September 2020

MPPS installs first SIMPAC Press line in the UK

By | September 21st, 2020|Member News|

MPPS as the UK Sales and Service Agent for SIMPAC Mechanical and Hydraulic presses has just installed an automated press line at a leading manufacturer of central heating products. The line includes four 300 tonne Solid Frame Mechanical Presses with Blank Destack / Feeder and Inter-press Shuttle Transfer system. MPPS project managed and provided personnel and heavy lifting equipment for the unloading of the equipment from delivery vehicles, unpacking, then transporting and positioning of the presses within the factory using twin VersaLifts. Working within the constraints of Covid-19 conditions MPPS [...]

KALLER – Die Follow Up Service

By | September 21st, 2020|Member News|

Die Follow up Service from KALLER. Fake gas springs are dangerous. And more importantly, very hard to distinguish from an original. To fight the growing issue and ensure safety at your workplace, we offer you our free Die Follow Up Service. Let us verify your products, and help you stay safe.We have recognised the concern for counterfeit products used in production of outsourced tools, as the counterfeits cause a significant safety risk for concerned personnel. To fight this, we have launched the Die Follow Up Service - a free die [...]

August 2020

Bruderer ‘first’ helps Xandor Automotive Canning Brett boost production output by 400%

By | August 12th, 2020|Automotive, Member News|

A leading supplier to the European car market has invested in its first ever Bruderer to help it increase output for current and future models. Xandor Automotive Canning Brett, which manufactures exterior, interior and under bonnet components, installed a refurbished BTSA 40 high-speed press and BBV 202-120 feeder three months ago and is already achieving a 400% daily increase in volumes on selected lines. The company is using industry-leading control and patented ram tool guidance technology to manufacture up to 200,000 clips, fasteners and washers every day, with the flexibility [...]

June 2020

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 [...]

February 2020

Production of complex-shaped car body components: AP&T demonstrates capabilities in tooling for hot forming of high-strength Aluminum

By | February 12th, 2020|Member News|

With AP&T’s production technology for hot forming of aluminum, body components which traditionally consist of several joined parts can be formed in a single step. This technology enables net shape forming and thus also reduced production time and costs for car manufacturers. To demonstrate the possibilities, AP&T conducted a development project in order to design and manufacture a new tool for complex hot forming. The outcome of the project is a concrete example of what AP&T can offer the automotive industry in terms of efficiently building lighter and safer cars [...]

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 [...]