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How to Create Value with IoT-based Predictive

November 16, 2022

According to analyst firm Aberdeen Research, 82% of companies experienced unplanned downtime over the past three years. That unplanned downtime cost companies as much as $260,000 an hour! While Predictive maintenance can significantly reduce that expensive downtime and save thousands of dollars, you need to be familiar with this approach’s value creation and have the …

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Gain Peace of Mind with APOLLO Predictive Maintenance Technologies

October 19, 2022

Unreliable equipment invariably leads to costly downtime, lost production, and expensive repairs. Predictive maintenance technologies provide stability by utilizing a proven approach to enhancing the reliability of everything from electric motors to chillers. In turn, more reliable equipment provides you and your team with some peace of mind. What if there was a way to …

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IoT (Internet of Things) & Predictive Maintenance Technologies

April 28, 2022

Why the hype over IoT-backed predictive maintenance technologies? Is it just a passing technology trend, or does it really have the power to significantly impact the reliability of your equipment and the bottom line for your company? Digital Transformation and Internet of Things (IoT) Companies have invested trillions in digital transformations over the past five …

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Field Service vs. In-Shop Repairs for Your Electric Motors

March 8, 2022

So, you have an electric motor that has a repair issue. You have two choices, to fix it in the field or pull it and send it to an electric motor repair shop. What decision makes the most sense? Well, there are a series of factors that you should consider to help guide your decision. …

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What is Cavitation & What Are the Causes of Cavitation?

March 1, 2022

Maybe you’ve got a centrifugal pump that sounds like it’s full of rocks, marbles, or gravel. That is a sign of cavitation — which can total your pump if you don’t track down the cause. But what is cavitation anyway? The official definition of cavitation is what occurs within a pump when the static pressure …

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Is Repairing Your Electric Motor Still a Viable Option?

January 31, 2022

Repairing is still a viable option when your motor fails — when the repair is done correctly. Find out when it makes sense to have your electric motor repaired and what you need to consider when choosing the vendor. When to Repair Your Electric Motors The decision to repair or replace can be a tricky …

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Team Partnership

Do you have an electric motor vendor or partner?

December 17, 2021

If you sit back and think about the relationship that you have with the company that you are doing your electric motor repair/replacement business with, are they really serving you or serving themselves? Do you have a vendor who actually cares about your uptime and reliability of the products that they repair and sell? When …

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How to Apply Predictive Technologies & Maintenance

November 23, 2021

You know that maintenance and repair costs, downtime, and productivity all have a major impact on the bottom line…and you’re always on the lookout for ways to have a positive impact on the bottom line. The good news is the smart use of predictive technologies can do just that! What are Predictive Technologies? Predictive technologies …

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Are Repair and Reliability Enemies?!

November 18, 2021

At my core, I am an electric motor guy, more specifically an electric motor repair guy – or at least that’s what I have always thought. I am a fourth-generation family member in the electric motor repair industry. I am the President of a large primarily electric motor company with various divisions including electric motor …

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How to Store Your Electric Motors Off-Site

November 11, 2021

It’s the middle of the night and a key motor in your facility broke down. Every hour of delay is costing thousands of dollars. You pull a drop-in spare from on-site storage and it doesn’t work. It was ice cold when you pulled it out, the bearings are making odd noises, and it looks like …

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