Big Business for Quickits Limited

Enclosed type spools to suit 30" valve with F40 PCD on VMC1510

Drive coupling to suit 40" Trunnion ball valve on XL1100.

Quickits Limited has long been established as the ‘Best in Class’ when it comes to the valve and actuator mounting kit manufacturing industry. With the recent, new additions to the CNC fleet of machinery the management team at Quickits have taken this to a whole new level.

The all new XYZ 1100XL lathe with its colossal 1000mm diameter chuck is capable of turning drive couplings and flanges up to 1100mm in diameter, more than enough to cover the most demanding of requirements.

Housed in the new production facility along side the 1100XL sits the brand new XYZ 1510 Vertical Machining Centre with a machining bed large enough to handle valve / actuator mounting kits with PCD’s up to F60.

Commenting on the goliath sized machines Mick Durkin, Quickits Sales Manager said, “The recent investment in new CNC machinery is without a doubt the largest, single investment that Quickits has made to date. With this and the additional investments in stock raw materials to cover spool piece type mounting kits accommodating F60 size PCD’s it is fantastic for the business. Quickits’ ability to quote lead times of days rather than weeks for mounting kits of this size is somewhat unique to the industry. Unlike the competition we design and manufacture everything in house which means that we are no longer reliant on third party sub-contract companies and this level of control is evident from our quality and delivery performance.”

Quickits Limited has an enviable reputation for quality and service and with future investment plans in place there is no doubt that the company will further strengthen its position within the industry.

Further Solid Investment
Quickits are also increasing their engineering design capabilities with the introduction of Solidworks CADCAM software.

This recent investment will enable the design team at Quickits to offer enhanced services to the customer including 3D modelling with live simulation.

Engineering Manager, Niel Hufton said, “The decision to introduce Solidworks was driven by the increased demand from our customers for detailed engineering information. This new software will allow us to simulate our designs in real time and will highlight any issues relating to interference detection, clearance verification, finite element analysis, stress calculations and torque requirements. It is also possible to link this software to our stock control system which will flag up any material shortages at the earliest possible stage. I am very much looking forward to the improvements that this investment will bring.”

Quickits Ltd
Tel: 01623 515545

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 23

Summer 2020 // Issue 53
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