Power services for pulp & paper mills and forest product facilities

IPS has always provided electric motor & generator repair to producers in pulp & paper and forest products. We now offer expanded capabilities to maintain rotating equipment and power distribution equipment.

These single-source capabilities allow maintenance and reliability engineers to streamline their vendor management. IPS has the skills and North American resources to improve reliability at operations that run every day of the year.

We respond quickly to limit unplanned downtime or opportunities to plan predictive and preventive maintenance. Our ability to leverage scale also makes us more efficient and productive during field days for closing changes on machines.

To schedule an on-site assessment of your equipment, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

Service relationships built on skilled motor repair

We know AC & DC motors, from old DC motors to new AC motors and drives. IPS service centers test, maintain, service, and remanufacture:

  • Bark hogs, shredders, pulverizers, and wood chippers
  • Bridle roll motors
  • Chipper motors
  • Colander motors
  • Fan and blower motors
  • Pulp grinder motors
  • Pump motors
  • Refiner motors

We also provide these services for steam turbine generators, as most of our pulp & paper customers generate their own power.

For a quote on your next motor maintenance project, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

IPS technical field services

IPS develops and supports predictive and preventive maintenance programs to reduce equipment failure and unplanned outages.

We have the experience to respond to the industry’s unique maintenance challenges. Running machines hard and non-stop, particularly old equipment in demanding applications, requires skilled maintenance and innovative reliability engineering.

Comprehensive testing

Moving from reactive repair to managed maintenance starts with testing. IPS tests include:

  • Vibration and modal analysis (with Category III and IV vibration analysts)
  • Motor efficiency testing
  • Doble and partial discharge
  • Thermography
  • Ultrasonic testing
  • Dye penetrant testing for fan wheels

Managed preventive maintenance

IPS field service technicians manage programs to reduce unplanned downtime, including:

  • Cryogenic cleaning for fans and blowers
  • Dynamic balancing
  • Precision laser alignment
  • Managed lubrication programs

In-shop remanufacturing

IPS provides engineering and remanufacturing for older, non-standard frame motors no longer supported by the OEM and without drawings. Our remanufactured motors improve reliability with a choice of uprated power or increased efficiency.

We specialize in green rewinds, repairs, and upgrades for the Green Motor Initiative to help customers qualify for incentives from utilities. Our PowerSeal™ VPI rewind for AC motors up to 7.2 kV improves reliability for motors exposed to moisture, steam, and chemicals.

IPS also provides engineering support for synchronous and DC motors. We have design engineers with OEM experience who understand systems down to the component level — motors, starters, and drive systems.

Expanded services for rotating equipment

IPS now offers complete service, repair, and remanufacturing for rotating equipment and gearboxes.

We test, service, and repair pumps, fans, blowers, and compressors. IPS has long standing relationships with OEMs, plus the experience and tools to repair and remanufacture obsolete equipment.

We also provide blasting, coating, and component balancing.

More experience and capabilities in power distribution

IPS now offers engineering-driven solutions for power system reliability. We can do more for operations that generate their own power.

Our power distribution field services team includes NETA-certified technicians and professional engineers. They have extensive experience with the service, repair, or remanufacture of:

  • Circuit breakers
  • Control parts
  • Low- and medium-voltage motor control
  • Motor control centers
  • Switchgear, contractors, switches, and parts
  • Transformers

IPS also provides third-party power system start-up and commissioning for new construction projects.

For solutions to your power system reliability problems, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

IPS distribution

We make repair or replace recommendations to lower your total cost of ownership. IPS adds distribution to your reconditioning and remanufacturing options.

We’re a master distributor for leading OEMs and have an extensive network of used equipment distributors. IPS also runs an in-house CNC precision parts manufacturing operation, for complete control of quality and lead times.

IPS has close working relationships with OEMs