Event Report | January 2014
Siemens inaugurates state-of-the-art test centre for motors
Siemens Ltd recently inaugurated its state-of-the-art Advanced Motor Test Centre at Kalwa Works, off Mumbai. One of the most advanced test centres of its kind globally, the fully automated test centre houses 8 test benches capable of testing motors in the wide range of 120 W to 3000 kW.
The Indian electrical equipment industry has witnessed a host of changes in recent years including adoption of new standards for efficiency for industrial motors. This also has given rise to new testing methods for efficiency calculation as well. Says Wolfgang Weissler, CEO, Drive Technologies, Industry sector, Siemens Ltd, "At Siemens, we have been a constant partner to the Indian manufacturing Industry by offering the widest range of industrial motors that conform to the new efficiency standards. In fact we are the only one to have the complete range of motors conforming to the latest efficiency norms. We are now moving a step ahead to unveil our world-class Test Centre for Motors at our facility in Kalwa, Thane. With eight test benches that are fully automated along with a host of unparalleled features like remote monitoring, we aim to give our customers the most accurate results in the least possible time."
The growing demands of customers today require the right mix of products and services combined with a value add for a wide range of technology-based services as well. Awaiting accreditation from National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), the test centre is established as per global testing standards and is the most advanced test centre as on date across the Siemens organisation.