News Archive

NDC Headlines at National Newspaper Publisher

(16/09/2009)
NDC is currently undertaking a major refurbishment programme at the Midlands site of a national newspaper printer...

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Reverse Engineering Update: Kone Monospace Lift Drives

(13/07/2009)
NDC has completed a reverse engineering project on the VVVF drives from the Monospace range of lifts. The V3F10, V3F16L, V3F16ES, V3F18 and V3F20 range of drives can now be fully repaired, refurbished and tested.

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NDC Announce New UPS Support Services

(12/07/2009)
NDC have introduced a new range of services aimed at supporting UPS systems following demand from our customers in the power generation industry.

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Cost-Effective Repairs Across the Parker SSD DC Drive Range

(12/07/2009)
NDC now offers a comprehensive repair and full-function testing service to the crane industry across the range of Parker SSD DC drives 590+ Integrator Series.

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Discounts on New & Used Equipment at NDC eBay

(11/07/2009)
We have several hundred items for sale at any given time, and at very competitive prices from OEMs such as; ABB, Allen Bradley, Siemens, SEW, ABB, Lenze, Indramat, Control Techniques, Telemecanique, GEC Alstom and many more.

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NDC Leads Global Engineering Policy Making

(05/07/2009)
At its recent Annual Business Meeting in St Louis Missouri, the Electrical Apparatus Service Association installed NDC's Managing Director, David G Griffin as Chairman of the Board.

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Major Investment At NDC ServoLab

(25/06/2009)
NDC has made a significant new investment at ServoLab, its world class centre of excellence for the service, repair and testing of servo motors.

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NDC Roll Out Crane Services to Self Erecting Fleets

(25/06/2009)
NDC have recently broken into the Self Erecting Crane hoist drive repair market. We were recently asked to look at the viability of repairing the Telemecanique ATV58, hoist drive on a Potain IGO18 Self Erecting Crane.

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NDC refurbish HVAC drives at 40% of the cost of replacement units

(06/06/2009)
NDC have extended their services covering the Danfoss VLT and Vacon inverter ranges in extraction, air supply and water chiller applications. Our NW Service Centre has just completed a contract to refurbish the variable speed drives at a large Merseyside Contact Centre.

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NDC Meet The Challenge of Otis OVF20 and Kone V3F16 Repairs

(28/05/2009)
NDC’s dedicated R & D team have been busy finalising the latest breakthroughs in lift drive engineering. The latest additions to the already impressive list of OEM drive successes are the OTIS OVF20 and KONE V3F16 Inverters.

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Repair and Support Services For Handtmann VF Servo Technology

(17/05/2009)
Following rigorous analysis and an extensive reverse engineering programme at our ServoLab facility, NDC have developed Test-Diagnose-Repair and Test procedures for the full range of Handtmann Servo Controllers.

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NDC's specialist ServoLab facility has recently completed repair projects covering the Allen Bradley 1326AB Servo Motor.

(15/05/2009)
These high performance, three-phase, brushless, AC synchronous servo motors are designed by Allen-Bradley to meet the stringent requirements of high performance motion systems.

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Printing & Converting News

(10/03/2009)
NDC have recently completed Reverse Engineering of the Infranor SMVE series of Servo Amplifiers used in converting controls

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Elau Pac-Drive MC-4 and SM Servomotor Repairs

(20/02/2009)
NDC now offer a comprehensive repair and full-function testing service to the meat slicing industry across the Elau range of Pac-Drives.

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NDC Breakthrough with Barmag Lift Drive

(20/01/2009)
Lift Companies throughout the UK have frequently come face-to-face with an unusual style of Lift Inverter incorporated into Schindler installations. The Drive is the Barmag Model BVS25-230Z. Originally designed as a key inverter for the operation of textile machinery, the Drive is now being used in some lift applications. These units are unusual in that they use programmable AC digital inputs and the drive is a Vector Drive.

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NDC Reverse Engineer Schindler VF20 BR Variodyn Lift Inverters

(07/10/2008)
NDC have been actively involved with a reverse engineering project covering Schindler's VF20 BR Variodyn AC Lift drives.

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GEM80 PLC Support Services

(04/10/2008)
NDC have the capability to repair and overhaul all GEM80 modules, additionally we have acquired a stock of GEM 80 racks and modules, which allows full functional testing at our service centres. We can also offer a service exchange service on all our currently stocked items.

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Soft drinks manufacturer finds NDC services 'The Real Thing'

(24/07/2008)
As the ad says, "so what's the worst that can happen?" Well if you're tasked with slaking the Summer thirst of millions, then a breakdown in your key distribution centre could well be.

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NDC - Flying high in the Midlands!

