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WEG Electric Motors (UK) Ltd

Broad Ground Road
Lakeside
Redditch
B98 8YP
United Kingdom

Telephone : +44(0)1527 513800
Fax : +44(0)1527 513810
Email : wuk-sales@weg.net
Web : www.weg.net


Editorial archive;

Compact VSDs for low-power motors 13/04/2016
WEG recently introduced a compact range of variable speed drives (VSDs) to enhance energy efficiency low motor power applications. Full Story...

Drive system helps maximise oil and gas field productivity 08/03/2016
A bespoke variable speed drive system has been designed by WEG to help with extraction from some of Oman’s older oil fields, where the natural pressure is beginning to fade. Full Story...

Frame size H added to variable speed drive range 05/06/2015
WEG has added a new versatile frame size H variable speed drive to its CFW11 series to help optimise processes and boost productivity in high power level applications.  Full Story...

Inverters and motors help reduce power station emissions 16/12/2014
E.ON has guaranteed the future viability of its Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal-fired power station by installing a new selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emission control facility to reduce emissions. Driving the SCR process, which uses ammonia to neutralise nitrogen oxide (NOx) in exhaust gases, are eight WEG 4300kW MGF710 motors, equipped with variable speed drives (VSDs). Full Story...

Permanent-magnet motor exceeds IE4 requirements 29/04/2014
WEG has now launched a permanent-magnet motor that is said to fulfil demanding IE5 requirements – having around 20% lower losses than IE4 motors. It is said to be one of the first to qualify for the IE5 Ultra Premium Motor designation.  Full Story...

Flameproof motor fully Ex certified for the global market 11/03/2014
WEG has announced that its W22Xd flameproof motor now meets worldwide standards and is certified to meet European ATEX and International IECEx requirements.  Full Story...

Gearbox stands up to steel production environment 14/08/2013
The harsh environments encountered in the steel industry place huge technical demands on plant and machinery used here. Watt Drive (part of the WEG Group) helical bevel gearboxes are being used in a new straightening unit at steel producer ArcelorMittal’s plant in Belval, Luxembourg. Full Story...

HVAC inverter includes PLC and HMI 02/07/2013
The compact CFW501 frequency inverter has been designed by WEG to meet the needs of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. Full Story...

Modular contactor range for machine builders 04/06/2013
WEG has announced the launch a new family of modular contactors – the CWB – which is said to offer reliability and security. The company is also enhancing its offering with user-friendly cage clamp technology. Full Story...

Super premium motors offer even greater energy efficiencies 21/05/2013
Suzanne Gill reports on some ‘super premium’ motors, designed with IEC’s IE4 requirements in mind, for those looking for greater energy efficiency today. Full Story...

UK energy reduction initiative promises operational cost savings 24/04/2013
WEG, a manufacturer of energy efficient electric motors, has launched a new energy reduction initiative, designed to help manufacturers optimise efficiencies of existing equipment throughout their plants and processes. Full Story...

Energy efficient standard motor range with 40% less losses 04/12/2012
WEG has launched a new range of motors – the W22 Super Premium – claimed to be the only complete standard range available on the market worldwide that exceeds IE4 regulations. Full Story...

High efficiency motor/inverter package saves energy on furnace cooling system 02/08/2011
Engineering Steel Belgium (ESB) is saving €45,000 per annum on the operation of three cooling pumps on one of its electrical steel furnaces, since the installation of three WEG W22 132 kW, IE2 high efficiency motors, controlled by WEG CFW-09 variable speed drives. Full Story...

IE2 and IE3 motors for hazardous areas 28/06/2011
WEG used the Hannover Trade Fair as a platform to launch its new W22X range of IE2 and IE3 standard motors that meet the latest European efficiency regulations despite being designed for use in hazardous areas, where motors are exempt. Full Story...

