Menzel Elektromotoren from Berlin has completed the construction of a motor fitted into a special enclosure for a cement plant in Oman. The motor specialist had been commissioned to manufacture an exact replica of the plant’s mill drive, since the performance of the original motor sourced from China did not satisfy expectations. After the order had been placed, Menzel Elektromotoren CEO Mathis Menzel traveled to Oman in late 2014 to inspect the site and ensure the replacement motor would be 100% compatible.
“It is part of our service concept to offer such on-site services and individual consulting services for customized constructions,” says Mathis Menzel. “It not only allows us to engineer our products with absolute precision, but often means we can provide further help to optimize drive solutions in our customer’s plant.” It was impossible for the customer to carry out any on-site modifications to accommodate a new motor in a different design. Like the original motor, the replacement does not feature a terminal box for the rotor connection – all cables directly run into the housing. Taking the exact measurements on location ensured a 100% fit as well as full electrical compatibility. The electrical requirements alone would have allowed for a smaller motor design. Instead, in order to achieve the necessary dimensions and shaft diameter, the engineers constructed a special size 900 enclosure based on the compact, state-of-the-art design Menzel motors are known for.