October 2020

Press Tools Innovative Guiding Technology – Kaller Case Study

By | October 14th, 2020|Member News, Press Tooling|

As the metal stamping industry evolves, it requires press tools that can keep up with it. These days, production demands have increased in terms of managing new sheet metal materials and time efficiency, which has made the already challenging forming operation even harder to perform than before. When stamping sheet metal, lateral movements appear in the press tool. Because of those, tool guiding elements are also required, to save the gas springs from breaking. Due to these new production demands, the gas spring guiding technology also needed to improve. Lightweight [...]

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 [...]

June 2020

Raybould Machine Tools is now the UK Distributor for mechanical and hydraulic power presses from Pressix

By | June 24th, 2020|Member News|

Raybould Machine Tools Ltd is a worldwide dealer and supplier of new and pre-owned machinery, it predominantly works with companies within the metal pressing and forming industry. It is delighted to announce the agreement to act as the Official UK Distributor for the range of mechanical and hydraulic power presses, manufactured by Pressix® of Italy. Pressix® manufactures a wide range of high quality, open-fronted gap frame, adjustable-stroke and mechanical power presses, with capacity ranges from 25 to 250 tonnes. Straight-sided presses, with one or two connecting rods, offer a choice [...]

April 2020

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 [...]

January 2020

Sales milestone delivers a 10-year birthday present for Worcester Presses

By | January 14th, 2020|Member News|

A Black Country manufacturing specialist is celebrating 10 years of supplying hydraulic presses in the UK by hitting a major sales milestone. Danny Wheldon (P.A.B. Coventry), Russell Hartill (Worcester Presses) and Mark Brazier (P.A.B. Coventry) Worcester Presses, which employs 14 people at its works in Dudley, has recently installed its 50th hydraulic press into P.A.B. (Coventry) to help it cope with an increase in orders from the automotive and aerospace sector. The sheet metal and prototype experts have taken a Yeh Chiun 300 tonne H-Frame hydraulic press that [...]

Blechexpo survey by ROEMHELD on the digital future of the press: Manufacturers are well prepared for electromobility

By | January 14th, 2020|Member News|

The trend topics: servo drives, digitalisation, networking, condition monitoring ROEMHELD presents industry 4.0-compatible die clamping technology Hilchenbach, January 13, 2020. Manufacturers of forming presses and stamping presses feel well prepared for the production of components for electromobility. The corresponding machines are consistently on offer. This was confirmed by a survey conducted by the clamping technology specialist ROEMELD at Blechexpo with its industrial partners AIDA, Andritz Kaiser, Bruderer, Schuler and Simpac. The experts believe that in the near future there will be a trend towards simple, cost-effective and easily retrofittable solutions [...]

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 [...]

December 2016

NEW RAPID CLAMPING SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED PRESS LINES

By | December 9th, 2016|Workholding|

Roemheld has launched the new Flexline rapid clamping system with push chain for the fully automatic clamping of dies of varying sizes on press rams. Thanks to its modular design and large number of possible variants, the Flexline can be used on virtually all press models and for any die. It is suitable for initial installation or for retrofitting individual presses as well as for the automation of entire press lines. The rapid clamping system can be combined with a range of clamping elements so that it can be used [...]