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Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

Drives & Controls Exhibition

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/01/2021 - 27/01/2021

The show brings together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture (more)

Motors meet defence industry needs

Motors meet defence industry needs Leroy Somer motors have recently sailed through the stringent mechanical shock tests performed by QuinetQ, the UK Government's defence research and development organisation. This now allows them to be supplied for UK defence contracts, building on the considerable reputation that they already have with many other European navies. Aluminium motors up to 280 frame size were subject to tests performed according to the DEF-STAN 08-120 (NES814) and demonstrated the capability to withstand more than twice the required 'g' forces in all directions whilst remaining fully intact and operational. As a result they qualify for use on Royal Naval vessels. The tests were carried out on a simulated ship's deck, without the use of large displacement mounts and were operational throughout the test. This meets the requirements of DEF-STAN 08-123 datasheets 27 and 28 that specify all the requirements for shock and minimum ruggedness. The aluminium motors' capability to flex during the shock test is extraordinary as seen on the high-speed video footage made during the test. At no time was there a risk of fragmentation - one of the key requirements from the MoD for avoiding injury or damage from potential projectile sources.
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