(21/07/2008)
The Q1 winner of our customer survey and prize draw was Dave Anthony, a textile machine engineer and one of our Midlands Service Centre customers. Dave kindly offered the first prize of a flying lesson to wife Jean, pictured here with her introductory flying certificate.

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HMI & Touch Screen repair and test services

(03/07/2008)
NDC has been supporting HMI and Touch Screen technology since its development and inception in industry.

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NDC publish introductory Tower Crane Newsletter

(03/07/2008)
The introductory edition of this publication is now available FREE from our Service Centres. The newsletter is intended to update and advise crane service managers and engineers about NDC's repair and support services.

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New testing video scheme piloted

(22/06/2008)
NDC’s new and innovative function testing video demonstration is now available at our website.

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94% Endorse improvements in NDC service delivery

(02/05/2008)
The first quarter survey has recently been completed and the results published. NDC customers roundly endorsed improvements in our services with 94% responding that they were either very or extremely satisfied with our service delivery. We recognise that we must strive to raise the bar again, and we will conduct a further survey during the 3rd Quarter.

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Investment into servo motor 'centre of excellence'

(07/04/2008)
NDC has given it’s backing to the establishment of a dedicated servo motor repair and test facility at its Manchester Service Centre.

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NDC returns MAN Roland printing press to production

(17/03/2008)
NDC engineers were recently called to assess a control fault that had developed on a 6-colour MAN Roland press by a 24 hour print management company.

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UK support for Luxtec surgical light sources

(14/03/2008)
Operating theatres and clinics around the UK no longer have to tolerate unacceptably long turnaround times for repairs undertaken overseas to their surgical illumination equipment

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NDC repair, test and commission drive and motor application

(13/03/2008)
An NDC site services team recently attended the plant of a large switchgear manufacturer that had lost production of critical LV components.

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NDC Lift News February 2008

(10/02/2008)
The latest edition of NDC's Lift Division Newsletter is now available.

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Continued Support For IMO Nexus PLC at NDC

(28/01/2008)
The IMO Nexus PLC that has been used for many years to control a number of lift systems is long obsolete, however...

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NDC Incorporates Otis Site Safety Standards

(28/01/2008)
NDC has now incorporated the Otis - Site Safety Standards into own Health & Safety procedures for work carried out by our engineers on lift sites.

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Online Repair Tracking For NDC Customers

(28/01/2008)
NDC has sanctioned the development of a new software system designed to take the company to the next phase in its development.

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New Irish Service For 2008

(28/01/2008)
In response to a growing demand for rapid turnarounds from our customers in the ROI and NI, NDC have added a Same Day Collection Service to our portfolio.

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Rexroth Hydraulic Digital Amplifier Repair Service

(14/12/2007)
NDC’s Midlands Service Centre has recently developed testing and repair procedures for a range of advanced digital solenoid control amplifiers manufactured by Rexroth Hydraulics.

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24 hour emergency response for Dietz drive failure

(19/11/2007)
Following the takeover of German OEM Dietz, NDC have been in receipt of a number of support enquiries from maintenance managers and plant engineers across industrial sectors.

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Onsite support for north west healthcare company

(19/11/2007)
NDC have recently developed site support services for a large healthcare company. After using NDC to assist with a number of breakdowns on critical production equipment, the company resolved to deploy preventative maintenance routines across their plant.

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NDC supports Dietz lift drives following takeover

(31/10/2007)
A number of service managers in the lift industry have recently contacted NDC across the UK with enquiries concerning support for Dietz lift drives following the takeover of the OEM earlier this year.

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NDC NW performs control retrofit to metal cutting machine

(17/10/2007)
NDC were asked to assist with the re-design of a control system for a key metal cutting machine at a trailor manufacturer

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NDC assist large international car manufacturer in the north east

(15/09/2007)
During the annual factory shutdown, Maintenance Managers in the large paint shop found technical issues with a large soft start controlling air replacement fans.

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NDC service exchange solves on-site lift failure

(14/09/2007)
NDC continues to support the lift industry through its unique ability to identify the specialist AC drives required for the sector.

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NDC achieves fully accredited status with Otis

(29/08/2007)
NDC have recently secured Otis accreditation to attend site unsupervised.

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Yaskawa SGMGH-55DCA6H servo motor

(24/08/2007)
NDC remanufacture servo motor component to effect rapid 'back to service' repair

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NDC SE has moved!

(15/08/2007)
NDC's Southern Service Centre has relocated locally within Slough to larger premises. This move has doubled production capacity and accomodates the strong growth experienced by the business in recent years.

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Jetter Nano 8 PLC control for a DIMAS-ES-8 AC Servo & JL3 AC Servo Motor

(18/07/2007)
(June 2007) NDC offer a wide range of automation and industrial electronic repair services. They were recently asked to help with a problem on a Martin framemaking machine.

