6.5MN Horizontal DDI Press and 12MN Vertical Cupping Press with Tooling & associated equipment, O/No. 19-66120, c.1997

Order 19-66120 for N K Gas Cylinders, Busan, South Korea, c.1997

JB201 Cylinders from trials in Gloucester
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB201A Cylinders from trials in Gloucester
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB201B Cylinders from trials in Gloucester
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB201C Cylinders from trials in Gloucester
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB201D Cylinders from trials in Gloucester
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JB201E Cylinders from trials in Gloucester
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB201F Cylinders from trials in Gloucester
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB251 Finished cylinders
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB252 12MN Cupping Press
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB253 12MN Cupping Press
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB254 Steel blanks - phosphated & soaped
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB255 Steel blanks - phosphated & soaped
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB256 Interstage cups - phosphated & soaped
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB257 Interstage cups - phosphated & soaped
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JB258 First stage cups - phosphated & soaped
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB259 First stage cups - prior to phosphating and soaping
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB260 Stacks of steel cups from the cupping press
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB261 Stacks of steel cups from the cupping press
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB262 Stacks of steel cups from the cupping press
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB263 Ray Short (MD of Heliform Processes Ltd.) with NK Gas Cylinder engineer!
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB264 6.5MN DDI press
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB265 6.5MN DDI press handling gear
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB266 6.5MN DDI press concaver unit
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB267 End of cylinder ollowi concaving operation
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB268 Section of cylinder before and after concaving
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB269 Run - out table
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB270 12MN Cupping press control console
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB271 DDI press starter and ancillaries cubicles
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB272 More intermediate stage cylinders - after heat treatment, rephosphating & soaping
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB273 More intermediate stage cylinders
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB274
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB275 Cylinders after final draw process
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB276 Cylinders after final draw process
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB277 Cylinders after final draw process
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB278 Cylinders after final draw process
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB279 General view inside factory
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB280 Happy in their work!
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JB281 At least the cupping press worked!
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB282 Hmm - must get it right!
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB283 Hmm - must get it right!
Supplied by John Bancroft
JB284 Hmm - must get it right!
Supplied by John Bancroft

This major order for the design and manufacture of a 6.5MN Horizontal Deep Drawing and Ironing Press (DDI), 12MN Vertical Cupping Press, Tooling and associated equipment commenced in May 1997 after protracted negotiations extending over an 18 month period!

The equipment was required in South Korea for a new production line to manufacture Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) cylinders for use with motor vehicles and other gas cylinders.  An expanding market at the time!

Fielding & Platt acted as the lead contractor for the design and manufacture of the DDI press with the design of the Cupping press being undertaken by Chester Hydraulics, another Fielding & Platt International group company.

The DDI cold forming process of converting a circular steel disc into a deep- drawn cylinder is illustrated in this brochure.

Design of the tooling, to meet a range of cylinder sizes, was undertaken by the specialist company, Heliform Processes Ltd., with manufacture of the tooling being undertaken locally.

A new feature of the DDI press was the attachment of a concaving unit to concave the base of the cylinder (see attached photo).

The presses were erected by engineers N K Gas Cylinders, without supervision (and a first class job they did!).

Photographs JB 201 – JB201F were taken in Gloucester during preliminary tooling trials.

Photographs JB251 – JB284 were taken on site by F & P commissioning engineer David Jones and tooling consultant Ray Short, MD of Heliform Processes Ltd.

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