Posts tagged as motor

DC traction motor test rig

PPE and African Traction Systems worked together to build a system for traction motor load testing for PRASA. The system is completely automated, allowing the operator to monitor the system and input test parameters. The system will be able to perform multiple tests required by the end user, as well as automatically generate reports based on the tests. Safety […]

Sugar mill alternator rewind

  Marthinusen & Coutts recently repaired the rotor of the 20 MW salient pole synchronous alternator at Tongaat Hulett’s Xinavane mill in Mozambique. The task, which involved the complete rewind of the rotor, with a cruciform-type winding configuration, was carried out at the company’s Cleveland, Johannesburg facility in just over three months. Craig Megannon, the company’s general manager, […]

Monitoring large electric motor terminations prevents failure

  It is often the case that failure of the cheapest component can bring about failure of the whole system, and in many cases condition monitoring is applied effectively to larger system components but not as effectively to the less significant ones. In the case of large electric motors, failure of the terminations can result […]