When a leading aerospace company decided to invest in green button efficiency, it looked to two global companies to help realise the project. RINGSPANN UK LTD was chosen to deliver the hydraulic fixtures and Roemheld (UK) Ltd was selected to supply the zero point and hydraulic clamping components.
For many years, RINGSPANN UK LTD has been well-known for offering power transmission and workholding products to the aerospace, automotive, rail, medical, power generation and renewable industries, but this contract called upon its project management skills as a complete solution provider.
Andrew Bailey, Lead Designer for RINGSPANN UK LTD, said: “Although the client specified Roemheld at the outset, they were also our first choice because our companies have a long history of collaboration. We knew that that Roemheld components would offer the quality, flexibility, longevity and technical support that this project demanded. Top end fixtures require top end components that will keep on performing and we know all the Roemheld components we used are guaranteed to a million cycles.“
As a result of months of hard work and collaboration, RINGSPANN UK LTD has delivered in excess of 100 bespoke features to date, with the project set to run until 2015. It is estimated that the introduction of the new fixtures alongside improvements to the production environment has resulted in a 70% reduction in set-up times and a 50% reduction in machining times.