About Waukesha
 
  • Company Overview
  • History
  • Technology Leadership
  • Trade Shows & Conferences


SPX Transformer Solutions, Inc. (formerly Waukesha Electric Systems, Inc), is one of the largest U.S. manufacturers of power transformers and a valued supplier of complete transformer service solutions, components and replacement parts as well as a variety of substation-applicable training classes for all skill levels including a large number of comprehensive LTC maintenance courses. We employ approximately 1,000 people throughout the United States and operate manufacturing facilities at our headquarters location in Waukesha, WI as well as Goldsboro, NC and Dallas, TX.


Waukesha® Transformers

SPX Transformer Solutions designs, manufactures and tests a complete line of medium power self-cooled transformers rated from 2 to 100 MVA with primary voltages through 345 kV. Our large power product line includes transformers that are top rated to 1200 MVA, 345 kV.

Our modern transformer manufacturing operations utilize sophisticated computer-controlled equipment and test systems, complemented by a well-trained, experienced work force to produce high quality power transformers that meet stringent customer demands. SPX Transformer Solutions also has one of the shortest production cycles in the industry, which allows the SPX Waukesha team to respond quickly to customer delivery and installation requirements.

  • Waukesha, Wisconsin Manufacturing Facility — 421,000 sq ft:
    To meet growing industry needs, a $70 million expansion was recently completed that enables this facility to manufacture units with a power rating over 1000 MVA. An additional 35,000 sq. ft. facility in Waukesha, WI is dedicated to manufacturing and training where we focus on maintaining the company’s reputation for quality and technology leadership.
  • Goldsboro, North Carolina Manufacturing Facility — 171,500 sq ft:
    SPX Transformer Solutions’ Goldsboro transformer manufacturing plant contains state-of-the-art manufacturing and computerized scheduling systems that enable production of medium power transformers that meet the highest industry standards. The engineering team, using 3-D computer-aided design tools, develops innovative designs that meet changing utility and industrial product needs.
Goldsboro


Waukesha® Service

SPX Transformer Solutions can provide complete transformer service solutions for almost any manufacturer's units including installation, relocation, testing and engineering assessments; oil processing, dryouts and retrofills; corrective and preventative maintenance; load tap changer field retrofits and repairs. With a growing number of mobile vacuum oil purification units, several pieces of auxiliary equipment and semi tractor/crane combination vehicles, SPX Waukesha maintains one of the largest fleets of specialized transformer service equipment in the United States. This large, modern equipment base along with our vast number of skilled personnel located strategically across the country, allow us greater flexibility, faster response times, reduced installation hours and lower costs while helping us provide efficient, safe and high quality service to our customers.


Waukesha® Components and Training

SPX Transformer Solutions’ components division operates a 33,000 square foot manufacturing, testing and training facility in Dallas, Texas as a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for most major current and obsolete load tap changer (LTC) and oil circuit breaker brands as well as being the original manufacturer of a line of Transformer Health Products®. Additionally, we offer a variety of LTC services including maintenance training, failure analysis reporting and complete overhauls at this location. By demonstrating a continued commitment to utilizing new materials and technologies to fuel the development of new products and solutions, SPX Waukesha has also built a strong reputation as an industry leader in legacy unit support and design enhancement.

Our Training division, also headquartered in the Dallas facility, provides comprehensive training solutions for today's engineering and technical field personnel. By taking a hands-on approach, our customers experience technical procedures, practices and problem-solving techniques on the actual equipment they will later encounter in the field. We strive to keep a correct balance between classroom studies and hands-on interactive activities, to understand the why as well as the how, to build confidence and expertise in the students that are entrusted to us.

Waukesha Timeline



Technology Leadership

For over 40 years, SPX Transformer Solutions has invested in research, technology and new product design, remaining focused on improving industry standards and leading innovations to serve the evolving needs of the power delivery industry. SPX Waukesha supports and participates in many industry groups and organizations including IEEE, CIGRE, AEIC, EPRI, Doble, Weidmann, NRECA, NWPPA, RMEL and IEC to help set and revise standards, educate when asked and keep our fingers on the pulse of our customers' needs. We also host our own Regional Technical Seminars throughout the year, allowing customers and channel partners to set the agenda from a list of current topics and offer a Transformer Concepts and Applications seminar bi-annually for those looking to further enhance their product knowledge in a non-stressful, non-commercial environment.

SPX Waukesha employs a large number of industry experts to teach the aforementioned classes and help our customers determine what needs to happen to keep power flowing smoothly through their transformers. From specification review to our extensive database of existing engineered transformer designs and reverse-engineering capabilities, all the way through to installation and comprehensive maintenance on virtually any manufacturer's brand, SPX Waukesha strives to be the "go to" technical resource for everything related to power transformers.

 

IEEE/PES Transformers Committee

SPX Waukesha actively participates in the IEEE/PES Transformers Committee, an industry group with the following scope:

  • Treatment of all matters in which the dominant factors are the application, design, construction, testing and operation of transformers, reactors and other similar equipment. Included is treatment of the following:

    • Transmission and Distribution Transformers
    • Voltage Regulators (step and induction regulators)
    • Reactors and Grounding Transformers
    • HVDC Converter Transformers and Smoothing Reactors
    • Power Semiconductor Rectifier Transformers
    • Instrument Transformers (voltage and current transformers)
    • Insulation and Dielectric Issues Relating to Transformers
    • Outdoor Apparatus Bushings
    • Insulating Fluids
    • Underground Transformers and Network Protectors
    • Phase Angle Regulating Transformers

  • Sponsorship and development (either alone or jointly with other technical committees and/or organizations) of standards, recommended practices, guidelines and policies as well as preparation of position papers and/or documents, technical conferences and/or sessions on matters related to items above.

