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RB Engineering in Newton Abbot

June 2nd, 2015

The year 2001 is when the family run business of RB Engineering in Newton Abbot began its journey.  The company has gone from strength to strength since those early days, building up a range of clients such as Paignton Zoo, Sibelco, Plymouth University, LMS Highways and Ceramic Tile to name but a few.

The engineering team at RB Engineering in Newton Abbot are fully qualified and dedicated to providing the best possible service.   Client communication is an important factor in every job that is undertaken and regular meeting and discussions are held to ensure that the work is done specifically to the client’s requirements.

RB Engineering in Newton Abbot has invested in high quality machinery in order to offer a wide range of services.  Here are some of the services offered by the company:

  • Steel Fabrication
  • Water Jet Cutting
  • Marine Fabrication
  • Welding
  • Vehicle body repairs
  • Vehicle repairs
  • General  Engineering Work

Some of the stainless steel fabrication work undertaken by RB Engineering include: stainless steel storage tanks, stair cases, mezzanine flooring and steel buildings.

With the facilities and skills to manufacture pulpits, push pits and deck furniture to specification, RB Engineering can manufacture bespoke bow rollers and a large array of other marine equipment from scratch.

RB Engineering offers all vehicle repairs from servicing to major smashed vehicle work.  Their commercial vehicle body shop is located opposite the main workshop at Heathfield Industrial Estate, Newton Abbot. Full vehicle servicing is also available at the Commercial Vehicle Body Shop.  With 35 years of experience you can expect a first class repair service from the team.

If you require some fabrication work or your car is in need of repair, make sure you contact the best.  Telephone RB Engineering in Newton Abbot on: 01626 835951 and let the experts help you.

Roll Cage Fitting

Roll Cage Design

Mild Steel Fabrication

Mild Steel Fabrication

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steel Fabrication Paignton Zoo

Steel Fabrication Paignton Zoo

Steel Fabrication Paignton Zoo

Steel Fabrication Paignton Zoo Wetlands Project

Steel Fabrication for Paignton Zoo

March 16th, 2015

RB Engineering received a new project request for steel fabrication at Paignton Zoo.  The Zoo had designed a background theme for their latest feature Wetlands that was due to open in the summertime.   This gave the team at RB Engineering a month to complete the project.

Paignton Zoo had prepared the design in an art package file which had to be converted to work in the water jet cutting software.   Several meetings were held between the Zoo and RB Engineering to discuss the changes that were required before work could commence.  Health and safety issues were also discussed including the rounding off the sharp points that showed in the original design to make the sculpture safe.

The client also specified that they would like to have the sculpture made with mild steel as this would give a rustic look to the piece.

Drawings were then made for the project and once they were accepted by the client an order was placed for the material.  Once the material had arrived it was loaded into the water jet and cut to the required size.

The client visited RB Engineering to discuss how much roll was required on the plate.  The end result had to be that the sculpture would stand on its own without wobbling.  The plate was then rolled to specification.

On completion of the project the sculpture was then delivered to the site and placed in concrete by staff at the Zoo.  The steel fabrication for Paignton Zoo was a success and the client and designers were extremely happy with the end result.

You can check out the work for yourself as the sculpture still stands at the entry to the Wetlands feature at Paignton Zoo.

Steel Fabrication Paignton Zoo

Steel Fabrication Paignton Zoo

Steel Fabrication Paignton Zoo

Steel Fabrication Paignton Zoo Wetlands Project

Mild Steel Fabrication in Devon

March 9th, 2015

The task for the RB Engineering team was for mild steel fabrication in Devon.  The team were requested by the client to fabricate a gas cylinder storage cage in accordance with the British Oxygen Corporations safety criteria.  The time scale was 3 weeks and the finished product was to be completed and installed in time for the new college to open.

RB Engineering were familiar with this type of work and a meeting was arranged with the client to discuss the required mild steel fabrication.   The team were given information regarding the amount of cylinders to be stored and that the cage would fit on a concrete plinth which had already been cast onsite.  The cage was required to be primed with zinc and powder coated in red to match the trim colour of the building.  A sketch was made for the mild steel fabrication in Devon.

