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Squirrel Cage Rotor Testing

Publication date: 
October 2014
Author(s): 
Jim Bryan, EASA Technical Support Specialist
Type of media: 
Webinar recording
Recording duration: 
42 minutes

Determining whether or not a squirrel cage rotor is defective is an issue that is a challenge to every service center as there is often no simple way to determine the integrity of a rotor. The primary focus of this session will be to describe many of the available tests that can be utilized in the service center or at the motor installation site. In addition to conventional squirrel cage rotor testing methods such as the growler test, techniques that will also be covered are the use of a core loss tester, high current excitation, and spectrum analysis of vibration.

This presentation will be most useful for service center and field technicians with at least 2 years experience, service center supervisors and managers, engineers, or anyone with previous experience dealing with suspected open rotor issues.

Topic(s): 
Rotors
Motor testing