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Fairford delight at Plymouth Argyle promotion

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Congratulations to our local football team Plymouth Argyle on sealing promotion into Football League One after their cracking 6-1 Easter Monday win against Newport County. Mark Shepherd, managing director at Fairford Electronics, said: “As a world leading soft starter company based in Devon, we are always keen to support outstanding achievement in the region. We are delighted to see Plymouth Argyle’s success, especially coming just six years… Read More

Prestigious industry awards recognise Fairford world first

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Fairford Electronics PLUSS Technology has been chosen as a finalist in the Technical Innovation of the Year category of the Motion Control Industry Awards. The MCI Awards Judging Panel, including independent experts and representation from the press went through a rigorous process analysing and discussing every entry to decide on the 2017 Finalists. Through a further secret ballot the 2017 Winners… Read More

Fairford’s soft starters keep latest catch on ice in Russia

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

When a fish production factory in Russia needed to ensure the latest catch could be frozen quickly ready for export to diners around the world, they looked no further than Fairford Electronics and their proven soft starter technology. Russia, which is the fourth largest producer of frozen fish in the world, has an expanding network of factories in the St Petersburg area to service growing global demand.… Read More

New motor control technology is a world first

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

British-based company Fairford Electronics is set to revolutionise the global soft starter market, predicted to be worth $1,672.4million by 2020, thanks to its new patented technology called PLUSS which can be used in literally thousands of applications around the world. By specialising exclusively in the single area of soft starters, Fairford has been able to lead the market through innovative design and engineering excellence and is now… Read More

Fairford get behind Plymouth Argyle in FA cup replay

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Good luck to Plymouth Argyle, our local football team, as they take on Liverpool in the FA Emirates Cup replay on Wednesday night. The Pilgrims are one of the most travelled teams in the football league and we can empathise with them here at Fairford Electronics where we travel globally to serve our clients. It was fantastic for the team to get a 0-0 draw at Anfield… Read More

The UK Decision to Leave the European Union

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

In 1973, the United Kingdom(UK) voted to join the European Economic Community, but over the last 43 years this organisation developed in to the European Community and then the European Union (EU), with an ever greater control over the affairs of the member countries. On the 23rd June 2016, the UK people voted to end the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union. There are many complex… Read More

We have won another award for our energy saving technology!

Monday, December 8th, 2014

AN IVYBRIDGE firm has been named the region’s top green energy innovator. Fairford Electronics triumphed at the South West Green Energy Awards in the Best Business Innovation category. The firm, based at the Lee Mill industrial estate, was victorious because of its iERS (Intelligent Energy Recovery System). The technology enables up to 32 per cent of the total energy to be saved on lightly-loaded electric motors without… Read More

synergy vs. Star/Delta

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

In today’s global market, downtime, system instability and the subsequent loss of business  is not acceptable. As a pioneer in soft start control, Fairford have taken this on board and  have continued to innovate in soft start technology. Synergy is Fairford latest three phase soft start offering a complete package for system efficiency and economical starts. In industry the high inrush current associated with star  delta and… Read More

Reducing the cost of the daily grind!

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

The requirement to reduce energy consumption across industry is a worldwide remit. New Form Tools, a Canadian manufacturer of metal cutting solutions to the Tube & Pipe, Roll Form and Coil Processing industries, has an internal target of reducing the energy consumption of their grinders by 5%. The particular grinders New Form Tools use cannot utilise variable speed drives as the motors must run at fixed speed,… Read More

The Right Product for the Job

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

by David Taper and Steven Atkey – Fairford’s Technical Sales Engineers We all make large efforts to try and choose the right product for a job; we all know the saying “using a sledge hammer to crack a nut”. This is exactly what is happening every day in industry, consumers are using products that are not specifically designed for the job in hand, this causes excess expenditure,… Read More

Fairford has the capability to design and manufacture bespoke motor control solutions for OEMs and Industrial Automation vendors.

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