We have a fabrication facility at Burtonwood, near Warrington with overhead crane
facilities and we have fabricated such items as diving decompression chambers, BS5500
Category 1 vessels. We have also designed and fabricated such items as hydraulic
cylinder housings for extrusion presses, which are heavy plate forging/ fabrications.
We have a full CAD system installed, and this is a great benefit to accurate drawing
and manufacturing, as we can e-mail profile drawings straight to profilers, eliminating
The fabrication shop is equipped with a 10 tonne overhead crane, complete with 3
tonne electromagnet when necessary for plate work, various welding machines with
outputs up to 825A, DC and AC, and the following processes are supported:- Manual
Arc (SMAW), Tungsten Inert Gas (GTAW), Metal Inert Gas (GMAW), Arc-Air gouging and
metal powder surfacing. The usual complement of fabrication machinery includes site-capable
12" band saws, belt sanders etc.
For jobs over 10 tonnes, we can usually effect offloading using mobile cranes and
skating inside. Using this method, we have accommodated an extrusion press main
cylinder of 28 tonnes.
We have recently installed a 5" Horizontal Borer, capable of machining large jobs,
in an effort to provide a more complete service to our customers.