Hugh Smith, a division of Qualter Hall & Co. Ltd. supplied another Shipyard Roll-Press machine capable of exerting 2700 Tonnes of force over a plate length of 18 Metres for a major shipyard in China. Adding to many supplied to shipyards worldwide.
The machine and integrated plate handling system was specifically designed and manufactured both in our Barnsley facility and, with the relatively large and heavy top and bottom beam fabrications, in the country of final installation for commercial and transport considerations.
This machine is part of a wide range of standard and bespoke ships plate rolling and forming machines specifically designed for rolling ships and submarine hull plates, bilge turns, shear strakes and derrick posts, also flanging bulkhead corrugations and knuckle plates. Sizes range from 600 to 3000 Tonnes capacity or more with plate lengths up to 23 Metres.
The machine features automatic compensation of top and bottom beam deflection under all loading conditions to ensure accuracy of bends, infinitely adjustable bottom roll centres with offset adjustment to minimise end flattening. Also, top beam angling capability to facilitate conical rolling.
The machine can be quickly converted for flanging or swedging bulkhead forms by the addition of adjustable forming tools. The specially developed CNC control system ensures accurate position of all machine functions for simplicity of operation.
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
5000t vertical plate bending 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 […]More Info Here
Geoffrey Osborne Ltd/Wessex County Council The aim of the project was to replace the existing footbridge over the River Adur which is about 90 years old. The bridge links Shoreham beach to Shoreham by Sea town centre. The new bridge is a combined pedestrian and cycle bridge, which was constructed to the east of the […]More Info Here
John Mowlem Construction Ltd / Dublin Dockland Development Authority Appointed by main civil contractor John Mowlem Construction Ltd, Qualter Hall’s scope of work included the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a new double leaf pedestrian swing bridge over the River Liffey near Custom House Quay in Dublin. Two bridge leafs each measuring 44m nose […]More Info Here