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Baldor ServoNode 51

(18/07/2007)
(June 2007) NDC can now offer a full repair, refurbishment and reprogramming service for the obsolete Servo node 51 series of AC servo drives manufactured by Baldor.

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June 2007: Omron Sysmac PLC module repair

(10/07/2007)
NDC's emergency repair service assists a large Lens manufacturing company to 'see the light at the end of the tunnel'

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NUM Servomac 3UACL50501 Drive unit

(13/06/2007)
Engineers from NDC Manchester were requested to assess a failed Servomac drive unit from a machine control application at the plant of a north-west based international gear manufacturer.

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Pacific Scientific SC100 Servo Drive & Servo Motor

(06/06/2007)
NDC offer a wide range of automation and industrial electronic repair services. They were recently asked to help with a problem on a Pacific Scientific SC100 series Servo Drive & Servo Motor, manufactured by IMEC.

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NDC Fix power supply problem keeping critical plant operational.

(30/05/2007)
Engineers from NDC Manchester were recently requested to urgently attend site one Friday evening to investigate a failed Siemens Power Supply (Type: 6EP1334-2BA01).

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NDC NW demonstrates wide-ranging technical capability for Manchester Lift Company.

(30/05/2007)
NDC were called in to assist a local Lift Company with a challenging lift failure in a large city centre Hotel.

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NDC Restores Pirate Ship to the ‘High Seas’

(14/05/2007)
In the run up to the Easter holidays, a large theme park in Hayling Island realised that one of their major attractions was having serious problems.

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Drive Repairs ‘Out of Africa’

(26/04/2007)
The Lagos plant of a global automotive tyre manufacturer recently routed two Reliance Flexpak 3000 DC Drives to NDC Manchester for repair and refurbishment via their UK affiliate.

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Engineers at NDC Manchester effect drive repair during production downtime window

(12/04/2007)
A facilities management company servicing the site of a missile systems manufacturer recently sought NDCs assistance to turnaround a failed Fenner / Yaskawa drive unit (CIMR –G3E-4015).

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NDC NW responds to motor issue within a major Newspaper print facility

(04/04/2007)
NDC Manchester was given the task to repair and refurbish two heavy-duty Lenze motor and gearbox units for a very large newspaper printing facility in Manchester.

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Obsolete Lift Drive Retrofit

(28/03/2007)
NDC continues to support the lift industry. NDC were requested to specify and install a new AC lift drive to replace an Omron 3G3FV-A4150-CUE, on a goods lift. The existing drive was obsolete and a direct replacement was not available.

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AEG Modicon PLC Repair, Test & Programming

(22/03/2007)
NDC have created a test jig to fully functional test the Modicon 311/411 Micro PLC.

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Engineers at NDC Manchester deploy emergency response as critical plant fails at a global corrugated packaging business.

(05/03/2007)
Two Indramat TDM1.4-100-300 servo drives were collected, assessed and found to be faulty.

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NDC secure software to support the repair, overhaul & programming of Omron Sysmac C20, PLC systems.

(22/02/2007)
Following a request from one of their customers NDC offered to investigate the possibility of repairing several Omron Sysmac C20 programmable controllers & I/O’s.

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Baldor retrofit for unsupported Nikki Denso control

(08/02/2007)
Although repair is almost always the quickest way of getting production moving again after a drive failure, sometimes it just isn’t possible.

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Control Techniques Direct AX Drive

(29/01/2007)
NDC offer a comprehensive repair service world wide for many industries.

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Gould AC Servo Drive A332.03

(12/09/2006)
A UK based market leader in the design and manufacture of structural steel buildings suffered production loss when a Gould AC Servo Drive failed in service

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Fuji GP337-MON-001 Touch Screen

(12/09/2006)
NDC offer a comprehensive repair service world wide for many industries.

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NDC have launched their new Ebay trading site

(31/08/2006)
NDC Industrial Electronic Surplus. All of NDC surplus products are now exclusively listed on Ebay, see NDC on E-Bay

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Control Techniques Mentor II brought back to life

(02/08/2006)
NDC got a call to attend site in an emergency situation to a Control Techniques Mentor II that had failed within a plastics extruder application. One of NDC’s Field Service Engineers was despatched to site to diagnose the problem.

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Airport Services

(02/08/2006)
Having supported most of the UK’s Airports with electronic services for 20 years, NDC’s expertise in this field has come to the attention and is recognised by the Original Equipment Manufacturers and Service Providers to which NDC service partner.

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Electronics Support for the Lift and Travelator Industry

(02/08/2006)
NDC are the UK’s leader for automation, drives and control support to the lift and travelator manufacturing and maintenance industry.

