NFIB Pennsylvania Member Profile: Motor Technology, Inc. of York

Date: May 31, 2017

Keeping motors running that keep business running

Electric motors are everywhere.  They drive pumps, fans, compressors, production equipment, machine tools, elevators, conveyors, hoists and printing presses. A single 200 horsepower motors uses $100,000 of electricity per year.  If that motor fails, it can cost many times that amount in lost production and idled labor. 

That’s where Motor Technology comes in.  “Our customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic depend on us 24 hours per day/365 days per year,” says founder Tom Ryan, “not just to get them back into production quickly and reliably, but to solve why the failure occurred, provide predictive services that can catch the warning signs before the next failure can occur and to operate energy efficiently.”

Although motors have changed little since their invention a century ago, their maintenance and repair require the newest technologies to assure utmost reliability.

“With today’s remote condition monitoring and IoT,” says Ryan, “a motor itself can literally phone us in the middle of the night to say ‘Come fix me, I have a bearing vibration due to misalignment’ or ‘I am overheating due to voltage imbalance’ and we are on our way.”

That type of service has made Motor Tech, with $18 million revenues, one of the largest motor and motor controls service centers in the country, backed by 100 employees (including second and third generation Ryans), a 65,000 sq. ft. facility and 22-vehicle fleet, serving customers such as Hershey Foods, Great Adventure and Hershey Parks, Alcoa, Armstrong flooring and ceiling plants, Exelon power generation, Harley-Davidson, Strine Printing and Sunoco refineries, as well as most of the region’s medical centers and water/sewer authorities.

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