All at Westin Drives were delighted when Danny Ward’s second save in the penalty shootout against Sheffield Wednesday sent Huddersfield Town to the Championship play-off final at Wembley.
Our new service centre on St Andrew's Road lies close to the John Smith stadium, home of the Terriers.
So to show our support for a team that has battled brilliantly all season under manager David Wagner, we've created a banner.
Yesterday, Wagner, his players and their families flew to Portugal for a few days of relaxation before they begin preparations for Huddersfield’s biggest match for nearly half a century on Monday, May 29.
We send our best wishes and good luck to the Terriers in their match against Reading. Here's to Huddersfield in the Premier League!
Energy savings of 40 per cent were achieved after Westin Drives engineers installed new pumps in a sports stadium swimming pool.
The stadium company wished to replace the recirculating pumps for its main pool and invited Westin Drives to tender for the work.
The pumps were reaching the end of their life, the casings rusted almost to the point of cracking. Our technical services engineers suggested replacing the old star delta starters with an energy-saving variable speed drive panel. A 33% energy saving was calculated, giving a pay-back period of 14 months on the new panel.
The proposal was accepted and we were pleased to be given the job against stiff competition from other companies.
The old system consisted of three pumps, day (100% flow), night (75% flow) and an emergency spare (50% flow), which had never been used. Westin suggested replacing the old 75% and 50% pumps with variable speed 100% KSB pumps, controlled by the existing BMS. This meant either pump could be used as an emergency spare.
The same coverage was therefore achieved with only two pumps, meaning the job could be done while leaving the old 100% pump running and minimising downtime.
LENZE i550 inverters were used, set up for using their VFC Eco mode, maximising energy efficiency and minimising running temperature of the motors. The system was installed with no issues except that the old 50% isolator failed because of rusting and was replaced.
The new system was running within five working days, with energy savings of approximately 40% achieved.
Westin Drives has taken delivery of six bespoke mobile tool kits for our workshop engineers. This is part of the continuing investment in our new service centre,
They were designed, manufactured and equipped in a partnership between Newey & Eyre, Bahco and Westin Drives and will enhance our ability to deliver top quality repairs to our customers.
A Yorkshire dyeing company that treats fabric for brands like Barbour called on Westin Drives when one of their main lines stopped during production.
The machine refused to restart, with no indication of where the fault lay.
Our engineers Fraser and Connor were just completing the commissioning of an energy-saving pumping system at the Huddersfield stadium when the call was received at 09.30.
The fault was diagnosed to be the cooling fan on the main motor which had failed due to ingress of dust. It was removed and taken to be repaired and refurbished at our Huddersfield service centre.
The motor’s bearings had collapsed, causing them to spin in the housings and on the shaft, causing wear damage which needed machining work.
The repair was completed that day, in time for refitting before 5pm, with filters supplied and fitted on air intake ducts to maximise the reliability of the system.
Westin Drives is now offering training courses in the technical services room of our new service centre in Huddersfield.
Steve Bottomley, our senior technical services engineer, can be seen programming the drives.
We’ve built the wall to enable us to offer training courses on inverters, PLCs and associated products to customers and staff. It will give course members a chance to acquire the hands-on experience required when a fault occurs in the workplace.
Customers can be confident in the quality of our training as Westin Drives is a LENZE Authorised Performance Partner. As standard procedure, in-house training is also given to members of our team working in this environment. Please contact our Technical Manager, Fraser Lynch, for details of our training courses.