L and K Engineering (UK) Ltd

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We specialise in power press spares, repairs, servicing, one-off specialised machining , fabrication, bespoke and any general bespoke engineering. We have been manufacturing for over 20 years and have more than 40 years of experience within the company.

We can design as well as modify to suit your needs throughout a vast range of industries and can also work to drawings or samples. We have the capacity to undertake work ranging from small machining to the refurbishment of 800 tonne capacity multi start screw presses. We have also expanded our fabrication which has led us to develop new and innovative plant container designs for urban regeneration throughout the UK. 

Our efficient techniques and flexibility allow us to be highly competitive in todays market and enables us to work to very short lead times, yet still maintain the very highest level of quality.

Why choose us?

We have undertaken projects within the following industries:
 
  Aerospace

Engine Mounts, Landing Gear assemblies, Interior cabin fixtures, Fuel system components, Hydraulic and Pneumatic components and various other precision machined welded parts.

Our tight tolerance capabilities allow us to be the perfect source for your next precision machining need. We can work with all materials commonly used in the Government, Department of Defence, Aerospace, Medical, Surgical, and Electronic industry.

  Agricultural

L&K Engineering is a design, development and manufacturing company specialising in machinery for agricultural and industrial use.

L&K Engineering manufactures lines of machinery for general market use, as well as providing services in custom design. We also offer services for the modification and repair of existing agricultural machinery.

  Architectural

We offer a wide range of skills and experience to assist architects, designers, woodworkers and builders when they require architectural machining and metal fabrication.

Some of the service we can help you with:

 

  • Turning
  • Milling
  • Boring
  • Drilling & Tapping
  • Threading
  • Assembly
  • Brazing
  • Metal Bending
  • Polishing
  • Saw Cutting
  • Shearing
  • Pneumatic Punch
  • Metal Rolling
  • Grinding
  • Anodizing
  • Plating
  • Powder Coating
  • Heat Treating
  • Welding including MIG & TIG
  • Prototyping
  • Concept Development

  Automotive

Our complete in-house machine shop offers a wide array of machining services from precision machining to custom fixture building to prototype machining, we have the tools to do it all. Some of our previous works include:
 

  • Cylinder head machining
  • Crankshaft welding & grinding
  • Flywheel resurfacing
  • Cylinder boring
  • Engine kits
  • Engine parts
  • Motor cycle parts
  • Snowmobile parts
  • ATV parts

  Construction

Some of our services include:

  • Facing & Boring
  • Crane seats
  • Thruster housing faces and bores
  • FPSO turntable flanges
  • Ring type grooves
  • Lens rings
  • Bearing housings
  • Lifting lugs
  • Langes up to 15,000mm diameter
  • Cable drums line bored
  • CALRAM hinge bores

 

Milling & Drilling

  • Skid deck rails
  • Skidding pads
  • Location pads
  • Compressor/pump/motor bedplates
  • Module bases
  • Drilling/boring of pin location bores through piles
  • Milling of top deck stools
  • Drilling derrick mounting pads
  • Trepanning into vessels
  • Drilling & tapping up to M64/3 " BSW, and stud removal

 

Pipe Cutting & Prepping

  • Complete range of pipe cutting and prepping machines available to cover any possible pipe size/material
  • Heavy wall pipe a speciality
  • Weld free pipeline joint preparation (cutting, facing, grooving & swaging)
  • Fire mains cut, swaged etc
  • Match boring, grooving etc

   

Shaft Turning

  • Motor shaft
  • Gearbox shaft
  • Fan shaft turning from 100mm diameter upwards
  • Module trunnions
  • Pile outside diameter turning

   

Laser Alignment

  • Flatness surveys
  • Shaft alignment
  • Pump bore alignment checks

   

In-house Machining

  • Full range of off site machining services available to assist in the smooth progress of any project
  • Range of additional services e.g. pipe freezing, hot tapping and bolt tensioning can be undertaken by sub contractors on our approved vendor list

   

  Environmental

We understand how heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems integrate to form your building and environmental services. We have a team of engineers with skills that cover the installation of plant and services and the ability to repair and maintain them.

L &K  Engineering’s Environmental service includes:
 

  • Gas and Oil fired heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ventilation & Air handling
  • Hot Water Systems
  • Electrical Heating
  • Inspection and Testing etc.

 Medical

L & K Engineering’s advanced technical capabilities and highly skilled workforce allow us to serve as a comprehensive, “one-stop” resource for our customers. We specialize in products made from titanium, cobalt-chromium-molybdenum and zirconium and offer complete design, forging, machining, polishing and porous coating services. By partnering with our customers at every step in the production process, we are able to provide cost-effective solutions to the toughest engineering problems and deliver quality products that meet or exceed design specifications.

