Steinbock is a company that two independent workers founded in 1922 to make farm equipment in the beginning. Then, they made the first battery-powered forklift in 1949. Now they make many different kinds of equipment like a double deep pallet handler or a stacker crane replacement; also, they have extensive electric forklifts available.
An electric motor is an essential part of a forklift. In LPW, we have the excellent option to replace your damaged motor with a rebuilt one. The following information will tell you more about electrical motors and Steinbock's rebuilt motors by LPW, which are the best options when talking about quality and costs.
Motors are the core of any machine and have been around for centuries. Using an electromagnetic force, they convert electrical energy into mechanical movement, which is why they're often used in electric forklifts as well!. They come in all shapes and sizes.
Electric motors are often used in forklifts because they are not as noisy and can be powered by a battery or power outlet. With an electric motor, you don't need to use a drive shaft or transmission mechanism, which means that it could manage other parts (like electrical components and hydraulic systems) in addition to the motion of the forklift.
Forklift motors components
The main parts of an electric motor are the following:
Rotor: The rotor is the part of an electric motor that rotates when electricity is added. It converts the electricity into mechanical force. The rotor has conductive materials that are attracted to a magnetic field.
Stator: The stator is a stationary part of the electrical motor. The stator is made of magnets that are arranged together to form a cylinder shape.
Bearing: The purpose of a bearing in an electric motor is to keep the air gap between the stator and rotor. This part also supports the shaft, so it moves smoothly.
Shaft: It is a rotating part of the motor that transmits mechanical energy to other parts of the forklift.
The rest of the electric motor parts are shown in figure 2.
How a forklift electric motor works
The first thing you need to know about these motors is that they all have magnetism as their base - usually, magnets create an electromagnetic field in some form or another. The current comes from industrial batteries and flows through the coil.
A coil is the simplest way to make a temporary magnetic field. When you put together two magnetic poles, they either attract or push away. The magnet poles are changed by reversing the current in the coils. It makes the rotor move in a circle and causes the shaft rotation.
The following video explains with more details about the forklift electric motor operation:
The electric motors can be classified into AC or DC motors. One of the differences between these motor types is their power sources. An AC motor works with an alternating current, while a DC motor needs batteries or a converter. Varying frequencies control an AC motor. To do this, you need an adjustable drive control. On the other hand, DC motors are controlled by a variation in their armature winding current.
A short circuit is when electricity does not go through the wires. It can cause problems like cables breaking and clogging with dust. It might be because of loose wires or water that came in through damaged insulation on the motor's wiring or connectors coming into contact with each other.
If the load is more than the machine was designed for, it's a motor overload. If the shaft gets stuck or overheats, it can cause this problem. Too much heat is critical and causes parts in the motor to fail before they should.
Additionally, a problem with the supply of electricity occurs when it's different in each phase. It can make the motor overheat and affect other things like insulation and bearings.
Steinbock rebuilt motors at Lift Parts Warehouse
Rebuilt is not a repair. Repairs are when you fix something that has gone wrong. You only replace the faulty part, but not the whole thing. In comparison, a rebuild is a way to fix a machine deeply. It can include changing out all major and some minor components that might also need calibration adjustment. The result is a newly revamped version of the motor that will run smoothly again.
Steinbock offers load handling options that are versatile and creative. You can use a pallet jack, scissor lift, or forklift to help. LPW is a good place for you to buy these tools if you need them because they have quality products at a reasonable price.
The Steinbock rebuilt motor 554083 is a great option to save money while putting your forklift operative again. There's currently one option in stock, the 486486 Steinbock Motor which costs less than most other motors of comparable size and power level while still meeting standards for efficiency and torque!.
For those forklifts that need more power to handle the heavy lifting and operate all their functions, we have an extensive list that can highlight rebuilt motors such as the 611194 or the 670966. So, be sure that there will be something perfect no matter how much power is needed!.
We offer excellent prices, and our technicians are the best to handle any given task, including rebuilding motors. We will make sure you get what is necessary both for your needs and manufacturer standards, which means a quality job on your Steinbock rebuilt motor.
At LPW, we know that not every forklift motor is the same. Our mechanics are experts in their field. They will inspect your electric motors to make sure they are working correctly before sending them out for service. It means they will carry out the necessary test, and by using the adequate tools, they guarantee a good quality Steinbock rebuilt motor.
Steinbock is a company that starts making forklifts. It has now made many other things like a pallet handler or stacker crane replacement.
Electric motors turn electrical energy into mechanical movement. They are a good choice for a forklift because they don't make as much noise and can be powered by a battery or power outlet.
Several issues ( short circuit, dirty, wrong power supply) could cause the damage of an electrical motor.
Our team in LPW has years of experience that guarantees a good rebuilt motor.
Heavy objects are hard to lift without an operative forklift. You can buy here our Steinbock Rebuilt motors. They are the same quality as your old original one, and you can buy them at low prices and High quality. We also sell new forklift parts with a warranty!