  • Liaison and cooperation with other technical committees, societies, groups and associations concerned with various aspects of items above.


 

2016 Trade Shows
Date Trade Show Booth # Location
February 2–3 Doble "Life of a Transformer" 210 Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Nashville, TN
February 15–17 NRECA TechAdvantage
1544 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
February 24–25 TJH2b TechCon Crowne Plaza Hotel
Albuquerque, NM
April 5–7 International Conference of Doble Clients 38 Westin Copley Place Hotel
Boston, MA
April 12–14 NWPPA Eng & Ops Conference 207 DoubleTree City Center
Spokane, WA
May 3–5 IEEE PES T&D Conference & Expo 3955 Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center / Halls B–F
Dallas, TX
May 23 Utility Supply Management Alliance (USMA) Table Hilton Riverside New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
June 29–30 Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE) Conference Expo TBD
New Orleans, LA
July TBD IEEE Acapulco Conference Acapulco International Center
Acapulco, Mexico
August 10–12 TVPPA Engineering & Ops Conference TBD Marriott Downtown and Convention Center
Chattanooga, TN
September TBD 49th Annual UTA/TSDOS Embassy Suites Frisco
Frisco/Dallas, TX
September TBD Midwest Transmission Conference Table Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
Sioux City, IA
October 4–5 Doble Circuit Breaker Conference 9 Omni William Penn Hotel
Pittsburgh, PA
November 8 Minnesota Power Systems Conference (MIPSYCON) TBD Saint Paul RiverCentre
Saint Paul, MN
December 13–15 Power-Gen International 3859 Convention Center
Orlando, FL

 

2016 Industry Conferences
Date Industry Conference Location SPX Waukesha Participation
February 1–5 Doble "Life of a Transformer" Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Nashville, TN
Conference Presenter & Sponsor / Expo Participant,
Booth 210
Video Presentation: The Making of a Transformer: A Virtual Tour
Date:
Monday, February 1 from 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Topic: Transformer Design
Presenter: Dharam Vir, Vice President of Engineering
Date: Monday, February 1 from 11:15-12:00 p.m.
Topic: What's in the Box? Introduction to Transformer Design & Bushing, LTC and Cooling System Fundamentals
Presenter: Troy Kabrich, General Manager, Service & Components Division
Date: Wednesday, February 3 from 7:00-8:00 a.m.
Topic: Transformer Installation: Assembly, Oil Processing and Commissioning
Presenter: Troy Kabrich, General Manager, Service & Components Division
Date: Wednesday, February 3 from 8:00-9:30 a.m.
February 15–18 NRECA TechAdvantage Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
Expo Participant
Booth 1544
February 23–25 TJH2b TechCon Crowne Plaza Hotel
Albuquerque, NM
 
March 20–24 IEEE Transformers Committee Spring Meeting Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Atlanta, GA
Committee/Working Group/Task Force leadership roles and active participation
April 3–8 International Conference of Doble Clients Westin Copley
Place Hotel
Boston, MA
Conference Presenter & Expo Participant
Hospitality Suite
Booth 38
April 11–15 NWPPA Eng & Ops
Conference
DoubleTree City Center
Spokane, WA
Expo Participant and Governor’s Reception Co-Host
Booth 207
May 2–5 IEEE PES T&D Conference & Expo Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center /
Halls B–F
Dallas, TX
Booth 3955
May 18–20 Transformer Concepts & Applications Seminar SPX Transformer Solutions
Waukesha, WI
Industry experts from SPX Transformer Solutions present a variety of topics pertaining to transformer design, manufacturing and testing; technical plant tour as well as CAD/CAM and FEA demonstrations included
May 22–25 Utility Supply Management Alliance (USMA) Hilton Riverside New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Table
May 22–26 IEEE Substations Committee Spring Meeting TBD
Atlanta, GA
 
June 29–July 1 Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE) Conference Expo TBD
New Orleans, LA
July TBD IEEE Acapulco Conference Acapulco International Center
Acapulco, Mexico
July 17–21 IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) General Meeting Sheraton Boston Hotel
Boston, MA
 
August 10–12 TVPPA Engineering & Ops Conference Marriott Downtown and Convention Center
Chattanooga, TN
Expo Participant
Booth TBD
September TBD 49th Annual UTA/TSDOS Embassy Suites Frisco
Frisco/Dallas, TX
Vendor Participant
Hospitality Suite - Room TBD
September 28–30 Transformer Concepts & Applications Seminar SPX Transformer Solutions
Goldsboro, NC
Industry experts from SPX Transformer Solutions present a variety of topics pertaining to transformer design, manufacturing and testing; technical plant tour as well as CAD/CAM and FEA demonstrations included
September TBD Midwest Transmission Conference Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
Sioux City, IA
Table
October TBD IEEE Substations Committee Fall Meeting TBD  
October 3–7 Doble Circuit Breaker Conference Omni William Penn Hotel
Pittsburgh, PA
Expo Participant
Booth 9
October 23–27 IEEE Transformers Committee Fall Meeting Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Committee/Working Group/Task Force leadership roles and active participation
November 8–10 Minnesota Power Systems Conference (MIPSYCON) Saint Paul RiverCentre
Saint Paul, MN
Expo Participant
Booth TBD
December 13–15 Power-Gen International Convention Center
Orlando, FL
Expo Participant
SPX Booth 3859

 

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