2015 news archive

Dec 2015      New Twin Head Ironing Roll for Hulamin

In order to improve coil build-up on its S5 Cold Mill over the full product thickness range, Hulamin has purchased a constant force Ironing Roll from SMS group. The hydraulically actuated ironing roll unit will be designed to achieve good coil build-up by effective expulsion of air from the coil. 

The ironing roll unit will feature a twin roll head.  One roll will be of steel and the other of polyurethane, covered with roll selection based upon strip thicknesses.  Both rolls feature low inertia, hollow shells with dead shafts. The roll arms will feature flexible bushes for flexibility and shock absorption.  The load on each arm will be independently controlled through proportional valves to achieve roll steering.

Parkegate, part of SMS Technical Services (UK) Ltd., is responsible for the engineering and supply of the mechanical, electrical and hydraulic equipment. The project which continues a long and successful collaboration between Parkegate and Hulamin, is scheduled to start-up in August 2016.

Sep 2015     Apprentice News

After four years at Parkegate would all like to congratulate Bradley Heath on completion of his apprenticeship. During his time in the company  Bradley has contributed to the proposal engineering and contract engineering of important projects whilst remaining focused on achieving high level results in his studies. A double distinction BTEC and a HNC with distinction sets Bradley well on route to taking on his new challenges of full time employment within the engineering team and studying to complete his FdEng in mechanical engineering. We are sure Bradley will succeed in both his new challenges and continue to be an increasingly important member of the Parkegate team.  
Well done Bradley.