100 ton Stretching and Detwisting Machine, O/No. 63560, c.1964

Order 63560 for High Duty Alloys, Workington, c.1964

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  • I, and my section, engineered this machine from a design by (cannot remember his name). I do remember a gentleman coming from the customer to examine this in the workshop prior to delivery. There were four jaws to grip the work piece for stretching. These were operated by a pneumatic system.

    By Herbert Hindle. C.Eng M.I.E.T (14/08/2015)
  • Hi Bert!  Many thanks for the information. Was the design engineer Eric Penning by any chance?  Interesting that the grips were pneumatically operated – was this because pneumatic cylinders would be more forgiving (shock absorbing) in the event of a section breakage?    John B

    By John Bancroft (14/08/2015)

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