AC Motors are everywhere, from household appliances such as water pumps and refrigerators to industry equipment such conveyor belts, right through to pumps on Navy warships. AC motors are electric motors which are driven by an alternating current (AC) as opposed to a direct current that drives DC Motors.
An AC motor generally consists of two parts – an outside stationary housing, with the stator being made up from coils in the form electromagnets arranged on the outside of the motor. This is supplied with an alternating current to produce a rotating magnetic field. The second rotating magnetic field in made up of an inside rotor, solid metal axle, loop of wire, coil and squirrel cage constructed of metal bars and interconnections attached to the output shaft.
AC motors have the potential for a very long life, due to the fact they have no common wear parts such as brushes and commutators – being fairly low maintenance, routine inspections are often neglected for AC motors. There are a few inspections you can carry out if your motor fails or experiences underperformance:
To prevent experiencing these problems, consider a maintenance contract for fixed term contracts and advice on how to best maintain and get the most out of your motor.
If a motor does fail, companies may experience downtime on production – which can be costly. When faced with this problem, businesses must decide between repairing, rewinding or replacing their motor, here are a few things to consider when making this decision:
At Mawdsleys, we understand how important a motor can be for your business; That’s why we offer a 24-hour emergency call out service to all our clients.
We manufacture and repair AC and DC motors from our in house workshop – keeping waiting time to a minimum so you can have business up and running again as soon as possible.
If you require a new AC motor or are experiencing underperformance with your current motor, give us a call on 0117 955 2481 or fill out a contact form.