Broadbent manufactures a range on squirrel cage induction motors rated from 150 to 500 kW for use in the Company’s range of batch centrifuges for the sugar industry. These motors are direct coupled to the centrifuge shaft and designed for a cyclic duty where a high inertia load is accelerated from 50 to 1000 and back to 50 rpm every 3 minutes on a continuous basis. The motors are directly coupled to the centrifuge and must therefore withstand the high vibration that can occur in normal centrifuge operation.
Motor manufacturing at Broadbent meets exacting requirements by utilising frequent inspections during manufacture and impregnation together with duty cycle performance tests prior to despatch.
These facilities are available to Customers on a subcontract basis for motors requiring a similar rigorous manufacturing and test regime.