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Steel Fabrication of Trolleys

May 18th, 2015

An existing customer requiring Steel Fabrication of Trolleys contacted the team at RB Engineering to discuss the making of 20 new trolleys for their production painting area. As the work that requested was a standard fabrication job any of the qualified staff could do the work.

This type of work had been done before so the team used the same suppliers for the castors and the correct grade of steel which was S275. The trolleys would be used in the clients paint baking area so it was essential that they could handle 60 degrees of heat.  High temperature paint was also required.

Drawings were not used for this work as the client brought in an original trolley for the team to look at and take notes.

Trolleys Newton Abbot

Old Production Trolleys


Trolleys manufacture Newton Abbot

A qualified member of staff manufactured the trolleys in the RB Engineering workshop and they were then painted in the spray booth.

There was no set delivery time in place but RB Engineering work to a production schedule, this system is generally 2 weeks.

When the work was completed and delivered to the client, they were extremely happy with the end result and they found the trolleys a great help.

RB Engineering offers a wide range of Fabrication Services such as:  Coded Welding, Tube and Section Rolling, Cutting, Folding Notching and Welding, Fabrications in Aluminium, Stainless Steel and Mild Steel, Tube and Section Rolling, Tube Notching.   Clients can expert  1st class workmanship from fully qualified engineers.

Take a look at the RB Engineering website and see how they can help you.  The many services include:  Precision Water Jet Cutting, Marine Fabrication, Rollers for Conveyors and Motor Vehicle Repairs.

The team also carry out welding repairs and general engineering, onsite maintenance and breakdown repairs for the manufacturing industry.

To contact RB Engineering you can use the contact form on the company website or call 01626 835951.   If you have any questions or queries the staff will be only too happy to help you, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Roll Cage Manufacture and Design

February 9th, 2015

Roll Cage Manufacture and Design

As a bespoke manufacturer RB Engineering are involved in many different types of projects including roll cage manufacture.   This type of project requires specialist skills in the design, welding and the construction of the roll cage.

When an email arrived at the office with a request for a certified roll cage to be fitted to a 50 series x army dodge pickup, the job was picked up by our experienced engineer.   The work would prove to be relatively straight froward to do as this type of project is common place at RB Engineering. .

Roll Cage Manufacture

Roll Cage before

The customer requested a simple hoop design to fit behind the cab and 2 back stays were also required.  It was important that no space was restricted from the load bed of the vehicle.

The materials used for the project of roll cage manufacture consisted of 90mm of cold drawn seamless tube which was MIG welded to base plates.  All of the welded joints were done to the standard of EN51614-1-2012.  Cross members were designed to go across the vehicles chassis to allow the roll cage to be bolted on.

Once the vehicle had arrived in the workshop, the chassis cross members and attachment plates were mounted.  A CAD drawing was then produced for the tube bending layout and the programme was put into the tube bender machine.

2 back stays were then cut and the tube was then notched to the correct radius.   Using a MAGS welder the stays were then welded to the hoop and the attachment plates were welded to the bottom of the back stays.

Roll Cage Manufacture

Roll Cage After

On completing the work the roll cage was duly rubbed down and primed with etch primer then painted with 2 coats of black top coat

A full inspection was carried out on the roll cage before the vehicle was returned to the customer.

This roll cage manufacture project is just one of the many various project services that RB Engineering provide for their customers.

If you need a high quality roll cage, get in touch!


Roll Cage Fabrication

Roll Cage Fitted

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