Motor Startup: Best Practices [Maintenance Tip]

October 20, 2015 tohanlon@reliabilityweb.com

When you push the start button of an AC motor, the current surge through the motor is usually four to seven times the 100 percent load. If the start button is pushed several times in a short time interval, it’s common to damage or burn the motor windings. Do your operators know this and operate equipment accordingly? IDCON’s Essential Care and Inspection Techniques is a great foundation…

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