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January 2019

Pete Waterman OBE becomes an Honorary Member of the Metalforming Machinery Makers Association

By | January 17th, 2019|Uncategorised|

The MMMA are very pleased to announce that Pete Waterman OBE has become an Honorary member of the Association.  This follows on from the after- dinner speech Pete gave on the evening of the MMMA – ISME, Gold Medal Awards night in May 2018. Pete was on his feet for over an hour, speaking about his hugely successful Music career and giving a very interesting and passionate talk, regarding his enthusiasm for Engineering and training of younger people within the industry. So much so, that in 2013 the Government invited [...]

ROEMHELD: New wedge clamping element with additional locking mechanism for maximum safety

By | January 17th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Die is retained even with complete failure of the hydraulics Hilchenbach, January 15th 2019. The ROEMHELD range of die clamping systems for presses, systems and injection moulding systems has been supplemented with a new series of robust wedge clamping elements. The group of companies has developed a hydraulic model specifically for the fixing of upper dies which meets the highest of safety requirements. An additional locking cylinder hold the wedge clamping bolt in position and prevents any inadvertent retraction. Release of the clamping device is only possible once the locking mechanism [...]


By | January 16th, 2019|Uncategorised|

New tower clamping systems A new range of compact, three- and four-sided tower clamping systems manufactured by Roemheld group's Hilma division in Hilchenbach will be launched at Southern Manufacturing 2019 on the stand of Roemheld UK. Intended for use on 4- and 5-axis vertical machining centres as well as horizontal-spindle machines, the steel monobloc SCT towers, which are either mechanically or hydraulically actuated, are optimally sealed against swarf and other contamination. Applications range from use on manually loaded machines through twin-pallet-change centres up to fully automated flexible manufacturing systems. Clamping [...]

December 2018

New Bruderer press delivered to leading UK manufacturer

By | December 12th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Brandauer has long been a valued client of Bruderer and have recently invested further in the latest technology available from Bruderer UK Ltd. This investment is centred around the latest model from Bruderer, the BSTA 410-110B2 press, which benefits from an impressive 1.1m bed area, fully adjustable stroke settings and speed of up to 1600 strokes per minute and is fitted with a mechanical Bruderer feeder model BBV191 (capable of processing strip material up to 2mm thick and 160mm wide. Along with the press, a full package of ancillary equipment [...]

November 2018

Management deal for Worcester Presses, as it celebrates record year of sales

By | November 27th, 2018|Uncategorised|

A Black Country manufacturing specialist has been bought by its management team, as part of ambitious plans to build on a record year of sales. Worcester Presses, which provides a range of mechanical and hydraulic presses and coil processing equipment for clients all over the UK, has seen turnover jump by £700,000 to £3.2million, off the back of strong demand from the automotive, aerospace and construction sectors. Russell Hartill, Tony Carter, Ivan Littlewood and Charles Higgins In order to build on the recent expansion, the owner, Charles Higgins, [...]

MMMA member BRUDERER UK launches UK recruitment drive across industry sectors for electro-mechanical field service engineers:

By | November 15th, 2018|Uncategorised|

It’s no secret that skills for experienced electro-mechanical service engineers are thin on the ground when it comes to the press machinery industry. With maturing, experienced, individuals nearing retirement thresholds and the emergence of apprenticeship schemes just starting to gain momentum, there’s definitely a middle skills void for greater experienced engineers to fill. Right now MMMA member BRUDERER UK are working with industry recruitment specialists and MMMA recruitment partner GLEN CALLUM Associates ltd to take their opportunities to potential candidates within electro-mechanical applications in other industries, and promote the industry career opportunities associated with working for one of [...]

October 2018


By | October 31st, 2018|Uncategorised|

Rhodes Interform Limited, part of Group Rhodes, based in the UK, has embarked on a new working partnership with German manufacturer Dr. Hochstrate Maschinenbau GmbH to act as UK and Ireland distributors for its range of Guillotine Shears, in addition to its Hydraulic Folding Machines that it already distributes. The Dr. Hochstrate Plate Shears are known for their sturdy and robust folded and welded steel construction, which makes them lighter in weight compared to conventional machines and ideally suited to the sheet metal industries. Due to ongoing design and development from [...]

Voith at EuroBLECH 2018: Progressive hydraulic solutions

By | October 19th, 2018|Uncategorised|

PDSC self-contained hydraulic press drive with a press force of up to 10,000 kN significantly increases productivity 
 PSH press drive offers up to 60% reduction in energy consumption When combined with the CSH die cushion drive, energy savings can be increased to as much as 80% 
 New CLSP self-contained servo drive significantly reduces the connected load through automatic, load-dependent shifting 
 Heidenheim/Hanover: From 23 to 26 October, Voith will be showcasing its highly efficient, dynamic hydraulic solutions and self-contained drive technologies at EuroBLECH in Hanover. The self-contained PDSC press [...]


By | October 2nd, 2018|Uncategorised|

Crescent Machinery, a Group Rhodes company which provides service and maintenance for all types of sheet metal and folding machinery, is expanding its machine guarding and PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) assessment service. The company has responded to an increasing demand in the market for specialist guarding for all machine tools to ensure companies remain compliant with PUWER regulations. Since Crescent Machinery was acquired by Group Rhodes in 2017, the company is now able to offer the latest 3D Auto Desk Inventor to enable customers to visualise exactly what their machine guarding would look [...]

September 2018

ROEMHELD presents at the AMB for the first time a sensory machine vice for high process reliability and production monitoring in real time

By | September 19th, 2018|Uncategorised|

"HILMA Process Control": an intuitive app for sensory clamping elements The ROEMHELD Group has developed the HPC machine vice with intelligent sensors for safe clamping of workpieces on machine tools and real-time production monitoring. The vice can be operated intuitively via an associated app. The clamping technology specialist is now presenting the recently completed prototype at the AMB. The HPC machine vice is the second ROEMHELD clamping element with integrated sensors after a sensory swing clamp presented in 2017. The group’s goal is to develop Industry 4.0 compatible clamping elements [...]

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