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.  [...]