How To Properly Store Spare Gear Reducers

How To Properly Store Spare Gear Reducers

Date: May 8, 2017

The overall functionality of improperly stored gear reducers is greatly decreased compared to equipment that is properly stored. It has been reported by Motion Industries, following its borescope studies of poorly stored gear reducers, that up to 33.3% of this equipment is defective. Understanding the importance of keeping your gear reducers stored safely and how to inspect your equipment will keep it running efficiently.

The importance of inventory management

As a business owner, it does not pay to risk the equipment efficiency and productivity of your company by using unsafe storage practices for gear reducers. The last thing you want is for an emergency spare to malfunction within just a few hours of installation. By storing spare gear reducers properly, you can avoid these types of breakdowns.

Efficiently managing your inventory of spare industrial equipment requires that you identify what you have before storing it. Ensure that all of your spare gear reducers are functional before you get them ready for storage. Regrettably, many facilities neglect this procedure once their gear reducers arrive and are therefore unable to guarantee the integrity of their backups.

Inspection methods

Critical backups like gear reducers are vital to productivity, enhance safety, decrease maintenance time, and can help reduce environmental pollution. The most effective way to ensure that this equipment does not crash immediately after being installed is to examine it before it is placed into long-term storage. Using a non-invasive borescope to inspect gear reducers is an especially good technique for ensuring their functionality.

Borescopes rely on special camera lenses to visually examine the state of bearings, gears, and other inner elements. The inspection process may be performed through a tiny hole to protect against contamination of the equipment. In comparison to the expense of swapping out a defective gear, the expenses involved in performing inspections with a borescope are low.

In addition to verifying the functionality of critical spares, the details uncovered with a borescope are useful in determining how to properly store these devices.

Deterioration, especially from corrosion and contamination, is one of the most common causes of gear reducer malfunctions. Borescope inspections can discover the existence of these defects in their early stages. Repairs can be made to fix any issues before the devices are placed in storage, reducing the likelihood of the issues occurring again.

After you have designed a solid strategy to protect against breakdowns in critical spares, it must be routinely adhered to. All devices that you intend to store for any length of time need to be thoroughly secured. Guarding against corrosion and contamination is the first step in ensuring equipment functionality and dependability when you need it most.

A continuing process

Preserving the integrity of stored gear reducers demands careful inventory management. One person should be in charge of overseeing this equipment, and their duties need to be clearly defined and practical. The primary duty of this appointed individual is to make sure all backups are correctly prepared and looked after during storage. Finding damaged backups and promptly restoring them to a functional state is a continual procedure that cannot be performed only once.

Officially assigning this task to a dependable worker can effectively reduce the likelihood of equipment malfunction. You will have peace of mind when it comes to your stored gear reducers and other critical backups.

Amarillo Gear Service inspects and repairs your equipment

Although you can inspect and maintain your gear reducers, repair or replacement will be necessary at some point. Repair or renewal may be more cost-effective than replacement. If you would like more information about gear reducers or gearbox maintenance, contact the experts at Amarillo Gear Service in Amarillo, Texas today. We are a division of Amarillo Gear Company, which has been in continuous operation since 1917.

You can call us at 806-622-1273 or Contact Us by email to learn more about our Amarillo Gear™ and Marley™ gearbox repair and renewal services. We also have Marley™ gearboxes that are rebuilt, available now and ready to ship to you. We will be glad to tell you more about the Regions We Service and the quality workmanship we can bring to the repair or renewal of your drive.

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