Once the sketch was converted into to a computer model drawing it was sent to the client for approval.   When the approval was received the materials were ordered for the mild steel fabrication work.   The materials used were: mild steel box section, mild steel angle and mild steel mesh.

The cage was bolted together in the RB Engineering workshop where the client was invited to inspect it for suitability and security.  The client was happy with the work and so the cage was dismantled and sent for off powder coating.

The parts were collected from the powder coaters and taken to the client site.  Assessments were carried out for risk and method before the installation began.   The cage was then re-assembled and fitted to the concrete base as required.  The work was completed within the scheduled time and the customer was more than happy with the end results.  The gas supplier was also happy about the storage facility for the gas cylinders.

Mild Steel Fabrication

Mild Steel Fabrication 2

Mild Steel Fabrication

Mild Steel Fabrication 3

Mild Steel Fabrication

Mild Steel Fabrication

Perforated Plate Design Using CAD Software

February 23rd, 2015

RB Engineering received a call from a client who needed help to create a perforated plate design that would stay absolutely flat. In the past it was usual for the client to order the perforated plate from a supplier but, these were usually made by laser or punched which would cause the metal to warp.  This would cause a problem with a build-up of materials being used in the perforated plate. We decided to make the perforated plate using CAD software.

Damaged perforated plate

Damaged perforated plate

Damaged perforated plate

Damaged perforated plate

The perforated plate would be made from 5mm 316 stainless steel.  The advantage of having this profiled and cut on the water jet is that there is no warp age of the metal as it is cut using water. The perforated plate has to be installed perfectly level so the material is always cold.

A qualified designer at RB Engineering created the drawing for the perforated plate design using CAD software.  The drawing when then past to a qualified water jet cutter for profiling and creating the plate. The material was required to be cut to a tolerance of 0.05mm.

Before the work began test cutting was done using scrap material to see if having all of the holes closer together would relieve any stress in the rolling of the stainless steel causing the plate to lift.  This didn’t happen so the material was ordered to begin the work on the perforated plate.

Perforate steel plate with water cutting mahine

Perforated steel plate with water cutting machine

Cutting steel plate

Cutting steel plate

When the work was completed it was scheduled for completion. On completion the client collected the perforated plate and it was fitted by their own staff.  Once installed the customer tested the plate and informed us that it was working to their satisfaction and they were able to put a greater

put through of material.

RB Engineering had solved the problem of the perforated plate design for the customer who was more than happy with the work that the production team had carried out. This type of work will now  be standard on all screen deck machines.

Steel Fabrication and Maintenance Work

February 16th, 2015

Steel Fabrication and Maintenance Work

RB Engineering are experienced in all types of Steel Fabrication and Maintenance Work.  Projects such as Roll Cages, Stainless Steel Storage Tanks, Mezzanine Floors, Stainless Steel buildings and staircases, are just some of the projects that the company has worked on.

When a client contacted RB Engineering for help with rusted trunking the work was carried out to a high standard and the client had more than one problem solved.

The hot air trunking from the furnace to a crushing machine had rusted due to condensation that was caused by constant hot and cold temperatures through the trunking.  It was obvious that the trunking would need to be replaced with a material that could cope with the constant change in temperature.  The materials used were 6mm thick mild steel to handle the heat and chromium content to help alleviate the condensation and prevent corrosion within the pipes.

Drawings were taken onsite and then a CAD model was made and put into our duct forming software which unfolds the drawing into a flat pattern that the water jet can follow to profile the necessary parts.   MAG welding was used on this project to produce the required product for the client.  All of the drawings for this Steel Fabrication and Maintenance work were filed for future reference.

The installation was completed on the client premises at an arranged date, and although the work had taken time to complete because of the complexity of the drawings the client was more than happy with the product.

Hot Air Trunking Repair

Hot Air Trunking Repair

Hot Air Trunking Repair

Hot Air Trunking Repair

The expertise and skill of Steel Fabrication and Maintenance Work offered by RB Engineering helped to provide a first class, longer lasting product for the client.