Assembly & Testing - Francis W.Birkett
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Assembly & Testing

Assembly operations are managed within a stand-alone production cell and supported by our electronic MRP system. Our electronic MRP system has undergone bespoke modification to enable us to launch unique bills of materials at different levels of the manufacturing process. Often this requires a very detailed bill interacting over multiple levels to deliver the final product.

Such complexity can only be supported by our industry leading manufacturing platform. We are able to offer sandcasting’s, centrifugal castings, die castings, shell castings and bought-in castings / bar / stampings released into conventional or CNC machining centres. These are then brought together by warehouse operations in the assembly centre. At the assembly centre, highly defined SOPs are utilised to bring components together, along with painting, plating, polishing, degreasing, pressure testing, NDE, packing and certification.

Testing is often based on non-destructive examination by utilising dye penetrant or radiographic procedures. A great deal of our product is supplied to applications requiring PED approval, therefore a large proportion of our testing involves hydrostatic testing from a few bar, up to very high pressure. Testing procedures are supplemented by detailed certification requirements from the foundry / mill. Witness testing during all or part of the process is easily accommodated. All manufacturing, assembly and testing processes have been FM approved, which is a key indication of our control and expertise.