Case Studies


Mawdsleys Repairs Motors for Latvian Navy

Posted by Pete Woodward on March 2, 2023

Mawdsleys has gained an increasing number of naval and marine contracts due to its expertise in the repair and refurbishment of specialist equipment such as stern motors. Recently, Mawdsleys took receipt of a job for the repair of motors for the Latvian Navy. The Latvian Navy has a fleet of 18 ships and the Latvian… Read more »


RFA Engine Room Fan Refurbishment Case Study

Posted by Pete Woodward on April 14, 2021

Mawdsleys BER recently secured a contract to refurbish engine room fans to support the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Cluster Team. The boat, which was in dock for scheduled maintenance required a complete refurbishment of its 24” Axial Flow Engine Room Fans. As a result of continued investment, in-house industry expertise, and a fully equipped workshop,… Read more »


Overhaul of a Leroy Somer Motor which had Flashed Over

Posted by berdev on February 18, 2020

Recently, we were contracted by a drive Company to investigate a fault on a 170kW DC motor. The Leroy Somer motor had been in operation for some time but had suddenly ‘flashed-over’. This term is used when there is arcing from the positive brush arms to the negative brush arms or to earth. If this… Read more »


DC Motor Supply for UK Port

Posted by Jonny ATW on November 25, 2019

One of the UK’s largest import/export ports needed four spare DC travel motors for their 50T rubber-tyred gantry cranes. The spares had to be identical to the existing units, as modifications to the housing were not an option. Designing and manufacturing brand new motors would have been expensive. We identified mechanically-identical DC motors fitted to… Read more »


Submarine Motor Repair Case Study

Posted by Pete Woodward on June 1, 2018

Naval Motor Repair! Submarine – Dresser Root LP Blower Motor failure Mawdsleys BER recently took receipt of subject motor that had failed due to operational issues on a compressor on a submarine. Failure of the compressor had a detrimental effect on the Mawdsley’s (OEM) motor causing it also to fail. The local repair company engaged… Read more »


Manufacturing Company Swindon

Posted by Pete Woodward on January 9, 2018

For manufacturing businesses that rely on their production plant to be fully operational one machine


Mawdsleys Win Port Tender For The Repair Of 9 Electrical Motors

Posted by Pete Woodward on October 25, 2017

Mawdsleys are delighted to have recently completed a motor repair tender for a large port in Falmouth involving the repair of 9 motors, fans, pumps, compressor motors and associated equipment. These types of motor repair tenders require fast and competitive quotes with an even faster turnaround. Find out more about the equipment and procedures we… Read more »


Mawdsleys Win 3 Year Overhaul Contract For Great Western Railway

Posted by Pete Woodward on August 15, 2017

Mawdsleys are delighted to announce the acquisition of an overhaul contract with a local business partner for the receipt of up to 3 DC motors per week from Great Western Railway. We often deal with both AC and DC traction motors, generators, alternators and associated equipment for fault investigation, repair and overhauls. These types of… Read more »


DC Motor with Sparking and Rapid Brush Wear

Posted by berdev on March 12, 2017

A DC shunt motor has been returned to us for investigation with reports of sparking under the carbon brushes and with the brushes wearing rapidly. The motor appeared to be in good condition with no obvious signs of a fault. Our Engineer carried out a thorough investigation into the possible reasons for the problem and… Read more »

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