British engineered power pack gets seal of approval
Published: 14 August 2012 - Joe Bush
Branch Hydraulic Systems has received the seal of approval from customer Zetatek Industries for a 2MW hydraulic power pack that it has designed and built for an earthquake simulator.
During a visit to the Gloucester-based business, representatives from Zetatek Industries, along with servohydraulic test and motion simulation firm, Servotest Testing Systems, met with the Branch Hydraulic Systems team to formalise the sign-off and approval of the giant power unit. Designed to drive a large earthquake simulator for use by the Indian Nuclear Research facility, the power pack was checked for accuracy, build quality and the quality of component parts.
A representative from Zetatek Industries commented that the scale of the unit surprised him. Speaking on behalf of Branch Hydraulic Systems, technical director, Alex Tatlow added, “Customers are often unable to visualise the size and scale of a system when they see it on paper but when they see it complete, especially one like this with such giant proportions, it really takes them by surprise. Seeing it here today, finished to such a high standard, it makes us feel really rather proud to be sending this to India, as an example of British engineering capability.”