to Allied Reliability’s white paper, Prime Movers, the Driving Force Behind Manufacturing Processes.