Fit and refit for Pratt and Whitney

Halifax Numerical Controls (HNC) has been awarded £982,000 to rebuild and retrofit new CNC controllers to six of Pratt and Whitney’s large machine tools.




Halifax Numerical Controls (HNC) has been awarded £982,000 to rebuild and retrofit new CNC controllers to six of Pratt and Whitney’s large machine tools.



Pratt and Whitney bought the assets from the now defunct Volvo aero engine maintenance factory in Stockholm, and included VAES vertical grinder, a Union five-axis horizontal borer and a Deckel FP6 machining centre.



HNC will now fit new electrics throughout and retrofit the latest GE-Fanuc Oi controllers, servos and drives to the machines. Delivery is expected by November 2008 when HNC will fully test, export pack and dispatch the machines, before installation and commissioning.



HNC managing director Mike Diskin said: ‘We believe we won the order because of our reputation for service and the quality we build into all remanufactured machines, combined with our vast in-house CNC knowledge and competitive pricing.’