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Raising Standards Again – ISO 14001 Certification Joins The Family


NDC has successfully achieved certification to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems Standard.

The ISO 14001 certification is a globally recognised sign of a business' commitment to the preservation of the environment. 


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NDC Elevator Drives At London Liftex 2016


NDC's stand at this year's London Liftex proved to be very busy with visitors from both the UK and overseas keen to learn about our innovative solutions to elevator drive and motor failure.


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Hospital Motor Discharged Following Emergency Call.


 

NDC's dedicated MRL Motor Division were recently contacted by the lift maintenance contractor at a large hospital following their inspection of an EcoDisc MX20 motor. The motor was showing faults and the lift was subsequently switched off, causing an inevitable interruption to hospital services.

 


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NDC's MRL Motor Services: An Overview


For lift companies, engaging a repair company that has the right in-house technology and know-how is key to supporting these motors.


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Quality And Integrity Of Parts: Can You Be Completely Sure?


The choice of suppliers for elevator components and electronics has grown rapidly over the past decade. One such search on Google reveals hundreds of suppliers from California to China offering replacements and repairs for a fraction of the cost of a new part - but can you ever be sure of the quality and the integrity of these products and services?


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NDC's 2nd International Distributors Conference


This Summer delegates gathered from Australia, Europe and North America as NDC hosted it's 2nd International Distributor Conference in Manchester.


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As B&R Move Toward Industry 4.0, Is Your Equipment Moving Toward Obsolescence?


Industry 4.0 is seen as being the next industrial revolution. Its aim is to have seamless integration between smart, internet-connected machines and human labour, were all of your machines are custom made and constantly talking to each other throughout the production process over radio signals. All this controlled and easily altered through the internet on your laptop or phone. 


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Food Manufacturing Automation - Weber Slicers & Elau Servo Motors


Whether it’s a case of retrofitting older-generation, inefficient motors with variable speed drives or purchasing the latest generation of robots that can work alongside humans…..almost every recent investment in automation equipment has energy-efficient and cost reducing reasons behind it” – Jonathan Wilkins - European Automation Marketing Manager

 


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Relocation Of NDC's MRL Motor Facility: Added Capacity And Enhanced Services


NDC's dedicated MRL facility ServoLab is to be relocated within the company's Manchester-based Electro-Mechanical Division following further investment into elevator motor services by NDC. The company has elected to make this investment due to the growing demand for these services within the lift industry.


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Investment Completes Support For Otis Gen2 Drives And Motors


NDC's R&D team are constantly seeking to drive continuous improvement and innovation in our business and to expand the range of supported elevator systems for our customers.

The team has recently completed an 18 month long project to design, build and commission a test suite to interrogate and simulate the operation of Otis Gen2 drives and motors.


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NDC Elevator Drives To Exhibit In The US And Europe During 2015


Following our prize winning and well attended booth installation in San Antonio TX last year, NDC will once again
be exhibiting at this year's NAEC Expo in Boston MA in September. In a tight Autumn (or Fall!) schedule, we then
re-cross the pond the following month to attend Interlift 2015 in Augsburg, Germany.


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Preventative Maintenance This Summer: It's No Sweat!


Summer is on the way bringing with it the promise of fine weather and rising temperatures. Great news for all of us
- but will it be such good news for your elevator drives?

 

Our experience in previous Summers has shown us that certain drives do not respond too well to the increase in temperature, of
note here are those based on Omron / Yaskawa chassis’ such as the Omron 3G3FV, Yaskawa Varispeed 616G5 and
Orona V3F ranges.


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Motor Training Day At NDC Elevator Drives


NDC Elevator Drives recently hosted a training event at our Manchester facility for service and maintenance technicians from a national lift service company.


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The Christmas Spirit


NDC has been involved with charities for a number of years, every year our teams hold a variety of fundraising event to help causes dear to them. This year we decided to have an official company charity and focus the donations so they can do the most good.


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NDC Exhibiting At NAEC 65 San Antonio .


NDC Elevator Drives will be exhibiting at the 65th NAEC Conference and Exposition in San Antonio TX this September.


