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25Nov 10

Continuous Improvement Measures

Some of you will know that we have been working with the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) on Lean Manufacturing Process.  In conjunction with our MAS advisor Ian Wilson, we have set up Continuous Improvement cells within the company.

KPIs are measured taking in Health & Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery performance.  All employees are involved and regular review meetings are held.

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18Dec 09

Thread Rolling

Thread Rolling Machine
Thread Rolling Machine

Our threading capability has been increased with the addition of Saspi flat die and Seny round die thread rolling machines.  We now have the capability to roll all grades of material up to M60 diameter.

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18Dec 09

Denison Tensile Tester

Denison Tensile Tester
Denison Tensile Tester

We have been very fortunate to acquire from the University of Salford a very well maintained 50 tonne tensile testing machine.  It is in extremely good condition, and incorporates digital readout and graphic print capability.   This machine enhances the capability of our quality department.

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16Sep 09

Offshore Europe 2009 Exhibition

Tim Garton visited the Offshore Europe 2009 Exhibition held in Aberdeen.

This international exhibition is a showcase for the Oil and Gas industries and was host to over 1400 exhibitors and 50000 visitors over 4 days.

Contact was made with some of our customers in this sector, and some interesting new prospects who are interested in our special bolt manufacturing capability.

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08Sep 09

Fastener Fair Stuttgart

Tim Garton & John Hilton are planning an overnight visit to the Fastener Fair in Stuttgart.

We are pleased to see from reading the August / September 2009 issue of Fastener Technology International magazine that our aforementioned employees made it to the Fastener Fair in 2007 – as they are in the picture above!

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20Mar 09

Quality Department Additions

To ensure that the quality of our bolts is consistently of the highest order, we are making sure that our quality checking equipment is to the latest standard.  In the last month, we have purchased an Elcometer coating thickness gauge with an enhanced digital readout feature.  It is important that the correct plating deposit is used as this can affect the torque features of the joint.

A Baty shadowgraph with a maximum magnification factor of 10x is used to check threadforms, angles and any dimensional measurements.  It is fitted with a Quadracheck 2000 digital readout.

We are looking forward to receiving delivery of a Dennison 50 tonne tensile testing machine.  More information concerning this will be available after Easter.

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13Jun 08

Fastener Fair 2008 – Coventry

Smith Bullough exhibited at the 2008 Fastener Fair in Coventry.

Tim Garton and organiser Jerry Ramsdale
Tim Garton and organiser Jerry Ramsdale
Our stand
Our stand
John Hilton with visitors
John Hilton with visitors

Our stand was well received and we had visits from both existing and potential customers.

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