For the installation of electric motors, the foundation design should ensure that we have safe operating conditions with maximum accessibility.
It is very important to leave free space around the machine to ensure free access for maintenance and monitoring.
The cooling air must enter and exit the machine without problems and we must take care to ensure that other equipment that is nearby does not heat the cooling air of the machine or its parts.
The foundation must be solid, rigid, flat and free of external vibrations and all vibration and resonance of the machine in relation to the foundation must be checked, thus avoiding excessive vibrations.
For the installation of the machines, a concrete foundation is preferable, but a correctly designed steel construction is also accepted. The fixing of the electric motor, the supply of air, water, oil and cable channels, as well as the foundation holes must be observed prior to construction.
The foundation should be designed so that 2 mm shims are placed under the machine feet to ensure fit and facilitate a possible replacement machine installation.