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Electrical Motor Repair

JCI Electric Motor Repair Shop

Inline with JCI Industries Inc.’s commitment to provide one source for your repair needs we staff a full line motor repair shop. Our motor shop specializes in the maintenance and repair of low and medium voltage electric motors regardless of the make or model. Our shop foreman, technicians, and sales engineers all average over 25 years experience in the motor industry. Collectively our expertise is unmatched in the Midwest. Together with full engineering support and a comprehensive quality control program, these skilled technicians will reduce your downtime and operating costs.

JCI motor shop can provide expedited 24/7/365 emergency service along with on-site testing and preventative maintenance programs like MMP. Motor Management Program (MMP) consists of safe storage for critical spares, monthly rotation of each shaft, megger test of each motor, and documentation of findings. Reporting on all motors in MMP is available upon request. JCI continually invests in new technologies, such as PdMA®, to benefit our customers.  PdMA® technology enables more proactive preventive maintenance during scheduled downtimes for our customers, who then avoid higher rush and emergency repair cost due to motor failure in the future.

JCI has standardized the use of inverter duty wire and insulation materials. This assures that all rewinds are compatible for use with Variable Frequency Drives. JCI provides AC/DC motor repair for fractional through 1500 horsepower motors, including: pump motors, brake motors, and slip ring motors.  We consistently keep over 2,000 motors in stock.  This on-hand inventory allows us to quickly address your motor needs.  JCI is UL certified to repair explosion-proof motors for hazardous locations and is a member of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association. JCI, with the recent addition of the PEV Certification, can repair motors back to the original efficiency, making repair of motors a viable option over replacement. This ensures consistency in repairs and efficiency is maintained. JCI is the clear choice for your motor needs.

Repair Services & Features:

  • Use of OEM Parts
  • One-Year Warranty on Complete Rebuilds
  • 24 Hour Emergency Repair Available
  • Field Service for on-site testing, alignment and vibration recording
  • AC & DC Motor Repair
    • Standard Use of Inverter Duty Wire and Class H insulation materials
    • fractional through 1500 horsepower motors
  • Slip Ring Motors
  • Brush Shifting Motors
  • Generators
  • Gearbox Repair
  • Turn-key Installation
  • Start-Up
  • Reverse Dial & Laser Alignment
  • Field Balancing
  • Fabrication
  • 40,000 Lifting Capacity
  • Modifications & Redesigns
  • Dynamic Balancing
  • Test Documentation Available
  • UL Authorized Repair Facility
    • Repair explosion-proof motors for hazardous locations
  • FM Explosion Proof (Class 1, Division 1) Certified Repair and Service of Flygt submersible pumps and motors.
  • EASA Member
  • PEV Certified
    • Ensures repaired motors are back to the original efficiency or better than original efficiency, making repair of motors a viable option over replacement.
    • Ensures consistency in repairs and efficiency is maintained or improved.
  • On-Hand Inventory of over 2,000 motors

Motor Management Program

JCI provides on-site testing and preventative maintenance programs like Motor Management Program (MMP).  This program consists of safe storage for critical spares, monthly rotation of each shaft, megger test of each motor, and documentation of findings. Reporting on all motors in MMP is available upon request.

Preventative Maintenance & Conditioning Monitoring; PdMA®

JCI continually invests in new technologies, such as PdMA®, to benefit our customers.  PdMA technology enables more proactive preventive maintenance during scheduled downtimes for our customers, who then avoid higher rush and emergency repair cost due to motor failure in the future.

Schedule JCI’s portable, PDMA MCE —offline tester to your location to monitor and trend the condition of AC induction, synchronous, wound rotor, and DC motors and their circuits and evaluate the following:


Incoming Power Quality

  • Voltage Quality (imbalance)
  • Current Quality (imbalance)
  • Crest Factor
  • Over/Under Voltage
  • Efficiency

Cables and Power Circuit

  • pdma connection crimpDefective Power Factor PF correction capacitors
  • Verify the severity of a high resistance connection at:
    • Local disconnect
    • Starter
    • Motor connection box
  • Defective cabling
    • Different size conductors
  • pdma connectionDefective contact surfaces;
    • Loose, oxidized or corroded terminal connections
  • Cables & Power Circuit accounts for 46% of faults leading to reduction of  motor efficiency

Evaluate Ground Insulation

  • Excess Heat
  • Brittle / Deterioration
  • Moisture/Contamination
  • Abrasion

pdma insulation

Stator

  • pdma statorTurn-Turn Fault
  • Phase-Phase Fault
  • Faulty Connections within motor
  • Core Loss
  • Insulation for shorts/opens

Rotor

  • Porosity
  • Defective Rotor Iron
  • Laminating Damage
  • Rotor cage for breaks and shorted iron

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Air Gap

  • pdma air gapWarped or Bowed Rotor
  • Cocked End Bells
  • Misalignment
  • Soft Foot
  • Air gap for symmetry or eccentricity

PDMa Case Study – Kansas City, Mo

JCI  performed PdMA motor circuit test on a 75 HP PD Blower Package motor that was tripping out at the Fishing River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Kansas City, Missouri.

Summary

Misdiagnosis caught with PdMA testing.

Unnecessary motor replacement avoided.

Problem

The 75 HP motor had continued trips of the circuit breaker tripped. Repeated operation resulted in breaker trips. The blower system was within the contractors warranty and resolution of the motors tripping was required.

Looking for the Root Cause

Initial efforts concluded that the fault was in the motor. Once notified of the situation, JCI meggered the motor and performed other tests to test the condition of the motor.   JCI used a PdMA tester to verify the condition of the motor. The test indicated that both the motor and power circuit were in good condition with no apparent faults. The PdMA report determined the motor’s insulation system, power circuit and stator winding to be in good health. However, the Power Circuit Check revealed inferior wiring motor connection inside the motor junction box.  JCI repaired the motor connection and the motor has not tripped since this was corrected.

Savings

JCI  used off-line testing to verify the sound condition of the motor and power circuit. The savings from this action were substantial considering removal, installation and motor replacement expenses were prevented. Additionally, costly down time resulting from a misdiagnosis was avoided with the availability of the blower for the aeration of sludge for land application.

 

pdma Kansas City MO poor connection

Inferior Wiring Motor Connection