QR Engineering Ltd
QR engineering Ltd offers a ‘one- stop shop’ for the manufacture, fabrication, supply and erection of structural steelwork, roofing, cladding and integrated facades such as petrol station forecourt canopies, shops and drive-thru outlets.
QR engineering requested Padgate Services to attend their Besthorpe site to undertake a repair on a broken metal bandsaw. The machine manufacturer was not available to attend this breakdown for a number of days, however, Padgate Services were able to respond rapidly to this emergency breakdown situation.
Investigation revealed that electrical power wasn’t being transmitted to the blade drive wheel, as a result of the main drive shaft having snapped. A new shaft was ordered for next day delivery from the manufacturer, meanwhile the remaining assembly components were taken back to the main Padgate workshop.
In the workshop Padgate Services specialist hydraulic bench press was required to apply a force of over 15 tonnes to successfully dismantle the remaining components without causing further damage. All the components were then cleaned up and prepared for reassembly. Using Padgate Services network of local suppliers, new bearings and seals were sourced locally at a competitive price and reducing lead times.
Padgate Services were then able to return to the QR site with the refurbished pieces and re- assembled the bandsaw. The machine was then test run satisfactorily and handed back to the QR production team ready for them to restart production. This was all done before the machine manufacturer had even been available to attend the site to assess the problem.
Date:October 12, 2016