Category Archives: Removal

Removal of 11 Colour Cerrutti Gravure Press, Switzerland

Karl Augustine AG, Thayngen. Switzerland.

Ebbsfleet Engineering Services were awarded the contract to remove, pack and ship an 11 colour Cerrutti Gravure press from Thayngen, Switzerland to Seuol, South Korea.

Mechanical and electrical engineers were supplied by ourselves along with all required tooling and plant.

Prior to dismantling, a complete survey was performed by both the Mechanical and Electrical teams.

A detailed written and photographic record of was then produced to assist the re-installation in South Korea.

Upon completion of the report all cabling was match marked, labelled, removed and packed for onwards shipping.

Weak floor areas in the press hall were strengthened from below by placing 10t Acro Soldiers in the basement area beneath thus strengthen lifting load point areas.

The press, including slitters, winders, the boiler and all spare parts were then systematically match marked and the dismantling process commenced utilising amongst other plant 2 off 10t forklift trucks with jibs.

All parts removed were loaded to wooden skids, anti rust sprayed and shrunk wrapped for sea container transport.

All items were recorded as to skid number and container number to ease identification of parts in South Korea.

During the 8 week project a total of 48 containers were loaded and shipped on to South Korea.

Removal of Cerrutti Press, SwitzerlandRemoval of Cerrutti Press, SwitzerlandInformation on some of our other completed projects can be found on our website


What have we been getting up to? Removal of Capstan Wheels at JDR Cable Systems

Our loyal customers JDR Cable Systems based in Hartlepool, North East England, chose Ebbsfleet Engineering Services to remove two capstan wheels at their site in Victoria Dock. Some of you may have heard of capstan wheels and know all about what they are used for. Some of you however, a bit like me when I started here, have no idea what they are! Capstan wheels are rotating machines developed for use on ships to apply force to ropes, cables and hawsters. Which in principle means they’re very large!



About the actual project…
The work had only taken a day which was completed by our excellent experienced engineers Scott Simpson and John Wellan. Of course JDR Cable Systems Project Engineer Sean Coulton was very satisfied with our work as he expresses here; “Many thanks to your guys for the work carried out in order to facilitate the removal of the capstans. Quick, clean and professional without any issues”.


As you all may have guessed, the wheels are extremely heavy and great care had to be taken to ensure everyone was safe. Which is why our boys used an 80 tonne versalift truck to remove the capstan wheels to the designated area. You can’t even leave a versalift outside on tarmac as the ground would literally sink! Talk about the ground swallowing you up…..


We supplied….
So here at Ebbsfleet Engineering we supplied the labor, specialist lifting equipment (the big heavy versalift) slings, tackle, tools for removal of holding down bolts, method statements and risk assessments for all the safety purposes.


If you would like to see more pictures of the project then head over to our Facebook and Twitter! If you haven’t already then please remember to follow or like us so you can see what we are talking about everyday. We will be back next week with the Recycling Lives project information. I know it was promised this week but circumstances prevail on this one….

So for now I am signing off and I shall see you all next week!
Charlotte Eames, Marketing Executive 🙂