The Importance of Motor Testing
OPTIMIZING BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Electric motors are essential to all industries, from wastewater treatment to steel manufacturing to automotive and power generation. Depending on the system, electric motors can use dozens or even hundreds of parts that need constant maintenance to keep them spinning effectively – investing time into preventative measures essential for protecting operations.
Integral to the success and efficiency of your business is electric motor testing. ALL-TEST Pro instruments provide comprehensive motor health analyses beyond standard testing methods to ensure the health of those motors.
All-Test Pro advanced motor analysis devices alleviate the stress from unpredictable motor failures so your business stays up and running. The product line covers transformers, electric motors, and generators.
Megohmmeter insulation testing only detects faults to ground. Since only a portion of motor electrical winding failures begin as ground faults, they will go undetected using this method alone. Moreover, surge testing requires the application of high voltages, which can be destructive when testing a motor, making it an unsuitable method for troubleshooting and accurate predictive maintenance testing.
ALL-TEST Pro devices provide more comprehensive diagnostics of your motor’s health than any other device on the market.
WHY MOTORS FAIL AND HOW TO PREVENT IT
Electric motors require regular maintenance. Industries that use machines 24/7/365 create stress on connections, fuses, and bearings. Even new motors can suffer from power surges, putting you out of commission for weeks.
Electric motors typically showcase small, compact housings where heat becomes trapped. In addition, excess vibration and fluctuating temperatures weaken insulation and motor hardware, increasing the chance of motor failure. Over time, motors also require thorough cleanings to eliminate debris.
MOTOR TESTING IMPORTANCE
Professionals often think systems must be in order if a motor sounds like it’s working. Unfortunately, this is only sometimes the case. Motor failures can happen when your team least expects it.
In addition, not all winding faults start as ground faults. Instead, they can begin as a weakness in the winding insulation system that may eventually fault to ground when the motor stops running.
Motor testing is integral to the success and efficiency of your business. ALL-TEST Pro instruments ensure that testing your motor is safe, easy, and dependable. In addition, our troubleshooting and predictive maintenance capabilities sustain critical systems and achieve meaningful ROI.
ALL-TEST Pro provides hand-held diagnostic devices for testing key motor components.
WHY TRADITIONAL MEGOHMMETER TESTING ISN’T ENOUGH
Megohmmeter insulation testing only detects faults to the ground. Since only a portion of motor electrical winding failures begin as ground faults, they will go undetected using this method alone. In addition, surge testing requires the application of high voltages, making it an unsuitable method for troubleshooting and predictive maintenance testing.
ALL-TEST Pro devices offer more complete motor testing than any other option on the market. Going above and beyond standard testing equipment for accurate, safe, fast motor testing. Using an MCATM tool takes less than three minutes, saving time and money by proactively detecting developing faults before they cause irreversible motor failures.
BENEFITS OF ALL-TEST PRO DEVICES
While traditional tools, such as a megohmmeter, cannot detect small developing winding faults, All-Test Pro devices, such as the ALL-TEST PRO 7™, provide comprehensive, accurate information of the winding insulation, winding insulation to ground, and rotor.
- Hand-held (usable in any environment)
- Provide 6+ Diagnostic Readouts (as opposed to current Megohmmeters with only 1)
- Easy to Operate
- Responsive Customer Support
All Test Pro devices offer comprehensive motor testing that can help keep your business up and running. You’ll avoid costly interruptions by ensuring that your products and services operate smoothly.
If you’re curious about the advantages of All-Test Pro, contact your local Industrial Equipment Company Representative for a demonstration. You’ll see firsthand how this outstanding solution can work wonders in reducing downtime and improving productivity.