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Don’t put maintenance on the backburner

Don’t put maintenance on the backburner
The COVID-19 crisis presented companies across different sectors with unprecedented challenges, including temporary shutdowns and the necessity to postpone regular maintenance and testing. However, periodic checks are essential to keep equipment up and running. Here Mark Convery of Houghton International, discusses the importance of keeping up with regular maintenance in exceptional circumstances.
13th May 2021

How static motor testing can support preventative maintenance

How static motor testing can support preventative maintenance
One of the most common causes of electric motor failure is bearing issues, responsible for around 51% of failures. This is followed by electrical insulation faults, which are responsible for up to 30% of failures. But, while predictive maintenance techniques, such as vibration analysis, are often used to analyse the motor’s health, in comparison little is done to detect signs of insulation deterioration and failure. Here Chris Robson, Sales Director of Houghton International, discusses the importance of static motor testing for assessing the full condition of motors.
24th March 2021

Newcastle engineering business celebrates record year

Newcastle engineering business celebrates record year
Following its most successful year to date electro mechanical engineering specialist Houghton International is now recruiting for at least 15 new jobs to help support further growth ambitions in 2019. Having recorded 20% year on year growth for a number of years the Newcastle-based company, which improves the performance of electro mechanical assets around the world, is currently recruiting for a range of roles including mechanical fitters, administrators and sales staff.
21st March 2019


The financial impact of machine down-time on UK industry

The financial impact of machine down-time on UK industry
Machine down-time is a major issue for businesses across the UK. If not prepared for, interruptions to appliances can have a significant detrimental impact on the productivity and profit margin of a company. According to a study commissioned by Oneserve, a field service management firm, and carried out in collaboration with UK manufacturers; machine downtime costs the UK approximately £18bn a year.
12th February 2019

How misalignment in rotating machinery can affect you

How misalignment in rotating machinery can affect you
If the coupling and shaft in your rotating machinery is not aligned correctly, it may reduce the longevity of your machines. What’s more, misalignment may be responsible for up to 50% of all costs relating to rotating machinery failures. Why? Because of excessive vibration and temperature increases that cause the risk of premature bearing, coupling and shaft failure.
30th July 2018

The big question with electric motors: rewind or replace?

The big question with electric motors: rewind or replace?
Electric motor failure is a very real and can be a common occurrence, even though we do all we can to prevent it. So when it does strike, it can be hard to know what to do. As business down-time and losses mount, it’s very easy to make a panicked decision over whether to rewind and repair or replace your motor.
11th December 2017

Looking at motor failure: should we repair or replace?

Looking at motor failure: should we repair or replace?
  In terms of both cost and productivity, motor failure can have a huge impact, so preventing it should be top of the list priority wise. However, when the worst does happen, you’ll need to rectify the issue quickly and efficiently to minimise the impact down-time can have on your business.
15th August 2017

How do you extend the life of your electric motor?

How do you extend the life of your electric motor?
Many industrial processes rely heavily on the efficient operation of electric motors. However, through extended use, motors can become worn and less efficient, driving associated costs up for businesses.
25th July 2017


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