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4 Effective Methods to Prolong Your AC Gear Motor's Lifespan

February 04, 2020

An AC gear motor is integral to many appliances because of its productivity and lower operational costs than that of traditional oil-fueled motors. However, electrical motors can bring their own set of problems if you do not maintain them properly.


To ensure a prolonged lifespan and top-notch capabilities, all AC motors should be maintained to abide by these principles:


High Insulation Resistance

An AC gear motor will work efficiently if all electrical components have isolated circuits that protect from possible circuit contamination. This helps prevent possible burnout and motor failure. With high insulation resistance in every electrical component of the motor, the lifespan and performance of the motor will be improved.


Proper Lubrication

Lubricants work to prevent excessive grinding and friction that occurs against the shaft. You need to make sure that your lubricant is of the right viscosity so that all the gears working with your AC gear motor are pulling their weight or torque effectively. In doing so, they reduce any possible grinding, unexpected breakdowns, or dislodging during operations. Always have a steady supply of the right lubricants in your facility.


A Consistent and Uniform Air Gap

Your motor will produce heat that requires release. With a minimal or inconsistent air gap, overheating can occur, which can lead to a higher risk of breakdown. Make sure you maintain your motor consistently so that you can make sure the air gap is sufficient.  


Guarantee a Clean and Moisture-Free Environment

Dusty, debris-filled, and wet environments aren't conducive operational areas for AC motors. It is very important to keep the workplace clean and moisture-free. Loose electrical wirings in moisture-filled workplaces won't only short your AC motor's circuit but can also cause workplace accident.


Bauer Gear Motors specializes in the high quality production of AC motors. With over 85 years of experience and having worked with a diverse set of industries and businesses, we guarantee only the best products and services. Contact us today to learn more all about what we can do for you!