Warwood Armature provides many field services, including mechanical and electric diagnostics. Our on-site electric motor repair equipment allows us to identify and fix problems early, eliminating costly breakdowns and down time.
By choosing Warwood Armature to correct problems before they become too severe, you are able to extend the life of your machines and avoid unnecessary replacements. We use several types of inspection and evaluation analysis to diagnose your equipment capabilities.
Types of Field Services We Offer:
- Laser Alignment
- Vibration Analysis
- Infrared Thermography
- Cryogenic Cleaning
- Dynamic Balancing
- Turn & Undercutting
- Electrical Condition Testing
- Motor Winding Repairs
- Air Gap Adjustment
- Motor Current Analysis
- Failure Analysis
- Surge, Hi-Pot & Meggar Testing
Laser Alignment (1/6)
A third laser alignment system has been added to upgrade and extend the current Alignment Systems to better server our customers’ needs.
Precision alignment methods:
- Increase bearing, shaft and coupling life
- Result in longer equipment life and less down time
- 50% reduction in breakdowns due to misalignment
- Reduce energy consumption and noise levels
- More than pay for themselves
Laser alignment is more reliable and less time consuming than traditional methods. Warwood Armature recommends laser alignment upon installation to extend the life of your equipment.
Vibration Analysis (2/6)
Warwood Armature now uses Two Commtest Analyzers and software to view and plot data received from vibration monitors, allowing faster, more accurate determination of the condition of rotating machinery to help prevent unexpected production stoppages.
A Routine Vibration Survey can:
- Indicate Machinery Health via Plant Assessment & Benchmarking
- Prevent Unscheduled Downtime
- Shorten Downtime-Failure Defense Planning
- Predict and Prevent Catastrophic Failures
- Reduce Energy Cost
Infrared Thermography (3/6)
Infrared thermography is an exciting technology with divers applications used for predictive and preventative maintenance (P/PM) to condition monitoring, from nondestructive testing (NDT) to research and development (R&D), from process control to quality control, and from building diagnostics to security and surveillance.
Infrared Technology is a cost effective method of visually detecting Electrical Problems that generate heat and has been most effective in preventing electrical downtime.
Cryogenic Cleaning (4/6)
Eliminates Equipment Damage
CO2 blasting eliminates equipment damage in two ways. First, dry ice does not erode or wear away the targeted surface as traditional grit media and even wire brushes do. This means you preserve surface integrity and critical tolerances and will not have to replace equipment because of surface erosion common with sand, glass beads, and other abrasive media.
Reduces or Eliminates Solvent Use
Many users of CO2 blast cleaning do so because of the need to reduce or eliminate solvent use. Sometimes solvent reductions are necessary to comply with environmental regulations, other times to improve worker safety. Regardless of the reason, these reductions are often quite dramatic. CO2 blasting can dramatically reduce chemical by several hundred gallons per year and eliminates the associated hazardous waste disposal.
Dynamic Balancing (5/6)
Our in-house and on-site balancing team is dedicated to maintaining your equipment to perform at peak efficiency.
- Substantially increase the life of rotating equipment
- Reduced operational costs
- Environmental Noise control
- Warwood Armature’s Predictive Maintenance Program can provide you with trending information that will enable you to plan for balancing at a convenient time.
- 3 balancing stands, capacity of 10 tons, 11 ft. length, 8.5 ft OD
- Standard tolerance ISO 1940 g1.5
- Dynamic Research, IRD and CSI balancing equipment
- Rolls, Gears, Fans, Mills, Armatures & Rotors
- Standard tolerance ISO 1940 g1.5
Most OEMs recommend trim balancing on new installations.
If it turns, we can balance it!
Turn and Undercut (6/6)
Good commutation and current transfer are absolutely essential to successful performance and long life of direct current motors. A smooth commutator surface that runs true with respect to the bearing journals is essential for good commutation and current transfer.
Controlling the process for turning, finishing, and protecting the commutator will produce a quality surface finish that will allow the brushes to ride without arcing or vibration.