Allspeeds has invested over £150,000 in a new vertical machining centre at its Accrington manufacturing facility in Lancashire. The Hartford Plug & Play Series MVP-16 will enable us to streamline production of larger Webtool cutting tools, significantly reducing manufacturing lead times.
Webtool hydraulic cutting tools are used by ROVs, as well as in integrated systems for IWOCS emergency disconnection and other applications. Webtool is one of the few cutters capable of providing rapid simultaneous cutting of umbilical multiple fluid transfer jumpers, electrical lines and tension wire assemblies. In maritime applications the cutters are a key feature of winch and towline emergency cutting systems.
“The MVP-16 is a step-change in our production capability for handling large cutting tool projects,” says Keith Elliot, managing director, Allspeeds Ltd. “In addition to its increased machining capacity, the Intelligent Machining Centre will allow us to reduce product development times by integrating it with our design software to provide a completely integrated CAM environment.”
Webtool hydraulic cutting tools range in size from the cut loop cutter for 9mm diameter pipe to the heavy duty submarine cable cutter for up to 450mm diameter cables, umbilicals and flexible risers. They provide a rapid guillotine type cutting action to provide a clean cut within seconds of being activated.
The Webtool range of high performance cutting tools is designed and manufactured exclusively by Allspeeds Ltd in the UK.