Posted by Josey Aaron on September 29, 2014
When taking apart a motor or pump, it is crucial that an inspection of the shaft be done. When these items arrive in shop for repair, we disassemble them to replace ball or sleeve bearing and all the sealing parts. Damage usually occurs to the shaft when the motor or pump is left too long in service and there is noticeable problems like squealing bearings or if you notice it leaking. The bearings will start to shell out causing the rotor to drop and wear a groove into several areas on the shaft or a continuously leaking pump causes pits to form in the shaft.
Once you have the pump or motor apart and all of your parts have arrived, you may notice this type of shaft damage. Your first thought may be to replace the shaft, but before you do see if you can have the shaft machined by a local machinist. Pump or motor shafts can be turned down and they can fit the worn down shaft with a bronze bushing, machined to spec.
We machined these shafts to accommodate a bronze sleeve saving our customers time and money. Factories do tend charge quite a bit, not to mention the lead time, for a new pump shaft. Motor shafts with wear have to be completely replaced. With the help of your local machinist you can salvage your equipment. Thanks again for your time. Any questions please visit our site www.aesupplyonline.com
or give us a call 402-341-1414
All prices are in USD.