On November 1st Tom Fieldsend took on the
role of Product Development Engineer.
Just over three years ago Steve Harper stepped up to become the Head of Engineering and took
along with him the role of Product Manager.
During this time Steve has done both roles tirelessly and to good effect but it has always been recognised that the company needed to develop a greater field test/product development presence.
Tom will increasingly spend more time on visits with Steve,
reviewing and developing our own products in the work environment whilst continuing to help their
development here in the factory.
In time it is hoped that Tom will then be able to undertake visits with the Sales people and on his
own giving us greater coverage of our markets around the World.
Steve Foster retired from Padley & Venables last week after more than 46 years’ service, joining us in September 1975 as a ‘Craft Apprentice’.
After finishing his apprenticeship in 1978 he became a Setter in our now obsolete Coal Cutter Section.
In 1980 he became a Skilled Machinist in our also now obsolete, Percussive Bits section.
In 1987 he was promoted to Foreman in the General Machine Shop, over the years gaining experience in every department except the Carburiser.
In 2002 to Quality Manager Designate, naturally migrating to Padley & Venables Quality Manager.
Steve travelled internationally for the business to help our customers.
In the last few years Steve has reduced his working hours gradually but has been overseeing and bringing to fruition various projects including the purchase and installation of new plant and equipment.
Steve has been a great servant to the company, a fantastic colleague to work alongside and he will be greatly missed by us all!
We wish him well for a long, happy and fun filled retirement.
The Ukraine is one of the world’s most important mineral producing countries, in terms of both the range and size of its reserves.
Padley & Venables attended MiningWorld Ukraine 2021, which is the only international exhibition of equipment, special technology and technologies for extraction, enrichment and transportation of minerals. Leading foreign and national companies present their latest developments in equipment, special equipment and technology at the exhibition.
From October 5-7, 2021, the 6th edition of MiningWorld Ukraine was held again in the local Exhibition Center Kozak-Palace in Zaporizhzhia.
After setting up the stand on the previous day, it did not take long for the first visitors to arrive on the stand when the show opened. Maciej Borzestowski and Hans-Joachim Kopp greeted them and an interesting discussion started about the benefits of P&V’s Ninja bit, which was shown in the Ukraine for the first time.
P&V’s Ninja button bit is the perfect all round bit suitable for most hard rock, top hammer drilling applications and is available in bit sizes ranging from 48 to 64mm.
Many customers are already aware of the distinct angled face grooves and deeper lateral flushing flutes aid rock removal from the bit face, which increases drilling speed. The open face design of the bit allows rock to fall into the void between the three face tips before being crushed which adds directional stability and helps to create a straighter hole. This in turn reduces bending stresses on the rods, shanks and couplings thus reducing breakages and reducing overall drill steel consumption.
The straighter holes also reduce the need for costly secondary drilling and blasting which is often the case with deviating holes. These are important benefits for mine applications in the Ukraine where efficient drilling operations and tight cost control is paramount.
Throughout the first two days, we received a steady flow of visitors, who were very impressed with the product range P&V manufactures, including the heat treatment of the tools in their own deep pit furnaces, one of the largest in Europe with 7.5m depth.
On day 3, we welcomed student groups from Dnipro University of Technology, which was the first university in the region and is was founded over 100 years old, same as Padley & Venables.
The students picked up some valuable information on rock-drilling, demolition and contractors tool, which will hopefully help them with their studies. They also seemed to like our helium balloons!
We would also like to thank the organisers of Mining World Ukraine 2021, especially Daria Borodulina for helping us throughout the show.
With the show being such a great success, we look forward to coming back again next year.
Padley & Venables is one of the largest international manufacturers of a wide range of quality tools and bar steels for use in the mining, tunnelling, quarrying, construction and civil engineering industries and are exhibiting at Mining World Ukraine for the first time.
The P&V exhibition team is pleased to invite you to our stand C-6A at the 6th Edition of the International exhibition of Machinery, equipment and technologies for mining, coal and construction industry which will be held from 5-7 October 2021 • Ukraine • Zaporizhia • Kozak-Palace Exhibition Center.
We welcome all our existing customers and look forward to meet new ones, to talk about their projects and what solutions we could provide with our product offerings.
See you in Zaporizhia, Ukraine.
Visit by CSM to Padley and Venables
Back in early September 2019 we were delighted to welcome the students from the
Camborne School of Mines in Cornwall once more for a factory tour. We hope you all found it informative!
Intermat Asean 2019 – Bangkok
Our stand is built and ready to receive visitors….come along and speak to Hans and Andy, they’ll be pleased to see you. We’re on E12.
Padley & Venables Ltd.
Callywhite Lane, Dronfield,
S18 2XT, England.
+44 (0) 1246 299 100
+44 (0) 1246 290 354
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