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The First NDC Global Distributor Network Conference


Thursday June 5th saw the inaugural Conference of NDC’s Global Distributor Network convened in Manchester.


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NDC Selected To Repair, Rebuild And Test KONE Ecodisc® Motor


When residents in a city-centre apartment block recently reported that a lift had started to vibrate and make excessive noise, a lift maintenance company were called in to inspect the system.
 


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There’s Always An Alternative


A major polythene bag manufacturer had one of their automated bag cutting and sealing machine fail during a production schedule. Their maintenance engineers found the fault to be the roller axis servo motor (a GEC Alsthom Parvex LC830TGR0010 Servo Motor) to be the cause of the fault. 


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CONTROL TECHNIQUES UNIDRIVE M Series


NDC have long been established in the Food Industry supplying solutions for a wide range of products. Our understanding and knowledge of the products that drives and controls the food industry equipment is seen as the key and we are continually assessing the products. 


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NDC Help An Electrical Motor Repair Company Gain New Customer


A motor rewind company recently came to NDC Servolab to ask for help with a modern servo drive motor as we held the relevant drive systems. 


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NDC Repair In Record Time


A major aerospace parts manufacturer had to stop one of their machines in their production cycle as the spindle motor (Fanuc A06B-0859-B100#3000 Spindle Motor) started making an excessive noise. An expected 12 week turnaround from the OEM was jeopardizing performance. NDC was called into action. Read more to check how We were able to help. 


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ACOPOS B&R Systems Now Fully Supported By NDC


NDC’s dedicated research and development team have completed work on the re-engineering of Acopos B&R Drives. This means that NDC can now offer a level of reliability to their repairs comparable with the Original Equipment Manufacturers. We offer a quicker turnaround and at a reduced cost.   


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Yaskawa Sigma Series Servo Drives & Motors


NDC have long been established in the Food Industry supplying solutions for a wide range of products. Our understanding and knowledge of the products that drives and controls the food industry equipment is seen as the key and we are continually assessing the products. NDC's dedicated R & D team have been busy finalizing the latest breakthroughs in the programming and testing of Serial Encoders on Yaskawa Servo Motors used in Marel Food Slicers & Processors.


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Mitsubishi SJ-11AW52M Fails After A Speed Change - We Didn't Just Repair It.


A CNC tool manufacturer had one of their major machines in the production line come to a standstill due to the seizure of its spindle motor. A change in conditions can affect your motor performance. Having a repair company that understands your business makes a difference to your short and long term maintenance plan. 


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Surveys Results & Prize Draw Winner Announced


We recently asked you to tell us what you think of us, our services, prices and benefits. Through-out the months of November and December 2013, we had a great response rate and we’re pleased to report that the feedback we received was tremendously useful.

 


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New NDC Service Center Building: 172 Stone Columns Complete


NDC are getting a new state of the art Service Centre building to house their workshop and office facilities. Representing a £750,000 investment, the 6,700 square foot purpose built facility is being constructed directly next to sister company CPM’s head quarters.


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Christmas & New Year Shutdown @ Standard Repair Prices (no Extra Charges, Just Extra Carols)


The annual Christmas shutdown provides a perfect opportunity to undertake vital machine maintenance, without causing operational disruptions. However, keeping costs down during this period can be difficult with those pesky ‘Christmas rates’ charging way over the usual odds. At NDC you don't have to worry with that! We have no extra charges on Christmas, just extra carols!


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Trick Or Treat: NDC Servolab Ensures The Smiles On Children’s Faces


Anyone in an Engineering Department, even the most experienced Engineers, always feel a chill down their spine when they get THE call: “We have a problem. You need to get here ASAP.” When the problem affects a machine that’s a major part of the production line, and it’s a direct threat to the company’s performance, that chill gets worse. But you can only imagine the alarm when that machine is being used to manufacture sweet buckets which were being prepared for Halloween. This in when, in your mind, you go beyond the intense calls from Production Managers, to the sad look on kids’ faces on such a major holiday. That’s when the scary music in the background starts.


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NDC’s Repairs Register Database: 2000 OEMs Now Supported!


Our Industrial Electronics Repairs Register now contains over 2000 supported OEMs from the Automation and Control Sector.

