In conformance with internationally recognized standards, the new R&D Laboratory undertakes several electric lifeperformance on contactors, and also shortcircuit testing of circuit-breakers and motor starters.

Representing an investment in excess of US$ 1 million in its first phase - a building of 600 square meters- the Lab has been set up in a strategic location: right beside WEG's power supply substation.
"The fact of being close will substantially reduce the testing circuit impedances, which allows performance of tests with high current and short circuit values', says Reinaldo Stuart Junior, Laboratory Manager.