Electrical switching & drive systems & components


ZEST Weg to offer geared motors

Second Quarter 2020 Electrical switching & drive systems & components

A new range of WEG geared motors will soon be available to customers in South Africa and the rest of the continent from Zest WEG. The WEG WG20 range is a natural extension of the company’s offering in electric motors. “To reduce lead times the geared units will be assembled in South Africa,” says national sales executive, Johan van Niekerk. “Zest WEG has made a substantial investment in new assembly facilities, including hydraulic presses and assembly tooling. Underpinning our quick turnaround time will be our skilled employees and local stockholding of a full range of gears, flanges, housings, shafts, bearings, oil seals and other components.”

The components for the geared motors are manufactured by Watt Drive in Austria, an established gear technology specialist and part of the global WEG group. Watt Drive offers a complete range of combinable drive systems for production machines and industrial manufacturing plants. In addition to providing high quality components, the company is also training Zest WEG personnel at its Austrian facility and will regularly send technical experts to continue building capacity in the South African operation.

“A key improvement delivered by geared motors is their high level of efficiency,” says van Niekerk. “Only about 1,5% of mechanical efficiency is lost per gear stage, so a two-stage gear unit would be about 97% efficient.” He highlights that they are also very reliable, robust and durable, making them economical to maintain.

For more information contact Zest WEG Group Africa, +27 11 723 6000, info@zestweg.com, www.zestweg.com


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