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Waverley Brownall was supplied with a Nakamura Tome WT 100 twin-spindle, twin-turret turning centre by The Engineering Technology Group for the production of parts for oil and gas distribution, bottling plants and aero engine test rigs, such as high-integrity compression fittings, ball valves, check valves and manifolds.

The Engineering Technology Group supplied Waverley Brownall with a Nakamura Tome WT 100 twin-spindle, twin-turret turning centre for the manufacture of products for the offshore oil and UK gas distribution sectors, bottling plants, processing plants and test rigs for aero engines.

Waverley Brownall supplies high-integrity compression fittings, as well as products such as ball valves, check valves and manifolds that are manufactured from 316 stainless steel, Monel, 6MO, Hastelloy and Incoloy. Its customers include Centrica, BP, Shell, Conocophillips and Texaco.

The machine enables parts to be produced in one operation and its turret capacity permits one setup to be used for a wide range of different parts.

Additionally Waverley Brownall have said that, due to the tool capacity of the turrets, the tool set-up rarely has to be changed.

Key benefits of product application

  • Ball valves — on which a cross hole has to be machined, as well as two ends — can be machined in one operation.
  • When machining exotic alloys, which do not often come in hexagonal bars, a diameter bar can be used and a hexagon milled onto it during machining.
  • The machine increased manufacturing capacity.
  • The company runs the Nakamura unmanned after hours, for the production of high-demand items such as ½in compression nuts.
  • The machine’s small footprint can fit within the space that Waverley Brownall has available.

The Engineering Technology Group

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