In the last few months the company has installed 4 Ramsell-Naber BT1300 style gas fired tilting furnaces, each with of capacity of 500 Kg. The furnaces are equipped with fully recuperative high efficiency burners and 3-term PID temperature controllers. To achieve even greater efficiency inverter controlled fans which throttle down as the molten aluminium approaches its set point have been fitted. .
JH Lavender now have the capability to offer Low Pressure diecasting, sandcasting and a rapidly expanded gravity foundry operation. This has been achieved through a joint venture acquisition of a previously well established foundry based in Coventry.
The investment program continues at JH Lavender with a further Nikken 4th axis fitted to No5 Fanuc α-T21iEL roborill. We are also pleased to announce the appointment of Inderjit Mand who has joined the JH Lavender team to enhance our CNC machining abilities. Inderjit has a wealth of previous CNC experience gained through sub-contract precision machining.
Supply of sand cast prototype machined and assembled components is a service that JH Lavender offers to its customer base, and has experiences in supplying the automotive sector with such projects. Prototypes are supplied with all relevant documentation and frequently design changes are developed for the pressure diecast concept following the experiences gained during sand casting
The capital investment program at JH Lavender continues with the delivery and installation of two Mazak FF-660 horizontal CNC machining centres. This investment increases the number of horizontal multi-pallet machining
centres to five.
JH Lavender continue to develop the use of automation within the pressure diecasting foundry. Working in conjunction with KUKA UK the installation of the automation helps to achieve optimum process control and repeatability.
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The construction phase for the new 620Sq M building extension has commenced, this building extension will enable the creation of JH Lavender’s new point of release bay for finished and assembled components
JH Lavender continue the development of CNC machining operations with the upgrade to a further Fanuc α-T21iEL roborill. The upgrade includes the commissioning of a new Nikken 4th axis and new FSE unit.
During March 2011 JH Lavender also commenced casting manufacture for Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd.
The project to create the additional 620 Sqm building coverage commences on Friday 4th March, with first the existing storage containers being repositioned. With the site ageing back to 1917, the JH Lavender team will work with local authorities to undertake archaelogical exploration tests to the ground work prior to mass excavation commencing.
The forward thinking investment program continues at JH Lavender in 2011 with the erection of a new 620Sq M building extension. This building extension will enable the relocation of the finished goods despatch department and the expansion of the JH Lavender Quality Department, enabling the commissioning of the new Zeiss 1200 x 800 x 600mm 3axis CMM with Axel 32 Bit Geometric software.