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Halifax Fan gets Oakland Glass back into production in 2 weeks instead of 10

Repeated, rapid speed cycling over a period of years imposes fluctuating stresses on the impeller blades of centrifugal fans. This can cause catastrophic failure and total destruction of the fan impeller and casing,

which is not designed to withstand such loading, shutting down production until the fan is replaced, as happened recently at Oakland Glass.

Oakland Glass, based in Dewsbury, is one of the UK’s leading independent glass processors and produces a range of energy saving and toughened sheet glass. It produces over 10,000 m2 of Oaktough® toughened glass per week, much of which is used in-house to produce sealed glazing units such as are used in conservatories. Because of its internal stress characteristics, toughened glass shatters into small fragments and cannot be reworked after tempering so sheets are cut to size before processing. Read PDF

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    Outokumpu were keen to develop current technologies that would improve value in service and were not just looking a like-for-like replacement for an excessively worn impeller. They wanted to have a fan with the improved ability to resist the dust, giving the benefit of improved reliability, performance and reduced costs. Read more ...  

  • Halifax Fan are recruiting in the UK, USA and Asia (China)

    In the UK, we are looking for temporary and permanent Fitters, Fabricators, Laser Operators ideally with rotating assembly experience. We are also looking for Engineers/Draughtspeople and a Parts Nesting Programmer (for laser).

    In China, we are looking to grow our Sales and Engineering Teams with experienced staff.

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  • Halifax Fan Employees 40 Years’ Service Awards

    Today at Halifax Fan we had the honour of awarding two of our long serving employees, Andrew Whitehead and Michael Chwat.

    Andrew Whitehead has worked as a skilled fabricator/welder; primarily producing our impellers. He has made every type of impeller large and small and has used many types of welding processes. As a senior Impeller man; he has mentored the following generations of impeller manufacturers.

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