24/09/2019 - PPMA TOTAL SHOW: PRODUCT NEWS AND LEGISLATION CHANGES
From assembly to robotic: Total Processing & Packaging Exhibition - PPMA, collecting all latest technologies in packaging and labelling applications, will be held from 1 to 3 October in Birmingham, Great Britain.
“The biggest news of this show will be the extension of our innovative range of permanent magnet motors with integrated drive – explains the Managing Director of Lafert Electric Motors, Brian Bannister - now included the HPI71, offering efficiencies as high as IE5. This means that we have a range of permanent magnet solutions covering from 0.55kW to 37kW. Of course we will also be showing our three phase and single phase range of motors along with brake motor variants, and a selection of servo motors and drives, including the drive for battery powered vehicles. We have extended our services offered with a quick turnaround from our on-site workshop: increased IP levels, shaft modifications, fitting of heaters, PTC or even flying leads. The flexible design of the Lafert multi-mount system also enables modification in-house to meet most of our customers’ requirements.”
Many customers are still not fully aware of continual changes within legislation regarding efficiencies and mandatory rules, our Motor Specialists will be on hand to assist with updating regarding current and future requirements.
“We are already working with several members of the Process Packaging and Machinery Association – continues Brian Bannister – and our product range is equally applicable and beneficial to the shows visitors as it is to exhibitors. It is our strategy to ensure that everyone visiting our stand is fully familiar with the technical and commercial benefits that dealing with Lafert can bring to their respective businesses. It is our intention to continue to develop and grow both the business and our customer base whilst ensuring all advantages that dealing with one of the most respected European technology driven motor manufacturer brings – concludes Brian Bannister. As always service and support for our UK customers is paramount and we endeavour to be first in class, the result of this ethos is that we have an excellent record of customer retention.”
Next projects? “We intend to focus our activities on targeting specific business areas where the group have enjoyed success. This can be across many industry sectors including, fans, pumps, automation and the Wind Industry.”
11/09/2019 - "NOI CON VOI": A SUMMER OF SOLIDARITY
The Lafert Group has joined the “Noi con Voi” (We are with you) project promoted by the municipality of San Donà di Piave, Italy, the home of Lafert. This important project, also sponsored by other local businesses and entrepreneurs, has helped to provide the gift of a vehicle that can be used to provide home care for the town’s citizens.
The vehicle, set up especially for people with reduced mobility, was recently inaugurated and will be used by the Home Care Service, mainly for the more elderly and disabled to offer them better freedom of movement. The Home Care Service does much work in the area, such as delivering meals and providing counselling that helps enable people to live independent lives in their own home.
Once again, Lafert works closely with an important local service to help ensure real care and assistance within the local community. Over the past 20 years, the Lafert Group has supported social initiatives in the area of San Donà di Piave, especially those centred around young people, culture, solidarity and sport. Most notably, the Lafert Group has formed a partnership with Giffoni Movie Days and supported the team Lafert Rugby San Donà.
02/09/2019 - DIE WINDINDUSTRIE WÄCHST: FOKUS AUF DER HUSUM WIND
Vom 10. bis 13. September wird Lafert zum ersten Mal unter den führenden Ausstellern der Husum Wind in Deutschland sein, der Messe schlechthin, die seit über 25 Jahren der Windindustrie gewidmet ist.
“Bei dieser Gelegenheit – erklärt Davide Bravin, BU Manager – haben wir entschieden, die charakteristischen Motoren dieser Branche auszustellen, die für diese Anwendungen optimiert sind. Hierdurch belegen wir unsere Fähigkeit, die unterschiedlichsten Anforderungen abzudecken. Darunter: die AC-Lüftermotoren und weitere Bremsmotoren mit unterschiedlichen Größen und Leistungen, Permanentmagnetmotoren und Brushless-Servomotoren für YAW und Pitch, wodurch Lafert die Vorteile der hocheffizienten Motoren auch in die Windindustrie einbringt”.
