Leighton Buzzard-based precision sub-contractor shows no sign in slowing up with its capital investment programme following the announcement of an order for a Sunnen SV-20 vertical honing machine.
This investment comes hot on the heels of the company ordering additional turning and deep hole boring capacity and is being driven by increased demand from one of its largest customers operating in the oil and gas sector. “While we are constantly looking at improving our manufacturing capabilities and capacity, the need for this additional vertical honing capacity required a bit of quick thinking as the customer is ramping up demand very quickly.
So we had to make a quick, but considered decision as to which way to proceed,” says Hone-All Precision Director, Andrea Rodney. The choice of the Sunnen machine was based on familiarity with the brand and machine availability. Having already an extensive portfolio of Sunnen honing machines this new addition will sit alongside existing vertical honing machines and allow a single operator to control rough honing on one, while finish honing bores up to 200 mm diameter on the new machine. Other benefits that confirmed that this was the correct machine for Hone-All included the 15-600 revs/min variable speed,
Hone-All goes vertical to meet demands