Danfoss Drives, in conjunction with one of its leading distributors – E Bennett Electrical, has recently donated six variable speed drives to The JCB Academy, an exciting new school for students from the age of 13 who are interested in business and engineering.
Worth thousands of pounds, the drives were also complemented with six new WEG motors to give students the opportunity to get accustomed with real industry technology.
JCB, the construction equipment manufacturer and the sponsor of The JCB Academy, was thoroughly impressed with the capabilities and longevity of Danfoss Drives products and as a result asked E Bennett Electrical, their supplier of Danfoss equipment, if they would be able to offer their support to The JCB Academy.
“The JCB Academy educates apprentices not only for JCB but also for household names like Michelin, Alpha Manufacturing and Bri-Stor Systems”, explained Richard Kelsall, Technical Sales Manager at E Bennett Electrical. “So the academy wanted to acquaint pupils with the widely used Danfoss products. This creates cutting edge training opportunities, which in turn benefit the whole industry and help the UK to make a new generation of highly skilled engineering workers.”
The equipment was delivered at the beginning of June and Richard Kelsall will be offering training sessions to accompany lectures, as well as a presentation for the students at the beginning of the school year.