January 2015


By | January 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|

To date, Roemheld offers the only magnetic clamping plates with a control system that meets the new EN 289 press standard for plastic and rubber machines that came into force in January 2014. New controller on display on Roemheld stand The new Roemheld controller satisfies the highest safety requirements of performance levels “d” and “e” for mould monitoring, power supply, magnetisation and emergency stop.  All safety signals and error messages are displayed on the control panel, or can optionally be simultaneously transmitted via RS or Profibus interfaces to [...]

December 2014


By | December 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Roemheld’s successful rotor lock range has been extended to offer modular components that can operate in extreme conditions across all industries.  Originally designed for use during the maintenance of on- and offshore wind power plants, the hydraulic and electro-mechanical components have since been successfully used in the medical and sheet metal forming industries and in diverse applications including freeze-drying plants in the food industry and as door locks in amphibian vehicles. All Roemheld rotor lock components are low-maintenance and, as they meet the corrosion protection requirements for offshore platforms, with [...]

£500,000 sales boost for Worcester Presses as demand grows for coil handling systems

By | December 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The UK’s leading provider of power presses is setting its sights on a £500,000 boost this year, after it experienced growth in its coil handing and press feeding systems division.  Worcester Presses, which celebrates 65 years in business in 2014, has seen significant increases in the number of customers looking for bespoke press configurations. The majority of interest has come from a resurgent construction sector and from clients who have benefitted from the huge investment in the UK’s automotive supply chain. It has responded by increasing its range of Tomac [...]


By | December 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The new electronic pressure sensor from Roemheld offers stationary and mobile measurement of rotating or hard-to-reach sections of hydraulic clamping fixtures.  Designed for use with automatic manufacturing systems, transfer lines, assembly lines and rotary indexing fixtures and tables, up to 16 pressure sensors can be individually configured and monitored from a single receiver. Ideal for applications where wired connections are impractical or too expensive, the sensor uses radio transmission with a free-field range of up to 300m.  The sensor enables the pressure of single or multiple points to be checked [...]

From chrome trim to press hardened vehicle parts – AP&T celebrating 50 years in the sheet metal forming industry

By | December 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|

This year, 2014, AP&T is celebrating 50 years as a sheet metal forming equipment manufacturer. The journey began with three small engineering companies out in the Swedish countryside. In 1964, Stig Gunnarsson and Jan Merlander founded VIBAB, a tool manufacturer, in a small community called Blidsberg in the Swedish countryside. The rod cutting machines that the company initially sold were never much of a success. The business really first got off the ground when they decided to manufacture press tools for various industries. The company was sold to Junga Verkstäder [...]

Group Rhodes Receive Blue Plaque

By | December 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The new Mayor of Wakefield, Councillor Sandra Pickin, unveiled a Blue Plaque at Group Rhodes earlier this week.  The Wakefield based engineering firm received the award from The Wakefield Civic Society to signify the 190th anniversary since the firm’s founding in 1824. Madam Mayor of Wakefield, Coucillor Sandra Pickin, unveiled the Blue Plaque awarded to Group RhodesFrom Left to right:Kevin Tricket (President of the Wakefield Civic Society).Madam Mayor, Councillor Sandra PickinIan Ridgway (Chairman of Group Rhodes) Commenting on receiving the Blue Plaque, Group Rhodes Chairman, Ian Ridgway, said, [...]

November 2014

Japanese car part manufacturer selects AP&T

By | November 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Last year, AP&T delivered its first complete production line for press hardening in Japan. The company has now sold two more press hardening lines, this time to Futaba Industrial Co. Ltd., which is one of Japan's largest suppliers of car body parts to the automotive industry. "The transaction comprises process forming, integration, overall system control, presses, automation and tools. The first production line was installed at the end of May 2014, and an additional line will be built a few months later at Futaba Industrial Co. Ltd's facility in Okazaki, [...]

New, quicker destacker for the automotive industry

By | November 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

AP&T has produced a new destacker that meets the automotive industry's demand for increasingly rapid production speed. The newly developed destacker can work twice as quickly compared to a conventional destacker, and is intended for use for blanks for large vehicle parts (A-Class) such as doors, ceilings and sides. "The design was developed to correspond to the automotive industry's high demands for short cycle times. It has also been adapted for careful management of materials including aluminum", says Martin Sahlman, who is the Automation Product Manager at AP&T. Our [...]


By | November 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Carbide inserts have been recently introduced to the Hilma MC 100 vice range of vices and jaws from Roemheld which enable end users to hold concentric components on just 3mm in a vice. Roemheld was one of the forerunners in the development of 5-axis vices with the capability to grip safely on just 3mm of material.  As a result, Roemheld has been supplying an extensive range of such machine vices to end users across all market sectors, for many years. Terry O’Neill, Joint Managing Director of Roemheld, said:  “Some end [...]


By | November 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Roemheld has introduced new rotor locks that are designed to deliver increased availability and simplified maintenance to wind power plants   A new, special coating prevents the locking bolt from rusting when not in use for a long period and non-contact position monitoring avoids mechanical wear and extends the life of the component. A permanently corrosion-free coating of the bushings prevents rusting between surface intervals and the need for regular greasing.  As a result, the rotor lock is pernanently ready for use which also reduces the need for plant maintenance.  [...]