W.A Cooke & Sons have manufactured both models of Simporter feeders for Vigan Engineering. The first was a Vertical Feeder for Vietnam. We fabricated all the component parts in mild steel, Hardox 400 and stainless steels, including the gearbox, conveying screws, etc, machined them, painted them, assembled them and factory tested the complete assembly. We have also made Horizontal Feeders for Ports in Pakistan and Korea. The Feeder for Pakistan was manufactured mostly in S355 (50D) to withstand the occasional low temperatures.
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“VIGAN Engineering have been working with W A Cooke of Worsley for a number of years and during this time we have found them to be proactive and conscientious in their approach to undertaking fabrication and assembly work to our most exacting standards. The nature of the equipment entrusted to them is at the heart of our ship unloader and requires significant attention to detail. The engineers at W A Cooke have been able to assist VIGAN in our designs by suggesting alternative manufacturing methods and techniques resulting in both financial savings and technical improvements.”
Mike Potts C.Eng., F.I.MechE;, MIQ, Senior Project Director at Vigan