Typical Projects

  • Surgical drill bits and reamers
  • Surgical cutting burs
  • Surgical instruments
  • Orthopedic implants
  • Fracture fixation plates, rods, screws and cages
  • Spinal screw, hook and rod systems
  • Intramedullary nails
  • External fixation assemblies
  • Bone screws, plates and anchors
  • Joint replacements of the wrist, elbow, ankle and toe

  Pulp & Paper Industry

L&K Engineering performs a full range of services to support the Pulp & Paper industry, including Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Equipment Installation, Fabrication, HVAC, Plant Relocation, and Maintenance. We have a dedicated Pulp & Paper Team who understands the unique issues related to the sector, and whose expertise has been developed and refined from a multitude of complex projects. L&K Engineering has performed many shutdowns and retrofits, for which on-schedule performance is the critical factor for success, and we excel in major expansions, upgrades and maintenance.

  Pharmaceutical

L&K Engineering’s Pharmaceutical department was established to bring the best available construction services and capabilities to owners and operators of manufacturing facilities and research laboratories, and to maintain long-term relationships with our clients.

  • Reactor (From 1000 kg to 10,000 kg)
  • Mixing tank
  • Rolling compact mills platforms
  • Utility equipment
  • Furniture in pharmacy grade
  • Piping
  • Railing
  • Structural Fabrication
  • Storage vessels
  • Balance Tank
  • Vapour separators
  • Heat exchangers

  Power Press

With our great expertise and knowledge we have achieved over the years, we can provide our clients with a professional service. Whether you have a machine break down are looking to refurbish an existing press, require parts or are interested in any new machines, we are confident that we can help.

  Railway

We have extensive expertise of working with the majority of commonly used carbon and stainless steels in rail industry worldwide. We specialise in switch and crossing manufacturing, along with the manufacture of fabricated items commonly used in the rail industry.

L&K Engineering has a very experienced technical support team, that will provide both pre and post installation assistance in any geographical location. The ability of the company to cope with all types of bespoke work has been beneficial in placing us in the forefront of the market place, this gives us the skills to react quickly to our clients needs in an ever-changing world.

  Rolling Mill

L&k Engineering underatake refurbishment or development and manufacture of rolling mill from scratch

  Sugar Plant

L&K Engineering also specialises in sugar mill machinery. We have the experties and knowledge to design, manufacture, export and execute turnkey projects for sugar mill machinery and a wide range of other engineering equipments.

  Urban Design

L&K Engineering specialise in design and manufacturing of Street furniture, ornaments and planters. In addition to our product range we offer a bespoke design and manufacturing service.

With many years experience in bringing ideas from conception to production we offer an effective means of producing ideas. Many of the products within our range are the result of answering specific needs of our customers.

Our clients include County Councils, Town Councils, City Councils, Architects, Landscape Architects, Construction Companies and Property Managers.

Our product range includes:

Typical Projects

  • Stainless steel bench, seat and chairs
  • Cycle stands
  • Stainless steel and Galvanised planters and pots
  • Stainless steel and Galvanised Litterbin
  • Bespoke design and manufacture

Design Services

2D and 3D Design

L & K Engineering design services are an integral part of our operation. Whether in Computer Assisted Manufacturing or Design, our engineers can take an existing product and streamline the manufacturing process; or develop a completely new design from your basic concept.

Complete in-house design capability means you can count on us to help you find the best way to your goal. Our engineers have the latest software available to assist them in their efforts.

 

Product Development

We can take your concept or schematic and fully design and lay out a mechanical component, assembly or metal enclosure; always with an eye toward maximum manufacturability. We build both software and solid models to test design principles, cost-effectiveness, appearance and functionality.

Consulting Services

Some of the services our design consultants can help with are:

  • Mechanical design - Including mechanisms, mouldings, castings and pressings
  • Engineering design - Including steelwork, ductwork, pipework, fabrications and assemblies
  • Product Design - Including industrial design, consumer and medical products
  • Design consultations - Help to resolve or identify problems in house or onsite
  • FEA consultancy - Design optimisation
     

Our goal is to keep prices low while optimizing production

 

CNC Machining

L&K Engineering has been providing quality CNC machined components & micro machining services for all industries in our modern 38,000 sq ft, facility since 1979.

L&K Engineering has the tools and the skills to turn your designs into products. In addition to making your product to exacting standards, our CNC capabilities allow us to repeat that process scaling all the way to Just-in-Time production schedule capabilities. From 1 to 1000 or more, L&K Engineering is your choice in CNC machining.

Our Machining department can machine small individual precision items through to large items weighing upto 5 tonnes. We can routinely hold tolerances of +/-.0001 or less & are accustomed to working with the rarest of alloys. If you can draw it up, L&K Engineering can make it. We offer complete assembly services & provide the following services in-house or out-source to one of our trusted vendors.

