With the release of Ashwoods IPM motor range leading to multiple active programs with OEM’s and customers within established motor markets, we have invested in a new manufacturing facility to keep up with demand.
Our motors have to be competitively priced against existing induction technologies, and as such we have partnered with a leading UK Automation equipment manufacturer ABP and CEMB Hofmann to create a dedicated semi-automated manufacturing facility with automated winding and welding lines as well as automated rotor assembly.
As one of Britain’s leading providers of special purpose automated assembly, inspection and test systems, ABP Automation delivers complete solutions to customers across the world in many different markets; automotive, aerospace, industrial, medical and, interestingly, they produce robotic bomb disposal equipment for the UK defence department.
They are currently developing a bespoke winding and welding machine for us. This utilises the speed and accuracy of two 6 axis robotic arms; ABB IRB 1200. The machine will integrate new technology for wire joining, utilising Ultra Sonic welding techniques.
CEMB Hofmann are market leaders in the manufacturing of production balancing machine solutions and are one of Europe’s largest Rotor balancing companies. They are assisting us to make massive leaps forwards in our Rotor Manufacturing Line. This will help to ensure our Rotors are balanced to a higher degree of accuracy for every single unit which leaves our facility.
All of this enables us to ensure quality and consistency of our motors at the same time as being competitive against competitors’ products produced in low cost countries.