Contactor Repair Services
AES specializes in performing effective, timely repairs for nearly every piece of industrial electronic or mechanical equipment, all the way down to magnetic motor contactors. If there’s a problem with your high-load machinery, sometimes the problem could be an issue with your contactor. AES has you covered, and we’re here to help!
Connect with one of our friendly experts today, & let’s get the conversation started! AES is here to help!
Now to get started with our simple, proven AES Repair Process
Once we have received your item for repair, we will receive the item in our system.1
Our quoting specialists will evaluate your item and determine the parts and labor necessary to complete the repair.2
Following your approval, we will get to work on your repair. One of our repair technicians will troubleshoot the problem(s) with the item.3
To ensure the highest level of quality throughout the repair process, we comply with ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016 standards, and an ESD program.4
Once the repair is complete, we safely package your item and prepare the item for delivery or shipment.5
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What is a Contactor Exactly, & How Does It Work?
A magnetic motor contactor functions as a mediator between a high-load electrical motors and its direct power source. These contactors are essentially a sort of electrically-controlled switch. They are somewhat similar to a circuit breaker in terms of design, but they offer some very specific applications in terms of the functionality of the motor in question. Like a circuit breaker, contactors can act as a sort of safeguard and help to balance any variations or changes in electrical frequency which flow from the power supply. A magnetic contactor works in tandem with an overload relay to help operate a magnetic starter safely and effectively. Another unique feature of many contactors is that they can be detached from a motor for the purposes of disassembly or other regular maintenance procedures.
What Can Lead to a Faulty Contactor?
Like any other piece of sensitive electronic equipment, issues can develop with a contactor over time that will eventually need to be addressed. Once the electrical contacts start to wear down, any contactor can fail. Possible threats to connectors include moisture, acidic fluids, and even air. Contactor connections which rub together on a regular basis can also develop worn surfaces, which will impede the contactor’s ability to conduct electricity properly. This can result in some incredibly hot arcs which end up melting cable insulation, and can ultimately produce in a short circuit in the system.
Testing the Contactors
Depending upon the location of your contactor, along with your personal level of comfort in handling electronic equipment of this nature, you may be able to do some simple testing and troubleshooting of your contactor on your own. Here are a few steps you can try:
- Remove electrical power, and pull the wires from the line-side screws. Identify and label each individual wire.
- Remove the terminal side wires, and also identify and label each wire properly.
Energize the contactor’s coil, and then test each set of L1-to-T1 contacts with an ohmmeter. Each set should read 0 ohms; if it doesn’t, then that set can be presumed to be bad, and should be replaced.
- Follow a similar procedure to test each set of contacts for voltage with a voltage meter. The meter should display in accordance with the supplied voltage to the circuit.
- If this all looks good, but the coil still doesn’t close, then shut off power to the coil. * * * Remove the coil wires, and then use the ohmmeter to check each coil connector. The meter should read between 10-100 ohms. If it doesn’t, then the coil itself is probably bad, and needs to be replaced.
Turn to AES for Contactor Repair Services
Some signs that a contactor may be failing include charred or melted casing, chattering or humming noises, or equipment that simply won’t turn on or off. A failed contactor can bring your entire system to a grinding halt. The good news? The service professionals at AES are here to help!
What’s your desired turnaround schedule? Obviously, quality electronics repair takes some time, but our team will work as fast as possible, in order to meet your needs! We offer a standard turnaround time of 8-12 business days for most orders, but you can also place a RUSH on your order if you really need it back in a hurry! Just tell us what you need, and we’ll do our best to make it happen for you!
Performing effective, efficient repairs is really what we’ve come to be known for at AES, and that’s honestly the only way we know to do business! Our team is even equipped for handling any unforeseen challenges. We use full-load testing to pinpoint any performance issues or problems, and our in-house team of engineers can help us to create an innovative solution, if needed!
Experienced Repair Technicians
There’s really not a better team in the industrial electronics repair business. Our technicians have plenty of experience, some logging as many as 30 years on the job! We also provide our team with ongoing training opportunities, so that we’ll always be ready to take care of your needs, both now and in the days ahead.
More Affordable Solutions
Why pay to replace a contactor or other expensive piece of equipment, when our team can fix it for you for LESS? We’ll get your equipment up and running again, and we can probably save you a lot of time, money, and frustration, too.
Industry’s Best Warranty!
Here’s another game-changer when it comes to partnering with AES. We believe in the quality of our services so much that we provide a 24-Month Limited Warranty for ALL REPAIRS! If a problem arises within that time frame, which is related to the workmanship of AES, we’ll provide follow-up service at no cost to you!
Ready to get your contactors – or other industrial electronics equipment – back to their needed full-load potential? AES has you covered! Reach out to our qualified team today at (866) 386-1001!