Northwest Motor Service Areas of Expertise
Northwest Motor Sales & Service is a future-focused organization with an emphasis on uptime and reliability. We offer engineered solutions to your complex motor and drive systems. We provide a complete package of predictive and preventative services including vibration analysis, AWA and PdMA motor testing, laser alignments, base/foundation modifications, synchronous exciter upgrades and much, much more.
Our Longview factory is brand new (2017) and features 40T crane capacity, an 8′ VPI system, dynamometer and other equipment to provide our customers with consistent and reliable repairs.
Our standard testing includes Resistance, Meg-Ohm, Polarization Index (PI), Step Voltage, and a Surge Test. These tests, used together, offer a maintenance professional a complete analysis of electric motor insulation. We use SKF (Baker) AWA and PdMA test equipment depending on customer preference.
Our dynamic motor test equipment is capable of separating electrical issues from mechanical issues as well as defining power-related problem areas. We will provide valuable information regarding incoming power, voltage levels, imbalances and harmonic content. Single occurrence or trending overtime is available.
Infrared Thermography with Reports, Analysis, & Trending
Vibration Analysis with Reports & Trending
Precision Motor Installations – extend NWMS warranty
Onsite Mechanical Assistance
DC Brush Inspection
Storage & PM Service of Critical Motors
Onsite Inventory Management
Pump Removal & Installation
Reconditioning & Rewinding
AC & DC and Synchronous Motors
Random, Form, & Specialty Winding
Engineering and Redesign Resources
Electric Motor Testing Report sent with each completed repair
Generator Repair and On-site Troubleshooting
Pump Rebuilding (Vertical Turbine,Centrifugal & Submersible)
Automation Equipment (all brands)
Breaker Testing and Refurbishment
Machine Shop Services with engine lathe to 62″ diameter
Dynamic Balancing to 15,000 lbs
Vertical Turbine and Centrifugal Pump Remanufacturing
Cold Jet dry ice blast cleaning provides a non-conductive, environmentally responsible cleaning process that allows equipment to be cleaned in-place, without cool down or disassembly. In addition, the outage time typically needed for cleaning can be reduced up to 65%.
- Compressors & Generators
- Substation Isolators & Bushings
- AC/DC Motor Cleaning
- Circuit Breakers
- Switch Gears
- Rotors Stators
- Field Frames
PCIC Paper No. PCIC-2005-9 stated that a 50% reduction in vibration levels increased motor life by approximately 2.2X! Dynamic balancing not only reduces vibration levels, but also:
- Reduces Noise
- Increases equipment performance
- Extends motor and driven equipment life
- Increases equipment safety
Northwest Motor Service’s field services team is highly skilled in balancing fans, pumps and other rotating equipment in the field.
Precision Installations are a requirement of all motor manufacturers and service centers to maintain the warranties provided with product purchase. Too often, the installations are not performed and documented to factory standards, leaving our customers liable for repairs when they arise during the warranty period. We have a solution!
Our field services team can perform Precision Installations for our customers and provide the documentation that is required. This includes removal of the existing equipment, installations, alignment (hot and cold!), and startup assistance. When this service is purchased with the repair or sale of a new motor, pump or VFD, Northwest Motor Service will extend the warranty. This includes both new and repaired equipment. If you are already paying a contractor, you should consider our team to assist with your motor and equipment installations. Pricing varies by location and size of equipment – contact us for more information.
Using Baker AWA and PdMA testing equipment, we perform testing and troubleshooting of your plant’s motors. Our talented service team is certified by the manufacturer to provide prompt, technically appropriate service. We are available 24/7 for emergency calls.
Why Choose Us
- Customer Portal – you can see your reports, photos and final test data from the web!
- We are externally (customer) focused and believe in doing the right thing, always.
- Industry leading field services programs.
- Electrical and Mechanical Engineers on staff – we understand the whole drive system!
What Client’s Say
“Quick, efficient service. Great reporting and testing. Would 10/10 recommend.”
“You’re the best!”
“The customer portal is awesome. Just what I have been looking for. The motor audit these guys did was very helpful as well.”