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January 2016

OLD BRODLEIANS - Local Rugby Sponsorship

We are pleased to be supporting the Old Brodleians RUFC, a long established sports club based in Hipperholme, near Halifax. 

Andy Foulds, Managing Director of Bradford Engineering, who played rugby for 20 years himself, was keen to support a local club.  “It’s a great example of a local rugby club that actively promotes playing members from the age of 6 to full senior teams.  It has a successful number of girls playing the sport too, starting with the U13 squad, aptly named the Brodettes.” Said Andy.

“We wish this local sports club all the best for the season, they do a great job in promoting sports to the youth, actively promoting home grown players and offer a great social environment too.”

Bradford Engineering Services (BES) supports Old Brodleians RUFC

September 2015

We are in our NEW Premises

After weeks of building work we finally moved into our new extended and improved premises at the end of September. So the team here at Bradford Engineering Services now reside in offices alongside our sister business, The Electric Actuator Company, but with brand new and separate warehousing facilities within the same location, just under a mile from our original site.

We are delighted to be settling in. The new premises give us increased production and warehousing for the business to accommodate our growing customer base and to house even more stock for the quick supply of bearings, seals and Power Transmission belts to our UK customers.

Bradford Engineering Services (BES) new building

June 2015

Cementing Relations.... 

Bradford Engineering staff were recently asked to help with a tricky problem when their customer was struggling to find specialist bearings.  They were for the Lafarge cement works in Derbyshire, who had failing bearings in a large gearbox controlling an important process within the site.

Using BES’s World-wide network of bearing suppliers we were able to supply to their urgent timescale allowing the engineers to re fit the problem bearings on site with little down time for their customer.

Seven different bearings weighing 2.25 tons in total were shipped from Germany, France and Singapore.  BES used freight partners TNT to make sure the goods arrived in first class condition and on time.

Another good job done by our experienced technical team at BES.

Bradford Engineering Services (BES) - gearbox bearings for Lafarge

May 2015

BES Develop Bespoke Elatech belt for Large US Contract

Bradford Engineering Services has worked with a major customer to design and develop a bespoke belt profile to fit a high speed box erecting machine. Eight of these machines are to be imminently shipped to the USA.

This means a significant quantity of this new Elatech special belting will be required over the next 2 months. We are now in the midst of supplying more than 500mtrs of extra heavy duty bespoke belting to accommodate the order.

Another good job well done by our experienced team at BES

Bradford Engineering can advise on bespoke Elatech products to suit your business needs.  Simply call the technical team on 01274-309071.

BES develop bespoke Elatech belt for large US contract

February 2015

Growing Wind Turbine Market 

Bradford Engineering Supplies has once again secured an order for the Wind Turbine industry, a relatively new but growing market as replacement bearings become required.

Our most recent order, despatched in February was to replace 2 main bearings and sealing arrangements in a VAGAS 44 wind turbine.  The unit weighed in excess of 3 tons and required very careful handling, but the BES workshops are set up for such work and are becoming known in the Wind Turbine industry as a good reliable engineering resource to the industry.

With the growth of the Wind Turbine industry in the UK, Bradford Engineering Supplies offer a credible alternative to sending the units back to Europe for refurbishment and our experienced team are becoming more experienced in this market with each order we despatch.

For full details call Bradford Engineering Services on 01274 – 309071 who will offer advise on the correct belts for a specific application.

Bradford Engineering Supplies order supplying 2 main bearings and sealing arrangements in a VAGAS 44 wind turbine

November 2014

Introducing the NEW ELATECH© SYNCRO-MAX™

ELATECH SYNCRO-MAX Extra-wide Polyurethane Belts extend the advantages of synchronous timing belts to wider surfaces and to the typical applications of flat and modular conveyor belts.

