October 2020

ElringKlinger and ROEMHELD Case Study

By | October 23rd, 2020|Member News|

There are some die transport carts on the market, usually models with low functionality. Few carts are optimised for a mould change, and in limited spaces or with high loads,  most of them quickly reach their limits. This is different with automotive supplier ElringKlinger. The company has recently started using a compact model from ROEMHELD adapted to the individual requirements. ElringKlinger AG is a listed automotive supplier with over 10,000 employees at 45 locations worldwide. The company headquarters are located in Dettingen/Erms, Baden-Württemberg. At this site, the company produces cylinder-head [...]

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 [...]

August 2020

Advanced flanging with smart tool solutions – KALLER

By | August 18th, 2020|Member News|

Smart design and optimal timing for flanging is central to press tool implementations. The dies, each with its own task and function, are designed to run in a high-precision sequence. All steps must be carefully timed to prevent costly jam and to keep the production line running smoothly at all times. Detailed planning is essential for every vehicle manufacturer designing a production line and its sequence. Each die in production must operate optimally, as the speed and reliability of simultaneous or sequential steps are crucial for production efficiency. When selecting the [...]

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

AP&T joins with NPA Plast to manufacture protective aprons for healthcare professionals

By | June 30th, 2020|Member News|

In the wake of Covid-19, one of the presses at the AP&T test centre in Ulricehamn, Sweden, is running two shifts, but rather than cutting steel, it's cutting plastics to make protective aprons for healthcare professionals. “A while back, NPA Plast in Ljungby, Sweden contacted us asking for help with increasing their production of plastic protective aprons. Up until this time, they mainly cut their plastic manually. Naturally, we wanted to help, as of the end of May, production at our Ulricehamn facility,” Patrik Haglund of AP&T  Bundles of plastic [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

May 2020

UK Reshoring Programme: MMMA urge Members to ‘Get on board’

By | May 12th, 2020|Member News|

Over the past two years, the MMMA has supported the UK Reshoring programme initiated by the GTMA. During this time, many hours have been spent putting together a strategy, website design and a UK manufacturing network. The Covid-19 pandemic is exposing the frailties of many UK supply chains, underlining just how reliant they are on the overseas supply for critical items. There should be more impetus put on re-establishing UK production of these parts to protect SME manufacturing. Twenty-two leading industrial engineering associations are behind the growing Reshoring UK initiative. [...]

Increase production productivity with KALLER speed control gas springs

By | May 6th, 2020|Member News|

The KALLER Speed Control Gas Springs have been designed to reduce or eliminate blank holder bounce. Speed Control Gas Springs work by slowing down the speed at which the blank holder travels, just before it reaches the start position. This is achieved by damping the Speed Control’s piston rod, returning speed to 0.4 m/s during the last 30 mm of piston rod travel. Are you interested in solutions that can increase your production productivity? Speed, safety and reliability in production tools are critical factors for vehicle manufacturers. Production stopped due [...]

April 2020

The global pandemic: Business continues at KALLER UK

By | April 20th, 2020|Member News|

KALLER UK are still working during the global pandemic. They are able to supply next day when required. Added to this, over the last 4 weeks they have had spare capacity within KALLER production, so have taken advantage and increased the stocks at Evesham further. Kaller are pleased to advise that Customer orders are still being taken. Kaller will hold customer orders until needed and will be packed in preparation. Once customers have returned to restart their production they will will ship on a next day basis. This will ensure [...]