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Heavy Gauge Leveller

Problem

A company in the UK with a Heavy Gauge Leveller required its refurbishment to bring it back to full operational capacity. The company had also started to experience increased demand for mill processed plate steel; which made it crucial for the work to be completed to the highest standards.

Solution

The company commissioned Bronx Engineering Ltd to undertake this refurbishment, based on being a market leader in coil processing lines and equipment for over 60 years. They took the Heavy Gauge Leveller offline and within three months, the Leveller was refurbished and in better shape than it has been for years.

The machine was fully stripped down and refurbished. Precision is of great importance in this industry, which is why they sought to have it inspected and re-built. Bronx Engineering installed newly manufactured parts, rather than repair existing components. Bronx installed re-ground and polished work rolls, new back-up bearings and back-up rolls, new back-up screws, new top and bottom chocks and new anti-backlash springs. Bronx also installed a new digital measuring system, which will be integrated into their consignment system and software, so that customers can track their steel from order through to delivery, including during the manufacturing process.

Result

Due to this refurbishment, they can now produce fully flattened sheets. Their investment has restored the Heavy Gauge Leveller to its original 5.0mm capacity, giving them the ability to enter the light plate market, when they have the opportunity or when an existing customer requires these services. This refurbishment allows them to offer their customers more options.

As part of our service, we provided a week’s Operator training, during the week of recommissioning.