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Preventative Maintenance

Unexpected production interruptions are not tolerable in today’s business environment of just-in-time delivery and increased productivity demands.  Advanced Industrial Controls offers preventative maintenance services to help proactively identify problem areas in your production equipment before they cause expensive failures and downtime.  We offer these services on equipment from all manufacturers.

Infrared Thermography

Infrared thermography is the measurement and comparison of the surface temperatures of an object.  The amount of temperature rise detected compared to normal operating temperature both identifies a problem and provides a good indicator of its severity in both electrical and mechanical equipment.  Infrared Thermography (IR) surveys are an important tool in your fight to keep your facility safe and running without interruption.

Electrical problems that can be identified by IR surveys:

  • Loose connections
  • Poor contacts
  • Overloading
  • Capacitor breakdowns
  • Unbalanced loads
  • Blocked cooling or inadequate cooling systems
  • Motor/transformer insulation breakdown

Mechanical problems that can be identified by IR surveys:

  • Overheated bearings
  • Excessive roller friction
  • Inadequate cooling
  • Lubrication or refrigeration systems
  • Broken or defective valves
  • Worn or defective gears

Studies have shown that on average, eight or more electrical problems are detected per IR survey, and four of them are considered serious to critical. The typical cost savings is over $7000 when these four problems can be identified and prevented from causing critical failures and downtime.

AIC field service engineers and technicians are fully trained in conducting site surveys with IR thermography, and use powerful thermal cameras.  After the survey, we provide complete and detailed reports along with remediation recommendations.

Motor Inspections

AIC offers motor inspection services for automated production equipment from any manufacturer.

Enclosure Heating/Cooling Inspections

AIC offers inspections for heating and cooling mechanisms contained in production equipment safety enclosures.