ISO-9001 Recertification and Other News Update

ISO-9001 Recertification and Other News Update We’re delighted to announce that we’ve recently passed our latest ISO-9001 audit for design and manufacture of motor control electronics. We’re absolutely dedicated to continuous improvement in everything we do and ISO-9001 is one of the core parts of this work. We can’t say it’s been an easy 12 […]

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas 2021 Opening Hours Please note that we will be closing on the 17th December 2021 and re-opening again on the 5th January. Any orders placed in this time will be dealt with promptly on our return. We’d like to take the opportunity to thank all our customers and suppliers in what has been a […]

How we helped with the fight against Covid-19

How we helped with the fight against Covid-19   Covid-19 affected virtually every business. Whether it be the huge rise in people working from home, the major disruption to industry and the wider economy or the major rise in new types of businesses, no part of the economy was left untouched. We saw demand for […]

Surface Mount (SMT) vs Through-Hole (TH) Assembly

Surface Mount (SMT) vs Through-Hole (TH) Assembly What are SMT components? Surface mount components – sometimes referred to as SMT or SMD components – are components which sit on the surface of a PCB, bridging pads to form an electrical connection. Such components are the most popular form of components for electronics as they enable […]

Reshoring – a Rebirth for British Manufacturing?

Reshoring – a Rebirth for British Manufacturing? The last 18 months have been exceptionally hard for British manufacturing. Whatever one thinks about more controversial issues such as Brexit, there can be no doubt that they’ve caused significant disruption. Coupled with this, there has been the colossal impact of Covid-19 with the nationwide shutdowns seeing unprecedented […]

Kickstart Employee Joins

Employee Joins Evie Charles-Greenwood We’re delighted to announce the recruitment of our new employee at Zikodrive, Evie Charles-Greenwood. Evie has joined on a Kickstart training placement and will start work in the factory on a 6 month training programme with a view to creating permanent jobs at the end of the placement period. Evie passed […]

Creating Opportunities for Young People in Calderdale

Creating Opportunities for Young People in Calderdale For those of who you have had a look around the website you will (perhaps) have noticed us make reference to one of our aims being to create as many opportunities as we can for young people in the surrounding area. In part this stems from the co-founders […]

Acting Environmentally

Acting Environmtentally Like all companies we are constantly aware of the difficulties the world is facing in relation to climate change and the amount of energy we use is something that we consistently look to address. At the same time, there is often a feeling of being unable to really contribute significantly and almost being […]

Inductance and Motor Control

Inductance and Motor Control Understanding motor inductance is a key part of successful motor control as it can have a major bearing on the potential performance of a motor. Equally, it can render certain types of controller unable to work. The 3 types of inductance At Zikodrive, we have divided motors into 3 different brackets […]