Do not exceed number of Siemens specified hot and
cold starts per hour.
Will cause overheating.
Allow time between starts to permit stator windings and
rotor cage to cool.
If motor has been out of service or in storage for more
than 30 days, consult Siemens Storage
Recommendations ANIM-03114, Preparation for
After installation is completed, but before motor is put
in regular service, make an initial start as follows:
1. Check that motor, starting, and control device
connections agree with wiring diagrams.
2. Check that voltage, phase, and frequency of line
circuit (power supply) agree with motor nameplate.
been properly lubricated and oil wells are filled.
See motor outline drawing to determine proper oil
4. If possible, remove external load (disconnect drive)
and turn shaft by hand to assure free rotation. This
may have been done during installation procedure;
if so, and conditions have not changed, this check
may not be necessary.
5. If drive is disconnected, run motor at no load long
enough to be certain that no unusual condition
Listen and monitor for excessive noise,
vibration, clicking or pounding and that oil rings are
turning if so equipped.
Investigate the cause and correct
before putting motor in service.
6. If drive cannot be disconnected, interrupt the
starting cycle after motor has accelerated to low
speed. Carefully observe for unusual conditions as
motor coasts to a stop. Repeat several times if
nameplate (if so equipped) or Motor Data Sheet for
recommended number of starts and cooling period
7. When checks are satisfactory, operate at lowest
load possible and look for any unusual condition.
Increase load slowly to maximum, checking unit for
Be certain bearings have
If present, stop motor
Oil Circulating Systems
For motors with oil circulating systems, proceed as
follows before startup;
1. Fill motor reservoirs to normal level (see motor
2. Follow instructions provided by the oil circulating
3. Put oil circulating system into operation before
Sometimes the load should be reduced to the
minimum, particularly for reduced voltage starting,
and/or high inertia connected loads.
Motors will operate successfully under the following
conditions of voltage and frequency variation, but not
established for operating under rated conditions:
1. If the variation in voltage does not exceed
10% above or below rated voltage, with all
phases balanced. Voltage unbalance should not
2. If the variation in frequency does not exceed 5%
above or below rated frequency.
3. If the sum of the voltage and frequency variations
does not exceed 10% above or below rated
values provided the frequency variation does not
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