 


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New MRL Motor Service Introduced


NDC in conjunction with Pfeifer Drako are pioneering a unique and innovative new service in the British Lift Industry in response to growing demand.

 


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Yaskawa Sigma II Series Servo Motors & Drives


NDC's dedicated R & D team have been busy finalizing the latest breakthroughs in the programming and testing of, Serial Encoders on Yaskawa Sigma II Series Servo Motor.


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NDC Save Meat Processors Bacon!!


NDC  have added the Control Techniques DBE140 Servo Drive and its associated 142DSD301US ac Servo Motor to its Repairs Register.


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NDC At Liftex 2013


NDC’s stand at Liftex proved to be particularly popular this year with service and operations managers from both OEMs and independent service and repair companies taking time to visit us.


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Investments Drive Up Repair Reliability Again


During 2012 NDC undertook a number of Research and Development investments into Quality and Diagnostic Tools, Reverse Engineering Programmes, Test —- Diagnose - Repair– Test Routines and Function Testing Capability.


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Nachi Servo Motors


NDC's dedicated R & D team have been busy finalizing the latest breakthroughs in the programming and testing of Serial and Smart Encoders on Nachi TS Series Servo Motors


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NDC Exhibiting At Liftex 2013


Following a successful exhibition debut in 2010, NDC are back for Liftex 2013!

Why not stop by to meet our staff and discuss our Lift Drive and MRL Motor Services.

You will find us on stand A26


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NDC Customer Survey & Prize Draw


NDC seeks continuous improvement in all aspects of our business; customer services, logistics and our technical and engineering processes.

 


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Lenze ECS Series – Motion Controllers In The Meat & Cheese Slicing Industry


NDC have long been established in the Food Industry, especially the, Meat & Cheese sector, supplying solutions for a wide range of products. Our understanding and knowledge of the products that drives and controls the slicing equipment, is seen as the key and we are continually assessing the products. 


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Lift Industry Professionals: Looking For A Competitive Advantage?


The Lift Market has become increasingly competitive throughout the construction downturn and economic recession, with service portfolio constantly changing hands and margins being squeezed.

 


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NDC Project Delivers Support For Parker And SBC Elettronica Drives And Motors


Another successful Reverse Engineering Project by NDC's Research Division demonstrates the synergy that is acquired by maintaining dedicated electronics and servo motor facilities within the company.


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Major Power Generation Company - Repair Dilemma Resolved By NDC Ltd


We received a call from a major operator in the renewable energy market. They needed assistance with the repair of several large CLMM-690/50-2X50 Power Correction Units, manufactured by ABB which were used to tune the output from the turbines in one of their wind-farms.


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MOOG MSD - Motion Control In Extrusion Blow Moulding


Northern Drives and Controls Ltd. R & D department have finalised the latest breakthrough in the repair and overhaul on the MOOG, MSD range of Multi Axis motion controllers


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Tamagawa TBL-iII Servo Motor


NDC ServoLab's dedicated R & D team have been busy finalizing the latest breakthroughs in the programming and testing of Serial and Smart Encoders on Tamagawa TBL-iII Servo Motors


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New 2 Year Warranties For Servo Motor Repairs Rolled Out


Following extensive QA and Reliability Analysis, NDC have extended the warranty period covering the repair of Servo Motors to two years (effective from September 1st, 2012).


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Reverse Engineering Success: B&R Automation Servo System


NDC ServoLab’s dedicated R&D team have been involved in a Reverse Engineering Project involving B&R Acopos Servo Drives, Servo Motors and Encoders.


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Servo Actuator Repair – Tolomatic GSWA-101


Automotive manufacturer requires urgent assistance after, one of their, welding robots on their main production line fails due to the malfunction of a servo actuator


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Decisive Action Returns Plastics Plant To Production


A major plastic containers manufacturer had one of their automatic labelling machines stop during the middle of a major production schedule.

Their maintenance department found the fault to be one of the main roller motors (a Parker Eurotherm AC MN 0150-4/1-3-GW Servo Motor) which had overheated.The Maintenance Manager called the machine manufacturer who informed him that these labelling machines had been phased out and were no longer supported. The motor OEM was also contacted, who advised that the motor was obsolete. Plant maintenance then contacted NDCs ServoLab to establish what support was available.


