May 2020

The world-leading brand for nitrogen gas springs and gas hydraulic systems

By | May 13th, 2020|Member News|

This week our Member Spotlight turns to KALLER, the world-leading brand for nitrogen gas springs and gas hydraulic systems. It's target markets are the stamping, tooling and counterbalance application sector. They also supply hydraulic suspension systems to the heavy-duty off-road vehicles market. Tell us about the history of KALLER? The company behind KALLER is Strömsholmen, based in a small community, Tranås in Sweden. The company is part of Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B), located in the United States. Strömsholmen have been in business since 1876 and for many years have [...]

UK Reshoring Programme: MMMA urge Members to ‘Get on board’

By | May 12th, 2020|Member News|

Over the past two years, the MMMA has supported the UK Reshoring programme initiated by the GTMA. During this time, many hours have been spent putting together a strategy, website design and a UK manufacturing network. The Covid-19 pandemic is exposing the frailties of many UK supply chains, underlining just how reliant they are on the overseas supply for critical items. There should be more impetus put on re-establishing UK production of these parts to protect SME manufacturing. Twenty-two leading industrial engineering associations are behind the growing Reshoring UK initiative. [...]

KALLER Gas Spring Safety and Maintenance Training Courses

By | May 7th, 2020|Member News|

 It is vital to have basic gas spring technology knowledge, both in theory and practice. Training is a useful tool for maintaining quality, development and revenues. Without a doubt, the KALLER UK maintenance and technology training program is the best and most creative way to fully understand, and appreciate the importance of our safety and reliability features. The training will consist of safe use and understanding of nitrogen-filled gas springs and systems. It will include practical demonstrations and hands-on training including: Fault Diagnosis charging and discharging of gas springs repair [...]

The New Industrial Press Company OSA Systems Joins the MMMA

By | May 7th, 2020|Uncategorised|

OSA Systems Ltd (OSAS) is a new and exciting Industrial Press company, which has grown out of One Stop Automation Ltd (OSA). One Stop Automation had been working intrinsically alongside PJ Hare, designing, developing and delivering the control and automation systems. To prevent the engineering heritage of PJ Hare Ltd being lost, OSA acquired the intellectual property to ensure British engineering, and more importantly, the press industry had a choice for customers, blending heritage and our knowledge of new technology together. OSA Systems was specially set up to deal with [...]

Increase production productivity with KALLER speed control gas springs

By | May 6th, 2020|Member News|

The KALLER Speed Control Gas Springs have been designed to reduce or eliminate blank holder bounce. Speed Control Gas Springs work by slowing down the speed at which the blank holder travels, just before it reaches the start position. This is achieved by damping the Speed Control’s piston rod, returning speed to 0.4 m/s during the last 30 mm of piston rod travel. Are you interested in solutions that can increase your production productivity? Speed, safety and reliability in production tools are critical factors for vehicle manufacturers. Production stopped due [...]

Advanced cutting tool for Electric Vehicles market

By | May 4th, 2020|Uncategorised|

The market for Electric Vehicles has grown exponentially since 2013, and is expected to continue growing at a fast rate. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the number of Electric Vehicles in use in the world has grown from about 380,000 vehicles in 2013 to nearly ten times as much in 2017, with over three million Electric Vehicles on the roads (see report). The latest developments in the underlying technology, and the attractiveness of government incentives like subsidies and exemptions from parking fees in some countries, adds to the [...]