Specialist traction motor and MA set repairer Houghton International will be exhibiting at Railtex 2013, the UK’s leading rail event covering railway equipment, systems and services from 30th April to 2nd May at Earls Court 2, London.
On stand G31 the company will be highlighting HiTRAX, its solution for life extending traction motors and MA Sets, and HiTRANS, its patent pending transient dynamic MA set test process.
HiTRAX is claimed to be the only life extension insulation system in the world developed and marketed specifically into the traction motor market by a traction motor repair company, while HiTRANS electrically simulates full load conditions on any type of MA set, replicating exactly what happens in service.
The company is currently undergoing a £1.5 million expansion plan which will double capacity and see the installation of new balancing and undercutting machines along with a new silicone VPI plant, providing multiple VPI and TIG welding technology to ensure the comprehensive range of operations required for high quality AC and DC traction motor rewinds.
The company have also recently been awarded OHSAS 18001 Certification, the British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems which exists to assist organizations implement demonstrably robust occupational health and safety performance and is widely regarded as the world’s most recognized occupational health and safety management systems standard.
“We plan to continue to lead the UK’s traction motor repair market in terms of innovation and customer service. Our Quality Assurance model is designed around the requirements of each individual motor type meaning we create a dedicated quality management system bespoke to each individual product. We also have the advantage of having an in-house coil manufacturing facility enabling us to provide coils ex stock which significantly reduces lead times. To our knowledge, no other supplier provides this service. All this enables us to work alongside our customers to solve their problems and provide flexible commercial framework that adds significant value to their businesses.”