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Manufacturing Machinery World February 2020

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CONTENTS FEBRUARY 2020

AUCTIONS 42

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MACH 2020

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The sale of lathes and turning centres into

the UK market is continuing to hold up, as a

plethora of recent investments demonstrate.

Importantly, sales appear to involve a wide

range of different turning machine types as

manufacturers seek to differentiate in a

highly competitive marketplace.

Page 10.

Jota Advanced Engineering, the subcontract

precision engineering division of the Jota

Group, has found that investment in the PSL

Datatrack Status Board display system has

brought a new dimension to its successful

business by giving visual real time

information on its key production functions.

Page 40.

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Machinery World, February 2020 3


NEWS NEWS NEWS

5 MANUFACTURING TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2020

Both the immediate and long-term future of the

manufacturing industry will be defined by the

development of several ever-evolving and

cutting-edge trends and technologies. Many of

these trends and technologies are poised to have

a significant impact in 2020 and beyond, so it’s

critically important for manufacturers to develop

a keen understanding of what they are, how they

will grow over time, and how they will impact

those within the industry – both this year and in

the future.

With that in mind, let’s look at 5

manufacturing trends to watch in 2020:

WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY

The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) in

industrial applications has given way to the

increased prevalence of wearable technology in

the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers of all

types and sizes are increasingly looking into –

and investing in – wearable devices with

different sensors that can be used by their

workforce.

According to a recent article from EHS

Today, electronic features found in wearable

devices allow for organizations to monitor and

increase workplace productivity, safety and

efficiency. In addition, employers are now

readily capable of collecting valuable

information, tracking activities, and providing

customized experiences depending on needs and

desires.

Improvements in bio-sensing now allow for

health parameters such as body temperature,

heart rate and blood oxygen levels to be

monitored. Furthermore, employers now have

the ability to leverage the data they obtain to

complement welfare programs and reduce

healthcare costs.

Factors leading to the increased adoption of

wearable technology include portability,

convenience, operational efficiency, and much

more. Consumers use the technology for fitness

and health tracking, mobile notifications at a

glance, and even contactless payments. The

business world has taken notice, and wearable

technology is quickly becoming a fixture in

manufacturing.

An article from Manufacturing.net notes that

potential applications in the manufacturing

sector include safety awareness and injury

prevention, training, process improvements,

situational awareness, augmented reality,

remote management, as well as authentication

and security planning.

PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE

Effective equipment maintenance is central to the

success of any manufacturer. So it goes without

saying that the ability to predict impending

failures and mitigate downtime is incredibly

valuable. Predictive maintenance offers that and

much more. Ultimately, it gives manufacturers

the means to optimize maintenance tasks in real

time, extending the life of their machinery and

avoiding disruption to their operations.

Seebo outlines predictive maintenance for

Industry 4.0 as a method of preventing asset

failure by analyzing production data to

recognize patterns and identify potential issues

before they occur. Predictive maintenance for

Industry 4.0 is a method of preventing asset

failure by analyzing production data to identify

patterns and predict issues before they happen.

Predictive maintenance isn’t without its

challenges, however. In order to successfully

build a predictive maintenance model,

manufacturers must gain insights on the

variables they are collecting and how often

certain variable behaviors occur on the factory

floor.

It's absolutely critical for organizations to

possess knowledge about each specific machine

and a strong data set of previous failures in

which they can review. Manufacturers also have

to make decisions around lead time, as the closer

to failure the machine is allowed to go, the more

accurate the prediction.

5G/SMART MANUFACTURING

The fourth Industrial Revolution isn’t coming.

It’s already arrived. Smart factories are becoming

the norm in manufacturing, and they rely on

connected devices to leverage technologies like

automation, artificial intelligence, IoT and more.

In addition, these devices are capable of sensing

their environments and interacting with one

another. As factories of the future continue to

grow and develop, manufacturers need to realize

that they must be able to adapt the networks that

connect them – efficiently and effectively.

According to a recent article from AT&T, 5G

networks offer the industry opportunities to

create new revenue streams. Along with energy

and utility, the manufacturing industry stands to

benefit the most from the rise of 5G. A report

from Ericsson states that “the expected

addressable market in 2026 will $113 billion, a

substantial 7 percent potential revenue growth

from current service revenue forecasts.”

The factories of tomorrow will rely greatly on

sensor technology, and they will prominently

feature connected tools, utilizing data to guide

the tasks of the workforce. According to AT&T,

5G’s high capacity, wireless flexibility and lowlatency

performance make it the perfect choice to

support manufacturers in these efforts.