  • CNC machining
  • High speed production machining
  • CNC turning
  • CNC milling
  • Lathe work
  • Deburring (10x microscope)
  • Assembly
  • Anodizing
  • Painting
  • Welding
  • Plating
  • Powder coating
  • Heat treating
  • Laser marking
  • Hot press operations
    • Sand castings
    • Investment castings
  • Full inspection dept, conforming to ISO standards

Following is a list of materials that we typically machine:

  • Aluminium / Bronze
  • Alloy
  • AMPCO #8 and AMPCO #21
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Plastic
  • Stainless Steel 300-400 Series
  • 17-4 Ph Stainless Steel
  • Titanium
  • Aluminium Machining
  • Casting Machining
  • Plastic Machining
  • Stainless Steel Machining
  • Titanium Machining
  • Bronze
  • Casting Machining Both Steel And Aluminium

Complete Stainless Steel Bore-well Submersible pump- sets we are able to supply 3", 4", 6" Radial and Mixed flow type pump-sets suitable to salty water, sand mixed water. High Discharge pumps like 8" and 10" can also develop and supply as per your requirements.

Main pump parts like Stage Casing, Impellers, Pump Suctions, Pump outlets, Upper housing, Lower housing, Motor Base etc. Are made through Investment Castings in CF8 and CF8M.

Pump Range:

  • Sewage Pumps (Domestic and Industrial)
  • Dewatering Pump (Industrial)
  • Metallic and Non-Metallic Chemical Process Pumps
  • Vacuum Pump
  • Medium Consistency Pump (M.C.Pump)

CNC Milling and Turning

CNC milling operations at L&K Engineering are capable of producing sophisticated complex parts as well as performing secondary operations. Our contemporary computer equipment and programs can support even the most elaborate geometries allowing us to meet the challenges of modern production parts.

We can bore, drill, groove, and finish contour with a high level of precision on a full range of materials. Turning can be done on one part or hundreds with tolerances qualified to meet aerospace standards.

  • Turning operations performed on shafts, pins or other cylinders, concentric or eccentric to required datums.
  • Turning, facing or pipe cutting machines can provide surface finishes up to Ra0.8μm when fitted with grinding and finishing attachments
  • Screwing cutting using turning machines/ boring machines to give required thread form and pitch configurations

Conventional Machining

With a focus on power press spares, repairs and conventional machining L&K Engineering specialise in one-off heavy duty machining from drawings or samples. If your requirements are due to either size or production run requirements we can facilitate. L&K Engineering offers a fully conventional machine shop. Not only do we offer an array of large machining capabilities but we also have only the most highly skilled work force in the industry running each and every machine.

L&K Engineering will manufacture any part in virtually any shape or size from any material.

We offer a range of conventional machining and metalwork services. Conventional machining services are as detailed below.

Milling

Conventional milling can be carried out on the Bridgeport which offers a 1200mm x 700mm machining bed and a z axis of 400mm.

Turning

Conventional turning can be carried on a Colchester lathe with a chucking capacity of 400mmØ and 2000mm between centres.

Tube Threading

We also have a dedicated pipe/tube thread cutting machine for 12mm to 100mm diameter threads.

Metal Work

General metalwork services offered include sawing, drilling, tapping, linishing, grinding and deburring.

Our machinery ensures the finest results for an extremely diverse range of applications such as:

  • Aluminium milling and turning
  • Brass milling and turning
  • Bronze milling and turning
  • Castings
  • Connecting rods
  • Custom production parts
  • Cylinders
  • Fabrication and assembly of parts
  • Gear boxes
  • Levers
  • Plastics milling and turning
  • Plates
  • Stainless steel milling and turning
  • Steel milling and turning
  • And much more…

Fabrication

We specialize in custom jobs, taking concepts from "plan to production" working with you to turn your blueprints and spec documents into fully developed equipment that does the job you need it to do, working with your deadlines and project requirements.

Our production area is fully equipped with all the elements needed to complete your project successfully under one roof – from a full gantry to complete welding and machining services – we can design, develop, create, test and produce "what you need to succeed".

Welding

We offer MIG and Arc welding for joining metal and running seams on mild steel. Welding offered includes seam, fillet, groove, and surface welding.

Sheet Metal Forming

Our Sheet metal division is equipped to manufacture production components for the automotive and engineering industry. We cater to the specific manufacturing needs of our customers. Our services include miniature metal stamping, progressive stamping, secondary stamping, custom metal stamping, thin metal stamping, small stamping, press sheet stamping, and fine blanked stamping. Our presses from 5 to 150 ton capacities provide manufacturing capabilities in materials ranging from .005" thickness to .125" thickness.

Assembly

Reduce your inventory by having lower level or fully assembled products shipped direct from one source.

In addition to manufacturing your piece parts, L&K Engineering is capable of undertaking both sub-assembly and finished product assembly to meet your individual requirements.

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