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British company supplies earthquake simulator power pack to Indian client

15 August 2012

Believed to be one of the biggest hydraulic power packs to be built in the UK in the last 12 months, a 2MW unit, designed and built by Branch Hydraulic Systems, is on its way to India.

The 2MW hydraulic power pack is believed to be largest built in the UK over the past 12 months

During a visit to the Gloucester-based business, representatives from Branch's Indian client, Zetatek Industries, along with servo-hydraulic test and motion simulation specialist, Servotest Testing Systems, met with the Branch Hydraulic Systems team to formalise the sign off and approval of the power unit, which will drive a large earthquake simulator for the Indian Nuclear Research facility.

The power pack was checked for accuracy, build quality and the quality of component parts, prior to despatch.

A representative from Zetatek industries Ltd said that the scale of the unit surprised him. Speaking on behalf of Branch Hydraulic Systems, technical director, Alex Tatlow said:

The sign-off team poses alongside the power pack

“Customers are often unable to visualise the size and scale of a system when they see it on paper but when they see it complete, especially one like this with such giant proportions, it really takes them by surprise.

“Seeing it here today, finished to such a high standard, it makes us feel really rather proud to be sending this to India, as an example of British engineering capability.”


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