How Nicol and Andrew restored a catastrophically Damaged Shaft within a week
The shaft above had suffered such catastrophic damage that it was thought impossible to repair. However, the machining team at Nicol & Andrew thought differently.
After an inspection by N&A we came up with a proposal to recover the shaft that was accepted by the customer.
How did we help?
N&A designed and built specialist components to enable their orbital equipment to be mounted on the shaft and machine off the extensive damage.
After removing the damage back to a sound base the shaft was then welded back up with sufficient material applied to allow N&A to machine it back to the original diameter.
This was performed insitu and finally, the end detail reintroduced.
The shaft was back in production one week later saving the customer from significant downtime losses.