November 2019


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 [...]

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 [...]


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’ [...]