Think Repair - Save Money

Think Repair – Save Money

A view on repairing electronic control systems Sometimes it takes something drastic to happen to change your mindset on a process or decision. Let’s take a look at repairing electronic control systems or replacing with new. How repairs are viewed is the first question? are they or can they ever be as good as new? Surveying a number of contacts I found that …

Repairing automation equipment has a valid place in obsolescence management

Repairing automation equipment has a valid place in obsolescence management

I was fortunate enough to introduce my company to some of Norway’s major oil producers recently. I was there to present ‘The benefits of repairing equipment over replacements’. Now what I found was not really surprising, generally when they had a failure on electronic control equipment the usual response was to buy new from the manufacturer. All good really but the …

Midas Touch Screen Repaired

A crisp eye on a production line

Our quick and reliable repair service has always been admired in the industry and one Tuesday night recently we were called on by a well known crisp manufacturer to help them out. They had a Midas PC1090.2 touch-screen controller that had failed quite abruptly, it quite literally went blank. We collected the controller and bought it back to our workshops …

Fanuc Servo Drive Test Rig

Fanuc Servo Drives Test Rig

Fletcher Moorland have been servicing Fanuc drives for over 20 years. As part of a major upgrade in our automation repair department, we have combined our Fanuc drives test rig into one universal Fanuc test rig. This is probably the most complete Fanuc drives test facility around, giving us the ability to fully test the entire alpha series of drives. …

Siemens S120 Servo Test Rig

Siemens Sinamics S120 Test Rig

The Sinamics S120 modular motion control drives are designed for high performance dive applications. Brought into the marketplace in 2008 these drives are now coming out of OEM warranty. The automation development team at Fletcher Moorland have built a test rig and completed OEM training on this highly specialised drives system to offer a complete repair and test service. What …

Elau Servo Test Rig

Elau PacDrive & SM Servo Test Rig

These Elau drive units from our experience are mainly found in the food and drink sectors. Fletcher Moorland offer a true 24 hours, 7 days a week repair service for the Elau controllers C*00 series, the MC-4 Pacdrives and the SH & SM series servo motors. We can fully test all units in the drive system to guarantee repair. These …

200Kw after repair

Overnight Repair of a 200Kw motor

This is a good example of the typical urgent repair requests we get day-to-day. A large food ingredients company based in Manchester has a 200Kw motor that was failing. Bearing damage was picked up during a condition monitoring route on a critical pump application. The only downtime acceptable to them was overnight. We collected the motor and carried out our …