Author Archives: Lee Stoker

Blowing a lot of hot air

One of our customer in the North West has a critical air handling unit application that removes hot process air from an aluminium recycling line. We recently took over the repairs from this site and as part of our reliability program are responsible for monitoring the condition of critical machinery....

A crisp eye on a production line

Our quick and reliable repair service has always been admired in the industry and one Tuesday night recently we were called on by a well known crisp manufacturer to help them out. They had a Midas PC1090.2 touch-screen controller that had failed quite abruptly, it quite literally went blank. We...

When it really pays off to refurbish not just repair

Many customers think of Fletcher Moorland as a company who repair automation equipment, whilst that is true in one respect, we have a rule when it comes to our repair process. ‘All repairs are to be as good as, if not better than new’ – Quite a bold statement indeed....

Obsolete PCB Manufacture

Don’t let obsolescence be a problem – Manufacture of obsolete PCBs The Newcastle-under-Lyme division of an American global courier delivery services company, recently commissioned Fletcher Moorland to manufacture PCBs for a machine they have to support for the next 10 years. The problem was the controls and PCBs were already...

Fanuc Servo Drives Test Rig

Fletcher Moorland have been servicing Fanuc drives for over 20 years. As part of a major upgrade in our automation repair department, we have combined our Fanuc drives test rig into one universal Fanuc test rig. This is probably the most complete Fanuc drives test facility around, giving us the...

Siemens Sinamics S120 Test Rig

The Sinamics S120 modular motion control drives are designed for high performance dive applications. Brought into the marketplace in 2008 these drives are now coming out of OEM warranty. The automation development team at Fletcher Moorland have built a test rig and completed OEM training on this highly specialised drives...

Elau PacDrive & SM Servo Test Rig

These Elau drive units from our experience are mainly found in the food and drink sectors. Fletcher Moorland offer a true 24 hours, 7 days a week repair service for the Elau controllers C*00 series, the MC-4 Pacdrives and the SH & SM series servo motors. We can fully test...

Reception Makeover

The reception area at Fletcher Moorland has just been given a makeover. As we are now experiencing an increase in new and existing customers coming to visit our fantastic workshop facilities, we thought that a new reception area was needed to replace the old slide-screen window that had served us...

ABB Robot Servo Motor

Robot servo motors are critical to plant operation and production, Our customer who is a major automotive parts supplier had sent this ABB servo motor to his motor rewind company, who, did in fairness say they could not repair servo motors and recommended they use us. We received the motor, a...

Siemens S120 servo drive repair

A tissue manufacturer called us as he was having problems finding a reliable repair solution for a newer generation of Siemens servo system the Sinamics S120 range. Now this system is one we have a fully operational test rig for the PSU, drives and drivecliq servo motors. We were sent...