Metal spraying and grinding capabilities are being used to good effect at Kenward Precision Engineering.
Several customers, including leading gear box suppliers, are sending us shafts to be metal sprayed and ground back to size.
We also offer the same service, but with chrome applied to the component, then ground back to size. Several customers use this service, including industrial valve suppliers and gearing specialists.
Our engineers have just received an interesting challenge prompted by a client's machine breakdown: an order for the supply of two new worm and wheel sets which must be delivered within eight working days.
Although this is an extremely tight deadline, we are confident that the delivery will be made on time.
We were recently approached by a large international valve manufacturer to undertake some urgently required final grinding work.
Our skilled team of engineers completed the job ahead of the customer’s expectations. As a result of that, plus the quality of the work, we have been promised more business.
Kenward Precision Engineering is renowned for the quality of its final grinding, so please get in touch to see how we can help with your grinding needs.
A major manufacturer of crop protection products contacted us one Friday afternoon.
Could we manufacture a new internal flange for one of their processing lines for delivery the following Monday?
Working over the weekend, our experienced engineers managed to reverse engineer the flange which was delivered to the customer first thing on the Monday morning.
Our customer was absolutely delighted with the speed of the service and quality of the work.
If you require our engineers to reverse engineer a component for you, please give us a call. It is one of our specialities.
A local specialist engineering business required 10 sets of bevel gears to be cut for an urgent repair job.
Our engineers had to set up two specialist bevel gear-cutting machines to the precise measurements and ratios required and run them constantly for 12 days to achieve the delivery date.
As a result, we have been awarded more work of this type by the customer.
We have been commissioned to reverse engineer a selector gear for a 1914 Humber motorcycle for a local enthusiast who regularly takes it to rallies during the summer.
The work will involve turning, gear cutting, heat treatment and final grinding.
Humber Ltd was a pioneering manufacturer which produced the first practical motorcycle in Britain by fitting one of its bicycles with an E J Pennington two-horsepower motor in 1896.
The company's early motorcycles were built under licence by Phelon & Moore with a single-cylinder P&M engine and two-speed chain-drive transmission.
This licence was terminated in 1905, so later models had Humber 496 cc, 596 cc and 746 cc engines.
Meanwhile, Kenward Precision has been awarded gear cutting and gear grinding work by a leading Yorkshire-based gear box specialist.
The business was won because of our ability to meet deadlines and to produce high quality work.
A customer who specialises in producing machinery for metal packaging required nine specialist brass gears for an export order to repair a broken down machine.
We manufactured the components and delivered them to the customer on the date required.
As well as turning, gear cutting and grinding, the gears required internal lubrication channels machining in, an extremely complicated process.
The customer was delighted with the quality of the work and the on-time delivery.
We recently completed a large 40 tooth gear and sprockets for a major Yorkshire-based textile refinisher.
The gears were for one of its large automatic high-pressure steam finishing machines.
The components were required quickly to prevent the machine from ceasing to work.
The job, which involved turning, gear cutting, keywaying and final grinding, was turned around in seven working days and delivered to the customer before the finishing machine had to be taken out of production.
The Kenward team has manufactured several large shafts and rings for a machine which is to be relocated in the Dominican Republic next month.
Our skilled engineers have machined new components, cut keyways and final ground the hardened components to the exact dimensions as the originals.
More work of this type is expected in the future.
Our engineers responded rapidly when a large pharmaceutical manufacturer suffered a major production line failure due to a cutter breaking up.
On being told of the situation, we collected a spare cutter from the customer and brought it to our workshop where we it was ground and sharpened.
To the customer's delight, the cutter was returned within four hours enabling production to resume.
© Somac Ltd 2016
SOMAC Ltd trading as
Kenward Precision Engineering
Unit 13 & 14, Perseverance Mills
Phone: 01484 512355
Fax: 01484 420793
VAT Reg: 567097307