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WILEC: Latest model Surge Tester


Wilec introduces latest model surge tester with improved functions

Wilec has introduced the latest model surge tester from the internationally renowned electrical test equipment manufacturer Risatti Instruments of Italy.

Wilec, an ACTOM group company, has represented Risatti in Southern Africa for many years as sole distributor of its surge testers, offering multi-functional units for voltages ranging from 6 kV to 30 kV.

The new 6 kV model the company introduced recently has significant advantages over the 6 kV model it has replaced.  “Not only is it more user-friendly and versatile in terms of operation and functionality compared with its predecessor, but it’s also more portable, with improved ergonomics,” commented Paul Senior, Wilec’s Business Unit Manager, Wire & Insulation.

“In addition, it incorporates a completely new function that wasn’t provided in the previous model and is unique in this field as it’s apparently not available on any other brands of 6 kV surge testers currently on offer in the local market,” he added.

The additional test function is a micro-discharge test for partial discharge testing of enamel coated wire in random-wound motors. “This is a function that until recently has only been available for testing on large machines but can now be used to test small motors and coils,” Senior said.

“Furthermore, a number of operational features have been upgraded that make the surge tester much more user-friendly than before.”

These include a touchscreen in place of the previous buttons for inputting and extracting information, USB ports to attach a keyboard, memory stick or printer to the tester and a RJ45 connection to provide networking capabilities.

The other functions available on the new model, which were also provided on its predecessor, are:

• Detection of inter-turn shorts in coils
• A 4-wire ohm-meter to test resistance
• Di-electric high voltage strength test
• Insulation resistance test, comprising a megger-test and a polarisation index facility
• Normalised pulse test
• Rotor bar test

ACTOM (Pty) Ltd is the largest manufacturer, repairer and distributor of electro-mechanical equipment and provider of turnkey solutions in Southern Africa, employing about 7 500 people with an annual order intake in excess of R7.5bn. It is a black empowered company with 42 operating units, 43 production, service and repair facilities, and 36 distribution outlets throughout Southern Africa.

ACTOM holds numerous technology, distribution and value added reseller agreements with various partners, both locally and internationally.

For further information contact Paul Senior, Wilec
PO Box 86330, City Deep 2049
Tel (011) 629-9300 Fax (011) 613-7107
E-mail pauls@wilec.co.za

Press release compiled by Julian Kraft, J Kraft Public Relations
PO Box 2826 Wilropark 1731
Tel (011) 472-6686 Fax 086-613-9657
E-mail mwkraftj@mweb.co.za

Date:  January 27, 2013