Motherwell Bridge Material Handling Systems has recently secured
a large order for a “Dry Grinder” to be used for the removal of
the very hard outer skin of centrifugally cast rolls (up to 100
tonnes in weight) for use in the metal rolling industries.
The order was secured in the face of stiff overseas competition.
The contract is full turnkey apart from civil design and construction
and the equipment to be supplied is a second generation machine
capable of high metal removal rates whilst still maintaining the
ability to produce surface finishes suitable for ultra sonic testing.
The machine will be designed and manufactured in the company’s
West Yorkshire facilities and will be provided with a state of the
art control system and software designed, developed and manufactured
A full environmental package is to be provided as part of the contract,
covering both noise reduction and dust and fume extraction.
The machine is to be delivered in the first quarter of 2001 for
installation and commissioning in a new purpose built extension
to The Davy Roll Company’s premises.