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Saskatoon firm becomes certified rebuilder for electric motors

Saskatoon, SK - SKF Canada of Toronto reports that GMR Electric Motors Ltd. in Saskatoon, SK, has achieved certification as a rebuilder for electric motors. GMR’s staff of electrical/mechanical, field service and machinists have...


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September 26, 2014
By MRO Magazine
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Saskatoon, SK – SKF Canada of Toronto reports that GMR Electric Motors Ltd. in Saskatoon, SK, has achieved certification as a rebuilder for electric motors. GMR’s staff of electrical/mechanical, field service and machinists have successfully completed the certification process.

Developed as a collaborative effort among eligible repair shops, SKF Authorized Distributors and SKF, the SKF Certified Rebuilder Program enhances the expertise of select electric motor repair shops worldwide through employee training, equipment and technology upgrades, and new standards for repair consistency and quality.

SKF says there are three reasons to choose certified shops

1. The right know-how: Since 40% to 70% of motor failures are related to bearings, it’s no surprise that high-quality bearings are key for reliable motors. But the right bearings alone won’t deliver the results you need. How parts are installed, lubricated, handled, stored, aligned, transported, and maintained is equally important. At SKF certified shops, technicians complete extensive training in electric motor analysis, bearing installation, lubrication systems, and condition monitoring technologies — giving them the skills they need to perform optimal diagnoses and repairs.

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2. The right resources: Certified Rebuilders have access to SKF’s collection of parts, tools and technical support. They’re kept up to date with the latest technologies and best practices and they’re empowered to perform root-cause failure analyses and troubleshooting.

3. The right approach: Becoming SKF-certified isn’t a one-time process. Rather, all SKF Certified Rebuilders must complete regular audits to ensure compliance with the company’s rigorous standards. They must also meet its requirements for continuous improvement and competence development.