The latest stage of a £1million investment programme designed to boost our production capacity has been completed.
We have installed a powered lifting platform at our Camberley, Surrey, fabrication facility to help with the welding of larger filtration housings while ensuring operator health and safety.
Providing a 1,000kg load capacity, the new motorised platform features a reinforced table plate that can be adjusted to different heights and angles for ease of access and removal of handling hazards.
It complements existing kit used for auto seam welding, planishing and manipulating of plate-rolled tubes up to 550mm diameter, 1,200mm long and 5mm thick.
The platform replaces a series of fixed-height welders’ benches, offering a far more flexible solution to make fabrication easier and more efficient.
Dan O’Sullivan, Team Leader for Housing Fabrication, said: “The platform is capable of handling any challenge and makes the construction of large and bespoke vessels safer.
“This is part of our continual programme of investment in innovations that make it easier and safer for us to do a good job.”
Other recent investments to improve welding processes at Camberley include a large weld bay for making mobile skid assemblies coupled with extra floor space and additional overhead craneage.
Operations Director Karl Pizzey said: “Our investment programme underpins our ‘quick and able’ manufacturing capacity to support customers in all our core sectors. It is all about being well placed to deliver new and bespoke products in short order.”
Among new products launched this year are SupaSep LGP, a high-performance liquid coalescer to support critical separation processes in the oil and gas industries, and a range of ASME BPE-compliant housings for use in biopharmaceuticals production.