VIRTUAL REALITY AND AUGMENTED

REALITY

When it comes to using augmented reality (AR)

and virtual reality (VR) in manufacturing, the

possibilities are endless. Whether it’s helping

make processes more efficient, improving

product design and development, or

maintaining machinery more effectively, these

technologies are capable of becoming gamechangers

in the coming years.

Virtual reality allows its users to move

around a 360-degree virtual world and – in some

cases – even interact with it. When using virtual

reality, real, physical surroundings are no longer

a factor. And, thanks to advancements in

technology, the virtual world is now being

reproduced better than ever before. Augmented

reality differs in the sense that its users are

required to be at a specific location to augment

their experience of reality, while those who use

virtual reality are completely immersed in a

virtual world.

According to an article from PwC,

manufacturers are becoming more adept at

finding ways to incorporate these technologies

within their organizations in an effort to drive a

future defined by digital connectivity. And, says

PwC, one in three manufacturers have adopted –

or will adopt – virtual reality and augmented

reality in the next three years.

CYBERSECURITY

The importance of cybersecurity in

manufacturing cannot be overstated. More and

more connected devices are being integrated into

organizational processes each day, so it almost

goes without saying that the manufacturing

industry needs to develop a keen understanding

of how to best deal with them.

As the industry becomes more connected

with time, equipment manufacturers and their

customers will be impacted in a number of ways.

For example, even the simple act of charging a

mobile device in a nearby USB port may lead to

dire consequences. As a result, companies must

be diligent in their efforts to educate employees

on the potential consequences of their

cyberactivities.

The ability for a manufacturer to effectively

protect itself today hinges upon its willingness to

take the following two key steps: address

organizational concerns and implement a clear

and effective cybersecurity strategy.

Cybersecurity is – and will – remain a major

concern for companies of all types and sizes.

With malware attacks on the rise and many

organizations having been negatively affected by

the increased prevalence of ransomware,

companies (both literally and figuratively) can’t

afford to overlook cybersecurity as a top priority

in 2020 and beyond.

www.aem.org

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handwheel, through spindle coolant,

1400 x 630mm table, X= 1220 Y= 600

Z=610mm, as new £POA

Okuma Macturn 30 CNC lathe, OSP

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swivelling head with 20 tools, 500 x

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Hwacheon Cutex 200S CNC lathe,

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860 x 560mm table, X=760 Y=510 Z=

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Mikron HEM 500U / WPT1 5 axis

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the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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celebrate the contribution of mechanical

engineering past and present, recognising

artefacts, sites and landmarks of significant

engineering importance.

The Spitfire was recognised for the

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Built in Woolston, Southampton in 1939

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the Spitfire combined strength, lightness and

streamlining with the powerful Rolls-Royce

Merlin engine. From the beginning pilots

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perfection of design with superb handling

characteristics.

RAF Museum Cosford Curator, Tom

Hopkins said:

“The Spitfire is the most famous British

fighter aircraft in history. It won immortal

fame during the summer months of 1940 by

helping to defeat the German air attacks

during the Battle of Britain. Although

Hurricanes outnumbered Spitfires

throughout the Battle of Britain, it was the

Spitfire which captured the imagination of

the British public and enemy alike.”

Chair of IMechE’s Engineering Heritage

Committee, John Wood said:

’The Institution of Mechanical Engineers

is delighted to present this award to the

Spitfire to recognise the huge contribution

the aircraft, its designers and pilots made

during the Battle of Britain. The UK’s large

aerospace industry is built on the rich

heritage of engineering innovation which is a

legacy of aircraft such as the Spitfire.”

Spitfires first went into service in August

1938 with No.19 Squadron and by the

outbreak of war, a year later, nine squadrons

were equipped. Production rapidly built up

and by July 1940 there were nineteen Spitfire

Mk 1 squadrons available. 1,566 Spitfire Mk

1’s were built and the example on display at

RAF Museum Cosford is the oldest surviving

example of its type. The aircraft can be

viewed daily from 10am in the Museum’s

War in the Air hangar. Entry to the Museum

is free and further details can be found at

rafmuseum.org/cosford.

This is the 129th Engineering Heritage

Award to be presented by IMechE, which has

over 120,000 members across the UK and

overseas., with over 400 members based in

Shropshire. By holding events and working

on engineering initiatives, they aim to raise

the profile of engineering across a broad

spectrum of industries and offer practical

guidance and support to engineers.

