DC Servo Motor Repair
DC servo motors, or brushed servo motors, are the earliest form of servo motors and have been phased out by many manufacturers in favor of AC servo motors. However, there is still a huge demand for repairing these motors as there are hundreds of thousands of machines still in operation that use them. Our DC repair department is highly skilled at diagnosing and repairing these brushed motors of all sizes.
Frequent Reasons a DC Servo Motor Would Need Repair:
DC servo motors very often come in for repair because their brushes have worn out. This seems like a straightforward problem with an easy solution; install new brushes! And while this could be true, premature brush wear can be a sign of larger problems with your servo motor.
Contaminated Brush Rigging
Brush riggings can become contaminated with carbon and oils, causing the insulation around the brush holders to deteriorate and fail.
Broken Magnets in Field Frame
Broken or dislodged magnets will cause contamination, high vibration, or excessive heat during operation. As long as a magnet is not broken, we can re-epoxy it to the field frame and then re-magnetize it to meet factory BEMF specifications.
Armatures can fail for many reasons such as oil or coolant contamination, excessive load, or carbon buildup within the motor.
Connectors are what transfer power from the drive to the motor through cables, making them a common failure point. These connectors have pins and sockets that can relax over time, and cause a point of high resistance which will heat up and fail.
Servotech Refurbishes DC Servo Motors from These Manufacturers (& Many More!)
- Allen-Bradley (AB)
- Cincinnati Milacron
- Cleveland Motor
- General Electric
- Giddings and Lewis
- Pacific-Scientific (Pac-Sci)