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“My transformer is just a couple of years old – It’s going to last for years.”
You may not think you need a new transformer today, but how do you know? Transformers are an afterthought for most because they don’t experience failures that often – but when they do, it could really cost you if you’re not prepared.
Transformers are integral to the prolonged success of any operation. That’s why it’s important to be proactive about replacing your transformer. Typically, a quality transformer should last for a decade, but often, lesser...
Remember the first car you ever bought yourself? It was likely a huge, exciting decision that set the tone for how you made future big purchases. The careful, logical mindset we develop when shopping for a car is a valuable tool, and we can apply it when looking to make other big investments.
In a perfect world, mechanical breakdown wouldn’t happen. After all, every piece of mechanical infrastructure come with significant cost, and it would be ideal if they could all last forever.
Unfortunately, breakdowns are very real, and they can be incredibly costly.
To repair, or replace? That is often the question when dealing with transformers. While ELSCO is home to many skilled repair technicians, more often than not, we will advocate for the replacement of a transformer, as it tends to be the most cost efficient solution for resolving transformer-based problems.
If you have been following the transformer industry in the news at all, you may have noticed that some changes in a small but significant portion of our industry: DuPont Nomex. Nomex is the best insultation on the market. It is the top choice for insulating a transformers primary and secondary windings.
As with any purchase, when buying a transformer, there’s a trick to saving money. It requires you to think long-term: a transformer is an investment, and you’re better off paying more up-front for a quality product. Otherwise, you might save money on installation day,
Here at ELSCO Transformers, we aren’t afraid of being a little different. We know there are a lot of other options out there for your transformer purchase and repair needs, so we strive for a unique excellence. We want every customer of ours to experience the ELSCO difference during every step of working with us.
Earlier this year, Elsco Transformers was featured in an article on manufacturing.net. Though time has passed, the information shared about the work that we do is still accurate and important. If you are in need of a transformer or transformer repair, you might be interested to hear what experts in our field are saying about us.
A transformer is an investment that should last for a long time. The research phase of purchasing one should be thorough, but more often than not, the need for a transformer can come up unexpectedly, or the research can just seem too overwhelming. Fortunately, the process can be whittled down to a few key questions that need answers before buying a transformer.
“I appreciate all the work you and your crew did getting the transformer core and coil ready for our application. Everything bolted up perfect and the unit is operating perfectly. When the opportunity presents itself in the future for a transformer replacement you will be the first call.”
-Pete, from a power company
“That’s not a transformer, it’s a work of art! Thanks for restoring my faith that there are people who care about their work, and provides quality products, and service!"
- Dan, from a pharmaceutical company
- Stan, from a manufacturing company
- Dan, from an electrical company
- Travis, from a university
- Joe, from a utility company
- Dan, from a Fortune 500 manufacturer
- Kris, from a utility company
- Bill, from a power company
- Pete, from a power company
- Mike, from a power-consulting company