DFS Enables Increased Motor Testing Capability at UK Specialist

DFS Enables Increased Motor Testing Capability at UK Specialist

FEB 19, 2021


A 500kW Drive Free Standing (DFS) from Control Techniques has enabled Rewinds & J. Windsor, a UK-based electric motor repair organisation, to significantly upgrade its testing capabilities. 

Rewinds & J. Windsor, based in Liverpool but with three sites across the UK, had suffered a breakdown with its 250kW test rig facility. The company was looking for an easy-to-use alternative that would allow it to expand its in-house capabilities and test bigger motors.

A 500kW DFS system, from Control Techniques, was the perfect solution. The pre-assembled, ready to install drive cubicle system, is designed for use in high power applications where energy saving and high ingress protection are essential. 

Apostolos Papadopoulos, Area Sales Manager UK North West, Control Techniques, said, “The DFS drive provided Rewinds & J. Windsor with a fast and easy to install solution; the product was in stock and shipped within days from order.”

Paul Challoner, Electrical Department Manager, Rewinds & J. Windsor, added, “The Control Techniques’ DFS drive cubicle is doing everything we want. The upgrade to the new system has increased our flexibility as a firm. Moving from our old 250kW drive to 500kW means we can now test much bigger motors, up to 1MW in-house, reducing our service costs. We can now take on more work and test and repair other companies motors.”



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