Motor Current Evaluation (MCE)
Motor Current Evaluation (MCE) evaluates the condition of static or dynamic motors and generators by analyzing the signal of the current flow through the motor.
When there are certain faults in the motor, the current will behave in somewhat predictable patterns that can be identified by an experienced analyst.
How Can MCE Be Used?
MCE can be used to evaluate the condition of:
- air gap,
- power quality,
- power circuit,
MCE is often used to evaluate high criticality motors and generators.
MCE can/should also be used to analyze rebuilt or new spares as a QC practice prior to installation in order to avoid unplanned downtime due to possible non-conformance items listed above.
MCEMAX®powered by MCEGold® integrates testing, diagnostics, inventory control, scheduling, and cost containment. The comprehensive tester monitors all potential fault zones and allows for immediate notification of alarming conditions. The unique static and dynamic operation enables MCEMAX® to be utilized on all applications and motors regardless of size, type, or condition. This tester combines the accuracy of motor circuit analysis with the convenience of motor power analysis. The MCEMAX® is a complete motor/asset management tool for present motor management needs.
Now with the release of the M-Series MCEMAX® tester PdMA® there are more features available. Some of the features of the M-Series MCEMAX® tester are: Six channel inrush for improved trouble shooting and analysis, a 400 % increase in battery capacity for extended testing, heads up LED lighting for improved safety while testing, board level calibration, capable of connecting directly to 1000v systems, modular circuit board design, MTAP chip identification recognition, and much more.
When Should I Consider Using MCE?
We would recommend this method in instances where customers have some, or all, of following conditions:
- premature motor failures,
- evaluation of a rebuilt motor prior to installation,
- purchase of a new motor prior to installation,
- lack of spare motor,
- there is criticality, or importance, of a motor to an operation,
- organizations where motors are expensive, difficult to replace, have few spares, or are rebuilt.
To connect directly with our reliability engineering team, please contact us at email@example.com or 1-800-218-7450.
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