Category: News

Types of DC Motors

dc series motor mawdsleys ber bristol

DC Motors have been a principal service offering at Mawdsleys since the company was founded in 1959. There are 3 main types of DC motor that are available: Series, Shunt and Compound. These terms relate to the type of connection of the field windings with respect to the armature circuit. Our blog post takes a… Read more »

The Importance of Checking Motor Connections

loose connection in terminal box

As a rotating machines repair Company we see many types of failure on all types of motors and generators. Regardless of the machine type, one form of failure that is common to all is the damage caused by improper or loose connections. Whilst it is a small percentage of cases, we still see a handful… Read more »

Does Your Electric Motor Need a Rewind?

Slip Ring with Burnt Rotor Windings

If your motor has stopped working or is nuisance tripping then you may be able to diagnose the problem by performing a few basic checks. Before starting with the investigation it would be worth noting the general condition of the motor. Look for broken mounts/parts, signs of burning/carbon, contamination from various sources (water, oil, grease,… Read more »

5 Steps to Improving Electric Motor Performance

If you rely on electric motors to power your business, consistent performance is key to keeping productivity and profit margins high. Unfortunately, so many Clients we are called out to are running their motors inefficiently – often only paying attention to their motors when they fails or begins to show drastic underperformance. To avoid downtime… Read more »

Meet The New Sales Manager At Mawdsleys

Gary Cox sales manager at mawdsleys BER

Mawdsleys are pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Cox as Sales Manager for our Key accounts, with a special focus on naval business throughout the UK and Europe. Gary joins Mawdsleys having worked for Flowserve for many years, Gary’s experience and customer contacts are a huge plus for Mawdsleys and the growth of the… Read more »

Carbon Brushes In DC Motors – Common Causes Of Fault and How To Prevent Them

Carbon Brush Spares

DC (direct current) motor rewinds and repairs have been one of our specialist services for many years and in our experience, carbon brush wear is one of the most common causes of DC motor failure, alongside carbon dust and commutator surface wear caused by bad contact with the carbon brushes. Carbon brushes are found in… Read more »

Mawdsleys Proud To Be Working On The New Frigates

The royal Navy Type 23 Frigate

At Mawdsleys, we’ve been busy carrying out work on one of the long awaited Global Combat Ships. The first ship is estimated to be completed by 2023 and will serve the Navy to the middle of the century.  The new ships are set to eventually replace the previous frigates which were first originally commissioned in… Read more »

Eriks Bath Workshop Manager Joins the Mawdsleys BER Team

Following the closure of Eriks in Bath, Alan Tyler their Workshop Manager has joined our Engineering team in our Bristol Workshop. Alan worked for Eriks in Bath for over 35 years, he started his career as an  Apprentice Armature Winder in the 80’s, completing.  After a four year apprenticeship covering various rewinds of AC Low Voltage stators… Read more »

What Repairs Can be Done to Keep Special Motors Running

The decision to repair or replace a failed motor is usually made by the Customer based on the costs and availability of a new unit. For a commercial grade motor this is a straightforward process as availability is not an issue, however for special motors, extensive repair work may be the only feasible option. Here… Read more »

Celebrating 45 Years of Rewinding Electric Motors

Brian Chapel has been Rewinding Electric Motors for 45 Years this year. To celebrate this amazing achievement we have delved into our archives to capture Brian through the years Rewinding Electric Motors Brians Career Brian left school at the age of 15 to become a  trainee on the shop floor as a AC Motor Winder… Read more »