MV motors and transformers for sulphuric acid facility 24/02/2011
WEG Germany has won a contract from Outotec, the global leader in sulphuric acid plant design and delivery, for a total of 21 MV motors, including slip-ring types up to 5200kW, 24 WEG transformers, six liquid rheostat starters, and project management to install and commission the package. Full Story...

The oldest sugar mill in Ecuador automates 01/02/2011
Responsible for 33% of the sugar produced in Ecuador, and the country's oldest sugar mill - the Ingenio Valdez sugar mill - will, in future, operate with a completely automated extraction process, following the installation of automation and control equipment. Full Story...

Control panel supply deal for hydraulic press manufacturer 08/11/2010
Believed to be the largest manufacturer of hydraulic presses in Latin America, Hidral-Mac has established a partnership with WEG for the supply of electrical control panels for all its lines of hydraulic presses. Full Story...

Energy efficient MV drive for pumping application 12/10/2010
WEG has manufactured its largest ever medium voltage inverter for an oil industry-related application in the USA. Full Story...

WEG ups output at Omani oilfield 31/08/2010
The Daleel Petroleum Oil Field in Oman has turned to WEG Middle East for the urgent supply of 250kW HGF motors to fill the same space envelope previously occupied by three 132kW Loher pump motors. Full Story...

'New generation’ bio-ethanol plant in Belgium installs high efficiency motors on its cooling towers 29/06/2010
Brazilian motor manufacturer WEG says it has supplied its first high efficiency motors for the BioWanze project—a plant that began producing bioethanol from wheat and sugar beet last year, and produces half the annual bioethanol volume for Belgium. Full Story...

AC motors power heavy oil recovery process in 50 degree Omani desert heat 01/02/2010
Steam injection technology is a process in which heavy viscous oil is thermally stimulated to improve recovery. The technology is being used in Oman, where the more readily accessible oil reserves are depleted, limiting future production to the heavy formations in the hot, arid regions of the country’s interior. With depletion of global oil resources now a common problem, injection technology is increasing in use throughout the world. Full Story...

A smart relay for motor control centres 05/06/2009
New “smart” relay provides better protection and easier fault finding for motor control centres. Full Story...

New Motors for old 24/09/2008
Retaining asset value of investment in existing plant and equipment is aided by WEG's custom-made electric motor replacements which can match a wide range of outputs, voltages and speeds as well as most motor applications. Full Story...

Trade In Your Old Motor 12/09/2008
Got an old, inefficient motor you want to get rid of? This motor manufacturer has a proposal for you: let us build a highly cost-efficient motor to use as a drop-in replacement to fit in the space of the old motor. Believe it or not, this is much less expensive than trying to modify the existing motor foundation to adapt a standard motor. Full Story...

Billions in Energy Could Be Lost Due to Poor Motor Sizing 06/08/2008
ENERGY EFFICENCY LOSSES through over sizing of pump electric motors by engineers are commonplace and, if the motor specification far exceeds the application, it could be costing industry billions of euros in wasted energy. Full Story...

Repair or Replace? A Complex Decision for Electric Motors 06/08/2008
ENERGY EFFICIENCY is a key attribute of today’s electric motors and the efficiency of a motor will decline over its design life depending on usage conditions. As electric motors are at the heart of most industrial processes, careful monitoring of condition and energy consumption should be a routine part in these days of high energy costs. Full Story...

Indian plant for WEG 06/06/2008
WEG, Brazil headquartered systems supplier, will build a new plant in Hosur, India, according to reports from the company on June 5, 2008. The expansion into India is hoped to improve WEG’s international distribution capacity. Full Story...

WEG EFF1 motors and high-efficiency drives help Hammersmith and Charing Cross hospitals cut energy usage 03/12/2007
Hammersmith and Charing Cross NHS Trust hospitals have an ongoing programme of efficiency improvement work undertaken in partnership with the Carbon Trust to reduce carbon emissions in line with Department of Health targets. As part of this project over seventy WEG electric motors and variable speed drives have been installed at the two major London healthcare sites. The installation is expected to pay for itself within two years through energy savings. Full Story...