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04.06.2018 [ [more] ]

New Factory in SarstedtIn addition to the existing plant, a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is under construction at the HELMKE site in Sarstedt (near Hannover, Germany).[ [more] ]

Drive systems - engineered by HELMKEHELMKE is a worldwide acknowledged competence for the delivery of complete drive systems. The converter cabinets engineered by HELMKE are projected and manufactured for customized and branch-specific applications.[ [more] ]

6 MW HELMKE full load test field

To meet customers requirements and HELMKE‘ s aspiration to work always with state of the art technologies, the HELMKE Group has invested in a new testing field on its location in Pulversheim, France. The testing field is also available for final customer inspections and external testing orders.

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Please download: HELMKE Flyer System Test Field

Relevant technical data

Power-, voltage- and frequency range

  • Maximum testing capacity of 6000 kW (8000 HP) for mains and operation and combined testing within a speed range of 500 to 4000 rpm.
  • Maximum torque of approx. 120 kNm (88.500 lbf ft) for speed ranges up to 500 rpm.
  • Voltage range from 400 V up to 15 kV (higher voltages possible on demand)
  • Supply frequency-standard value 50/60 Hz
    (Other frequency values on request)

Testing foundation

  • Fixing plate of 21 m x 6 m (69 ft x 20 ft) (slot T42)
  • Foundation weight of 900 metric tons with reduced resonance frequency (mounting independent from environmental infrastructure)

Water cooling system

  • Maximum re-cooling power of 1150 kW depending on the application
  • Water-quantity and pressure individually adaptable to the machines to be tested
  • Possibility to supply the machines to be tested with specific cooling water quality


Power-, development- and acceptance testing with reference to current regulations and standards resp. customer specific requirements:

  • Motors and generators for main operation
  • Drive systems consisting of transformers, frequency converters, starter and electrical machines
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