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June 2020

AP&T joins with NPA Plast to manufacture protective aprons for healthcare professionals

By | June 30th, 2020|Member News|

In the wake of Covid-19, one of the presses at the AP&T test centre in Ulricehamn, Sweden, is running two shifts, but rather than cutting steel, it's cutting plastics to make protective aprons for healthcare professionals. “A while back, NPA Plast in Ljungby, Sweden contacted us asking for help with increasing their production of plastic protective aprons. Up until this time, they mainly cut their plastic manually. Naturally, we wanted to help, as of the end of May, production at our Ulricehamn facility,” Patrik Haglund of AP&T  Bundles of plastic [...]

Raybould Machine Tools is now the UK Distributor for mechanical and hydraulic power presses from Pressix

By | June 24th, 2020|Member News|

Raybould Machine Tools Ltd is a worldwide dealer and supplier of new and pre-owned machinery, it predominantly works with companies within the metal pressing and forming industry. It is delighted to announce the agreement to act as the Official UK Distributor for the range of mechanical and hydraulic power presses, manufactured by Pressix® of Italy. Pressix® manufactures a wide range of high quality, open-fronted gap frame, adjustable-stroke and mechanical power presses, with capacity ranges from 25 to 250 tonnes. Straight-sided presses, with one or two connecting rods, offer a choice [...]

Rapid-clamping system continuously monitors clamping point and production process

By | June 18th, 2020|Member News|

R0emheld's new rapid-clamping system for presses and punches meets with lively customer interest. "Many press operators like the fact that their systems can be digitized and networked with little effort," says Andreas Reich, Product Area Manager for Die and Mould Clamping Technology. The innovation is easy to operate, inexpensive to purchase and easy to retrofit. “The benefits of technology can thus be easily experienced.”: adds Reich.  Flexline I 4.0-ready, clamps the upper-die on the press ram. It is designed for use in automated clamping systems and industrial 4.0 applications. It [...]

Automation from AP&T increases rate of production for Ideal Boilers

By | June 17th, 2020|Uncategorised|

Ideal Boilers, based in Hull, started manufacturing boilers back in 1906. Since autumn 2018, the boiler chassis for the domestic range of boilers, have been manufactured using automation and a 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 could [...]

Furlough support for your business

By | June 11th, 2020|Member News|

As part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, you will be well aware that the government has introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This allows all UK employers to furlough staff who are on the PAYE scheme. Glen Callum Associates has answered a range of questions regularly asked on how to support your staff throughout the furlough period. If you have furloughed your staff, what next? The government has provided financial security for your staff but how can we, the employers, provide support? Glen Callum Associates have seen a [...]

Streamline your production with KALLER multi-tool for effective flanging

By | June 4th, 2020|Member News|

Are you interested in streamlining your production and lowering your costs? Find out how this can be achieved with our multi-tool for effective flanging here. With smart, simplified tool design KALLER has made it possible to combine functions in already existing dies. The customer, in this case, asked for a more efficient, and cost-effective way to perform the flanging operation on a support beam. By applying our product, the KALLER Flex Cam, we developed a solution to implement flanging into the existing piercing/trimming operation and merge them into one. Not [...]

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 [...]