Engineering Design Consultants

Woodworking Machinery

David Price designed these items of woodworking machinery, used in the manufacture of timber lock gates, whilst employed by Mandall Engineering Ltd. He was responsible for the concept design, detailed design and project management of manufacture and installation.

The following machines were designed to facilitate the manufacture of timber lock gates and bridges:

Heavy duty planing machine
Capable of machining tropical hardwood timbers of sizes up to 750x750mm in section by 13m long.

Manipulator
To handle the timber sections and allow a perfect radius to be quickly machined for use in lock gate heel posts.

Morticing machine
To create holes in hardwood timbers for mortise and tennon joints.

Due to the extremely resilient nature of the tropical timber materials used in modern marine construction, the machines had to be very heavy duty in order to reduce maintenance.

For more information regarding our bespoke machinery design services or to discuss your requirements, please telephone 0114 399 0400 or email us.

Key Facts
  • Location:
    Sheffield
  • Client:
    Various