Job 1: The reverse-engineered pulley, left. Job 2: The CNC machined bath plates, below.
Versatility of approach and speed of response are hallmarks of the CNC machining department at Westin Drives – an observation underlined by two recent jobs.
Job 1. When a customer sent an industrial fan motor for repair, colleagues in our motor repair workshop noticed that an attached pulley was also bent and worn.Solution? While the motor was being repaired and serviced, our machining department reverse engineered a new pulley – left on the picture above – and balanced the new component on our in-house balancing machine. Result: a 24-hour turnaround and a happy customer.
Job 2. A national manufacturer approached us to to create some acrylic waste cover plates for a new design of bath. In discussions with the company, we helped to improve the design of the plate to make it more user-friendly.
Our precision engineers then created a jig and the plates – which contain two concealed magnetic housings to secure them in the bath – were cut on our CNC milling machine. It took five days to assemble and finish 100 plates ready for dispatch. The customer is very satisfied with the turnaround time and price and that the quality exceeds that of a previous manufacturer.
Although some customers believe that we work only with metal, the precision engineering workshop at Westin Drives is equipped to work with a variety of materials, from acrylic and nylon to Tufnol. From design to completion, our skilled engineers would be delighted to help you with your project.