March 2020

EFFICIENT PRODUCTION OF SHEET METALWORKING TOOLS

By | March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorised|

German press brake tooling and guillotine shear blade manufacturer, UKB Uwe Krumm GmbH, Burbach, whose products range from 60 mm to 6,000 mm in length and weigh from a few hundred grams to several tonnes, has 14 machining centres on its shop floor. Across all of the equipment, which is also employed for general subcontract machining, only two types of vice are used regardless of the size and geometry of the component and the material being processed. The workholding devices are supplied exclusively by the Hilma division of the Roemheld [...]

Automated pressing of boiler chassis doubles rate of production

By | March 12th, 2020|Member News|

Ideal Boilers in Hull, UK started manufacturing boilers back in 1906. Since autumn 2018, the boiler chassis for the domestic range of boilers have been manufactured in a fully automated and highly efficient process designed by AP&T. Over 400,000 boilers leave the factory in Hull every year for households and commercial properties all over the UK. In order to meet the growing demand for the company’s products, Ideal Boilers decided in 2016 to investigate the possibilities for increased automation and streamlined production. The company wanted to find a partner which [...]

Major North East Heat Shield Manufacturer Upgrades Coil Line

By | March 12th, 2020|Member News|

Rhodes Interform and its sister company Atkin Automation, based in Wakefield, Yorkshire recently won a contract to supply and install a new Coil Processing Line for a major North East heat shield manufacturer. The advanced machine is used to produce blanked parts from single pitch tools or formed parts from progressive tooling in the Automotive metal industry. After technical meetings between the client and Rhodes Interform’s engineers, a solution was proposed and accepted which involved the supply of a unit from its sister company Atkin Automation’s Taiwanese partner Shung-Dar. The [...]

Decade Monitoring Solutions Ltd

By | March 12th, 2020|Member News|

Take control of your production processes and monitor your OEE on any production machine. Live dashboard Reports  Job scheduling   ERP intergration Contact a member of the Decade team to find out more: https://www.decade.co.uk/contact-us/

New technology and machinery as MMMA launch largest ever Metalworking Village at MACH 2021

By | March 9th, 2020|Member News, Uncategorised|

New presses, software, monitoring systems and self-locking wedge clamps are just some of the highlights that visitors can expect to see when the largest ever Metalworking Village hits MACH 2021 in January (24-28th). The Metalforming Machinery Makers’ Association (MMMA), which is the only organisation dedicated to the UK sheet metal forming industry, has capped a major year of growth by taking over 650 square metres of space at the event, allowing more than 26 members to showcase their services and technology. Visitors will be able to enjoy live demonstrations of [...]