Dennes Engineering

What have we been up to in June… more like what haven’t we been up to! We completed over 200 orders in Engineering Services, our Aquablasting service has been cleaning and restoring parts non stop, we have attended 2 shows and we even squeezed in a little company breakfast! 😊  We have also managed to put up some awesome new posters showcasing our different services and set up a little showroom. Next time you’re in the area, pop in to check it out! Lastly if you haven’t seen our Teng Tools (or the Woodstock Moto Co) newsletter and want to find out who the winner from the XT500 draw was, then click here!
Roll adjustment Modification
This month we had a really interesting challenge. One of our corrugated board customers had a problem with inaccurate adjustment on a machine. They needed to be able to accurately adjust the parallelism and gap width between two rollers. These rollers control the amount of glue used when manufacturing cardboard.
Previously they had used threaded rod with lock nuts, but this caused endless problems with the rolls not being exactly parallel which caused incorrect glue application and wastage.
After some internal discussion we came up with a solution that used an eccentric large gear in order to have the fine adjustment needed for the application. This large gear then meshed with a small gear to allow easy manual adjustment. Lastly a third gear was installed (in mesh) that allowed the position of the roller, once set, to be locked in place.
This required extensive modification to OEM parts, but our customer is extremely happy with our innovative solution. They have not had to reset the glue gap in over 3 weeks!
“What can you do at Dennes?”
We usually jokingly reply “Anything from Bicycles to Bulldozers!” and this month we weren’t joking! We have been busy with a project to manufacture a fixture for bicycle frames. A fixture can be thought of as a holding unit that allows us to replicate parts precisely! In this case, bicycle frames. If you are making parts on an ongoing basis this also allows for repeatability and reduced cost in setups!
Russian, Polish and Classic Cars
What do these three things have in common you may ask, well apart from all being customers of Dennes Engineering in the past month, they also had automotive problems we were able to solve.
On two separate occasions we had a visitor that had driven all the way from Russia and another from Poland! After that distance they both had unique engineering problems and they were fortunate enough to stumble across our workshop for help.
Staying on the automotive theme we managed to re-manufacture a custom steering wheel boss as per the original sample, but with custom spigots and PCD's. This enabled our customer to have the correct look in its new application!
Hopefully this helps to demonstrate how versatile our workshop can be, don’t hesitate to get in touch no matter how big or small your engineering needs may be!
This has been such a great addition to the business. It’s a privilege to be involved in so many fantastic restorations, and to help raise the standard of restorations in South Africa! If you haven’t tried out our Aquablasting service yet, we can promise you three things:
  1. You will not believe the how amazing your parts look when complete!
  2. You will be surprised how affordable the process is!
  3. You will be back 😊
June Aquablast voucher winner!
Congratulations to Johan Koegelenberg
for winning this month's R100 Aquablast voucher! Please email to claim your voucher!

Johan brought us his gas braai so that we could bring it back to life. Check out the incredible difference between the before and after pictures!
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