Overview:

  • Natural colour PU compound material 92 Sh A
  • High durability
  • Cut resistant
  • Grease, chemicals and water resistant
  • Non-marking
  • Kevlar (Aramid) parallel cord reinforcement
  • No cords exposure on belt edges
  • Even cord tension
  • Available in open end and welded execution
  • Standard roll length 100 m

Advantages:

  • Synchronous conveying – no slippage, better tracking, higher indexing precision.
  • Smaller drive pulley requirements, llower belt tension and lower shaft loads = power saving. Typical Application:
  • Conveying, packaging, production of baby diapers / feminine hygiene items, car tires production.

Bradford Engineering can advise on which Elatech product would suit your business needs.  Simply call the technical team on 01274-309071.

New Elatech Syncro-Max Extra-Wide Polyurethane Belts

July 2014

Elatech F9 Belts now available in UK from Bradford Engineering

Italian manufacturer of polyurethane timing belts, Elatech has launched a new FLAT belts heavy series F9 to the UK market. These belts have been specifically developed for the needs of the automotive industry and are meant to be used on vertical drop lift conveyors and skid conveyor lines. They are made of 85 Sh A polyurethane ensuring a strong grip on the motor pulley and featuring high performance steel tension members. The F9 series offers a choice of belt widths and weights. All have been designed to provide a lifetime of a minimum of 1.5 million cycles when all belt technical working parameters and maintenance instructions are respected.

Elatech® is a world leading manufacturer of polyurethane timing belts and fast becoming known for the most extensive range available in the market today. They are dedicated to the research, development and manufacture of belts for industrial applications.

For full details call Bradford Engineering Services on 01274 – 309071 who will offer advise on the correct belts for a specific application.

Bradford Engineering Services (BES) - Elatech F9 Belts now available in UK

July 2014

Bradford Engineering Services working with Bando in the UK

Bradford Engineering Services are proud to announce they are distributing BANDO Power Transmission in the UK.

The appointment is a credit to Bradford Engineering, who have been supplying engineering components and specialty belting to their customers since 1988.  As a business they have seen growth year on year based on a business model of holding stock on key items and delivering great service, often the same day, to their loyal customer base.

Bradford Engineering started supplying Bando products in 2002, selected on the quality and breadth of their range of products. Bando, established in 1906, is a worldwide manufacturer of power transmission belt systems. Manufactured in Japan with their European hub in Germany Bando supply belts to various industries including automotive, agriculture and general manufacturing.  Their market leading position is due to their advanced research and development program driven by new products using their knowledge in complex material composition using rubber, polyurethane, plastics and now new nano-particle fabrication technology.

Bradford Engineering can advise on which Bando product would suit your business needs.  Simply call the technical team on 01274-309071.

Bando logo - power transmission and timing belts

April 2014

BES launch online shop

BES has launched an online shop to cater for their ever-growing range of accessory products.  Whilst the core product will always be in the supply of bespoke bearings, seals and transmission belts, over the years their range has grown due to the diverse demands of their customer base.   The new online shop will be serviced as all other products within the company through local same day delivery on many items or next day courier outside West Yorkshire. 

New Web Shop Image

January 2014

25 year Celebration

In 1989 Bradford Engineering Services was formed to service the industrial market with bearings, seals and power transmissions.  Since then it’s grown to offer a plethora of related products offering their industrial customers a fast and efficient solution to their engineering problems.  In 2014, we will be celebrating a successful 25 years in business in Bradford.

December 2013

Chosen suppliers of Elatech product

Bradford Engineering, who started to supply polyurethane belts in 2000, has been selected to supply Elatech belts for the UK market.  Elatech, based in Italy, are a world leading manufacturer and fast becoming known for the most extensive range available in the market today.  They manufacture belts for linear motion, conveying and power transmission applications.

“We are delighted to partner Elatech to supply their product to the UK Market.  They offer the widest range of tooth profiles available and the combination of a polyurethane body reinforced with special steel tension members, means that the belt fulfills the most severe requirement in all industrial applications. Their extensive product range coupled with our technical knowledge and contacts will result in a force to be reckoned with!”  said Andrew Foulds, Managing Director of BES.

Elatech Polyurethane Timing Belts Brochure