The specification below provides the recommended improvements needed to improve product durability. They are ranked from bronze to gold based on the effectiveness of the change in improving durability, with bronze being the minimum and gold being the maximum.
Auto-reset thermal switch; specify motor lifetime; sealed roller bearings
Specify minimum 650 hours of use
Indicators, sensors and control circuits; Minimum usage 800 hours
Improved reliability of components can reduce early returns and improve brand reputation which, in turn, can lower business costs and increase long-term sales.
To calculate overall cost savings for your business, use the WRAP cost/benefit analysis tool (currently in draft form and available on request).
Fit motor with longer carbon brushes to increase lifetime.
Fit a thermal switch to prevent damage to motor due to over-heating.
Sensors + PCB with LED indicators
Sensors and indicators with control circuits to show user why motor has stopped and when to empty bag, etc.