Analysis

AWS Electronics ups the voltage ante

27th April 2016
Peter Smith

AWS Electronics Group has added a 1000 ft² high voltage production capability to its plant in Newcastle Under Lyme. The new space is purely for work that requires up to 50kV and, according to the company, currents of up to 180A can also be accommodated.

The investment, worth at least £30k, has been made in response to demands from customers operating in the defence, medical and scientific instrumentation fields. “Very few other EMS companies can offer such a service”, comments AWS’ Group Operations Director, Jamie Maughan. “We have followed best practice guidelines set down by HSE, and installed isolated rubber flooring and controlled access. So far, the reaction from customers has been very positive.”

Once AWS has built up a thorough hi-voltage expertise in the UK, the company may well replicate the facility at its low cost plant in Námestovo, Slovakia, which in most respects is a mirror image of the UK plant.

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