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Manufacturer’s Specs Aren’t Always Right

Sometimes the manufacturer’s specifications don’t fit the application

Typically when we repair something, we return it to the manufacturer’s specifications. But if the equipment failed, perhaps the manufacturer’s specifications don’t fit the application. When making repairs, do you even ask this question?

Consider a 30 hp motor that drives a production machine and must be replaced every nine to twelve months. It always gets an exact replacement. What is the typical mode of failure? If heat-related, perhaps a motor with a higher heat

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