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When you need a specialised piece of machinery but it doesn’t exist, what do you do? Hyspecs’ answer? You build it from scratch.

When you need a specialised piece of machinery but it doesn’t exist, what do you do? Hyspecs’ answer? You build it from scratch.

When you need a specialised piece of machinery, and can describe what you want and need it to do, but it doesn’t exist, what do you do? Hyspecs’ answer? You build it from scratch.

This was the situation for a horticultural engineering company and an engineering firm that acquired a new injection moulding machine.

“The horticultural engineering company wanted a sprayer – but not just an ordinary sprayer,” Hyspecs sales engineer Andrew Magon says.

“The requirements are for it to be self-propelled, the spraying unit had to fit below a canopy, and allow an operator to sit in a reclined sitting position to drive it.”

Mr Magon, who loves the opportunity to build something new, discussed the client’s requirements with Christchurch-based Hyspecs South Island branch manager Owen Ladbrook.

Starting with Hyspecs in late 1998, Mr Ladbrook holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering degree. He has experience in production machinery design specialising in manufacturing processes and machine commissioning, and has particular interest in machine controls and enjoys bringing machinery to life.

Mr Magon worked with Mr Ladbrook to design the sprayer that their client had thought up. The Hyspecs Service department was then deployed to build the sprayer.

The project was successfully commissioned by Mr Magon and the team at Hyspecs.

“It was a successful combination of the horticultural engineering company’s brilliant idea and expert manufacturing by the Hyspecs team,” Mr Magon says.

In the second case, the engineering firm that acquired a new injection moulding machine needed a hydraulic power pack (HPU), and approached Hyspecs sales engineer Scott Clemens. The company has used Hyspecs before and knew that it could design and build the power pack that is needed.

Mr Clemens took charge of the project with the aim of delivering high accuracy and quick setup times, he developed a suitable design that uses a machine controller, HMI touch-screen and high-performance proportional valves. He then worked with the Hyspecs Service team to build, deliver and commission the HPU.

When you need electronically controlled hydraulic driven power, call Hyspecs to discuss your requirements on 0800 497 732.

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