Direct-Industrial take the 'Sting' out of Lift Drive Repair for Orona

October 26, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
As one of the UK's leading venues for live music, The Sage Gateshead is accustomed to playing host to some of the biggest names in world music and they don't get much bigger than Sting. The Tyneside born musician was back in his home town to perform the last show in his sell out Symphonicity European tour.

With so many musicians and so much equipment involved in the Symphonicity tour even the smallest problems can become magnified. All was going well until a potential disaster occurred only 24 hours before the show - the goods lift broke down. Without a working goods lift, Sting and his orchestral backing band would be unable to transport their musical equipment on to the stage. The prospect of disappointing thousands of Sting fans was too much to take.

Before you could say De Do Do Do De Da Da Da, the contracted lift service provider Orona quickly traced the problem back to a ThyssenKrupp MFL2040 drive. Due to the weekend and close proximity of the show, sourcing a replacement drive was not a viable option. Orona took decisive action and contacted drive repair specialist to arrange an urgent repair . The drive was sent on a same day delivery from the North East to Direct-Industrial's Industrial Automation Repair facility in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Direct-Industrial engineers worked through the night to repair and service the faulty drive. Utilizing the latest techniques in analogue signature analysis, the problem was reduced to a single firing stage, after which the use of a dedicated short locating tool directed the engineer to the root cause a short circuit capacitor. Once the fault had been cured, Direct Industrial engineers performed a full preventive maintenance service on the drive replacing serviceable parts such as capacitors, fans and relays. A large proportion of drive problems result from component failure through old age. A full service from replaces these parts and reduces the chance of drive failure and expensive downtime.

By early Saturday morning the drive was on load test and was ready to be returned to the North East complete with a 12 month warranty. The repaired AC inverter drive was then returned to the North East on a same day service and re-installed just hours before the show. Needless to say The Sage Gateshead was delighted with the professional and rapid response from Orona and