Westin Drives has been appointed a Lenze Engineering Partner, joining a group of eight companies which offers customers expertise and local support for automation projects. Lenze Marketing Manager, Geoff Spear, said: “Westin Drives is a valuable addition to our network of Engineering Partners because it has strong product knowledge and experience and is well established in its area’’.
As part of the Partnership, our electro-mechanical engineers in Huddersfield and Leeds are trained on Lenze automation products and equipped with the latest software tools. We have worked with Lenze for more than 20 years. The focus of this relationship has been on the supply of frequency inverters, geared motors, spring applied brakes and shaft connections to customers in the M62 corridor.
More recently other strengths have been added with automation products such as PLCs, HMIs, servo drives and motion control. This is now recognised with the award of Lenze Engineering Partner. The broadness of the Lenze portfolio allows our firm to take on both simple and complex projects. Typically these might be upgrades to food processing machinery, fluid-flow pump and fan applications and mechanical handling equipment such as conveyors and lifting.
Westin Drives staff offer project evaluation, management, software writing, panel building, installation and commissioning. This is supported by the Lenze team of application engineers in the UK and Europe. As a Lenze Engineering Partner, we can offer a complete drive and automation package from the controllers and visualisation to the drives, geared motors and couplings.
Westin Drives Managing Director, Ian Sheppard, said: “We are pleased to be one of only a handful of companies recognised by Lenze with its Partnership programme. The expertise and support that flows from this relationship will be of great benefit to our customers. This accreditation from Lenze comes on the heels of Westin Drives achieving the status of SKF Certified Rebuilders and is a tribute to the skill and hard work of our staff.”
Westin Drives has been welcomed into the premier league of industrial electric motor repairers. Our company is one of only seven in the UK to achieve the status of SKF Certified Rebuilders after undergoing a rigorous certification process.
To satisfy the requirements, our employees completed extensive training in electric motor failure analysis, bearing installation, lubrication systems and condition monitoring technologies. The accreditation, awarded in October, demonstrates that Westin Drives has the high level of expertise and experience needed for the optimum diagnosis and repair of electric motors.
To become an SKF Certified Rebuilder, repairers must meet exacting standards. For customers, that translates into increased performance and profitability as certified rebuilds can help prevent recurring failures, extend motor service life and reduce repair costs and downtime.
To ensure standards are upheld, certified rebuilders must comply with requirements governing service, procedures, quality control, cleanliness, tooling, bearings, components and workplace conditions. Compliance audits and re–certification are conducted regularly by SKF.
Managing director Ian Sheppard said: “I am delighted that the expertise of our employees has received this recognition and that our many customers will benefit accordingly. It raises the bar in repair service.”
SKF says: “Certified Rebuilders have access to our unparalleled collection of parts, tools, and technical support. They're kept up to date with the latest technologies and best practices. And they're empowered to perform root-cause failure analyses and troubleshooting. In short, they have the resources they need to do your repair correctly.”
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