„Für Lafert ist der Windenergiemarkt global: Wir sind ein Akteur, der seine Produkte weltweit vertreibt, um den Bedarf ebenfalls global aufgestellter Hersteller berücksichtigen zu können. Derzeit können wir mit dem europäischen Markt sehr zufrieden sein, wir beobachten allerdings auch ein starkes Wachstum des chinesischen Marktes, das den Bedarf an Hightech-Motoren steigen lässt, und des Amerikanischer Marktes, das ist eine Referenz für Lafert.“ „Lafert“, fügt Bravin hinzu, „wächst im Windenergiebereich jedes Jahr, und wir sind überzeugt, dass wir in diesem Sektor weiterhin ein Wachstum im zweistelligen Bereich erzielen können, und zwar dank unserer Investitionen in Technologien und die technische Produktentwicklung, damit die Anforderungen unserer Kunden und Partner noch besser erfüllt werden können.“
„Letztes Jahr haben wir einen Trend zu Anlagen mit höherer Leistung und zur Ablösung von herkömmlichen Induktionsmotoren durch Hochleistungs- und Hocheffizienzlösungen mit Permanentmagnettechnik festgestellt. Der Windenergiemarkt tendiert nämlich immer mehr zur Installation leistungsfähigerer Turbinen, daher muss die Installation bestmöglich optimiert werden indem die Regelung verfeinert und Leistung und Wirkungsgrad der Anlage und somit der einzelnen Systeme, aus denen sie besteht, erhöht werden.“ „Die Permanentmagnetmotoren passen perfekt zu diesem Szenario“, so das Fazit des BU Manager. „Höherer Wirkungsgrad der einzelnen Bestandteile, weniger Verschwendung und mehr erzeugte Energie.“
29/08/2019 - IAS 2019: NEW MARKETS AND NEW APPLICATIONS
From 17 to 21 September, the Lafert Group will take part again in Industrial Automation Show (IAS) in Shanghai, the International Trade Fair for Industrial Automation and Energy.
“For the occasion – starts Paddy Zhou, Country Sales Manager - Lafert will present its series of compact Servo Motors with special square flange 40, 60, 80, 130 and 180mm, that will meet the needs of a vast range of robots with a loading capacity between 5 and 450 kg. The extensive range of Brushless Servo Motors now reaches torque values up to 390 Nm, for applications with high dynamics ideal, for example, for presses and paper printing. Plus, Lafert will present the ATEX Motors Zone 2-22 for use in potentially explosive environments, ideal also for painting and other applications in hazardous environment”.
“Once again with strong market approach, Lafert has designed motors with special features like high speed and special inertia to enhance and optimize the performance of laser cutting machines, application where – adds Paddy Zhou - Lafert has won many new customers. In addition, Lafert has worked through System Integrators with relevant success in silicon wafering machines (special wire cutting machines) by providing high speed synchronous motors. Lafert has also diversified market focus and entered in to non-industrial applications, such us the entertainment industry. Lafert has also won more market share in ATEX applications: the Lafert ATEX range is in fact used in painting, chemical and petrochemical applications”.
“This year, Lafert’s booth is in Industrial Automation hall, instead of Robotics hall as in the past. By this switch, Lafert will be exposed to a more diversified audience, OEMs and System Integrators from various applications, in line with the wide offering portfolio. Going forward – goes on the Country Sales Manager - our focus is to penetrate more in to a big variety of applications like laser cutting, wire cutting, pressing, injection moulding, …”.
“We intend to strengthen the cooperation with major local OEMs in Robotics and laser cutting application and become their major supplier. We also strive to work more closely with System Integrators to diversify markets and applications including AGV battery driven application – Paddy Zhou concludes”.
27/08/2019 - LAFERT IN SPAIN: 25 YEARS OF SUCCESS
The Lafert Group has achieved an ambitious goal: the modernisation of the Lafert Motores Electricos facility in Zaragoza. Founded 25 years ago, the Group’s facility in Spain is now a market leader with a large stock of motors and a wealth of services for state-of-the-art customisation.
Lafert Motores Electricos offer an extensive range of products to meet all requirements for both the End-user market (mainly standard motors) and for OEM’s (special and custom-made motors). To support customers with short lead times the Spanish facility has its own mechanical workshop that performs various modifications to motors: from simple changing of the mounting flange to more complex work such as increasing the degree of protection to IP65, IP56, Marine, etc. and fitting internal protection devices such as PTOs, PTCs, PT100s, Klixons, heaters, etc. The workshop also offers a whole spectrum of services such as the application of special coatings, insulated bearings and more besides.
“Our customers are having to make significant changes to their R&D departments in order to meet the needs of a market in constant evolution, we see this as an opportunity for future growth of our products and services,” the Management of Lafert Motores Electricos explained. “In recent years, for example, we broke into the market of renewable energy, the wind sector in particular, where we offer a variety of motors for components used in wind turbines, such as Yaw drives, lifts, hoists, cooling units and hydraulic units, among others. Our aim is to strengthen our position on this market and assist machine manufacturers in need of help with the application of new technologies and energy-saving solutions, working together to face the challenges in a changing market with industry 4.0.”
The Management of Lafert Motores Electricos added: “We have great expectations for 2020, with projects in the pipeline for disparate sectors and applications. In the area of machine tools, textiles, household appliances and lifts our focus will be on the technological innovations that Lafert motors offer in mechanical and electrical customisation, special designs that have seen us become a leader in high-performance motors.”