With the official opening early next month, the Vibrator Motor Test Facility will be the first of its kind in South Africa. Costing a total of R1.4 million to design and build, it has been developed specifically to service the mining, petrochemical and maritime industries.

This facility will be the only such facility in South Africa providing vibrator motor testing to OEM (original equipment manufacturer) standards, and the only one in the Western Cape to simulate and detect actual problems and provide accurate, detailed analysis with computerised test reports.

CAW’s Vibrator Motor Test was commissioned in the last quarter of 2015, with more than ten 11KW/8P vibrator motors having been successfully tested. In early 2016 the value of this infrastructure will increase, when CAW will add to the design to not only service 11KW motors, but also to incorporate other KW and speed vibrator motors. With the addition of this new facility in conjunction with CAW’s super facility capabilities, CAW is expected to create more direct and indirect sustainable jobs in South Africa. The location of the facility is in Killarney Gardens, Cape Town.

George Epenetos, Commercial Director of CAW, says, “This new facility represents a strategic investment for CAW, enabling growth and innovation in our industry. Businesses will now have the peace of mind that their repaired vibrator motors will operate and function according to OEM specifications. Downtime will be minimized and there will be enormous cost savings for our customers.”, says George.

CAW (Cape Armature Winders) was founded in 1970 and is the largest super facility in the Western Cape for the electrical and mechanical repair of AC/DC motors, alternators and generators.

CAW has consistently served the mining, marine, industrial, steel, petrochemical industries, and parastatals for four decades, with high focus on the quality of work, employing highly skilled staff, and striving to offer the best facilities in the Western Cape.