The chemical composition of the raw material that is used to produce a fastener is all important. We are one of the few fastener companies who have an in house capability to undertake material analysis.
Our Spectromax metal analyser has recently been serviced and calibrated to a wide range of materials, including carbon, alloy and stainless steels.
We were delighted to be informed that the results were very consistent and accurate, with our analyser passing with flying colours!
Tim Garton, Director, Smith Bullough, was invited by the CBM trade association to visit JCB to hear a presentation by Chris Bell, General Manager Group Purchasing, that was followed by a tour of the Backhoe production and assembly line.
In the evening there was a meal at the nearby Boar’s Head Hotel which was enjoyed by more than fifty people including past Presidents and former and current Members. The CBM board was represented by the President, David Eales, Geraldine Boulton, chief executive, and Kirsi Lintula.
Smith Bullough manufactures non-standard and special fasteners in metric and imperial (BSF, BSW, UNC, UNF). Materials include steel, stainless steel, super duplex, non-ferrous and exotics.
More than 750 tonnes of semi-finished blanks are held in stock for rapid delivery.
Our in-house quality department contains a full test laboratory, performing hardness & tensile testing, plating and surface coating thickness checks, ultrasound scans, microscopic investigation and metallurgical reporting.
Smith Bullough currently have for sale an INDUCTELEC. 75 KV Induction Heater.
Ex Nottingham University. Very little used. Good condition. Suitable for production or spares. Reactors alone for this type of unit are in short supply and sell for about £1.500 each.
May be inspected on site. Sold as seen.
Type ISI 75/10/600
Main line amps =180
John Hilton and Tim Garton represented Smith Bullough at the Torque Expo Fastener Exhibition at Silverstone on the 11th and 12th of October.
John and Tim were kept busy with visitors who represented a good cross-section of the British fastener distribution industry. Great interest was shown in our non-standard Metric range and the special bolting that is produced in our factory, alongside the new ranges of fasteners in stainless, non-ferrous and exotic materials made possible by our expansion in 2016.
Many great contacts were made and we look forward to Torque Expo 2017!