Electrical Troubleshooting Quiz - September 13, 2016 Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Wavebreakmedia/Thinkstock

Electrical Troubleshooting Quiz - September 13, 2016

What to look for when a 50-hp motor that drives a production machine repeatedly fails.

 

A 50-hp motor that drives a production machine must be replaced every eight to 15 months. It always gets an exact replacement. The plant engineer wants you to find out why this motor fails so often. The mechanics have already gone through everything to do with the gearbox, and they even beefed up the motor base and pedestal. Another team performed a laser alignment as part of this project. Part of the gearbox assessment involved measuring the torque required to drive the load

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