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Massive precision lathe for Marthinusen & Coutts
1st Quarter 2019, News & events


One of the largest lathes on the African continent has been installed at Marthinusen & Coutts’ power generation equipment repair facility in Benoni. This acquisition further boosts its capabilities to conduct high precision machining in-house. The lathe can machine rotors and other components of large electrical and mechanical rotating equipment. With a 3,2 metre swing, it has the capacity to handle workpieces with a mass of up to 40 tons and 10 metres in length. Marthinusen & Coutts now has the ability to offer the machining of very large workpieces in-house, and this will improve both the turnaround time and competitiveness of its offering to customers.

According to works executive Craig Megannon, the lathe was purchased in Europe last year and underwent a substantial rebuild and modernisation to enable automated operation. “This included having it modified to achieve the fine tolerances normally required for the machining of precision power generation equipment,” Megannon continues. “We also upgraded it from semi-automatic operation to a high precision, numerically controlled machine,” he continues.

He adds that the new lathe will especially benefit Actom Turbo Machines, which provides a mechanical maintenance and repair service complementary to Marthinusen & Coutts’ own maintenance and repair service for electrical rotating machines.

Marthinusen & Coutts, together with Actom Turbo Machines, offers a full range of electro-mechanical services including maintenance, repair and specialised manufacture of electric motors, generators, turbo machinery and other high speed mechanical rotating equipment.

For more information contact Richard Botton, Marthinusen & Coutts, +27 11 607 1700, richardb@mandc.co.za, www.mandc.co.za


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