Tuesday, February 5, 2008

News: Rotherham's Newburgh Engineering help change spare at 3,200-tonne radio telescope


Engineers at The University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire needed more than just a jack and a brace when a steel tyre on the famous Lovell radio telescope cracked. It wasn't a case of popping down to the local garage either - a whole new wheel had to be specially manufactured in Rotherham. Weighing over one tonne, the new wheel was manufactured by experts at Newburgh Engineering and is only the second wheel that has needed changing since the Telescope was completed in October 1957.
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