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Driving Forward Best Practice – TEST-DIAGNOSE-REPAIR-TEST


NDC Ltd has been championing best practice for the repair and overhaul of Servo Drives and Servo Motors since the early 1990’s. We have a four stage manufacturing process which looks to ensure that the end result has the integrity to match OEM levels of performance and endurance, on all repairs.


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Rapid And Cost - Effective Repair Returns Injection Moulding Robot To Production


A major supplier of injection moulded components to the automotive industry recently had one of their de-moulding robots fail on a critical line. With the prospect of incurring costly downtime a real issue, the maintenance team were called in right way and established that one of the robot\'s 6 pole B&R Synchronous Servo Motors (Type 8MSA4L.E0-68) had developed an encoder fault.


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Collaboration Delivers Siemens Pitch and Yaw Controls Project


NDC’s Servo Motor and Electronics Divisions recently collaborated to deliver a Reverse Engineering Project involving the Siemens Sinamics S120 Drive and the Siemens Simotics 1FK7 Servo Motor, devices typically utilised in wind turbine pitch and yaw control cabinets.


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Handtmann Servo Motors & Controllers Repair Service Goes Worldwide


One of the major sausage manufacturers in Italy had one of their Handtmann Vacuum Fillers fail due to the seizure of the Servo Motor (Handtmann M406D-0101-001 Motor). This seizure resulted in the failure of the controller (Handtmann ACS40).


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MOOG Drive And Motor Support For The Plastics Industry


Following extensive reverse engineering, modelling and testing of the MOOG servo system, NDC has captured the circuits, parts lists, schematics and set up / test data necessary to produce in house Test – Diagnose – Repair – Test Procedures for the MOOG MD Servo Motor and MSD Servo Drive, devices widely utilised by OEMs in the manufacture of electric plastic injection moulding machines.


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NDC ServoLab Preferred To OEM Yet Another Time


A major automotive spring manufacturer had a one of their automatic coiling machine stop during the middle of a major production schedule. Their maintenance department found the fault to be one of the axis motors (an ABB 8C441500V002SG3MB Servo Motor) which had overheated.


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KONE MonoSpace® Technologies Now Fully Supported By NDC


NDC’s dedicated ServoLab motor facility has now added the KONE EcoDisc® MRL Motor to its impressive portfolio of MRL motors now supported. The addition of this repair and test capability completes NDC’s overall support package for KONE MonoSpace® technology as a world class facility for the repair and test of the V3F series VVVF drives was also completed in 2011.


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NDC Prove OEM’s ‘Beyond Repair Analysis’ Incorrect


A major processed food manufacturer had one of their critical machines go down due to the failure of the slicer motor (a Control Techniques 95DSB300US). The motor was very badly damaged and engineers at the processing plant decided to send the motor back to the OEM for evaluation.


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Programming Of Digital Encoders For Rexroth MSK & MHD Servo Motors


NDC ServoLab’s dedicated R&D motor team have been busy finalizing the latest breakthroughs in the programming and testing of Rexroth Servo Motors in our laboratories.


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NDC ServoLab Preferred To OEM In Minimizing Critical Downtime


A major CNC parts manufacturer had one of their HAAS Milling Machines stop due to a Spindle failure. The in-house maintenance engineers found the cause of the fault to be the main spindle (a HAAS 30-5911-W)


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Engineering Update: Weber Servo Control System


NDC’s ServoLab facility has recently completed a Reverse Engineering Project to establish Test - Diagnose - Repair - Test Procedures for Weber’s DSG Servo Motor, WUM Servo Amplifier and WUG Power Supply Unit.


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Engineering Update: Fanuc Alpha I Series AC Servo Motor, Spindle Motor & Amplifier


NDC’s R&D team have been busy finalizing the latest breakthroughs in the repair and testing of the new generation Fanuc Alpha i AC Servo Motor, Spindle Motor & Amplifier


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Test System Rolled Out Nationally For The Kinetix 6000 Multi Axis Servo Drives And Integrated Motion Solution


We were recently approached by a customer in the food and packaging industry to look into establishing a full in-house repair and function test facility to support these units.


