Preparations for use
4.15 Transport and storage
Improper storage or transport
Damage to bearings can result from improper storage or transport.
● On machines that have been supplied with a rotor shipping brace, secure the rotor as per
● Protect the motor against strong radial shocks and vibration when storing, as the rotor
● If the customer has already mounted parts, such as a coupling or belt pulley, the bearings
Risk of explosion due to damaged sealing materials
Storing the machine at temperatures that do not fall within the specified limits can damage
the material of the seals and cause them to fail. As a result, a potentially explosive gaseous
atmosphere can enter the machine and be ignited during commissioning. Explosions can
occur. This can result in death, serious injury or material damage.
The materials used are specially designed for the temperature range required by the
customer. Do not store the motor in conditions that lie outside the specified temperature limits.
The relevant temperature limits are specified on the rating plate.
If you are storing a machine for more than six months, you must check its condition every six
months. Store the machine in accordance with the specifications in Section "Storage
(Page 40)", and if possible, packed.
● Check the motor for damage.
● Carry out any necessary maintenance work.
● Make sure that the storage conditions are such that condensation cannot form in the motor.
● If the machine is not sealed in plastic film, continually and slightly heat the machine, e.g.
Storage for longer than three months
Lubricate the machine after every two years of storage.
1. Unpack the machine.
2. Remove the rotor shipping brace, if one is being used.
the notes on transportation (Page 38).
shipping brace cannot completely absorb these forces.
can be damaged during transport. In this case, make sure that the customer uses a rotor
with anti-condensation heating (if available), and ensure that the air circulates in the storage
SIMOTICS TN Series N-compact 1LA8
Operating Instructions 08/2017