Carousel Repair

After much detailed planning and preperation we have now started work on a customers  site carrying out maintenance on a large carousel  that is approx 20m in diameter and weighs 160 tonnes. The carousel has been in use for ten years and the suporting rails on which the carousels wheels run on,  had started to …

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Machine Adaptability

The machine shop is always having to adapt their machines to accept differant types and sizes of jobs. The picture shows a large end bearing housing from a ships generator that had a worn bearing housing. The plate would’nt fit our Webster Bennett vertical borer, but it just squeezed into the three axix bed mill. The …

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Workshop Lifting Gantry

Our Fabrication and Lifting Gear departments worked together to fabricate, install and certify a simple workshop lifting gantry complete with a two tonne electric hoist for one of our local customers. The space was measured and customers requirements acertained  to allow fabrication drawings to be produced for its manufacture. Over a weekend the space was cleared and the …

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Timber Dunnage

We started a job helping with dunnage and cargo securring on  the first of five ship loads of coated pipes  yesterday.  The pipes are coated in Leith with concrete and some are coated with  Multi Layer Polppropylene. Each pipe weighs around 7 tonnes and  they are loaded two or three at a time onto timber dunnage that …

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Depot modifications for new trains

Our ongoing work at a local railway depot has seen the infrastructure modified to receive the new Class 385 type trains. These are electric multiple units being built by Hitachi Rail for operating in Central Scotland. The maintenance bays have been modified  to suit the new vehicles with the addition of a raised access platform …

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New Heat Exchanger

Everybody is trying to save on there fuel bills and  carbon emissions, One of our regular customers has calculated that by fitting an additional heat exchanger in a return sump they can save a little bit more. The unit is made from standard fittings, and was pressure tested prior to fitting durring their weekend break …

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Stainless Steel Trunnion Tubes

We have made these stainless steel (grade 316)  trunnion tubes many times for a local pharmaceutical manufacturer.  They are made from 3″ OD heavy wall stainless steel tube and we weld on the bearing housings, the tube branch and associated flanges and sockets.  The welding is carried out to a predetermined procedure to prevent heat distortion over …

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Construction Line & Avetta Approval

Health, Safety and Quality are important in both maintaining and attracting new customers on which the Company depend to carry on trading. Our HSQ Manager continuously monitors our performance  and we are assessed & audited for the quality standard BS EN ISO 9001-2015 by an outside auditor from  the registration Company FQM Ltd.  In addition to this, many larger …

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Year End Nears

This time of year is generally quieter with many off enjoying the festive period.  The Company does not shut down totally apart from the statutory days, not so long ago  we used to work Christmas day but thankfully we get some time off nowadays. We have a small number of people who are working carrying …

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MPV Jura Refit

We are currently undertaking a small refit aboard the MPV Jura which is operated by Marine Scotland , she carries out marine law enforcement and  fishery protection work for the Scottish Goverment. The vessel is 84m long and is diesel-electric  powered. We are pressure testing coolers on the diesel engines and drive motors along with some tank cleaning …

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