Corrosion Protection

Moisture is the number one “killer” of marine starters. That is why, from start to
finish, we design and manufacture our starters with corrosion protection in mind.
In fact, over three million dollars has been invested in totally computerized
production and testing machinery. Follow along as we show you how we not only
go to war against corrosion, but build quality into each and every part.
First, we start with nickel-plated armature shafts and silicon steel lamination
stacks. Add a layer of powder costing, the best insulation and corrosion
preventative available, and you are ahead in the battle.
Next, the commutator is attached, computer-wound copper windings are added,
and a ground fault test is made on each armature. Strategic testing during the
early stages of assembly is an essential maneuver for uncovering and correcting
potential weaknesses. The commutator tabs are then crimped and hot stacked. On
the lathe, the commutator face is smoothed and polished ensuring the brushes
run as friction-free as possible. A computerized 18 point armature check is made at
this time.
Now the armature goes onto our automated, state-of-the-art assembly line. The
ffrst stop is the polyester trickle varnish “carousel”. The varnish not only assists in
holding the windings in place during peak performance, but also dissipates
heat–another of the starter’s enemies. Moving along, the armatures are now
inserted into the epoxy coated shell. The shells have been previously prepared with
high performance magnets bonded to the interior. Nuts, bolts, gaskets, a spring,
drive gear, brush kit and end cap are added to complete the assembly of the
starter. The high performance magnets are now fully charged. Last, but not least, a
computerized full load performance test is conducted on each and every starter.
Only by passing this ffnal inspection is an starter certiffed as ready for
Rust, Corrosion or Submersions are
The best offense
is a great defense