Glacier Vandervell Whitehill, based in Bathgate, Scotland, is the group's Centre of Excellence for the manufacture of cast copper-lead bronze strip and heavy duty and racing bearings.
Major rebuild of a casting line to produce bi-metal for use in the manufacture of shell bearings for diesel and high performance vehicle engines.
Increase in throughput by a factor of four.
Major improvement in quality.
Improvements in support of maintenance and documentation.
The line ran successfully, achieving its main production target speed on narrow strip (a record for a line of this type).
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TGR 23 Nov 2004