Further details can be found at:

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ALL-ROUND

BENEFITS

LATHES & TURNING CENTRES

The sale of lathes and turning centres into the

UK market is continuing to hold up, as a

plethora of recent investments demonstrate.

Importantly, sales appear to involve a wide

range of different turning machine types as

manufacturers seek to differentiate in a highly

competitive marketplace.

A case in point can be seen at Littlehamptonbased

Ferrabyrne, a specialist moulding

company predominantly producing bonded

rubber for metal technology and suspension

systems used in the rail and commercial vehicle

sectors.

Mike Wood, Ferrabyrne’s project director,

says: “We’ve invested heavily in rapid

prototyping to ease pressure at the design stage,

but our tool room was faced with major

production challenges. We would typically

produce one mould tool every 2 to 3 weeks, but

at present we have a waiting list of over 40

mould tools, with a similar number of assembly

tools. Additional tool-room capacity was clearly

a priority, hence the need for investment.”

To remedy the situation the team installed a

ProTURN RLX 425 with a 1.25 m bed and the

latest RX ProtoTRAK control. Acquired

alongside an XYZ 2010 HD VMC, both

machines were supplied by XYZ Machine

Tools.

Says Phil Nell, Ferrabyrne’s tooling design

engineer: “The benefits of the RLX 425 have

fully justified the purchase. Our efficiency

producing low-volume parts has improved as

we can load DXF files for more complex jobs to

the control, but still program many jobs at the

machine and quickly be in production.

However, the factor that mostly won us over

was the TRAKing facility, whereby we can

verify programs before pressing cycle start. This

gives a lot of confidence to the operators.”

Elsewhere, Northampton-based Scot

Bennett Engineering, which supplies milled and

turned parts to the automotive, agricultural,

lighting and industrial sectors, has purchased

its second Nakamura AS200LMYS from the

Engineering Technology Group to help it cope

with a 16% increase in demand.

The single turret, 15-station live-tool and

twin-spindle machine will reduce cycle times

by up to 25%, as well as remove secondary

operations on more than 40 different product

lines.

Says Rob Bennett, who took over the

business from his father in 2010: “We already

have an AS200 on the shop floor and know,

first-hand, what it can give. This second

machine will provide us with extra milling

capacity and we made sure it was configured

exactly the same, with the same work holding

and software.”

Turning machines have many uses, some of

which are less conventional than others, like

gear skiving. A case in point can be seen at one

of Europe’s largest specialist manufacturers of

gear racks, pinions, leadscrews and nuts,

Halifax Rack & Screw (HRS), which has recently

started producing round gears at its Brighouse

factory.

For machining round gears accurately and

quickly, the firm has invested in a machine to

undertake gear skiving: an Okuma Multus

U3000-2SW from NCMT. Already installed and

operational, this bar-fed, multi-tasking lathe is

about to be fitted with automation to further

speed the handling of components, free-up

more operator time and make the process even

more efficient.

HRS sales engineer, Simon Matthews, who

has been heavily involved in the project, says:

“For the medium-to-large batch production of

gears, skiving has become the technology of

choice. For example, in the case of the first three

gears we are producing for our US customer,

Vermeer, the 25 minute cycle times for two of

the larger gears would be three to four times

longer by hobbing or using other gear-cutting

machines.”

Vertical turning lathes (VTLs) are also in

demand, as evidenced at Stoke-based Unilathe,

where the installation of a Doosan VT1100 VTL

from Mills CNC is helping to consolidate and

grow the company’s aerospace business. The

machine has been positioned adjacent to

another Doosan VT1100 machine to create a

flexible, high-productivity vertical turning cell.

Since being installed, the Doosan VT1100

VTL has been used to machine a range of

complex, high-precision and performancecritical

components for a host of sectors.

Explains Andrew Sims, Unilathe’s

managing director: “The VT1100 vertical

turning cell has improved our capacity,

productivity and

machining flexibility, and

is a critical resource in

helping us leverage new

business opportunities in

the aerospace sector.”

Of course, not all

turned parts are metal. A

vast number of

components required

across industry are

produced from plastic, as

H e r t f o r d s h i r e - b a s e d

Plastic Turned Parts (PTP)

can testify. Producing

batches from 30 to 20,000,

PTP has invested more than £750,000 in four

years to the end of 2019 in six new CNC turning

centres, helping it double turnover. Five of the

machines were delivered by Citizen Machinery,

four Cincom sliding-head lathes and, most

recently, a Miyano fixed-head model, bringing

the total number of lathes on-site from this

supplier to nine.

