It has been a privilege to help with the restoration of a piece of British motoring history.
We were asked to make an adapter plate, clamp, housing and cover for the supercharger of an ERA E-Type GP2, built in 1948.
The single seat, 1.5 litre F1 racing car took part in the first Grand Prix at Silverstone. But it had lain idle since 2008, its engine seized after standing for some years in a museum.
Having stripped the car to its bare bones, the Huddersfield-based owners have made good progress in the rebuild and plan to race it in the future.
We have extensive experience in making components for classic vehicles, so please call us if we can help with your project.
This is one of a batch of 120 pipe scrapers made by our engineers for a Yorkshire firm that designs and manufactures electrofusion welding machines and accessories.
We make them on a combination of our XYZ and HAAS machines, specifically: an XYZ CT65LTY live tooling lathe with Y axis, an XYZ 1020VMC three-axis milling machine and a HAAS VF3 three-axis milling machine.
The mixture of subcontract processes involved in their manufacture includes zinc plating and anodising and they are machined and assembled in our Huddersfield workshop.
We've been weighing up what to do with these handsome old Avery industrial scales as we no longer need them.
So we've decided to offer them for sale. Manufactured in 1954, they are in good working condition, with a few age-related marks.
The scales can weigh up to 1500kg by 2kg divisions and up to 2200lb by 4lb Divisions and they measure 196 x 97 x 133 (HWD).
We are putting a price of £350 on them and they can be collected from our workshops in Huddersfield.
Interested? Please call us or drop us a line.
We're hiring! We'd like to recruit an experienced Manual Machinist to carry out a mixture of repair and manufacturing work. The ideal candidate will be familiar with XYZ Prototrack control and manual milling. This is a full-time job in a great working environment. For more details, contact Fraser Lynch, Operations Director, through our Contact page.
Machining worm wheel sets for applications requiring high-ratio speed reduction is a speciality at Westin Engineering.
We manufacture wheels and worms in a variety of materials to a high standard and exacting specifications for industries large and small.
A case study which follows the process of manufacture of a worm and wheel from blank to finished product, can be found on our Gear Cutting page.
Please contact us for all your gear cutting needs. Our experienced engineers will be happy to advise you.
It's 18 months since we cleared a space to house our new service and repair section. What was a void, right, is now filled with these top quality machines.
They include a XYZ Prototrack SLX425, two DSG lathes, a Sunderland gear planer, Churchill grinder, Matrix thread grinder, Niles gear grinder, Churchill surface grinder, Lees Bradner worm cutter, Pfauter wheel cutter and a David Brown gear hobber plus many more.
The machines are operated by our team of experienced engineers and we are ready to place them at your disposal. They complement our range of multi-axis lathes and milling machines in our adjacent production department, so if we can help with your engineering needs, please get in touch.
By Graham Sykes
With input from Westin Drives and Westin Engineering, Westin Pumps completed an overhaul and rebuild of a 50-year-old, 12-stage Mather and Platt pump, used on a large Northern UK canal network.
It arrived in our workshop stripped down and without the main shaft. The first task was for our engineers to machine a new shaft, then refurbish the impellers and the other components.
This entailed manufacturing new rings, applying and machining back-to-size specialised filler, machining components missing or beyond economic repair, and assembling and testing. The pump was then sent to an independent test house at the request of the customer and came back with a glowing report. The customer was delighted.
Westin Pumps, which previously traded as US Marine and Industrial Pump Repair, is now fully integrated into the Westin Group’s main site in Huddersfield.
The business, which specialises in the supply of new and repaired pumps, pump spares and associated products, has enjoyed healthy growth since its acquisition by our group May 2021.
Cut on our Fellows Gear Shaper, you can see our anti-backlash gears. Made from shock resistant EN19T, these little gears are used for taking up any unwanted backlash in transmission by adjusting the open bored gear in situ. In this case, the best things really do come in small packages!