February 2020

MMMA Metalworking Village at MACH 2020

By | February 21st, 2020|Uncategorised|

MMMA hosting our specialist Metalworking exhibition within MACH 2020 provides a fantastic opportunity for our members to show off their skills, services and Technologies to visitors across manufacturing UK. Within the Village, visitors will be welcomed to call on each member stand, to discuss and see, what is available, how it could help them in improving production, winning more orders and increasing profitability. Members exhibiting include - Bruderer UK , Esprit Automation, Cotswold Machinery Sales, Worcester Presses, Schuler, Presscare, TMA, Roemheld UK, Industrial Clutch, Kaller Gas Springs, Press Techniques, Helm [...]

January 2020

AP&T delivers press hardening lines to Unipres in the UK and France

By | January 23rd, 2020|Uncategorised|

Unipres visits AP&T in Ulricehamn, Sweden. Tsutomu Serizawa and Ryoji Maeda from Unipres in the middle, with Peter Robisch and Yuki Yoshikawa from AP&T on either side. Japanese Unipres supplies many of the world’s major car manufacturers with car body parts made out of pressed sheet metal. The global group has now decided to invest in two complete press hardening lines from AP&T. The first of the two lines will begin operating at Unipres’s British manufacturing center in Sunderland at the beginning of 2020. The second line will [...]

December 2019

Sheffield businesses build new relationships with india following trade mission

By | December 13th, 2019|Member News, Uncategorised|

Companies and organisations from across the Sheffield City Region (SCR) in the United Kingdom are establishing new business relationships in India, following a successful trade mission focused on advanced manufacturing. Sir Nigel Knowles, the Sheffield City Region Mayor’s Advisor on International Trade and Investment, headed up a highly successful international trade visit to Pune and Mumbai in India between 25 and 30 November with an ambition to open trading opportunities and job creation between the SCR and India. Ten delegates from a number of organisations, including Performance Engineered Solutions (PES) [...]

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 [...]

September 2019

The MMMA sits down with Decade Monitoring Solutions

By | September 20th, 2019|Uncategorised|

This quarter our spotlight turns to Decade Monitoring Solutions, a UK owned and based company providing products and services to the manufacturing industry, offering off-the-shelf products and development of bespoke systems. We sat down with Paul Tandy, Operations Director, to find out more: Can you tell us about the history of Decade Monitoring Solutions? Decade has been going for about 35 years now! It all began with John Davis, who started producing the first analogue load monitoring systems and ran the company for around 25 years. John then passed ownership [...]

August 2019

ROEMHELD at the EMO focuses on digitalisation and automation of processes

By | August 29th, 2019|Uncategorised|

ROEMHELD at the EMO focuses on digitalisation and automation of processes Clamping elements with digitalised stroke measurement and integrated sensor technology Fair novelty: STARK robot gripper with media supply and zero point clamping system The ROEMHELD Group will focus this year’s EMO presentation on digitalisation and automation. The innovations include a series of clamping elements with integrated electrical stroke measurement, new sizes of fully electrical swing clamps as well as the zero point clamping systems STARK.connect and STARK.airtec with fully integrated sensor technology. Also, the first STARK robot gripper with [...]

HALLAMSHIRE ENGINEERING SERVICES CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF SUPPLYING FOOD INDUSTRY WITH STAINLESS STEEL DRUMS

By | August 29th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Hallamshire Engineering Services, a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment, including pulleys, rollers and conveyors, is celebrating 20 years of supplying stainless steel drums to the food industry. One of only a small number of conveyor manufacturers in the UK to be able to produce drums, pulleys and rollers in stainless steel, Hallamshire Engineering Services supplies both standard and bespoke product sizes. Hallamshire Engineering Services, which is part of Group Rhodes, is the original designer and manufacturer of the ‘Whittington’ Spiral Wound Conveyor Pulley, which is widely used in food [...]

Automation from AP&T takes customers into the future

By | August 20th, 2019|Uncategorised|

As we all know, we are in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0, where connected, fully automated machines that communicate with each other enable smarter and more efficient production. AP&T, a leader in modular-based linear robots, sees a great deal of potential in the changes currently taking place in the manufacturing industry. “The technology is developing quickly, and opportunities for new applications that can improve our customers’ competitiveness in the global market are growing as well,” says AP&T Product Manager Automation Martin Sahlman. One example is AP&T’s [...]

ROSS CONTROLS® Announces Acquisition of Pneumatrol Limited

By | August 14th, 2019|Uncategorised|

      TROY, MI – July 2019 – ROSS CONTROLS® is very pleased to announce the acquisition of Pneumatrol Limited (Pneumatrol) as of July 31, 2019. “We are ecstatic to add Pneumatrol to the ROSS group of companies.  Pneumatrol’s focus of providing high quality, safe and innovative solutions to the Process, Rail and Industrial markets supplements ROSS’ long history in the pneumatic market.  This acquisition is exciting for many reasons; most importantly, we have a combined vision to innovate and grow the Process Safety market to build on ROSS’ [...]

NEW ROEMHELD VICES ARE IDEAL FOR 5-AXIS MACHINING

By | August 14th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Roemheld SCS vices are ideal for securing workpieces during 5-axis machining. New, compact workholding systems that are well suited to metalcutting operations on 5-axis machining centres have been introduced by Roemheld UK. They are manufactured by the German group's Hilma division in Hilchenbach. The design of the fixed-jaw SCS vice is compact and allows good accessibility of tools to the component. It means that five-sided machining can be achieved without collision using short standard tools, lowering costs and improving workpiece accuracy due to the generation of less vibration. [...]