PLANT LIST

Please find below an overview of our plant equipment.

CNC MACHINING CENTRES

Frank Brown & Son (Luton) ltd have invested heavily in the latest state of the art C.N.C machining centres for the 21st century allowing us to maintain accuracies to ten thousandths of an inch, resulting in repeatable consistency and guaranteed replacement parts interchangeability.

TURNING.

  • HAAS ST-30T 30HP HORIZONTAL SLANT BED TURNING CENTRE
    Capacity 533mm dia. x 660mm between centres
  • HAAS SL40 HORIZONTAL SLANT BED TURNING CENTRE
    Capacity 648mm dia x 1295mm between centres.
  • HAAS HL2H, HORIZONTAL SLANT BED TURNING CENTRE
    swing 508mm x 610mm between centres.
  • HAAS HL2H SP, HORIZONTAL SLANT BED TURNING CENTRE
    swing 508mm x 610mm between centres.fitted with hydrafeed multifeed bar feeder automatic parts catcher.
  • HAAS SL-20 SE HORIZONTAL SLANT BED TURNING CENTRE 30HP VECTRA DR
    Swing 508mm x 610mm between centres, with barfeed and automatic parts catcher.
  • XYZ PROTURN 420, GAP BED MANUAL/CNC TURNING CENTRE
    max swing 700mm dia max between centres 1250mm.

3 AND 4 AXIS CNC MILLING

  • XYZ PROTRAK MX2 KNEE MILL
    762mm x 406mm x 430mm axis movement
  • HAAS VF-4, 4/5 AXIS VERTICAL MACHINING CENTRE
    1270mm x 508mm x 635mm axis movement
  • HAAS VF-O, 3 AXIS VERTICAL MACHINING CENTRE
    508mm x 406mm x 508mm axis movement
  • HAAS VF-E, 3 AXIS VERTICAL MACHINING CENTRE
    508mm x 406mm x 508mm axis movement
  • HAAS VF-9, 4/5 AXIS VERTICAL MACHINING CENTRE
    2134mm x 1016mm x 762mm axis movement
  • HAAS VF-3D, 4 AXIS VERTICAL MACHINING CENTRE
    1016mm x 508mm x 635mm axis movement
  • HAAS VF3, 4 AXIS VERTICAL MACHINING CENTRE
    1016mm x 508mm x 635mm axis movement
  • HAAS MINI MILL, 4 AXIS VERTICAL MACHINING CENTRE
    406mm x 305mm x 254mm axis movement
  • HAAS MINI MILL, 4 AXIS VERTICAL MACHINING CENTRE
    406mm x 305mm x 254mm axis movement
  • HORIZON BROWN 425 CIRCULAR SAWING CENTRE
  • HAAS EC-500 4 AXIS TWIN 500mm PALLET HORIZONTAL MACHINING CENTRE
    With wireless intuitive probing for inspection tool setting and work offset
    Capacity x = 813mm, y = 508mm, z = 711mm
  • HAAS VF2 4 AXIS 2013
    762mm x 406mm x 508mm 30HP 8000 RPM 20 Tool ATC
  • HAAS VF3 SS 4 AXIS 2014
    1016 x 508 x 635 30HP 12,000 RPM 24 Tool ATC

MACHINE SHOP EQUIPMENT

All the following lathes, mills and borers are fitted with digital readout equipment:

  • COLCHESTER STUDENT 1,800 LATHE
    Swing 122 X 26” between centres
  • COLCHESTER MASTER 2.500 LATHE
    Swing 12” x 36” between centres
  • COLCHESTER MASCOT 1,600 LATHE
    Swing 27” x 48” between centres
  • BRIDGEPORT TURRET MILL
    36” table, all directional manual feeds
  • SCHIESS VERTICAL BORER
    48” swing
  • PEHAKA AUTOMATIC CUT OFF BAND SAW
    POLLARD DRILL (x 6)

FABRICATION EQUIPMENT

  • L.V.D. PRESS BRAKE-PPBL
    135/30 x 3 metres CNC controlled
  • RHODES PIERCE-ALL PUNCHING MACHINE – 3025
    6mm thk x 2500mm, CNC controlled
  • B.O.C. KESTREL MULTI HEAD PROFILE MACHINE
    fitted with burny  c.n.c.  and cad controls, giving us greater speed, accuracy and repeatability on all our profile shapes
  • CARTER E10-5 GUILLOTINE
    6mm thk x 2.5 metres
  • FORTE 360S HYDRAULIC HORIZONTAL CUT OFF BANDSAW
    360mm diameter max
  • RHODES PIERCE-ALL 25 TONNE STYLUS
    Pierce-all with digital read out
  • MANUAL OXY/ACETYLENE CUTTING & WELDING FACILITIES
  • VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL FINISHING MACHINES
  • 13 FABRICATION BAYS
    Each equipped with 2.5m x 1.2m build table and overhead hoisting facilities
  • 2 BUILD LINES 5M X 35M
    Each equipped with 2 off 2.5m x 5m t-slotted build tables and 1 off 2m x 3.6m build table. each line has overhead lifting facilities to 4 ton capacity
  • 30 CALIBRATED WELDING MACHINES

PRECISION FITTING & ASSEMBLY EQUIPMENT

  • BRIDGEPORT VERTICAL MILLING MACHINE
    c/w 2 axis digital readout
  • COLCHESTER BANTAM LATHE
    swing 300mm x 1200mm bed
  • MEDDINGS POST DRILLS
    22mm capacity
  • PROGRESS 3A POST DRILLS
    32mm capacity
  • STARTRITE BANDSAW
    450 mm throat x 450mm square table
  • TWIN WHEEL TOOL GRINDER
  • SWEENEY 125MM THROAT FLY PRESS
  • FREDERICK TOWN & SON RADIAL DRILL
    1.2 x 1m table
  • MEDDINGS DRILLS (3 OFF)
    22mm capacity
  • SURFACE TABLES (6 OFF)
    Various sizes
  • ASSEMBLY AND FINAL FINISH AREA 5M X 40M
    Equipped with overhead lifting facilities 4 tonne capacity

INSPECTION

Well equipped for fine limit measuring and calibration, control of all in house and bought out components, inspection and company quality procedures. All equipment used is calibrated in accordance with the relevant british standards and covered by a current namas certificate of conformity where required.

Specialised equipment includes: - 3-dimensional co-ordinate measuring machine with a multi-directional touch probe generating dimensional 3d graphics including computerised programming to fine limits of +/- 0.00004” with the capacity to pre-program and record all findings and store data for future referencing. Rockwell hardness tester universal projector comprehensive range of measuring equipment including:

  • vernier height gauges
  • internal micrometers
  • external micrometers
  • blade micrometers
  • depth micrometers
  • digital vernie
  • callipers
  • bore gauges
  • dial test indicators
  • plunger type clocks
  • protractors
  • reference gauge blocks
  • boxed cubes
  • angle plates etc.
  • Granite surface table.

Two offices provide our facilities for both CAD design and off line machine programming and program storage.

  • SB500K 500KG S BEAM LOAD CELL (TENSION & COMPRESSION) INC. HANDSET
  • SB5T TONNE S BEAM LOAD CELL (TENSION & COMPRESSION) INC. HANDSET
  • DILLON 10000KG EXTREME DIGITAL DYNAMOMETER
  • BRITOOL CM1100 DIGITAL TORQUE METER
  • DILLON 15000LB DIAL DYNAMOMETER
  • DILLON 6000LB DIAL DYNAMOMETER
  • DILLON 400KG DIAL DYNAMOMETER
  • 0-2000 PSI HYDRAULIC TESTER