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 [...]

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 [...]

April 2020

The global pandemic: Business continues at KALLER UK

By | April 20th, 2020|Member News|

KALLER UK are still working during the global pandemic. They are able to supply next day when required. Added to this, over the last 4 weeks they have had spare capacity within KALLER production, so have taken advantage and increased the stocks at Evesham further. Kaller are pleased to advise that Customer orders are still being taken. Kaller will hold customer orders until needed and will be packed in preparation. Once customers have returned to restart their production they will will ship on a next day basis. This will ensure [...]

Member Spotlight: Raybould Machine Tools

By | April 9th, 2020|Member News|

This quarter our  member spotlight turns to Raybould Machine Tools Ltd; a family owned business which has been established within the manufacturing industry for over forty-five years. It specialises in the supply, purchase and disposal of used and new manufacturing equipment, from single machines to complete factory clearances. We sat down with Lee Raybould, Managing Director, to find out more. Can you tell us about the history of Raybould Machine Tools? member spotlight Raybould Machine Tools was formed in 1974 when my father started the business and has been based [...]

The MMMA Response to Covid-19

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

Dear Members, Covid-19 Response  First of all, I hope all our members of the MMMA are well and keeping safe in these very testing times. Above all else our families and loved ones should be our main priority. Covid-19 Response  MACH 2018 None of us know how long the lockdown will continue for and it’s going to be a learning curve as we have never seen before in our lifetime, both personally and in business. As always, we remain strong and continue thinking forward, you should all now [...]

Case Studies – innovative KALLER solutions

By | April 7th, 2020|Member News|

In our strive towards improving our customers' efficiency, we want to inspire you by sharing some of our stories on how we have streamlined production lines with innovative KALLER solutions. Check out your mailbox for coming case studies, to discover what we can do for you.  Advanced cutting tool for the Electric Vehicle market With advanced, cost-effective, cutting tools that can be positioned at a 360° angle, KALLER can simplify your production line. For the customer in this case, we used our innovative product, the KALLER Flex Cam, to reduce the number [...]

March 2020

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 [...]