Cascade MVS Develops New Electric Motor Analysis Technology

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Cascade MVS, in conjunction with Integrated Power Systems and Easy Laser, have developed a new method for motor analysis to address a common problem found in electric motors. A post mortem examination of electric motors revealed premature wear and high vibration levels due to stator misalignment.

Stator misalignment is not a new problem but is much more prevalent than experts originally anticipated and is rarely diagnosed until the damage is already done. “A motor fault such as this can occur during manufacturing, installation or during the service life of the motor,” states Troy Broussard, President of Cascade MVS. “In this case, we believe an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Companies can save a lot of money in maintenance and production costs by using our simple process to insure their motors are properly aligned before and after installation,” says Troy.

The process uses a laser measurement system to evaluate the motor frame, stator mountings, bearing housings and shaft alignment with a few simple measurements. The process is much faster and more accurate than taking manual measurements and allows for the data to be stored digitally for future comparison if needed. Troy Broussard noted: “think of the Easy-Laser tool systems as extra insurance-and peace of mind-when it comes to your large, expensive motors.” In the past, there was no simple solution for ensuring the complete repair of these motors. Now there is.

Troy Broussard of Cascade MVS and Gene Steadman, Service Center Manager at Integrated Power Systems (IPS), will be presenting a paper on this new process at the MFPT Show May 20-22, 2014 – Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA, USA

About Cascade MVS

Cascade MVS bridges the gap between manufacturers of machinery condition monitoring instrumentation and organizations leveraging the power of asset health management products. Our goal is to be a trusted partner for our customers in order to enhance the performance of their business and provide them with piece of mind knowing their machinery is running smooth. By providing innovative solutions along with industry leading customer service, our customers enjoy effective, affordable asset health management programs with the first class support they deserve. Our premier group of consultants will work to establish an asset health management system that fits your business and budget in order to maximize your return and keep your assets producing revenue.

Specialties: Laser Alignment, Shaft Alignment, Geometric Alignment, Problem solving utilizing vibration analysis, rotor dynamics, modal analysis, operational deflection shape (ODS), field balancing, bearing load calculations and modeling.

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About IPS

Integrated Power Services, or IPS, is the nation’s leading independent provider of repair and maintenance services for electric motors, generators and mechanical power transmission components. IPS provides electrical motor repair and replacement coast to coast, integrating repair services, field services and product sales to over 4,000 customers working in continuous process, asset-intensive industries.

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