Posted at 07 March 2019

New ERIKS Testing Facility in Kingswinford

Paul Skade
By Mark Maher
Technical Manager, Power Transmission

I have 22 years experience in Automation and Power Transmission.

I hold a first class degree in Electronic Engineering and is an active member of the IET.<...

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New and newly-repaired rotating equipment requires testing for a range of reasons: from checking its operation against the specified parameters, to elements of ATEX certification. However, on-site testing after installation is not just difficult and inconvenient – it’s also too late.



If there are issues which need resolving, the best time to resolve them is before the asset is delivered and installed. Which means that’s also the best time to test it.

With this in mind, ERIKS have invested in a leading-edge test facility for rotating equipment – saving customers time, trouble and money.

Heavyweight testing capabilities

ERIKS can already test rotating shafts in the workshop, connected to a 200kW motor but not subject to a load. In the new facility, power transmission shafts can be tested with a load of up to 5,000Nm, or 55kW.

This produces sustainable data that’s more relevant for ERIKS engineers, and for customer too.

Data, delivered

In-depth data on industrial equipment has in the past been provided by University Engineering departments. But cuts to their budgets have left a gap in their resources – and therefore a gap in the information available to end-user customers.

ERIKS’ new testing facility fills that gap, by producing valuable, accurate product test data. And with ERIKS eConnect, the data is readily available in the cloud to anyone that needs it.

Passing the test

Decades of condition monitoring experience at customers’ sites have helped ERIKS to develop the expertise to test anything that can be measured. Now, this new test facility places ERIKS at the forefront of rotating equipment testing – ensuring that new products perform as specified, meet customers’ needs and satisfy legislative or certification requirements.

For more information of ERIKS testing capabilities, give one of our highly trained technical team at call on 0121 508 6000.

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