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How do you select the right resistor for harmonic filtering?

How do you select the right resistor for harmonic filtering?
The range and complexity of electrical equipment has increased dramatically in recent years. An unwanted consequence of this rise is the creation of harmonic currents, which can cause voltage distortion and quality problems. Here Simone Bruckner, Managing Director at Cressall Resistors, has discussed the different harmonic filter resistors that are used to combat these increasing harmonic levels.
28th August 2019

Essential questions when designing an enclosure

Essential questions when designing an enclosure
The power resistor manufacturer, Cressall, has released an informative infographic explaining the essential questions to ask when designing an enclosure. The guide aims to support design engineers as well as resistor end users across all industries to understand the requirements of their power resistor enclosure. 
6th February 2019

One manufacturer’s junk is another’s gold

One manufacturer’s junk is another’s gold
They say that one man’s junk can be another man’s gold and, although one may think that the saying only applies to car boot sales, the maxim also illustrates the state of the industrial power resistor market. Here, Martin Nicholls, sales director at Cressall Resistors, offers advice to manufacturers and plant managers who need to replace old or obsolete electrical resistors.
10th September 2018


Water cooling multiplies brake resistor power density

Water cooling multiplies brake resistor power density
There would seem to be a world of difference between the current generation of advanced electric sports cars and the heavy industries where Leicester based electrical resistor manufacturer, Cressall Resistors traditionally operates. However, the common denominator is a lightweight 25kW water-cooled resistor, as Martin Nicholls of Cressall explains.
5th September 2018

The braking resistors that will not break

The braking resistors that will not break
One of the most popular works of Renaissance sculpture is Michelangelo’s David, a piece that has become synonymous with human strength and beauty. Despite its seemingly perfect proportions, a basic design flaw of the statue has recently been brought to light. Recurring micro-fractures in the ankles might cause the statue to collapse under its own weight. Author: David Atkins, Projects Director at Cressall Resistors
20th July 2018

Load bank testing mitigates standby generation failure

Load bank testing mitigates standby generation failure
  Companies in general and data centres, in particular, have become increasingly reliant on the security and continuity of their power supply. Simone Bruckner, Managing Director of Cressall Resistors, explains why regular load bank testing should be a crucial part of any company’s standby strategy.
20th June 2018

Research and development: industry’s road to success

Research and development: industry’s road to success
Manufacturing flexibility has never been as important for industry as it is today. In a world of interconnected devices and smart factories, the ability of a manufacturer to innovate and adapt to its customers’ requirements is vital. For many manufacturers, the road to innovation starts with research and development (R&D). Here Andrew Keith, engineering director of power resistor manufacturer Cressall Resistors, discusses the role of research and development in the manufacturing industry.
27th March 2018

The role of resistors in South America

The role of resistors in South America
South America’s unique geography means it has a wide diversity of wildlife unique to the continent. The llama, anaconder, anteater, agoiti and chinchilla are just some of the 40% of the world’s plant and animal species native to South America. Here, Stewart Wittering, Marketing Director for South America at resistor manufacturer, Cressall Resistors, explains how the South American geography and climate affects the resistor market.
23rd October 2017

The cutting edge of resistor technology

The cutting edge of resistor technology
Cressall has purchased an automated fibre laser cutter to ensure its resistors are at the highest level of quality possible. The machine, which has seen an investment of over £0.5 million, will also improve efficiency, with process speed expected to increase fivefold. The equipment, which has been purchased from machine manufacturer Salvagnini, is part of Cressall’s long-term strategy to ensure it remains at the cutting edge of resistor technologies.
4th July 2017

Resistor reach expands into South America

Resistor reach expands into South America
Industrial resistor manufacturer, Cressall, has taken the first steps to launching its products and services in South America. This follows on from the recent opening of the company’s third site in the UK. In March 2017, Cressall visited Colombia to meet potential partners and customers and has now made plans to return early in September and later to visit Chile, Argentina and Peru in order to build partnerships with potential customers.  
27th June 2017

Power resistor manufacturer expands UK operations

Power resistor manufacturer expands UK operations
Following an increase in demand for large scale, high power resistors and load banks, power resistor manufacturer Cressall Resistors has expanded its UK operations. Cressall have taken a lease on a 8,000ft2 unit just five minutes from its UK headquarters in Leicester, allowing the business to work on significantly larger projects.
18th May 2017

Business of the Year

Business of the Year
The East Midlands Chamber Business Awards recognise local businesses that have pioneered new concepts and innovation, excelled in commercial enterprise or set themselves apart with their approach to workforce development. Judges selected Cressall as the overall Business of the Year out of all Leicestershire category winners.
20th September 2016

Bespoke IECEx and ATEX approved resistors

Bespoke IECEx and ATEX approved resistors
Cressall has demonstrated its design and manufacturing capabilities by producing specialist Neutral Earthing Resistors (NERs) suitable for use in explosive atmospheres. The NERs meet the international IECEx and European ATEX specifications and allow generator manufacturers and end users to protect distributed generation systems. This ensures regulatory compliance and peace of mind for companies operating in explosive environments.
22nd August 2016

Reliable resistor supply for legacy systems

Plant managers across the UK have struggled for years to replace damaged power resistors for one reason or another. Often, the original supplier no longer exists in the UK market, or does not supply resistors any longer, so managers are forced to look for the required components elsewhere. Whether the application is crane control, pumps, fans or compressors, replacement resistors are still needed for legacy systems.
22nd June 2016

The role of R&D in the manufacturing industry

Manufacturing flexibility has never been as important for industry as it is today. In a world of interconnected devices and smart factories, the ability of a manufacturer to innovate and adapt to its customers’ requirements is vital. For many manufacturers, the road to innovation starts with R&D. Here Andrew Keith, Engineering Director, Cressall Resistors, discusses the role of research and development in the manufacturing industry.
24th May 2016

3 tips for UK manufacturers who want to succeed in exporting

3 tips for UK manufacturers who want to succeed in exporting
According to a report by the British Chamber of Commerce, the final quarter of 2015 witnessed exports fall to below pre-recession levels. Experiencing its poorest performance since 2009, the UK needs companies to focus more on overseas markets if it wants to see exports pick up again. Here Simone Bruckner, Managing Director, Cressall Resistors, shares his three top tips for UK manufacturers considering exporting.
1st April 2016

Software engineering makes resistor earthquake-proof

Software engineering makes resistor earthquake-proof
Cressall Resistors, has designed a resistor that operates at 132kV and can withstand a high-voltage impulse of up to 650kV. Furthermore, because it’s intended for use in Australia, it can survive an earthquake or cyclone on an epic scale. Here, Martin Nicholls, Sales Director, Cressall, explains how finite element analysis (FEA) helped ensure that the construction would withstand the most tempestuous elements.
21st December 2015

Staying grounded

Staying grounded
Resistor manufacturer Cressall has developed a cost-effective range of neutral earthing resistors (NERs) designed to help generator manufacturers and end users around the world protect distributed generation systems. The NERs have been specifically designed to be supplied with multiple vacuum contactors, for applications requiring the earthing of multiple parallel-connected generators.
15th December 2015

High-voltage resistor features corona discharge shield

High-voltage resistor features corona discharge shield
  Cressall have designed a resistor to safely withstand the mechanical and thermal stresses of the 48MJ that is applied for 0.25s at the switch-on of HVDC systems using voltage source converter technology.
27th November 2014

Training delivers sustainable improvements for resistor firm

Training delivers sustainable improvements for resistor firm
Cressall Resistors has worked with training provider Focus Management for Business to deliver a set of NVQ training programmes in business improvement techniques for its plant floor team. 
26th June 2014


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