Throughout the project Hedley have been a first rate supplier and partner in the project. Communication has been excellent with attendance and support at all the planned programme reviews and an open honest approach to progress and risk management.
Having just completed my role as Technical specialist and programme manager for the novel RTM press for the Sheffield University AMRC I am pleased to give you my feedback on the Hedley Hydraulics contribution to the project.
The Lean processing (LX) and Mercury RTM press was by design a complex and novel configuration; it was intended to both meet the specific design needs of a well known manufacturer of super-cars whilst also retaining the flexibility to allow completion of unspecified technology development packages. The costs and timescales of the programme were extremely challenging, forcing concurrent design/make engineering with Right First Time for all aspects of the engineering and procurement.
The work scope undertaken by Hedley Hydraulics was considerable, with responsibility for the design manufacture procurement and installation of the hydraulic systems, both to the press and also the supporting equipment within the cell. The extent of work-scope grew as the project developed to include water based piping and systems interfacing with the thermals. This scope growth was a natural development as Hedley were seen to be a 'safe pair of hands' to complete work originally planned for other contractors.
Throughout the project Hedley have been a first rate supplier and partner in the project. Communication has been excellent with attendance and support at all the planned programme reviews and an open honest approach to progress and risk management. Hedley's planning has been accurate with a high credibility on the assumptions made throughout the project. Extra support and resources have been made available at critical points in the project where specific milestones had to be achieved. Where difficulties have been encountered Hedley have been quick to respond and thorough in their resolution.
In undertaking a project of the scale complexity and profile of the recent AMRC RTM press project it is essential to work with highly competent and motivated suppliers. Hedley Hydraulics displayed clear ownership of their work scope and pride in their workmanship. I have enjoyed the experience of working with yourselves and look forward to another opportunity of doing so again.
Technical Specialist, Engineering and Quality Director, RLC Group
Our machine is now back in production, big thanks!
Our machine is now back in production, big thanks. The machine still has a mechanical issue, with the hydraulic system being much more responsive. I was able to set the machine for production.
Senior Production Support Engineer, Renthal