Ready to go: test rig drive motors
Ready to go: two test rig drive motors from a large, local engineering company which were sent to Westin Drives for overhaul and service. Work by our engineers included the provision of new bearings and carbon brushes and skimming of the commutators. After the motors were painted and balanced, they were given a thorough test run and approved for dispatch.
We frequently receive pumps for repair which arrive without the volute chamber. Usually this is because it is easier to leave it in situ when removing the pump for maintenance.
As a result, our engineers can’t pressure test the mechanical seal or gaskets once the repair is complete.
It was decided to design and build a universal pressure test rig which can be adapted to suit a variety of single impeller, flange-mounted pumps up to 30kW.
We can now pressure test the repaired pumps and be certain they will go back to the customer to be re-fitted without the risk of leaks, which would lead to further downtime and costs.
Westin Drives is committed to providing a quality repair and service for customers and this pump test rig is another reason why they can have confidence in our repairs. We are always focused on ways to improve our testing capabilities and are committed to continuous improvement throughout the business.
By Richard Bruffell, Internal Sales
With many years of experience in the supply and repair of fluid transfer pumps, Westin Drives has struck up a partnership with British pump manufacturer Calpeda.
This important relationship was arrived at after rigorous product investigation and real world application knowledge.
Extensive product training has been supplied by Calpeda in the correct selection of a wide variety of products from centrifugal, multi-stage, self-priming, in-line and submersible pumps through to the more complex booster set selections.
Its support underlines the value and commitment already recognised by the team at Westin Drives.