Maximizing Industrial Gearbox LifespanAugust 10, 2023
How Industrial Gearbox Repairs Can Improve Your Operations
Industrial gearboxes are key pieces of machinery for many operations. These gearboxes are designed to regulate industrial system factors such as speed, direction and torque. Commonly used in industries such as mining, paper, and steel, industrial gearboxes are built tough to withstand intense temperatures and working conditions.
Because industrial gearboxes perform multiple functions at high speeds and long durations, they are carefully designed to help ensure bearings, seals, fluids, and paints work harmoniously and require little maintenance. However, even the toughest industrial gearboxes are bound to encounter eventual performance issues. Left untreated, these issues may jeopardize your entire system of operations.
What Causes Industrial Gearbox Damage?
Several performance errors can result in your industrial gearbox needing repairs. Some of the most common industrial gearbox malfunctions include:
- Misalignment of gear and bearing pitting
- Lubrication issues
- Bearing debris, contamination, and misalignment
- Thermal instability
- Torsional and lateral vibrations
Left untreated, the above issues can eventually result in a system failure, requiring you to pause operations until the problems are resolved. For this reason, we recommend addressing any gearbox damage as soon as possible.
When correcting the malfunctioning industrial gearbox in your system, you might assume that the simplest solution is to replace the gearbox altogether. However, another option might be more valuable than you think: industrial gearbox repair.
Why Perform Industrial Gearbox Repairs?
Repairing an industrial gearbox rather than purchasing new equipment can provide several benefits to your operation. Often, repairing your existing equipment is quicker than ordering a new part and waiting for it to arrive. This is especially true if you work with a repair team utilizing a large network of locations, meaning someone is always nearby to perform industrial gearbox repairs.
Repairing your industrial gearbox can also save time when locating the part for your system. Depending on the age or type of system you are operating, existing parts might be challenging to find or could even be discontinued.
Another benefit of choosing industrial gearbox repairs over purchasing new equipment is that you can extend the lifespan of your existing equipment. Your repair technicians will work to make your industrial gearbox like brand new, meaning you can truly get your money’s worth out of it. Plus, industrial gearbox repairs are typically a fraction of the cost of purchasing a new gearbox, saving you even more money in the long run.
How the Motion Repair & Services Team Can Help
The Motion Repair & Services team is ready to take on your most challenging industrial gearbox repair jobs today. With over 35 repair shop locations throughout North America, our team is ready to help your operations 24/7/365. If you need emergency repairs, our team is willing to expedite the process to the best of our ability.
The Motion Repair & Services team is designed to not only repair your broken equipment but optimize your operations overall. In addition to industrial gearboxes, we’re capable of solving your electrical, fluid power, mechanical, milling, and process pump needs.
To learn more about Motion Repair & Services and what we offer, head to our website. Contact our team to see how we can assist with your specific repair and service needs today.