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26 June 2020
Dynamometer test apparatus used for efficiency testing
As the use of premium efficiency (IE3) motors has increased, due in part to strengthened regulation, the question of maintaining motor efficiency after a rewind process has reappeared. The most recent study, conducted in 2019, by AEMT and EASA has again used independent testing facilities and revealed that even these higher efficiency units are unaffected by a repair using good practice procedures. Karl Metcalfe, Technical Support at AEMT, looks at the latest report and the procedures that were used to support these findings.
28 May 2020
Thomas Marks, editor of the Journal Magazine, and Secretary of the AEMT reveals the next evolution of the trade magazine:
28 May 2020
As with many organisations, the AEMT took the action of postponing all of 2020’s Ex training courses until later in the year, when it is hoped the worst of the Coronavirus will be over. While it is still uncertain whether classroom placed learning will take place, online assessments could be made available so that engineers can still be certified to have been assessed by the AEMT to be able to repair Ex equipment to standard.
28 May 2020
How the service and repair sector have coped with the strange new world we find ourselves in throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Member News
28 May 2020
Earlier this year, AEMT Member, Quartzelec, promoted Stephen Morrison of the Rugby based HQ team to Managing Director for Quartzelec Ltd. The role was previously held by Daniel Laval who continues as Chairman of the Quartzelec Group of Companies.
22 May 2020
Acknowledging the ongoing challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the possible adverse effect this might have on the awards entry process, the AEMT Council have agreed to postpone its Gala Awards Dinner to April next year.
Member News
13 May 2020
Knowsley based engineering company, Central Group who have been recognised for work as ‘Service Centre of the Year’, winning one of the main categories at the annual AEMT awards are to launch a brand new venture, anydrive365 on 1st June 2020.
30 April 2020
Scheduled for Thursday 26th November 2020, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Coventry, the fourth AEMT Gala Awards Dinner will once again bring together the entire electrical and mechanical trades sector in a celebration of business and professional excellence. Recognising and rewarding the achievements of both individuals and companies operating within the electrical & mechanical maintenance and repair sector, personal endeavour, product innovation, skills training, engineering advancement and commercial acumen will once again be acknowledged and celebrated.
29 April 2020
Leasing has become an increasingly popular choice when it comes to funding a new car. Small regular payments enable the ongoing use of a brand-new car and includes warranties and maintenance support. With large electric motors requiring similar capital expenditure for a complete purchase, could manufacturers or suppliers offer similar benefits through a leasing agreement? Thomas Marks, Secretary at the AEMT, looks at a possible way to keep large-scale industrial sites equipped with reliable and efficient electric motors.
Member News
15 April 2020
Customers can increase their energy efficiency, improve sustainability, and enhance reliability by upgrading to ABB IE5 ultra-premium SynRM motors that offer up to 50 percent lower energy losses compared to IE2 motors.

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