By: Direct Engineering  11-11-2011
Keywords: Lapping Machines


We have a comprehensive machine shop consisting of centre lathes with a maximum capacity of 3.5m between centres. Vertical boring Mills capacity of 1.4m in diameter. Horizontal boring mills 90mm spindle bore. Milling and drilling machines. Most of the components are made in our own Machine shop (Reverse Engineering).

Direct Engineering's workshop personnel totals up to about 40 people. Our workshop is divided into sub-departments:

  • Inspection
  • Stores
  • Technical Management

The company has a facility of a 5 Ton overhead crane.

We also have a mobile workshop, Equipped with lapping machines and testing facilities for "in situ" reconditioning.


Welding as well as light fabrication is also done in-house. Most weld procedures are in place for all the hard facing materials concerned in valve reconditioning. All the welders at Direct Engineering are coded.


As Direct Engineering has been marketed as a valve-reconditioning specialist and supplier of new valves over the last twenty years, a decision was reached at the beginning of 1998 to establish a fully equipped pump and gearbox division.

Keywords: Lapping Machines