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Edmonton, Alberta
Canada  T6E 5E9
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Electric Motors and Generators

The repair of electrical generating equipment presents many areas in which the Process of Selective Plating can be used with great success.

The primary areas of application are the bearing housings (end bells), commutators and the rotor journals.

End bells, which house the bearings that support both ends of the motor shaft, experience fretting corrosion during operation. The process is used to plate these bores to size with copper, tin or nickel. Machining the bores, prior to plating, is only necessary to reestablish concentricity.

Plating a worn bearing housing can take less than thirty minutes and is a cost-effective alternative to machining the bore oversized and pressing in a pre-machined sleeve, or flame spraying and machining to the print dimension.

DC motor and generator slip rings can develop copper oxide films which reduce electrical conductivity and cause arcing and pitting, especially during locked motor start-up. Excessive damage occurs in highly corrosive environments, such as in the bleaching areas of pulp and paper plants. Plating 2.5 micrometers (0.0001 in.) of rhodium and then 1.3 micrometers (0.00005 in.) of gold onto the refiished commutator extends brush life and maintenance intervals.

We Can:

  • Repair slip rings
  • Repair commutators
  • Resurface end bells and stator housings
  • Build up worn bearing journals
  • Extend life of high speed bearings

Applications

  • Build up of mismachined or worn bearing journals
  • Slip rings
  • End bells and bearing housings

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Canadian Superior Plating Inc.