Need Precision Valve Engineering? Try the Experts

We value hugely experienced suppliers because they have the knowledge & skills to do a quality job in even the most challenging circumstances.

Marry those core requirements to the best tools available, and that’s a winning combination!

Hobbs Precision Engineering (HPE) – part of the Great British Valve Group - have many years’ experience in machining some of the valve industry’s most complex geometries – the incredibly precise triple offset butterfly valves.

But now that experience and service is available to the wider valve community.

HPE have recently invested in larger-capacity heavy duty milling machines capable of machining components up to 1 cubic metre in size. These incredible machines are particularly suited to machining the exotic materials required by the Oil & Gas industry.

Another recent addition to the equipment list is a 3m x 2m waterjet cutter. This amazingly flexible process can cut complex profiles in almost any material up to 100mm thick. It is ideally suited to valve and non-valve components alike.

A uniquely accurate and powerful process, a waterjet simplifies the cutting of the widest range of materials and thicknesses. Offering a rapid transition from drawing to finished part, the benefits are many and varied. The high accuracy and superior edge finish often remove the need for secondary cutting.

Waterjet cutting is a cold process. Heat affected zones, hardened material or material stresses are, therefore, simply not present. A clean accurate burr-free finish often removes the need for secondary surface finishing.

Additionally, our DMG Mori DMU75 5-axis vertical milling machine provides 5 axis simultaneous machining, highly dynamic high-speed milling, with spindle speeds up to 20,000 rpm cutting with torques up to 86Nm. With the new monoBLOCK machines, every component produced becomes an impressive masterpiece.

With a team of experienced engineers having a wealth of knowledge in all industries, we look forward to helping you achieve your machining needs.

Tel: 029 2086 1099

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 44

Winter 2018 // Issue 47
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