Fast-evolving engineering company Power Jacks has invested more than £1 million in new equipment in order to meet growing global demand for its products and services including the oil and gas sector.
The company has taken delivery of three, state-of-the-art Doosan CNC (computer numerical control) machine tools to address customer needs for both its core products and precision machining services.
Industrial lifting and positioning equipment
Power Jacks specialises in producing world-class industrial lifting and positioning equipment including screw jacks, actuators and lead screws.
Bruce Bultitude, Chairman and Managing Director at Power Jacks, said: “The Doosan CNC machine tools are next generation and further enhance our purpose-built engineering and manufacturing facilities. They have the most advanced high definition and high speed capabilities combined with a powerful weight capacity which enables us to deliver best-in-class products to bigger projects more time and cost effectively.”
Currently being commissioned at the company’s £6 million headquarters in Ellon, with the aim of being operational by mid-June, Power Jacks’ new Doosan cell includes a large vertical turning centre, a large capacity lathe and a new machining centre to compliment Power Jacks’ already extensive manufacturing machining capability. Power Jacks’ improved capability allows the company to engineer even larger industrial worm gear screw jacks and actuators for lifting and positioning applications and also perform larger products for its oil and gas customers, such as valve bodies, tubing hangers, bonnets and flange faces up to 10 t and 2 m diameter.
Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn
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