Hugh Smith Engineering, a division of Qualter Hall are recognised worldwide as highly experienced designers and manufacturers of an extensive range of high quality long life machines, for plate preparation and forming.

These machines are used in many sectors of industry around the world, for example, shipbuilding, pressure vessel and fabrication industries.

  • Hugh Smith Engineering
  • Roll Presses
  • Framebenders
  • Portal & Gap Presses
  • Hydrolevel Plate Levelling Rolls
  • Automatic Notching Punching Presses
  • Horizontal Presses
  • Edgemills
  • Vertical Plate Benders

Case Studies

Hugh Smith plate forming – Specialist Fabricator, USA

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 […]

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Hugh Smith Project, Major Shipyard, China

2700t x 18m Shipyard Roll-Press 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 […]

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