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A heavy engineering company based in the North East of England, specialising in component machining for the defence, renewable power, nuclear and marine industries, has invested in an ZB4500 horizontal balancing machine from CEMB Hofmann UK.

Due to approved supplier status with defence contracts and a world-leading mechanical power transmission brand, the company experienced increased demand for balancing manufactured and refurbished rotor components for heavy duty industrial projects.

The new machine will now be used to balance medium to large rotors and can deal with components up to 6,000kgs and with a diameter of up to 1,580mm. With one of the largest machining capabilities in the UK, the ZB4500 will play a vital role in delivering the company’s service offering and is further proof of its commitment to continual investment in the latest technologies.

CEMB Hofmann UK has recently supplied, installed and commissioned the machine and undertaken comprehensive user training. Ongoing support will be delivered in the form of an annual service of the machine, undertaking on-site fault diagnosis as required plus supplying and installing genuine spare parts.

The customer made the decision to take the dynamic balancing capability in-house to meet increasing demand for its services, although previously used CEMB Hofmann UK’s sub-contract balancing service, which will still be available to solve any capacity or capability challenges should they arise.

A key component in the decision to select CEMB Hofmann UK was the company’s comprehensive support service delivered from its UK base, with OEM trained engineers available to be on site within 24 hours if required.