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Servo Motor Testing and Repair by ACT

Servo Motor | ACT Industrial Repair Service

Over 8 Years of Dedicated Servo Motor Department Experience by Certified Technicians

In-Depth Testing Process

  • We utilize the Mitchell Equipment diagnostic and repair system
  • Initial back-drive testing alignment verification
  • Verify breakdown condition under “real life” full load conditions
  • Record test data including: winding waveforms, feedback signals, reverse generated voltage readings, shaft and encoder alignment data

Quality Repair Method

  • All bearings are replaced with NEW bearings
  • We verify feedback devices to OEM specification
  • In-house machining center that can re-machine the end bells, shaft and motor housings


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ACT Plans to Provide Cost Savings Analysis to Customers

How much money can we save your plant?

ACT is dedicated in providing quality industrial repair at an affordable rate. That’s why we are working on a new initiative – providing you with a cost savings analysis. In an effort to better inform our customers the value of our top-rated service, our team plans to develop cost savings reports on an ongoing basis. So, what can you expect in the meantime? You can expect your sales representative to ask you a few questions here and there regarding repair vs. replacement costs, ongoing maintenance costs and various other maintenance related questions. The more information you can provide us, the better cost savings analysis we can provide for your plant.Again, our goal is to better inform our customers on why ACT is the reliable source for quality industrial repair service. Want to learn more about this cost savings initiative? Contact your sales representative today and mention our monthly newsletter!

Revive Your Van Dorn OP398 Back to Life


Do you have a Van Dorn OP398 that has experienced cracking and/or breaking over time? If so, ACT can help!

We are one of THE ONLY repair shops in the country who will not only repair your OP398, but also fit in a brand-new, rugged case! You can’t find case parts for the OP398 anymore – how else are you going to fix it?

If you’re ready to send your OP398 in, either call us at 888-655-3955, or follow these three easy steps:

  1. Click here to fill out one of our packing slips  
  2. Once filled out, print the packing slip and include it in your OP398 package  
  3. Send the package to:

Automation & Control Technologies

28210 Cedar Park Blvd.

Perrysburg, OH 43551

Still have questions? Call Us: 888-655-3955

5 States That REALLY Know How to Manufacture

Since the infamous recession of 2008, the manufacturing industry has seen its fair share of ups and downs. After seeing a loss of nearly 2.5 million jobs in the past ten years, it was hard to determine when the manufacturing sector would bounce back. However, the manufacturing industry was responsible for 12% of the nation’s total economic output in the year 2012. In fact, Michigan held the fastest manufacturing job growth in the nation from 2009 to 2011. To further prove that manufacturing is on the rise, we’ve put together a list of 5 states that know how to manufacture (based on share of output). Here are the 5 states that know how to manufacture:

1.  in Indiana: one of the fastest growing manufacturing states in the nation

  • Manufacturing share of output: 28.2%
  • Manufacturing output 2012: $84.15 billion

2.  or Oregon: a leader in computer and electronic product manufacturing

  • Manufacturing share of output: 27.8%
  • Manufacturing output 2012: $56.16 billion

3.  la Louisiana: one of the nation’s leaders in petroleum and coal manufacturing

  • Manufacturing share of output: 22.6%
  • Manufacturing output 2012: $55.10 billion

4.  nc North Carolina: a food, beverage and tobacco product powerhouse

  • Manufacturing share of output: 19.4%
  • Manufacturing output 2012: $88.25 billion

5.  wi Wisconsin: a leader in paper manufacturing

  • Manufacturing share of output: 19.1%
  • Manufacturing output 2012: $49.98 billion

Prevent Equipment Failure With Vibration Analysis

Abnormal levels of vibration can cause equipment failure without proper analysis. Vibration, as defined in the dictionary – “a periodic motion of the particles of an elastic body or medium in alternately opposite directions from the position of equilibrium when that equilibrium has been disturbed or the state of being vibrated or in vibratory motion as in oscillation or a quivering or trembling motion.”

The important factor in this definition is that vibration is motion. As this motion continues to build up, the level of frequency can change and is undetectable by human touch. In order to obtain valuable data about equipment vibration, we use vibration detection instruments and signature analysis software. We use sensors to quantify the magnitude of vibration and convey them in the following three ways:

1.      Displacement

2.      Velocity

3.      Acceleration 

With a good understanding of machine design and operation, we can interpret the information received from testing to define the machine problem. Once the information is retrieved, an easy-to-follow report is generated for anyone with basic knowledge to read.

Let us handle the vibration analysis for you! Contact us today for a FREE quote –