High spec medium voltage motors
ACTOM Electrical Machines has launched a new range of cast-iron medium voltage motors into the market that incorporates state-of-the-art technology, as well as world class electrical steel and insulation systems.
Developed by the company over the past few years, the new high specification range – dubbed the MS4 series – comprises totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) motors in the 300 kW to 800 kW power range, with frame sizes of between 355 and 500 and voltages of 3,3 kV, 6,6 kV and 11 kV.
“The MS4 series represents a significant advance over the TEFC range of motors we previously produced and supplied,” said Paul Lepora, ACTOM Electrical Machines’ Commercial & Marketing Manager.
“Great improvements in durability and reliability have been achieved, mainly as a result of advancements in insulation material systems and improved manufacturing processes. Better lamination materials and core designs also contribute to the higher running efficiencies of the new series.
“The MS4’s, which are fully interchangeable with our previous 1LA1 range, incorporate sound proofing systems that greatly reduce full load running noise levels, and new large format terminal boxes that facilitate ease of installation and reduce the risk of flashovers during operation.
“Also included as standard features are space heaters, winding RTD’s and insulated bearings, which were all previously only available as options.”
The company has already secured a number of orders for MS4 series motors. “These include a substantial contract from a reputable Europe-based pump manufacturer for specialised units to drive booster pumps in a water treatment plant,” Lepora said.
ACTOM (Pty) Ltd is the largest manufacturer and distributor of electrical equipment in South Africa, employing about 6 000 people and with an annual order intake in excess of R5bn. It is a black empowered company with 33 operating units, 27 production facilities and 28 distribution centres throughout South Africa.
ACTOM formerly traded under the name Alstom South Africa and re-branded to ACTOM in September 2009.
For further information contact Paul Lepora, ACTOM Electrical Machines
PO Box 1026, Benoni 1500
Tel (011) 899-1114 Fax (011) 899-1371
Date: January 31, 2012
Caption: ACTOM Electrical Machines’ Projects Manager Brian Lindsay with two of the new high specification MS4 series medium voltage motors now being produced by the company.