Electric motors receive among the highest number of reliability incident reports. For many companies, the high number of reliability incidents, leads to a continual cycle of costly repairs and unplanned downtime which can hurt the bottom line.
The SKF Certified Rebuilder mark helps electric motor end users identify those repair shops that offer an approved quality service with the right experience and expertise to quickly, efficiently, and effectively diagnose and repair electric motors.
SKF Certified Rebuilder Program
Technicians go through extensive training in electric motor analysis, bearing installation, lubrication systems, and condition monitoring technologies - giving them the skills they need to perform optimal diagnoses and repairs.
Today the program is global with close to 50 companies having passed through the rigorous certification process.
The Rebuilder Experience
Fletcher Moorland, a family owned and run business includes a national electromechanical repair service was awarded SKF Certified Rebuilder status in early 2009.
Managing director Matt Fletcher points out," The difference to our business has been great, it has made us move from a traditional reactive service to a more proactive service to our customers. We have greater understanding of modern maintenance methods and practices. We want to stop failures happening on our customers' sites and work with them to improve productivity. It has also enabled us to move into new business areas within maintenance by developing new ideas. The benefits to our business mean we are more able to meet our customers' future needs."
Customers are usually unaware of what goes into an electric motor repair. Having this standard enables them to make an informed choice of a repairer. "SKF methodology is best practice, you cannot argue against this. The customers who have come to us have benefited from the information and reporting we have given them to engineer out problems and find out why failures have been happening," points out Matt Fletcher.