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Adapting to change and remaining resilient

Adapting to change and remaining resilient
The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the resilience of the most robust supply chains and has ushered in a new way of working. This has changed how companies operate in an unprecedented manner. Here’s how motor and drive manufacturer, WEG kept going during the first few months of the pandemic to maintain customer supply and help in the COVID-19 fight.
24th November 2020

Powering Antwerp’s City Hall

Powering Antwerp’s City Hall
The last thing a city needs is for its critical infrastructure to be affected by a power failure. That includes its city hall. That’s why E. Van Wingen, a Belgium-based manufacturer of high-end engine-based power solutions, turned to WEG, to assist with a secure back-up power supply for the Stadhuis, Belgium.
19th November 2020

Encoders drive performance improvements of motors

Encoders drive performance improvements of motors
Haozhi Mechanical and Electrical (Haozhi), based in China, is a company focused on direct-drive technology for machine tool and robotics applications. Direct-Drive (DD) motors are electric motors that directly transmit power to the application without the use of mechanical reduction elements such as gears, pulleys, chains or belts. DD technology for linear motors and rotary tables has matured in recent years.
13th November 2020


Geared motors: The application considerations

Geared motors: The application considerations
When procuring a geared motor, technical buyers at machine and plant manufacturers must consider numerous aspects to ensure that the purchased technology ultimately guarantees high plant availability and an optimum cost-benefit ratio. Here, Marek Lukaszczyk, European and Middle East Marketing Manager at WEG, explains how to ensure a geared motor unit best suits your application.
9th November 2020

WEG provides solutions for seawater desalination plant

WEG provides solutions for seawater desalination plant
Drinking water is scarce in the Atacama region of Chile. In response to this challenge, WEG has partnered with a Chilean sanitation company to provide electric motors and soft starters at a desalination plant - a facility that will continuously supply quality drinking water to over 200,000 people.
9th November 2020

Rehabilitation exoskeletons: engineering mobility

Rehabilitation exoskeletons: engineering mobility
Around 50,000 people in the UK live with a spinal cord injury. To those who are injured, regaining movement is life changing - and advances in exoskeleton technology are helping to renew their independence. Here, Stewart Goulding, Managing Director of Electromechanical Systems (EMS), shares insight into the motor technology powering rehabilitation exoskeleton systems.
4th November 2020

Gearing up for predictive maintenance

Gearing up for predictive maintenance
If predictions are correct, by 2021 25 billion devices will be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). Here, Marek Lukaszczyk, European Marketing Manager at WEG explains where geared motor maintenance fits into this paradigm. Geared motor units are the drive technology heavyweights needed to handle a large amount of data, power and torque. They provide the necessary motion sequences in machines and systems, helping to ensure that production lines run smoothly. If there is a fault with a geared motor, the knock-on effects can be very costly for businesses.
29th October 2020

What maintenance staff need to know about geared motors

What maintenance staff need to know about geared motors
WEG has published its latest guide to help maintenance staff keep geared motor maintenance and lifecycle costs to a minimum. Titled 'What maintenance staff need to know about geared motors', the guide includes a useful maintenance schedule checklist whichcan be downloaded for free here.
22nd October 2020

WEG supports hospital with emergency power

WEG supports hospital with emergency power
Motor and alternator manufacturer, WEG has supplied eight 1,700kVA alternators to provide emergency power to the Clinical Centre of Serbia’s newly-expanded facilities. At a time when hospitals globally are a focal point in the fight against COVID-19, this project highlights the importance of effective backup power systems to cover unexpected mains power failure.
21st October 2020

WEG completes multi-million-euro investment

WEG completes multi-million-euro investment
WEG has now significantly expanded capacity at its WEG Centre of Excellence for Drive Development in Markt Piesting, Austria. Construction work for the new facilities on the grounds of WEG subsidiary Watt Drive Antriebstechnik GmbH is now complete, while modernisation of the machine pool will continue apace until 2023.
21st October 2020


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