High-quality busbar manufacture with flexible short lead-time service
Advanced manufacturing techniques enable us to produce a huge variety of bespoke, customised busbars to specification for major projects incorporating thousands of variants to single part demand with little or zero tooling costs.
We manufacture copper busbars and aluminium busbars for switchgear components, control panels, panel boards, fuse gear, and transformers.
We have the most advanced copper busbar manufacturing equipment available and can offer exceptionally high levels of delivery performance.
We have many years’ experience of inheriting production of copper busbars from large OEMs (component transfer) and we offer a very rapid response service, even with short lead-times using state of the art EHRT Punching & Forming Machines.
Aluminium is used for busbar production where final weight is a consideration. We have produced many millions of aluminium busbars for a great many applications including the power conversion, rail, marine and aerospace industries.
Aluminium busbars can be used for transformers, and we have also produced them for electrical panel boards and distribution boards.
Flexible Busbars are made by a unique endless loop system, they have many technical advantages over other styles of flexible Bars in their capability and performance. They are made from thin usually soft copper which is then wound and compressed to thickness to give the relevant cross-sectional area required to carry the desired current.
Value Added Busbar services
- We offer busbar assembly services to complement our inhouse production.
- Busbar Insulation services including powder coating, heat shrink sleeving and electroplating in tin, silver and nickel to suit your requirements.
Applications range from the use of polyolefin and PVC for 11KVA switchgear used within the energy and rail sectors to complex busbars for EV/Hybrid battery systems that are selectively coated with a range of insulation materials including resicoat EL HGC20R and Nylon BB for ratings of between 1.5 and 5KV.
Science & Research - CERN
A twin-aperture, 10 m long, prototype magnet was designed by CERN to gain experience in the construction of full scale twin-aperture Dipole Magnets. HV Wooding were given the task to produce the Twin-aperture Dipole magnet Laminations. Click to read a Case study demonstrating our ongoing work with CERN on the Large Hadron Collider - and the positive impact from our input.
Ventilator Challenge UK
British engineering firms were called on to switch to making medical ventilators as concern grew about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. This follows an appeal by Boris Johnson, who held an emergency conference appealing for an urgent effort to address the national shortage.
Next generation of Tidal Turbines
A Global manufacture in the “Renewables Sector” are developing the next generation of Tidal Turbines. In order to optimise engineering performance they needed a partner to help facilitate both the design and manufacturing solution of “Laminate Sections” for the Permanent Magnet Generator.
High Volume of Metal Stampings and Busbars
A leading Global manufacturer of Electrical Automation and Control Solutions have a high volume of Metal Stampings and Busbars used within their product groups. These include regular repeat items and also spot ordered parts that are delivered to multiple locations.
“Hybrid Drivetrain” for Motorsport and Transportation applications
A Global manufacturer of “Hybrid Drivetrain” for Motorsport and Transportation applications. A key market for flywheel energy storage technology is the public transport sector. This technology can save fuel and reduce green house gas emissions by up to 30% in a city bus for example.
Strategic outsourcing partner
A leading international manufacturer of electrical accessories were producing all components in house. In order to focus on core activities and increase profitability, they needed a strategic outsourcing partner that they could trust. After a detailed evaluation, they decided to outsource all presswork components to HV Wooding.
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Investing in Quality
To assist the constantly evolving challenges that face our highly experienced quality team at H V Wooding, we have recently invested in the super accurate Trimos height gauge repeatable to 1µm and the Vision inspection system ‘InspecVision Planer’ for fast and accurate measurement of multiple parts complying with BS6001 batch inspection and relevant AQL, at the touch of a button.
New Investment into Trumpf TruLaser 3030
H V Wooding are pleased to announce our investment into a new Trumpf TruLaser 3030 Laser cutting machine. This investment allows us to further enhance our already extensive Busbar and Lamination production capabilities, increasing our capacity and speed of operations.
Electric Vehicle boost for HVW
Having been given a glimpse of a potential future should we make the switch to Electric Vehicles - with less air pollution and improved air quality being documented during the COVID-19 lockdown - more buyers are realising the benefits of moving away from petrol and diesel cars.