Ward Leonard CT LLC Introduces the First 1350 HP AC Drilling Motor Certified to ATEX & CSA Standards for Oil & Gas Top Drive Applications


Rugged 1,350 HP Motor is Designed for Optimal Performance in Severe Environments

THOMASTON, CT, May 6, 2013 ̢— Today at the 2013 Offshore Technology Conference, Ward Leonard announced their new 1,350 horsepower AC drilling motor specifically targeted for top drive applications.  The 1,350 offers a powerful combination of rugged performance and durability ̢— even in the most brutal rig environments ̢— and decades of continuous service that Ward Leonard customers have benefited from for years.

“As a company dedicated to operational excellence, everything we do is about continuous improvement of our products and services to allow our customers to harness energy more effectively,” said Ward Leonard President Michael Clute. “With the 1,350, we’re setting a new benchmark in the oil and gas industry as the only motor that is certified to both ATEX and CSA standards. Look for more industry firsts from Ward Leonard in the months to come.”

The Ward Leonard 1,350 motor (WL24A135V) is built to withstand rigorous high shock and vibration conditions that are inherent in rig duty. Additionally, the 1,350 motor features a Class H certified, fully taped and sealed insulation system that protects the motor from dust, sand, oil and water to extend product life.

To learn more about Ward Leonard and our comprehensive line of motors and controls for oil and gas, visit booth #8201 in the Reliant Center Arena at OTC in Houston, Texas.

About Ward Leonard

Ward Leonard is a diversified industrial technology company that provides comprehensive electric motor, generator, control and service solutions to the world’s most demanding Heavy Industry, Oil & Gas and Military customers. We are recognized for our advanced technological capabilities, relentless focus on customer satisfaction, unmatched 24/7 maintenance and repair services, and our unique ability to overcome complex application challenges in the industry’s most demanding environments. We encourage you to learn more about our products and services, and to speak with a Ward Leonard engineer today.