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Kinetic sculptor and mechanical artist Tom Wilkinson has specified a Parvalux SD38MWS geared motor with inverter drive for his latest piece, which has been commissioned by Omega, the official timekeeper of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Wilkinson’s sculpture, known as the Driver, depicts man and machine, and is described as a symbiosis between the figurative and the mechanical.

During the past month, Wilkinson and lead artist on the project Danny Wooten worked together to bring the figure to life mechanically. The Parvalux motor is responsible for powering the Driver’s movements.

Key benefits of product application

  • Wilkinson said he chose the Parvalux Service Centre in Birmingham for its reliability and fast service.
  • Given the project’s short lead time, Wilkinson was grateful Parvalux was able to get the motor — a vital component — to him so quickly.

Parvalux Electric Motors

Parvalux is the UK’s largest manufacturer of small geared motors. With more than 18 million geared motors installed globally, we are proud of our heritage and continued reputation for high quality.

Founded in 1947, Parvalux is now privately owned by the Clark Group, who have taken the business from strength to strength. Revenues have climbed threefold to more than £18m in just six years.

Over the next two years, a considerable programme of investment into machines and infrastructure will help our customers to gain genuine competitive advantage in their markets.

Based on the south coast, Parvalux benefits from strong distribution partnerships across the globe. More than 50 per cent of product is exported, with production now exceeding 275,000 units produced annually.

As well as a standard catalogue offer of more than 5,000 product variants, Parvalux offers a ‘design for manufacture’ service for larger-volume OEMs. With more than 20 design engineers, Parvalux has made a serious investment in its capability to produce new designs to tight timescales.

Parvalux now enjoys a reputation as a specialist supplier to numerous industry sectors including mobility, leisure, automotive and industrial automation applications.

For larger OEM projects, our dedicated account team, comprising highly experienced engineers led by technical director Dr Martin Mathias, ensures our value-add right from the outset of any project.

For the small and medium-sized UK customers, the Parvalux Service Centre in Birmingham holds extensive stock at a central location. This centre, coupled with the newly established online shop, provides a rapid response to any orders and enquiries.

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