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Bolt torque considerations and procedures: Quick tips to help improve overall quality in motor repairs

Publication date: 
March 2009
Kirk Kirkland, Electrical Repair Service Co.
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Many progressive end users require validated precision in the manufacturing of new motors they purchase as well as with the motors they have serviced. As repair service providers to these end users, EASA service centers are often required to comply with the standards as implemented by the original equipment manufacturer. This holds true for the most basic components of an electric motor: the bolts. The basic motor assembly and the integral parts are normally secured via a specific type and grade of bolt. Therefore, validated bolt torque procedures and referenced bolt torque values are necessary to address general compliance issues.

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