Watch How a Servo Motor is Refurbished

I’ve been asked by customers so many times “how do you refurbish servo motors?” Well here’s a video showing a pretty common (Siemens 1FT6044 type) servo motor being refurbished. It goes to show something we at Fletcher Moorland have been thorough on for years, that you need electrical, mechanical and electronic skills...

What goes into repairing Automation Equipment?

I’m often asked by customers and prospects alike “What do you actually do when repairing automation equipment?” Well it’s a topic I’m passionate about and have built my career around repairing and refurbishing electro-mechanical and automation equipment. If we had the time and several beers I could go on for...

Think Repair – Save Money

A view on repairing electronic control systems Sometimes it takes something drastic to happen to change your mindset on a process or decision. Let’s take a look at repairing electronic control systems or replacing with new. How repairs are viewed is the first question? are they or can they ever be as...

Celebrating 70 Years of Service

It was during 1946 that Electrical Rewinds and Supplies started life as a business, set-up by Sam Fletcher and his then business partner to support the local pottery, mining and manufacturing industries. Now in 2016 we celebrate 70 years in business, still owned and managed by the founding Fletcher family...

Why Converting CRT Monitors to LCD is a Good Idea

In my 30 year career in industrial automation repair, I’ve seen countless HMIs or monitors pass through the workshop for repair. Most of these were the CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) type. CRTs were the first technology to allow users to interact with machines carrying out manufacturing functions. Whilst repairs to CRT...

It’s Our 70th Birthday This Year

This year we celebrate 70 years in business. It was in 1946 that Sam W. Fletcher set-up Electrical Rewinds and Supplies to service the local industry around Stoke on Trent. The business grew and developed into Fletcher Bickerton Ltd. and quickly gained a reputation for quality in repairing rotating machines....

Plot of IR Against Time

Using the plot of IR against time can show some interesting information in regard to the condition of the insulation system. This plot is from a 73Hp DC armature with brittle insulation.