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MSI Invests in Quality

Motor Specialty Inc.

Racine, Wisconsin - Motor Specialty Inc. has been committed to quality since the company’s inception in 1947 and continues to deliver year after year, consistently boasting a record of less than 1% in total warranty claims.

This record of excellence is not enough to satisfy MSI’s “100%—no exceptions” philosophy.

MSI is proud to announce that they will be introducing two new armature and field testers to their production line in order to streamline manufacturing processes.

This investment will result in dramatic improvements both in testing speed and accuracy and will increase manufacturing efficiency by up to 40%.

The first tester, model ESW AT7000, was purchased from Baldor/Reliance's tang-wound motor plant and developed Electronic Systems of Wisconsin, a local Racine business—a partnership which aligns with Motor Specialty’s “buy American” philosophy.

“Instead of having to test and re-test parts to catch pulses (scratches), we can test armatures in a single location,” says Charles Helm, Vice President of Manufacturing.

The second model, an ESW AT6000-50385 Dual Station Armature Tester, was also developed by ESW—this time customized to MSI's specifications.  

The AT6000-50385 is capable of rates of up to 300 parts per hour, increasing capacity to over 3 times the volume of MSI’s current testers.

“It’s the Cadillac of testers,” boasts Helm.

According to Tim Naegeli, Vice president at ESW, the real added benefit of the AT6000-50385 lies in its computer-based data collection and analysis software, which he says is “the latest and greatest on the market.”

“The goal for us is to never allow any bad armature to get into the final product," says Naegeli, a goal which aligns with MSI's commitment to quality, "which means cost savings for MSI and for the customer,” a goal which embodies MSI’s “Pride in Motion.”

About Motor Specialty Inc.
Motor Specialty Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of custom universal, shunt wound, permanent magnet fractional & integral horsepower electric motors, gear motors, and armatures & fields up to 2 HP, 12 volts to 240 volts. MSI has been serving OEM’s with quality motors for over 70 years.

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