At Lewis Motor Repair we provide on-site / in-field apparatus services for all electric motors and related systems on a local and regional level.
We provide complete field services for electirc motors, generators, gearboxes, pumps, fans, and driveline components.
Vibration Analysis should be an essential part of any maintenance program. This vital service helps us detect areas of potential failure on your critical equipment BEFORE failure occurs. By having one of our technicians from Lewis Motor Repair regularly analyze your equipment you can substantially reduce your facility's production downtime, loss of man hours, and expensive repairs. We can provide on-going spot checks or conduct a plant wide vibration analysis.
Working with you, we can determine the best frequency of visits to meet your needs - monthly, quarterly, biannually or annually. We can provide some immediate information on-site as well as detailed reports upon completion of the analysis. Call us or fill out or inquiry form to contract one-time or on-going vibration analysis services.
Typical equipment we test:
Equipment misalignment and unbalance are the main causes of over 70% of all machinery problems, based on industry estimates. Far too often our technicians at Lewis Motor Repair have come across the same issues in motors and pumps brought in for repair. By maintaining proper balance on your equipment you are able to reduce wear and tear, thereby increasing the machine's life span.
At Lewis Motor Repair we offer dynamic balancing for all types of rotating equipment. For customers who are locally or regionally based, we can provide on-site balancing at your location. We can also provide in-house balancing up to 4.5 tons at our repair facility in Waite Park, MN.
Benefits of Dynamic Balancing
Typical equipment we balance:
At Lewis Motor Repair we have successfully used dry ice blasting in a wide array of applications, from heavy slag removal to delicate semiconductor and circuit board cleaning. It is a highly beneficial process that can be used on-line without damaging equipment or requiring machine "teardowns". Unlike conventional toxic chemicals, high pressure water blasting, or abrasive grit blasting, our dry ice blasting technique uses dry ice particles in a high velocity air flow to remove contaminates from surfaces without the added costs and inconvenience of secondary waste treatment and disposal.
You can rent our equipment, contract us to come in and do the work, or we can dry ice blast whatever it is you need cleaned at our facility in Waite Park, MN.
Industries that have successfully benefited from our dry ice blasting services:
Through digital infrared thermography we can determine whether ANY piece of equipment has a temperature risk. Our sophisticated imaging equipment will show any "out of the normal" temperatures in any electrical or mechanical application — saving you from unnecessary breakdowns as well as saving you time and money.
At Lewis Motor Repair our infrared thermography services include customized and comprehensive reports for each location needing attention. The reports include a photo of the piece as well as a detailed infrared picture showing the exact area(s) of concern. Our highly trained infrared thermography technician will also note the potential problem(s), provide recommended actions, and rate the repair priority.
Typical equipment we image:
When a motor shaft is directly coupled to a piece of equipment, the alignment between the two shafts must be precise. Misalignment increases force, putting unnecessary pressure on the bearings, as well as decreases the durability of the motor and seals while creating vibration. All of this results in breakdowns and a shorter life span for your equipment.
At Lewis Motor Repair we rely on laser beams to achieve precision alignment. The visible laser beams allow us to acquire critical positioning measurements of the motor shaft in relation to the equipment it is connected to. Our highly trained field technicians can get within a thousandths tolerance, maximizing the life of bearings, seals, and couplings - saving you time and money.
Laser Belt Capabilities
Aligning pulleys and sheaves correctly can save up to 10% in energy costs if performed correctly. Proper pulley alignment in all motors extends belt and chain life, reducing downtime and repairs.
Typical equipment we laser align to an electric motor: