Hugh Smith, a division of Qualter, Hall & Co Ltd, supplied a vertical plate bending machine, capable of exerting 5000 tonnes of force. This machine, part of a range of plate bending machines, was designed and manufactured in our workshop facility in Barnsley, utilising in-house design experience as well as subcontract supply, in-house machining and fabrication. Fully tested and commissioned in the UK, the machine was then dismantled and exported, where it was reassembled and commissioned under the careful supervision of our own personnel.
This project was possible due to excellent feedback from operators in North America where Qualter Hall has supplied numerous similar Hugh Smith machines.
This particular machine is capable of bending high yield materials up to 220mm thick to large and tight radii. The precise control of operation by high pressure proportional hydraulics ensure that accurate forming to close tolerances can be achieved for all diameters.
The vertical roller configuration alleviates the gravitational challenges of horizontal bending. This, coupled with decades of design development and continuing innovation and after-sales servicing, makes the Hugh Smith brand well-known internationally.
The working relationship between JFN and QH on the project has been excelling, working with a very demanding client.Colin Cotterell, Senior Project Manager
Thanks for all at Qualter Hall for the work to recover the damage to our product… The client is impressed with how the recovery has been undertaken and this is in no small part due to the excellent work completed by your team at what was a very difficult time.Malcom Goulding, Project Director
Thank you for your hard work and efforts in delivering the works both on and off site. My ED7 Overhaul colleagues were pleased with the way you worked with the site team and ultimately brought this project to a successful conclusion in a professional, timely, courteous and diligent manner.Engineering Manager
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