November 2018

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

RHODES INTERFORM EXTENDS RANGE WITH GUILLOTINE EQUIPMENT BY LEADING GERMAN MANUFACTURER

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 [...]

CRESCENT MACHINERY EXPANDS MACHINE GUARDING SERVICE

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 [...]

GROUP RHODES SET TO SHOWCASE SUPERPLASTIC FORMING EXPERTISE AT ADVANCED ENGINEERING SHOW

By | September 19th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Group Rhodes, a specialist in bespoke composite and metal forming machinery, will be showcasing its expertise in these technologies at the Advanced Engineering Show (NEC, Birmingham 31 Oct – 1 Nov, Stand M101). The company is a market leader in the field of superplastic forming (SPF) and diffusion bonding (DB), having designed, manufactured and installed titanium and aluminium forming cells for leading aerospace and automotive manufacturers worldwide. Group Rhodes’ composite machinery is used to produce structural components for production road cars as well as flight critical components for a variety [...]

AP&T’s servo hydraulic press setting a new standard for hydraulic presses — more energy efficient, quicker and easier to maintain

By | September 12th, 2018|Uncategorised|

With the introduction of its unique servo hydraulic press, AP&T has set a new standard in the industry. Short cycle times, high precision, low energy consumption and minimum need for maintenance make this option hard to beat — not only compared to conventional hydraulic presses, but in many cases also compared to servo mechanical presses.  AP&T’s servo hydraulic press is not only quicker and more energy efficient than conventional hydraulic presses, it is also a powerful alternative to servo mechanical presses. Several innovative technical solutions have helped AP&T’s [...]

Joint venture company promotes high-temperature magnetic clamping

By | September 6th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Applications extended from plastic injection moulding and rubber pressing to electromobility, wind farms, 3D printing, robotics and Industry 4.0 The Hilma division of German workholding specialist, Roemheld, has entered into a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with long-term co-operation partner, Rivi Magnetics, Sassuolo, Italy. The JV company, Roemheld Rivi GmbH based in Hilchenbach, Germany, intends to leverage both partners' expertise to develop new applications for magnetic clamping technology and penetrate global markets more comprehensively. A joint venture company, Roemheld Rivi GmbH, has been formed to expand the co-operation partners' magnetic [...]

August 2018

NEW EQUIPMENT FOR RAPID HANDLING OF TOOLS

By | August 30th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Systems for quick and safe changing of heavy tools will be unveiled by the Roemheld Group at Euroblech 2018. Four different configurations of transport cart, which are used to manoeuvre large loads such as heavy moulds and dies ergonomically, will be presented alongside carrying consoles that facilitate insertion into a press. In evidence also will be ball bars and roller bars that allow dies to be smoothly guided and positioned over tables and other surfaces. Serving further to minimise set-up times in metalforming are Roemheld's extensive range of cost-effective die [...]

AP&T’s servo hydraulic press setting a new standard for hydraulic presses — more energy efficient, quicker and easier to maintain

By | August 30th, 2018|Uncategorised|

With the introduction of its unique servo hydraulic press, AP&T has set a new standard in the industry. Short cycle times, high precision, low energy consumption and minimum need for maintenance make this option hard to beat — not only compared to conventional hydraulic presses, but in many cases also compared to servo mechanical presses. Several innovative technical solutions have helped AP&T’s designers combine high performance with low operating costs. First and foremost, the hydraulic system’s control valves have been replaced by servo motors, which means that speed, position and [...]