In the off-highway industry, any equipment used must offer a reliable performance in unpredictable and rugged environments. To meet the rigorous requirements of these industries, manufacturers use forgings to produce strong and durable machine parts.
Strength and toughness are the main requirements of products used in the off-highway industry. The strength of a forging comes from optimised grain flow and uniform grain formation whereas the durability comes from the properties of the alloy steel used in its production.
Forged products offer a number of advantages over parts produced through other production methods, including;
- Stronger parts – as the metal is shaped during the forging process its grain texture deforms, refining and redirecting to follow the general shape of the part. This results in continuous texture variation throughout the part, producing improved strength characteristics and impact resistance.
- Cost saving – compared to casting and fabrication, forging is a more cost-effective process when considering the costs incurred during the overall product lifecycle.
- Reliability and longevity – forging is ideal for applications where reliability of each part is critical. The structural reliability of forged parts makes them trusted across a range of sectors.
- Versatile design – forging can produce a diverse range of parts, from ring configurations, shaft and simple bar to specialised shapes
Brockhouse is a trusted supplier of critical forgings to manufacturers of off-highway vehicles and equipment. Our forgings are designed to withstand some of the toughest applications in industry, and are rugged, load bearing and resistant to wear.
Forgings we manufacture for Off Highway can be found in the following:
- Backhoe loaders
We are the only forging company in the UK with the capacity to produce forgings over 70k.
Brockhouse has extensive experience in manufacturing standard custom forged parts for the off-highway industry. Equipped with over 130 years’ experience, our team has the skills and knowledge to provide customers with high-quality, innovative solutions at competitive prices. From our West Bromwich based facility, we offer a complete service including design, die & tool manufacture, forging, machining, and heat treatment for items up to 140kgs in weight.
Our experienced sales team and forge development engineers work with many of our customers to develop new products, and ultimately deliver a more cost-effective solution.