Sheffield Companies Long Term Partnership

Working closely for over 15 years with Forged Solutions Group (FSG), Inspec Solutions, the Sheffield based highly innovative industrial technology systems company, provides advanced hydraulic forging press automation and data reporting systems for all of Forged Solutions Groups hydraulic forging presses and specialist heat treatment furnaces across their 3 main sites in the UK.

At FSG’s Darley Dale site Inspec Solutions have automated the company’s 5600 Tonne Hydraulic Forging Press, its associated furnaces and two robotic manipulators into a single integrated asset all controlled from a single control room, with data collected from all points of the heat treatment and forging process. At FSG’s Sheffield (Meadowhall) site the extrusion presses have also been fully upgraded, replacing the old redundant control systems with new Rockwell Automation PLC & SCADA systems, vastly improving control, fault finding and delivering millisecond level historical reporting of all press and heat treatment operations. This improved quality timing, temperature & force exerted data helps FSG to meet stringent audit trail records for use in their key markets.

Forged Solutions Group provides high integrity forgings for the world’s most demanding applications from aerospace and energy production, to underground mining and off-highway vehicles. Centred around Sheffield, Forged Solutions Group can trace their history back over a hundred years to the historic Sheffield names of Firth and Brown, consistently delivering solutions for advanced manufacturing industries across their multiple sites, still even occupying some of the original historic locations.

Ben McIvor, President at Forged Solutions Group said “Inspec Solutions have worked closely with us for many years and their support has been invaluable in the upgrade of our forging assets systems to cutting edge modern, data rich systems, as well as providing 24/7 technical support to our operations”

Inspec Solutions have long focussed our efforts on building trust with our clients. We work together collaboratively, committing to deliver quality control and data systems and services, strongly evidenced by the number of repeat clients we have since we were founded in 1999. Our primary goal is not maximising our profits but in keeping our customers happy, fostering a long term mutually beneficial relationship.

If you want an open and experienced technology and control partner to work closely with on your process or manufacturing plant, please contact us on [email protected] and one of our team will be pleased to give you a call and have an initial telephone conversation on our services and how we can help. Check out our website for more information on our services

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