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How to avoid Groundhog Day with electric motor problems

On this day (2nd February) each year, many Americans celebrate the emergence of a supposedly weather-predicting groundhog from its burrow just outside Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Groundhog Day originated in 1887 and received widespread fame over a hundred years later when a comedy film of the same name was released, featuring a TV weatherman stuck in a time loop, forced to experience the same day – 2nd February – over and over.

Groundhog Day has since become a popular idiom for describing an unwanted situation that repeats itself, seemingly without end. It’s certainly an experience many electric motor users will be familiar with, as common faults such as overheating, shaft imbalance and premature bearing wear consistently reoccur, bringing the same costly results.

Many applications in industries as diverse as food and beverage processing, concrete production and paper manufacturing rely on the consistent performance of electric motors, with unplanned downtime leading to the frustrating and avoidable expense of lost production.

If you’re concerned about the performance of your electric motors and want more than just a quick fix, give Gibbons a call. Our expert engineers will inspect your motor and wherever possible we’ll repair or rewind it to the highest standard, once and for all. Alternatively, if we find that repair is not economically viable we’ll provide an honest appraisal and offer a high-performance replacement tailored to your process.

Call us on 01621 868138 or email info@gibbonsgroup.co.uk and one of our friendly team will be happy to help.

On this day (2nd February) each year, many Americans celebrate the emergence of a supposedly weather-predicting groundhog from its burrow just outside Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Groundhog Day originated in 1887... (sorry, couldn't resist).

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  • Date: 3 February 2016 David Manney
    Excellent article, nicely done incorporating our love of rodents into a good article about motors. :).

    Providing a consistent PdM program for clients has become a little easier over time. Showing how they can save money and equipment should be an easy sell, but it can be a little daunting to take that first step. Once they do, however, they start believing in a good Pdm.

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