Capabilities

IDEAL CAPABILITIES

At IDEAL ELECTRIC, we pride ourselves on being your go-to American manufacturer. With well over 100 years in the business, we can do it all. Below, we’ve listed some commonly sought product and service capabilities. Please note that this list is far from extensive. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact our sales department by phone or email to let us create an IDEAL solution.

Service Capabilites

Installation / Start-up
  • Global support
  • Responsive to your project schedule
  • Superior product expertise and design knowledge
  • Training of your on-site staff
Field Support
  • Inspection and troubleshooting
  • Failure analysis
  • Retrofit with latest technology – controls & rotating
  • Stator rewinds
  • Vibration analysis
Spare / Replacement Parts
  • OEM parts to original specification
  • Critical spares inventory and recommendations
  • Brush to brushless conversion
  • Custom designs to meet your needs
Factor Repairs
  • Our current technology provides the latest design features
  • Failure analysis and cause determination
  • Full range testing capability
  • Specialized transportation and handling
Technical Support
  • Telephone problem solving and maintenance recommendations
  • Repair alternatives and upgrade considerations
  • Product troubleshooting
  • Field service scheduling
Preferred Service
  • Stock parts shipped same day
  • 24-hour emergency response via cell phone
  • Electrical/Insulation/Mechanical/Control
  • Engineering Support
Repair Capabilities
  • Troubleshoot, service, and repair all types and brands of motors and generators
  • Complete machine shop
  • CNC VTL – 5m table / 6m swing
  • CNC VBM
  • Horizontal lathes – 42-inch swing
  • Computerized vibration and balancing
  • Rotor balancing – 20 ton
  • Remove/Reinstall/Refurbish/Replace defective components such as starters, overloads, stabs, contacts
  • Digital HI-Pot and Surge Testing Equipment
  • Laser Alignment, Balance, and FFT Vibration Systems
  • Root cause analysis
  • Comprehensive equipment reports
  • Incoming and outgoing
  • Complete fabrication shop
  • MIG, TIG, Stick, and Certified Plasma Welding
Test Facility
  • Massive ultra-low resonance test beds
  • 2x discrete, isolated horizontal test beds
  • Deep pit vertical test floor accommodating multiple machines
  • Dedicated 69 kV substation with 10 MVA transformers
  • 6 MW Motor-Generator Set
  • Customer Witness Suite with two isolated safe rooms
  • Real-Time live streaming “Virtual Witness Testing”

Product Capabilites

Equipment Provided & Serviced
  • New Design Machines
  • Replacement IDEAL Machines
  • Drop-In Replacement Machines – Any OEM
  • New & Factory Fresh Emergency Replacement IN STOCK
  • Generators to 40 MW for all applications
  • Motors to 50,000 HP for all applications
  • Synchronous Condensers
  • Motor-Generator Sets
  • Switchgear
  • Controls
  • Eddy Current Drives & Controls
  • DRUPS Critical Power Systems
  • Upgrades
  • Synchronous Motor Controls
  • Brush & Electronic Excitation Systems 
  • Specialty VFD
  • Transformers
Technologies
  • Induction
  • Synchronous
  • Wound-Rotor
  • Permanent Magnet
  • Switched Reluctance
  • Pole Amplitude Modulated (PAM)
  • Two-Speed Motors
  • DC
Capacities
  • Up to 40,000 KW / 50,000 HP
  • Voltages to 15 kV
  • 2 to 160 Poles
  • Fixed, Variable Speed and Frequency
  • All Enclosure & Cooling Methods
  • EX and High Spec Certification
  • Up to 265,000 LBS Weight Capacity
  • Non-Industry or Application Specific
New Equipment Services
  • 24/7 Emergency Service
  • Ability to provide before and after-sale technical support
  • Aftermarket modifications
  • Ability to furnish and install winding RTDs and bearing RTDs
  • Thermocouples, space heaters, and other features
  • Access to used and new surplus motor market, with the capability to recondition used and new surplus controls
Engineering Services
  • In-house Electrical Engineering Department
  • In-house Mechanical Engineering Department
  • Project Management 
  • Prototype Development
  • Design and Manufacturing of Custom Applications
  • Machining and Tooling Services for outside customers
  • OEM Parts Production for other manufacturers 

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