Mil­bank In­dus­trial Elec­tric Co. – the name has changed, but we haven’t

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The Mil­bank name has been the driv­ing force be­hind Gouk & Sul­li­van for the past forty years, and now Gouk & Sul­li­van BOP Ltd. is wholly owned by the Mil­bank fam­ily it is only right that it should be the name above the door.

So make a note that the former Gouk & Sul­li­van BOP Ltd. is now very proudly Mil­bank In­dus­trial Elec­tric Co. Ltd. The fam­ily-owned and op­er­ated com­pany is based in Kawerau, Bay of Plenty and spe­cialises in the re­pair and ser­vic­ing of elec­tric mo­tors, sub­mersible pumps and gen­er­a­tors, and as­so­ci­ated con­trol equip­ment.

Gouk & Sul­li­van was es­tab­lished in Auck­land in the early 1930’s by Eric Gouk & Basil Sul­li­van to ser­vice the bur­geon­ing Port of Auck­land. Paul Mil­bank joined Gouk & Sul­li­van in 1963 as a Mo­tor Rewinder and be­came a Di­rec­tor and share­holder in 1971.

In the late 1990’s the Tas­man Pulp & Pa­per Mill iden­ti­fied the need for a spe­cial­ist mo­tor re­pair ser­vice to help im­prove their ma­chine re­li­a­bil­ity. Paul Mil­bank put for­ward a pro­posal, which was ac­cepted and Gouk & Sul­li­van BOP Ltd. was es­tab­lished in Kawerau in 1999.

Mil­bank In­dus­trial Elec­tric Co. re­pair and ser­vice all sizes of electro­mechan­i­cal ro­tat­ing equip­ment and con­trols. The large mod­ern work­shop fa­cil­ity, with in-house lift­ing ca­pac­ity of 40 tonne, en­ables the ser­vic­ing of all types of mo­tors, pumps and gen­er­a­tors in our work­shop. It also of­fers a full on-site re­pair ser­vice, in­clud­ing mo­tor rewind­ing, over­haul­ing and bal­anc­ing, to­gether with a pre­ven­ta­tive main­te­nance in­spec­tion fa­cil­ity. The com­pany en­deav­ours to pro­vide so­lu­tions to all your elec­tric mo­tor prob­lems.

AC elec­tric mo­tor & gen­er­a­tor rewind­ing forms the core of the busi­ness, how­ever it also has ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence with the re­pair and over­haul of DC mo­tors. Ser­vices in­clude the rewind of ar­ma­tures and field wind­ings, the re­pair and re­build­ing of com­mu­ta­tors, bear­ing re­place­ment, me­chan­i­cal re­pairs and full ma­chine test­ing.

Mil­bank In­dus­trial Elec­tric Co. can sup­ply high and medium volt­age sta­tor coils, DC ar­ma­ture and field coils. It can also re­fur­bish ex­ist­ing mo­tor and gen­er­a­tor ro­tor pole coils, with a coil press that can han­dle coils up to 1m wide by 2m long, with a press­ing ca­pac­ity of 80 tonnes.

The com­pany has the abil­ity to run and test all mo­tors, AC and DC up to 2500kw un­der nor­mal run­ning speeds. Test and di­ag­no­sis equip­ment in­cludes AC and DC mo­tor test boards, vari­able speed drive for test­ing large AC mo­tors, surge tester for di­ag­nos­ing wind­ing faults, RSO test­ing of

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