Voices: Technology Toolbox

Technology Toolbox highlights new products and technologies designed to improve asset reliability, maintenance productivity, safety, and cost efficiency. Plant Services Contributing Editor Sheila Kennedy focuses on a different functional area each month.


Avoid unplanned motor downtime with the right equipment and processes

Sheila Kennedy explores industrial motor developments.

By Sheila Kennedy
Oct 31, 2016

Unplanned motor downtime is a costly show-stopper. Inadequate motor efficiency also harms the bottom line. Both conditions are avoidable with the right equipment and processes, and fortunately, those options are improving. A new regulatory standard raises the bar for motor efficiency. Innovations in motor-system design and testing are improving reliability and performance. Professional motor training and repair services close the loop in effective motor management.

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