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A1 Roper Ltd

Worth Way
Keighley
West Yorkshire
BD21 5LR
United Kingdom

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A1 Roper Ltd specialises in the design and manufacture of foundry ladles and other equipment for the safe handling of molten metals. At our Keighley manufacturing facility we produce a range of top quality foundry plant using the very best materials and the most advanced production techniques. 


As well as a complete range of foundry ladles with capacities of up to 65 tonnes, A1 Roper offers a selection of associated foundry equipment such as ladle heaters, moulding boxes, hot metal receivers, barrel and drum handlers, monorail systems and gearboxes. All of our products can be found on the A1 Roper website. 


A1 Roper is one of the UK’s leading foundry equipment suppliers and has an industry-wide reputation for product quality and service excellence. Our ladles are relied upon for the safe and reliable handling of molten metals in modern foundries throughout the country. 


In addition to our standard foundry equipment, we offer a bespoke design and manufacturing service for clients who require custom solutions. This is facilitated by our extensive machining and fabrication plant in Keighley where we are able to carry out a number of manufacturing processes – not just for the production of foundry equipment but for any subcontract requirements. 


If you would like to find out more about who we are and what we do, please head over to the A1 Roper website or get in touch using the number provided at the top of this page. 


Geared Crane Ladle - Lip Pour

Pictured to the right is an example of an A1 Roper geared crane ladle (lip pour version). It is available in capacities of up to 65 tonnes and with various spout options. It can be manually or electrically/pneumatically operated, and it can be fitted with a gearbox brake if required. Features include:

  • Roper Bottom Pour Slide Assembly
  • Roper ‘Self-Locking’ Oil Bath Gearbox
  • Jig Fitted Trunnions
  • Low Maintenance Design

Geared crane ladles from A1 Roper are proof-load tested and certified and are fully compliant with European Regulations. Please get in touch to find out more. 


Geared Crane Ladle - Bottom Pour

Pictured to the right is an example of an A1 Roper bottom-pour geared crane ladle.  It is available in capacities of up to 65 tonnes and has several different spout options. Like the lip pour version it can be manually or electrically/pneumatically operated and can be fitted with a gearbox brake if required. Features include:

  • Roper Bottom Pour Slide Assembly
  • Roper ‘Self-Locking’ Oil Bath Gearbox
  • Jig Fitted Trunnions
  • Low Maintenance Design

Geared crane ladles from A1 Roper are proof-load tested and certified and are fully compliant with European Regulations. 


Custom Ladles

As well as a standard range of foundry ladles, A1 Roper can offer fully customised models to meet your specific needs. Our state-of-the-art machining and fabrication facilities enable us to produce foundry equipment that is tailored to the requirements of your casting application. To discuss your requirements with a member of our design team, just give us a call or send your enquiry via email. We offer highly competitive quotes as well as a rapid turnaround on bespoke projects.

Motorised Geared Ladle

Our motorised geared crane ladles can be powered with a choice of pneumatic or electric geared motors. These are linked to a remote control device to allow operation from a safe distance. For more information, please head over to the A1 Roper website or get in touch using the number provided at the top of this page.

Moulding Boxes

Moulding boxes are manufactured in all types and sizes (for hand and machine moulding, no bake, lost foam process and automated high pressure moulding systems). Sizes can vary from 200 to 6000mm square by 75 to 1000mm deep.  


We offer a range of special purpose boxes designed for use in moulding systems where the demands of high pressure moulding and the need for high production rates necessitate a box that is designed and machined to the most exacting tolerances. Boxes are fabricated from unique steel channel sections designed for both rigidity and sand retention.


Find out more about our standard and special purpose moulding boxes by visiting A1 Roper online. 


Hot Metal Receivers

Hot metal receivers can be heated or unheated and are supplied with manual or powered tilting arrangements. They can be manufactured with capacities from 1000 to 10,000kg. Please head over to the A1 Roper website to find out more.

Monorail Systems

A1 Roper offers a range of equipment for the safe handling and movement of molten metals on monorail systems, including:

  • Flexible Ball Bearing Trolleys – For use on monorail systems. Available in two versions: 4-wheel 1000kg (capacity) and 8-wheel 2000kg. 
  • Ladle Hoists – Featuring a special swivel type safety hook with a spring loaded jaw, deep nut and ball thrust bearing. Made with an extra large friction disc brake for improved safety. Maximum capacity is 1000kg. 
  • Geared Ladles – With capacities up to 750kg to suit standard ladle hoists. 

For more information please visit A1 Roper online. 


Barrel Handlers

A1 Roper offers two barrel/drum handling devices for the safe handling of molten metals. Both models (500kg and 1500kg) feature double steel adjustable banding hoops that lock the barrel into a secure position between heavy gauge suspension arms. The lifting yoke can carried by a crane hook or with a fork lift truck (1500kg model only). 


Both barrel handlers are fitted with good quality rigid gearboxes to ensure long and continuous service in tough operating conditions. 


Roper 'Self-Locking' Oil Bath Gearboxes

We offer a complete range of gearboxes to complement our line of foundry handling equipment. Oil bath worm and wormwheel gearboxes are available in a range of sizes and come with various options, including:

  • Anti-tilt handwheel shaft assembly
  • Patented friction brake
  • Electric motor
  • Pneumatic motor

Gearboxes are available to handle loads of up to 35 tonnes. 


To give you complete peace of mind, A1 Roper offers a full range of spares and provides comprehensive repair and refurbishment services (including reload testing). 


Service and Repair of Ladles and Associated Equipment

Ladles and ladle hoists used within the foundry come under the categories of ‘load bearing’ and ‘lifting equipment’ in the Health and Safety Regulations and must therefore be assessed for risk and appropriately serviced on a regular basis. A1 Roper engineers are fully qualified to carry out such assessments and to maintain the equipment as required. Our services include:

  • Ladle inspection and appraisal of all parts and materials – with particular attention to metal fatigue, weld integrity, worn gears and the bottom-pour stopper mechanism. 
  • Ladle servicing and repair – re-using existing parts or introducing new parts where necessary.
  • Ladle certification and proof-load testing of load-bearing parts.

Repaired ladles are returned with a test certificate, maintenance instructions and a parts list. 


Sub-Contract Machining and Fabrication Services

At our facility in Keighley, West Yorkshire, we have a range of fabrication tools and CNC machines that enable us to provide a number of subcontract services, including:

  • Turning, Milling, Drilling and Profiling
  • Tube and Structural Fabrication
  • Mild Steel Fabrication
  • Horizontal Bandsawing
  • Flame Profile Cutting
  • Cylindrical Grinding
  • Horizontal Boring
  • Welding
  • Plate Rolling

These facilities allow us to produce bespoke foundry equipment according to customer specifications. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements with a member of our design team. 


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Registration Number: 05454369
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Registered at Companies House:17 May, 2005 (16 years and 5 months ago)
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Monday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
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