Ziehl-Abegg has introduced a new system for the manual assembly of the circuit boards for the electric motors, reducing the error rate to zero percent. Elements that cannot be assembled on an automated basis are seen being assembled manually by Gabriela Szworc onto the printed circuit boards which are later installed in the motors
Fan and motor manufacturer Ziehl-Abegg posted growth of around 12% last year. Turnover rose from 484 million to 540 million euros according to provisional figures and the number of employees reached a new record high of 3,900, up from 3,550 a year ago.
Fan and motor specialist Ziehl-Abegg has replaced the fans cooling the converter station of BritNed in Rotterdam. BritNed is the operator of the high-voltage direct-current (HDVC) subsea power cable connecting the UK and the Netherlands.
BritNed, a joint venture between the National Grid and TenneT in the Netherlands, is responsible for the transport of electricity between the two countries. The cable connects the Isle of Grain in Kent with Rotterdam, a distance of 256km, and has a capacity of 1,000 MW.