Beatson Fans & Motors Ltd are South Yorkshire’s number one when it comes to the repairs of industrial fans, electric motors and all related products. We have the depth of knowledge and the expertise founded on our core values of; honesty, trust, respect, pro-activity and pride! Offering ‘Quality & Service’ since 1928.
We changed our name at the turn of the century from ‘Beatson Electric Motors’ to Beatson Fans & Motors Ltd to reflect the shift in our business model, as it became apparent that our reputation for excellence in the sales and repairs of industrial fans makes is second to none.
There is much to understand about the workings of an industrial fan and due to their complexities, there are a number of reasons why an industrial fan might fail. Here are a few examples of common faults and how to prevent premature failure of your fan unit:
The impeller is out of balance
Something as simple as a build-up of paint, grease or any other substance, or depending on what type of fan it is, whatever material it may come into contact with or even something as simple as large variants in temperature. Vibration from an out-of-balance impeller can cause havoc to the bearings, the bearing housings the motor shaft etc Causing your fan to shake itself to bits until it comes to a grinding, clattering halt! This would be a Mechanical Failure.
Although not always possible, there are easy ways to stop this type of thing from happening:
- Make sure you clean your fan properly (following the correct guidelines), especially in a paint booth or an industrial kitchen
- Or if you have an industrial paddle fan make sure that the materials you put through it (paddle fans can be used to move substances such as plastic beads or woodchips) aren’t too harsh for the blades. This will cause too much impact, making the fan out of balance
Another main reason a fan of any type might fail is due to an electrical fault. This could occur for a number of reasons. It could be something as simple as the electric motor insulation breaking down over time which would cause it to burn out!
Or, if it’s a centrifugal fan and there’s not enough back pressure it could cause it to over-run and go above its full load current and gradually burn out again!
Or, it could be as simple as not having a qualified electrician install your fan and they end up getting the wires crossed and it goes ‘pop’! That happens a lot! Fortunately, we don’t do installations.
Also, watch out for kamikaze pigeons! They have a tendency to fly down chimney stacks and chop themselves up which is just a messy way to cause some of the aforementioned faults!
Because of the aforementioned cases, the most common fan repairs we do are:
Industrial Fan Refurbishments:
- Fan Impeller Balancing
- New Motor Bearings
- Fan Motor Rewinds
- New Impellers or Impeller blades
- New Fan Motors
Or, provide a new Industrial Fan, when only MIWANO will do! (Mend It With A New One)
Following your initial inquiry, we offer a free local collection and delivery service for all customers in Sheffield and the surrounding area. Alternatively, you can drop it off at our workshop, or arrange for courier delivery.
Inspection and Testing
Once we have your fan in our workshop, our engineers will test the fan electrically and mechanically and if needed, strip it down to its component parts for closer inspection. This process will help us decide on the best course of action to take
Repairs, Rewinds, or Refurbishments
Once decided which course of action to take, be it a repair or a rewind or a new unit, we will quote our best price and delivery based on our decision.
Hopefully, a price for the fan repair is agreed upon between BFM and our valued customer and we are able to proceed with the repair, rewind, refurbishment or replacement of the fan unit.
Clean and Respray
We make sure that every part of every repair we do is cleaned and appropriately painted depending on the work that needs doing (fans are a little more complex than just repairing a motor).
Once we have repaired your fan unit, we test our work electrically (making sure all phases are balanced and within their Full Load Current) and mechanically making sure there is no vibration (all industrial fan impellers that go through our works are balanced as a matter of course, something not all repairers do!).
With your fan unit back in working condition, we offer free delivery to businesses within the Sheffield area. You can also pick it up from our workshop, or we can arrange for a courier to deliver it further afield.
Industrial Fan Repairs You Can Trust
We are a fourth-generation, family-run firm, with more than 90 years of experience specialising in industrial fan repairs. As an accredited member of the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades, we have decades of expertise working with all kinds of industrial fans. We also offer the following benefits to all customers:
- Free local collection and delivery service for all industrial fan repairs.
- Free testing and quotations
- 24-hour service if required.
- Full 12-Month Parts and Labour Guarantee
Get in Touch
For the very best in industrial fan services in the Sheffield area, contact Beatson Fans & Motors today. Call us on 0114 204 4831 or send us a message using the form below. Make us your first (and only) port of call for all of your electric motor needs.
See our industrial fan page for a detailed overview of our extensive catalogue of industrial fans.