November 2019

CRAVEN FAWCETT RELEASES NEW EXTRUDER

By | November 19th, 2019|Member News, Uncategorised|

Craven Fawcett, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of clay preparation machinery and part of Group Rhodes, has added a new model to its extruder line up, with the capability to deliver higher volume outputs. The name CENTRA, which references multiple centres, reflects the machines ability to split its de-airing chamber to allow the mixer to be mounted either in-line or at 90 degrees to the extruder.  The Double Shafted Mixer section has also been upgraded with the inclusion of a new design of gearbox and larger trough to complement [...]

October 2019

Highly efficient Voith drive technology at Blechexpo 2019

By | October 29th, 2019|Member News|

• Voith servo-drives are highly dynamic, energy efficient and robust. • The integrated hydraulic system of servo-drives allows easy installation and reduces maintenance costs. • Servo pump drives and variable speed pumps provide maximum productivity with energy savings of up to 70 percent.  HEIDENHEIM, Germany. Voith will be presenting self-contained hydraulic axis, systems and components for the sheet metal working industry at Blechexpo 2019, from November 5th to 8th, in Stuttgart, Germany. Energy-efficient and self-contained servo drives The Voith product family of self-contained servo drives are characterised by high dynamics [...]

Climate-smart clothes hangers manufactured with equipment from AP&T

By | October 17th, 2019|Member News|

Metal is not the only material that can be formed with equipment from AP&T. Employing a unique method, Ekoligens’ production plant in Kungälv, Sweden, uses AP&T presses to produce hangers out of recycled paper and cardboard. So far production has been on a small scale, but in order to meet the growing demand for its products, Ekoligens is investing in a completely new, fully automated two press line that should be operational by the second half of 2020. Ekoligens uses AP&T presses to produce hangers out of recycled paper [...]

September 2019

ROEMHELD shows at the Blechexpo for the first time Industry 4.0 suitable clamping systems for press clamping/Live in use: Latest clamping and changing technology for press dies

By | September 27th, 2019|Member News|

Hilchenbach, September 23, 2019. At the Blechexpo, ROEMHELD presents for the first time an element for the fully automatic clamping of dies on the press ram, which can measure real-time data on clamping forces and transmit them to the machine control. The new series of the rapid clamping system Flexline is therefore suitable for predictive maintenance and use in Industry 4.0 applications. Components such as the magnetic clamping plates can be seen live in use during the exhibition on a “TOP Line 2000” press from Andritz Kaiser (photo: ROEMHELD). [...]

Voith implements state-of-the-art servo technology in 240-tonne hydraulic large area punching machine

By | September 27th, 2019|Automotive, Hydraulics, Member News|

Voith provides high-performance variable speed drive for 240-tonne hydraulic punching machine from Schoen + Sandt Energy savings up to 70 per cent  Comprehensive system approach for maximum performance Schoen-Sandt´s type 5050 hydraulic large area punching machine. Heidenheim, German Voith is supporting machine manufacturer Schoen + Sandt in implementing state-of-the-art servo technology in a 240-tonne large area punching machine. The manufacturer is contributing a variable speed drive to meet Schoen + Sandt’s requirements in terms of cycle numbers, speed, die-cut quality, accuracy and energy efficiency.  Developed for punching floor [...]

February 2018

Agility Risk & Compliance Monthly News Update

By | February 6th, 2018|Member News, Uncategorised|

        01527 571611 info@agilityrac.com   Agility Risk & Compliance Monthly News Update   Is Your Workplace Breaking the Law?   There may be many aspects that might get overlooked when running a business. Health & Safety is an area where corners can often get cut and doing so can lead to fines, imprisonment and disqualifications. The smallest things that you might think are tiny details, can actually class as you breaking the law. Such as.....   New Year, New HR Approach   The new year provides you [...]

Gedia selects latest press hardening technology from AP&T

By | February 6th, 2018|Member News, Uncategorised|

  JANUARY 2018  Gedia selects latest press hardening technology from AP&T Gedia Automotive Group, a globally active enterprise headquartered in Germany, has been developing and manufacturing cold-formed body and chassis parts for the car industry for over 50 years. In order to meet the growing demand for structural parts with low weight and high crashworthiness, the company decided to invest in the latest press hardening technology from AP&T a few years ago. » READ MORE AP&T strengthened in aftermarket: more service technicians on site AP&T is currently strengthening its aftermarket [...]

October 2017

Sales growth helps Worcester press on with new home and identity

By | October 14th, 2017|Member News, Press Tooling, Tooling|

Major demand from customers in automotive and white goods has helped a Black Country manufacturing specialist relocate, putting it on course for another record year. Worcester Presses, which provides a range of mechanical and hydraulic presses and coil processing equipment for clients all over the UK, has completed a move from its traditional home in Stourbridge to a more modern facility on Peartree Lane in Dudley. The new site features built-in offices, central stores, a large machine shop and a dedicated 6000 sq ft engineering area that is supporting the [...]