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.
Halifax Fan has deservedly earned a global reputation for the quality, reliability and efficiency of its centrifugal fans. Group Managing Director Malcolm Staff headed the expansion into China in 2006, which saw rapid growth in the burgeoning local marketplace and earned it many loyal customers among American contractors and OEMs serving the S.E. Asian market.
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.
The Rt Hon Lord Maude and his party today visited our Chinese manufacturing and design facility to see a success story of a British business in China, also to learn about the challenges and issues we face that may hinder growth.
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.
It’s a new take on an old saw but today, energy efficiency is driving R&D in many companies involved in high energy products. Centrifugal fans, along with pumps, almost all driven by electric motors, are responsible for around 50% of the world’s energy consumption and consequently have become the focus of efficiency regulations imposed by the EU.
Nuclear fusion is one of the most promising options for generating large amounts of carbon-free energy in the future. Fusion is the process that heats the Sun and all the other stars in the heavens, where atomic nuclei collide together and release vast amounts of energy. At the Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, scientists and engineers are researching and developing fusion technology as the answer to our future energy needs.
Time was, powder milling was an energy intensive process, involving traditional ball, hammer and impact mills and crushers.