Optimising motor life span

Optimising the lifespan of electric motors is crucial for ensuring efficient and reliable operation in your industrial applications. Extended motor life translates to significant cost savings, reduced downtime, and enhanced productivity.


At Hoyer, we are committed to providing high-quality, durable motors and supporting our customers in maintaining them effectively. By implementing regular maintenance practices, you can maximise the performance and longevity of your motors, ensuring they remain an integral part of your operations for years to come.

Motor types in industrial applications

At Hoyer, we offer a diverse range of motors designed to meet the needs of various industrial applications. Understanding the different types of motors and their classifications helps ensure that the maintenance tips provided are appropriately applied, optimising the performance of each motor type.

Our product line includes standard electric motors, explosion-proof motors, medium voltage motors and more, each tailored for specific environments and requirements. For instance, our ATEX-certified explosion-proof motors are ideal for hazardous locations where safety is paramount.

Practical tips for maintaining motor health

Regular inspection and planned maintenance

Regular inspections are vital in identifying potential issues before they become significant problems. By routinely checking electrical connections, looking for signs of wear and tear, and ensuring proper alignment, you can prevent many common motor failures.

For example, a misaligned motor can cause excessive vibration and premature bearing wear. Hoyer's customers have found that regular inspections significantly reduce downtime and repair costs.

Scheduled maintenance also plays a vital role in reducing downtime and unexpected failures. A well-planned maintenance strategy includes regular inspections, lubrication, and component replacements based on the motor's operating hours and conditions. Implementing a preventive maintenance plan helps in addressing potential issues before they can escalate.

Why is vibration monitoring crucial?

Vibration monitoring is essential for maintaining motor health as it helps in identifying mechanical issues before they cause significant damage. Tools such as accelerometers and vibration sensors can detect abnormal vibrations, indicating problems like misalignment or bearing faults.

Using either vibration sensors or Smart motor sensors can help detect early-stage bearing failure.

How does temperature affect motor performance?

Temperature significantly impacts motor performance and lifespan.

Excessive heat can degrade insulation materials, leading to reduced efficiency and potential motor failure. To maintain optimal temperature, modern technologies such as infrared thermography and smart temperature sensors can be used.

Proper lubrication of motors

Proper lubrication of motor components is crucial in preventing wear and tear, thereby extending the motor's lifespan. Lubrication schedules should be adhered to based on manufacturer recommendations, considering factors such as operating environment and motor load.

Using the correct type of lubricant is also important to ensure optimal performance and reduce friction.

Increase motor life time with Hoyer

By following these practical tips and leveraging the latest technologies, you can significantly improve the lifespan and reliability of the motors in your industrial applications. At Hoyer, we are committed to providing comprehensive solutions and support to ensure the optimal performance of your motor systems. For more detailed information and tailored solutions, consult with our expert team today.