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SKF expanding network of certified rebuilders for electric motor repair

Electric motors make frequent appearances in reliability incident reports. For many companies, electric motor failures lead to a continual cycle of costly repairs and unplanned downtime, according to SKF Canada. And, says the company, since 40%...


January 28, 2015
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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Electric motors make frequent appearances in reliability incident reports. For many companies, electric motor failures lead to a continual cycle of costly repairs and unplanned downtime, according to SKF Canada. And, says the company, since 40% to 70% of motor failures are related to bearings, high-quality bearings are key for reliable motors.

SKF Canada recently launched the SKF Certified Rebuilder program for electric motor repair. Four shops have already achieved the certification: GMR Electric motors, Saskatoon; Les Entreprises LM, Montreal; Continental Electric, Edmonton; GPR Industries, Grande Prairie, Alta.

To earn SKF Certified status, rebuild shop employees have to meet requirements in electric motor testing, bearing mounting and dismounting, lubrication and contamination control practices. Certified shops must also meet SKF standards in all areas of motor repair and maintenance, and are regularly audited to assure compliance.

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The SKF Certified Rebuilders have access to SKF’s unparalleled collection of parts, tools, and technical support. They’re kept up to date with the latest technologies and best practices. And they’re empowered to perform root-cause failure analyses and troubleshooting. This allows them to quickly, efficiently, and effectively diagnose and fix electric motors.

Several more companies are in the process of becoming SKF Certified Rebuilders and the Canadian network is expected to grow significantly in 2015.