Butler Planer Redesign

Project overview

This Butler planer has given decades of service planing rail for the manufacture of point and crossings.  The mechanical feed box for the planing slides was approaching the end of it's useful life.  The Electro-magnetics panel components were continually failing due to age, the price of replacing failing items was escalating and the presence of asbestos was causing serious health and safety issues.

The solution to these problems was to remove the Electro-magnetics panel, remove the motor-generator set, remove the mechanical feed drive box and replace with new technology including DC drive, servo motor and drive, programmable simple NC control.  The removal of this equipment also had the benefit of reducing the floor space required for the machine.  While this work was being carried out the opportunity was taken to refurbish the cross rail slides

Project summary

The re-designed machine

The new Column mounted electrical panel The new pendant mounted control console


Seymour Engineering Ltd.
Email:- info@seymour-eng.co.uk
Siddal Hall works,  Phoebe Lane,  Siddal, Halifax,  ENGLAND,  HX3 9AS
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