August 2018


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 First and foremost, the hydraulic system’s control valves have been replaced by servo motors, which means that speed, position and [...]

Flexible clamping technology from Roemheld

By | August 15th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Workholding equipment for 5-axis machining, Industry 4.0 applications and automation will be presented on the Roemheld group stand at the AMB show this year. Zero point clamping If workpieces have to be produced on different milling, grinding or eroding machines in succession and set-up times are to be minimised, zero-point clamping systems are ideal. On display for the first time will be the 'SPEEDY connect' double-acting, pneumatic, zero-point clamping system from Roemheld group member, Stark. The new 'SPEEDY connect' Industry 4.0-compatible zero point clamping system from Stark will be [...]

May 2018

A great week for Worlifts at MACH

By | May 3rd, 2018|Uncategorised|

Worlifts were very pleased with our week at MACH 2018 exhibiting in the MMMA metalworking village. We have followed up over 100+ leads from the show, opening one new initial account to which we have already supplied a couple of small orders. Wednesday and Thursday were our busiest days, but even with the show finishing at 4pm on Friday, at 3.50pm we still had a number of interested customers on our stand. Overall, a very worthwhile exhibition for us and we are looking forward to the next MACH exhibition.


By | May 3rd, 2018|Uncategorised|

April was a busy month here at Group Rhodes and saw us exhibiting at MACH 2018 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.   Our exhibits included a 60 Tonne Straight Sided Mechanical Press fitted with an Atkin 300mm-wide Servo Feeder and an Atkin SP300 Spacesaver Decoiler.   Our stand was very busy throughout the exhibition and it was a great opportunity to meeting existing and new customers and discuss future projects. During the exhibition, our CEO Mark Ridgway was presented with a certificate of Membership of the MMMA (Metalforming [...]


By | May 3rd, 2018|Uncategorised|

The Manufacturing Technologies Association, which owns and organises the MACH Exhibition, is pleased to announce that the number of trade visitors to MACH 2018 was up 5% on the equivalent figure for the Exhibition’s last edition in 2016. 23,125 trade visitors came into the Halls at the NEC between 9-13 April. 19,445 of those visitors registered directly with MACH (a 7% increase on 2016) and an additional 3,680 registered with one of the co-located exhibitions and visited MACH too. James Selka, MTA CEO said: “It was great to see so [...]

MACH 2018 a Success for Nidec Press & Automation

By | May 3rd, 2018|Uncategorised|

Nidec Press & Automation welcomed many existing customers along with several potentially new customers during the successful MACH 2018 Exhibition. Numerous enquiries were received during the exhibition, ranging from single presses and automation machinery to fully integrated systems. Through its group companies of Minster, Arisa, Kyori and Vamco, Nidec Press & Automation offers a complete range of products, including presses from 15 to 5000 tons in mechanical and servo drive options. The group also offers a wide variety of coil handling and production automation solutions backed up by a globally-responsive [...]

Bruderer UK seals ‘Clamason’ deal at MACH 2018

By | May 3rd, 2018|Press Tooling|

  Clamason Signing (L): Neil Geoghegan (Clamason Industries) with Adrian Haller (Bruderer UK)   A Black Country manufacturer has signaled its intentions for future growth by placing a major order at MACH 2018. Clamason Industries, which produces precision metal components and assemblies, announced a £1m total project investment with Bruderer UK to secure its largest ever press that will be used to target up to £6m of new orders. The specialist supplier to the automotive, medical and building products sectors will install the 300 ton ZANI Motion Master [...]

March 2018

New machine helps RSD press forward with £750,000 contract haul

By | March 26th, 2018|Press Tooling|

Investment in a new state-of-the-art machine from Worcester Presses is helping a Cannock automotive supplier win over £750,000 of new contracts. RSD Pressings, which supplies components for seats, sub-frames, cross car beams, bumpers and body, has installed a new GTX300 Chin Fong Progression Press and can now take on much bigger parts for tier 1 customers and major car manufacturers. Nearly £350,000 has been spent on the machine and a Tomac TLN4 coil line, with more than £100,000 of funding secured from Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Grants 4 Growth and the [...]

Nidec Press & Automation to Exhibit at MACH 2018

By | March 6th, 2018|MACH 2018, Press Tooling|

Nidec Press & Automation will be exhibiting in Booth H20-35 at the MACH 2018 trade show April 9-13, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, United Kingdom. With 'a world of resources' under one brand, Nidec Press & Automation brings together Minster, Arisa, Kyori and Vamco products, allowing combined synergies to offer efficient, cost-effective and timely solutions. Product information will be available for Nidec Minster mid-range tonnage presses, known for their rugged durability and innovative technology. Also part of the Nidec group, European press-makerNidec Arisa, offers customized solutions for some [...]