2AD motors are designed for heavy use. They’re at their best at altitudes up to 1,000 meters above sea level (0.625 miles) and temperatures up to 45 centigrade (113 degrees fahrenheit)… so pretty much everywhere except high mountains in a seriously overheated room.
One of the key features of 2AD motors is that they are incredibly resilient. The main spindle motor requires no maintenance, but you should check the cabinet every year to make sure it hasn’t gotten dirty or dusty around the motor. It’s built with a blower to keep it cool, and you can add a radial blower if needed. If you’re working in a very dirty environment, it makes sense to pipe clean air to the blower. In any case, make sure the yearly check includes a test of air circulation.
While these motors can take a beating, they aren’t absolutely indestructible. Routine maintenance and regular inspections are the best way to avoid 2AD motor malfunctions.
Overheating is the biggest issue for these motors. But what many people don’t realize is that they can keep their servo motors from overheating.
Dirt and grime buildup on your servo motor is a surefire way to invite a heat failure. If excess dirt has settled on a mechanism, airflow is impeded and the machine can overheat. That’s why it’s so important to check and clean your machinery, especially this time of year.
Servo motors can get hot at any time of the year, but when the outside temperature climbs during the summer months, your machinery is at a greater risk of overheating.
Contact us for support for these motors. If your 2AD motor’s lifespan is coming to an end, we can advise you on the best choice for an upgrade that won’t force you to change everything in the plant. Give us a call at (479)-422-0390.