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Capstan Contractors

We are established Capstan Contractors with over 60 years experience in high precision engineering. The range of capstan machinery we have makes up a total of 27 engineering machines within our engineering works. Our range of machinery includes grinders, drilling machines, CNC lathes, Centre Lathes, Milling machines, and of course Capstans.

Having four different capstan machines means we are able to offer a wide range of manufacturing, especially for smaller runs of manufactured items, as well as one off prototype parts.

We offer a very high precision engineering service, which includes having our own engineering inspection service. Using our Faro Gage CMM measuring tool enables us to machine and measure up to 1/1000th of an inch, which is vital to many high tolerance engineered parts.

Herbert Capstan

Our capstan machinery consists of three Herbert capstan models. We have a Herbert No.5 and Herbert No.4 Senior Preoptive Capstan. We also have a Herbert No. 2D Capstan.

Each machine has slightly different maximum sizes that it is able to machine, which means we are able to offer bespoke services to companies. The maximum collet bar size of the Herbert No.5 is ½”-2.5” x 15”. The Herbert No.4 has a maximum bar capacity of 3/8”-1 11/16” x 10”. Finally the Herbert 2D Capstan has a collet bar size of 5/32”-1 7/16” x 8”.

Each Herbert Capstan has different tooling points, which allows us to machine many different parts at many different angles. There is also a constant coolant applied when machining a part, this ensures that the manufacturing process does not need to be halted due to a metal overheating and changing shape, due to the high temperatures that it would reach without the use of the coolant.
For more information on how our Capstan machines can become an integral part of manufacturing your products, and how we can become Capstan Contractors for your manufacturing project, please complete your details (link to contact us / enquiry form page)