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Programming Hiperface Encoders for Elau SM Servo Motor


NDC's dedicated R & D team have been busy finalizing the latest breakthroughs in the programming and testing of Elau Servo Motors


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As tempers escalate - NDC called in to help passengers get away


An escalator at a major UK international airport suddenly stopped working causing a lot of inconvenience for passengers during a busy weekend.


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Robot nods approvingly at NDC fault response
(Well you didn't expect it to do a 'Crouchy' did you?)


A major electrical equipment manufacturer recently had one of their Staubli robots fail on a primary production line - output was halted and expensive downtime immediately incurred.


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Some common faults in MRL PM Motors and the associated effects on the application.


The launch in 2010 of NDC's ServoLab, a dedicated facility undertaking the repair, service, re-building and function testing of permanent magnet motors has seen an influx of faulty motors from MRL lift applications.


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NDC's ServoLab selected ahead of OEM to effect repair to MRL PM Motor


A Lift in a high-rise tower came to a sudden halt causing a lot of inconvenience to the people working in the tower. The Facilities Manager called in the Lift service company who identified the cause of the problem as the main Lift motor (a Control Techniques PM UniMotor with a Stegmann SinCos Hiperface Encoder).


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MRL Permanent Magnet Motors: An Overview


On average lifts are responsible for about 10% of the energy consumption in high-rise buildings. Due to this, one of the core goals of the industry is higher energy efficiency.


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NDC Completes Baumuller Modular Reverse Engineering Project


NDC’s ServoLab facility has recently completed a Reverse Engineering Project to establish Test - Diagnose - Repair - Test Procedures across the range of Baumuller’s DS/DA Servo Motors.


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Do you know about NDC’s Test - Diagnose - Repair - Test Policy?


When your job arrives at an NDC Service Centre, it is initially subject to routine, function and load tests, plus an electrical and mechanical inspection.


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Servo Motor Repair is ‘Spot On’

One of our customers was experiencing problems on a welding application due to encoder failure in one of the motors, a Parker PO-L20-P54.

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Major Investment At NDC ServoLab

(25/06/2009)
NDC has made a significant new investment at ServoLab, its world class centre of excellence for the service, repair and testing of servo motors.

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NDC's specialist ServoLab facility has recently completed repair projects covering the Allen Bradley 1326AB Servo Motor.

(15/05/2009)
These high performance, three-phase, brushless, AC synchronous servo motors are designed by Allen-Bradley to meet the stringent requirements of high performance motion systems.

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Elau Pac-Drive MC-4 and SM Servomotor Repairs

(20/02/2009)
NDC now offer a comprehensive repair and full-function testing service to the meat slicing industry across the Elau range of Pac-Drives.

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Investment into servo motor 'centre of excellence'

(07/04/2008)
NDC has given it’s backing to the establishment of a dedicated servo motor repair and test facility at its Manchester Service Centre.

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NDC repair, test and commission drive and motor application

(13/03/2008)
An NDC site services team recently attended the plant of a large switchgear manufacturer that had lost production of critical LV components.

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Yaskawa SGMGH-55DCA6H servo motor

(24/08/2007)
NDC remanufacture servo motor component to effect rapid 'back to service' repair

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Jetter Nano 8 PLC control for a DIMAS-ES-8 AC Servo & JL3 AC Servo Motor

(18/07/2007)
(June 2007) NDC offer a wide range of automation and industrial electronic repair services. They were recently asked to help with a problem on a Martin framemaking machine.

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Pacific Scientific SC100 Servo Drive & Servo Motor

(06/06/2007)
NDC offer a wide range of automation and industrial electronic repair services. They were recently asked to help with a problem on a Pacific Scientific SC100 series Servo Drive & Servo Motor, manufactured by IMEC.

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NDC NW responds to motor issue within a major Newspaper print facility

(04/04/2007)
NDC Manchester was given the task to repair and refurbish two heavy-duty Lenze motor and gearbox units for a very large newspaper printing facility in Manchester.

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