Helston Engineering Ltd has produced a variety of special purpose machinery. Working
along side the customer’s designers and using our knowledge of production techniques
to ensure optimum quality, usability and economy. Machines produced over the years
have been used for many different applications from the production of exhaust systems
for cars to the processing of foodstuffs and testing systems for architectural hardware.
A 5 axis laser machine was developed with the Assay Office in Birmingham with repeatability
accuracy to better than 0.001 of an inch. An identification number can be etched
by a laser on to one of the facets of a diamond; this was developed to reduce the
illegal trade known as growing diamonds. One ton, six ton and twenty ton hydraulic
presses were also developed for the Assay Office replacing antiquated hand operated
‘fly presses’ increasing production in the stamping of the Assay mark and reducing
RSI in the work force.
A night light wax pellet rotary press and wick making machine were made to produce
night lights to be used in underdeveloped countries. The night light would produce
much needed light, warmth and a heat source for cooking. Also a conveyer system was
made to help in the handling of boxes in a transport dispatch office.
The various applications and functions of the machines we have been asked to produce
over the years have each set unique challenges, which we have had to meet and have
therefore increased not only our satisfaction on successful completion but also contributed
to the depth of our experience.