Delapena Tubehone Honing Machine Improves Workflow for Kearsley Airways
The installation of a
re-engineered Delapena Tubehone horizontal honing machine is allowing aerospace component repair specialist Kearsley
Airways to expand its services to military and commercial customers.
Bowman, Kearsley Airways General Manager, quickly ruled out a
new machine as the cost could not be justified, so was investigating
sub-contracting options when a conversation with Steve Hunt of Delapena Honing
Equipment opened up a third possibility, that of a re-engineered Delapena
Tubehone machine. “The sector that we work in applies significant pressure to
lead times, so having as much capacity in-house, where we can control both
quality and lead times is quite important, so when Steve suggested the option
of a re-engineered machine, at a significant cost saving over a new machine of
the same capacity, it was an easy decision to make,” says Martin Bowman.
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