Bulletin …. We need to start moving our clean machines into the new factory at Stoke Prior. Can anyone help with trucks and lifting gear?

 

brimar grid winding process libraryThe UK was the centre of thermionic valve (tubes for our U.S buddies) production for many years and we produced the best and most consistent products which are still highly sought after even now – nearly 50 years after production stopped. Our dream is to restart manufacturing of valves in the UK using existing knowledge and equipment but bringing it into the 21st century where not only consistency and performance are drivers but efficiency and the environment.

The Great British Valve Project is about creating a valve manufacturing base in the UK. There have been many twists and turns since we started this project back in 2015 but our biggest breakthroughs have been finding a backer and the final acquisition of equipment which will allow us to start small scale manufacturing of a limited range of valves in the UK.


Now that we have presses, grid winders, out-gass, bulb making, etc. machines located in our West Midlands base we need to get on with their refurbishment and building all the ancillary facilities, equipment, QA procedures etc. that will bring our manufacturing into the 21st century.  We now need to assemble a small army of volunteers  with experience in project management, fund raising, finance, negotiation, law, production engineers, etc.

You can email the ‘Great British Valve Project’ team using the form below if you want to volunteer, ask for more information or are able to help us revive valve/tube manufacture in its spiritual home – the UK. You can also sign up to our newsletter to get regular updates.

Stop Press …. (@brimarbob)

Our first attempt at a SCADA app which will eventually run our burn-in & activation system. Very helpful team @azeotech got us going with #daqfactory. Any volunteers like to help develop the app for the #gbvp ?

Great excitement on Wednesday when our 'new to us' air compressor finally arrived. It's got plenty of run time on the clock but we are going to clean, service and try to get the chiller fixed. Any #gbvp volunteers?

Big day - the Automat Grid Winders runs with its new AC motor (replacing the original DC motor) for the first time in 30 years. Watch the YouTube video https://t.co/WAkRR5mynA to see it in action

Prototype control box designed and under construction by volunteers. This will drive the grid winder hub motor (in pic) and provide variable speed control, controlled braking and rapid emergency stop. Good to get the motor spinning yesterday.

These three valves from #Brimar are - with glowing heaters they travelled afar. [#Complete the verse .....-]

Wishing all our followers and suporters a 'Valve'ulous, happy and peaceful festive break.

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brimar grid winding process libraryThe UK was the centre of thermionic valve (tubes for our U.S buddies) production for many years and we produced the best and most consistent products which are still highly sought after even now – nearly 50 years after production stopped. Our dream is to restart manufacturing of valves in the UK using existing knowledge and equipment but bringing it into the 21st century where not only consistency and performance are drivers but efficiency and the environment.

The Great British Valve Project is about creating a valve manufacturing base in the UK. There have been many twists and turns since we started this project back in 2015 but our biggest break throughs have been finding a backer and the final acquisition of equipment which will allow us to start small scale manufacturing of a limited range of valves in the UK.


Now that we have presses, grid winders, out-gass, bulb making, etc. machines located in our West Midlands base we need to get on with their refurbishment and building all the ancillary facilities, equipment, QA procedures etc. that will bring our manufacturing into the 21st century. We now need to assemble a small army of volunteers with experience in project management, fund raising, finance, negotiation, law, production engineers, etc.

You can email the ‘Great British Valve Project’ team using the form below if you want to volunteer, ask for more information or are able to help us revive valve/tube manufacture in its spiritual home – the UK. You can also sign up to our newsletter to get regular updates.

Stop Press …. (@brimarbob)

Our first attempt at a SCADA app which will eventually run our burn-in & activation system. Very helpful team @azeotech got us going with #daqfactory. Any volunteers like to help develop the app for the #gbvp ?

Great excitement on Wednesday when our 'new to us' air compressor finally arrived. It's got plenty of run time on the clock but we are going to clean, service and try to get the chiller fixed. Any #gbvp volunteers?

Big day - the Automat Grid Winders runs with its new AC motor (replacing the original DC motor) for the first time in 30 years. Watch the YouTube video https://t.co/WAkRR5mynA to see it in action

Prototype control box designed and under construction by volunteers. This will drive the grid winder hub motor (in pic) and provide variable speed control, controlled braking and rapid emergency stop. Good to get the motor spinning yesterday.

These three valves from #Brimar are - with glowing heaters they travelled afar. [#Complete the verse .....-]

Wishing all our followers and suporters a 'Valve'ulous, happy and peaceful festive break.

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