January 2019


By | January 30th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Rhodes Interform, the Group Rhodes business which specialises in bespoke composite and metal forming machinery, has expanded its team with the appointment of three new service engineers to enhance its services to customers. New starters include Gary Lymm, Nigel Hartley and Paul Lowden who are all highly experienced in either mechanical, hydraulic or electrical engineering, servicing and repair. Steve Jackson, Technical Sales Manager for Rhodes Interform, explains: “There has been growing demand over the past 12 months for our repair and maintenance services from the metal press industries, including aerospace, [...]

Pete Waterman OBE becomes an Honorary Member of the Metalforming Machinery Makers Association

By | January 17th, 2019|Uncategorised|

The MMMA are very pleased to announce that Pete Waterman OBE has become an Honorary member of the Association.  This follows on from the after- dinner speech Pete gave on the evening of the MMMA – ISME, Gold Medal Awards night in May 2018. Pete was on his feet for over an hour, speaking about his hugely successful Music career and giving a very interesting and passionate talk, regarding his enthusiasm for Engineering and training of younger people within the industry. So much so, that in 2013 the Government invited [...]

ROEMHELD: New wedge clamping element with additional locking mechanism for maximum safety

By | January 17th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Die is retained even with complete failure of the hydraulics Hilchenbach, January 15th 2019. The ROEMHELD range of die clamping systems for presses, systems and injection moulding systems has been supplemented with a new series of robust wedge clamping elements. The group of companies has developed a hydraulic model specifically for the fixing of upper dies which meets the highest of safety requirements. An additional locking cylinder hold the wedge clamping bolt in position and prevents any inadvertent retraction. Release of the clamping device is only possible once the locking mechanism [...]


By | January 16th, 2019|Uncategorised|

New tower clamping systems A new range of compact, three- and four-sided tower clamping systems manufactured by Roemheld group's Hilma division in Hilchenbach will be launched at Southern Manufacturing 2019 on the stand of Roemheld UK. Intended for use on 4- and 5-axis vertical machining centres as well as horizontal-spindle machines, the steel monobloc SCT towers, which are either mechanically or hydraulically actuated, are optimally sealed against swarf and other contamination. Applications range from use on manually loaded machines through twin-pallet-change centres up to fully automated flexible manufacturing systems. Clamping [...]