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Urgent Pizza Delivery !!! Spectrum Automatic Self adhesive Labeller.

(01/08/2006)
In today’s consumer climate there is no margin for error with fresh food. It is all manufactured ‘Just In Time’, if the production process is disrupted by machine failure losses can be excessive, so time is of the essence.

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Fixed Price Repairs for Fessmann Smoke Oven PCB

(23/06/2006)
NDC are now in a position to offer fixed price repairs for Fessman Smoke Oven Control Cards

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Giving Engineers a Lift with Yaskawa 616G5 Drives

(23/06/2006)
NDC' s Manchester Service Centre recently performed a refurbishment exercise on 2 lift drives which had both failed simultaneously.

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Electronic Repairs and Support to the Food Industry - Weber Slicers 302 / 402 / 602 / 902/903

(31/05/2006)
NDC offer a wide range of automation and industrial electronic repair services to OEM' s AND END - users OF various world wide manufacturers OF food processing equipment.

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Allen Bradley 1398 Series

(29/05/2006)
NDC engineers have further developed its testing capability for the above range of digital brushless servo amplifiers.

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Infranor MQC 1510 Amplifier

(29/05/2006)
NDC have recently added the Infranor MQC 1510 series of amplifiers to to their Repairs Register as a Category ' A ' Repair, this means that the customer can be satisfied that NDC have fully functionally tested the drive before it is returned.

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Danfoss VLT3075 55KW Inverter Drive

(29/05/2006)
NDC have been successfully repairing Danfoss Inverter Drives for many years now and having developed test rigs and procedures to diagnose faults and proof test after repair, it allows the customer to expect a fast and reliable turnaround.

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Rapid Repair Service Triumphs Again on 75KW GV3000DC240 Reliance Drive

(21/04/2006)
NDC have a reputation for a quality fast emergency repair service for all types of industrial electronics. So when our customer had a failure on a crucial operation there was no question who to call for the service he required.

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Refurbishment of Weko sensors and systems

(21/04/2006)
NDC have the full range of facilities to offer overhaul, remanufacture or repair on a wide range of components manufactured by Weko and Heidelberg for the print industry.

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Success where others failed !

(06/02/2006)
Northern Drives & Control’s Manchester Service Centre received a call at 07:30 on Tuesday 11 January 2006 from a first time customer manufacturing household cleaning products with a faulty Allen Bradley Servo Drive

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RF Crane & Hoist Controls added to Repairs Register

(04/02/2006)
NDC have now ‘reversed engineered’ radio frequency remote control units used to control a wide range of hoists and cranes applications.

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NDC

(23/12/2005)
NDC were recently called to a problem with a Hitachi model VWS150HF3EH 150 kW AC Variable Speed Drive(VSD ).The customer is a leading manufacturer of precision measuring equipment and instrumentation for the industrial process industry

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Sometimes, it isn’t that straightforward…

(02/12/2005)
Although replacing inverters rather than repairing them is sometimes the favoured option, it isn’t always as easy as it might appear.

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Electronic repairs and support to the printing industry is an important to Northern Drives & Controls throughout the UK.

(20/11/2005)
NDC offer a wide range of automation and industrial electronic repair services to OEM's and end-users of various world wide manufacturers of printing machines.

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Pacific Scientific SC700 and SC900 series Servo Drives

(28/10/2005)
The only option for many manufacturers in the UK is to import machine tools and process equipment. Although this is the only option available if you want the best machines at the right price, many users find that the control electronics fitted to these sy

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No more extended down time for new NDC customer.

(01/08/2005)
A 48-hour production stoppage on a crucial Motoman Robotics weld cell was the last straw.

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SATO Corps Barcode Printer Service Added to Repairs Register

(08/07/2005)
Sometimes ‘reverse engineering’ has to be performed ‘on the hoof’. This was the case when a NDC East Midlands were contacted at 14:00 in the afternoon with an urgent requirement to repair a failed “SATO CL612” barcode printer.

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Being more than just a repairer reduces costs by 75%

(23/06/2005)
A food processing Company approached NDC to see if anything could be done to reduce the time to diagnose the failed modules within the drive and power supplies of a Siemens 611AS Drive.

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Latest addition to Allen Bradley Repairs

(21/06/2005)
NDC have added the Allen Bradley 1394 System Module to its repairs Register. This unit is the controller for the multi axis digital servo drive and has, until now been supportable only by the Original Equipment Manufacturers.

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Reverse engineering obsolete Slautterback Temperature Controller…

(20/05/2005)
We add to our Repairs Database every day and often come up against complicated, obsolete or more exotic electronics....

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