All except two of the Citizen lathes are fitted

with the company’s default option bar

magazines from Italian manufacturer Iemca,

represented in the UK by 1st Machine Tool

Accessories.

Managing director and owner Jonathan

Newis says: “We particularly like the Elite

model fitted to our smallest capacity, 12 mm

sliding-head lathe, which has a big-bore kit to

take 16 mm diameter bar. The magazine can be

swapped over in a matter of seconds from

gravity bar feed to walking-beam operation for

advancing smaller stock below 6 mm

diameter.”

In other news from the UK lathe and

turning-centre market, TDT Machine Tools has

struck a new partnership deal with Spanish

machine-tool builder, CMZ. With immediate

effect, TDT Machine Tools is able to offer CMZ

machines across the central belt of the UK. This

area extends coast-to-coast from Lincolnshire in

the East, to Wales in the West, taking in the East

and West Midlands, including Hereford and

Worcester, and extending as far north as

Sheffield and Doncaster.

TDT Machine Tools is able to offer the full

CMZ range, which extends from small two-axis

lathes, through to 18-axis triple-turret turning

centres featuring sub-spindles. It is also worth

noting that CMZ has its own service division

based in the UK.

In a similar vein, sales and technical support

for the Hardinge Super Precision (SP) range of

turning and turn-grinding machines are now

being handled in the UK by Jones & Shipman

Hardinge. Machines in the SP and SP Quest

range offer combined turning and grinding

systems designed to optimise the production of

complex parts and maintain continuous

machining accuracy of 3 µm.

Ultimately it appears that the UK lathe and

turning centre market is alive and well, and

many are predicting ongoing success now that

political uncertainty is seemingly coming to a

close. After, where there is change, there is often

opportunity.

10 Manufacturing Machinery World, February 2020


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Doosan DNM vertical machining centres.

Every UK and Irish component

manufacturing company’s

got at least one!

That’s the plan.

And, judging by sales of our DNM 4000, DNM 4500, DNM 5700, DNM 6700 and

DNM 750 models…we’re getting there.

Doosan DNM machining centres are popular, proven and are always in demand.

They’re available in different sizes and with a choice of control. And all are equipped

with powerful direct-drive spindles, fast tool changers, roller LM guideways and

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If you’re looking for a vertical machining centre that delivers speed, accuracy and

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Mills CNC: Like No-one Else!


NEW PRODUCTS – NEW PRODUCTS – NEW PRODUCTS

VOLLMER LAUNCHES NEW TOOL

SHARPENING MACHINE

One of the industry leading sharpening

specialists VOLLMER has now launched its

new VGrind 340S grinding machine.

Complementing the existing VGrind series of

machines, the new VGrind 340S has been

specially developed for producing and resharpening

extremely small carbide tools with

diameters from 0.3mm to 12.7mm.

Drills and milling cutters in this size range

are in particularly high demand in the

automotive, electronics, connector and medical

engineering sectors, where assembly spaces and

components are becoming smaller and smaller.

The automation options on the VGrind 340S

allow tool manufacturers to confidently use this

exciting new machine tool for unmanned

production around the clock.

The VGrind 340S grinding machine, which

sharpening specialist VOLLMER first presented

The ‘Infinite Possibilities’ mantra of the

cutting tool experts at Quickgrind, has now

been extended to its portfolio of 2-flute end

mills. Creating what is now an

unprecedented number of end mill solutions,

Quickgrind has introduced its new Alligator

Duo series of 2-flute end mills.

The Tewkesbury cutting tool manufacturer

has launched its new Alligator Duo Series of 2-

flute end mills with standard and aluminium

geometries to meet the diverse application

range of the manufacturing sector. The solid

carbide Alligator Duo Series of end mills can be

‘designed and specified’ to the requirements of

the end-user as part of the ‘Infinite Possibilities’

range.

Not setting its stall on ‘standard’ catalogue

dimensions, Quickgrind is offering the new

Alligator Duo Series in a complete range of

lengths and diameters with the choice of a long

reach and short flute geometry, a long reach

and long flute or even as a stub length tool for

optimal rigidity. This gives the end-user the

option of additional reach with

uncompromising levels of stability or stub

length tools that can generate surface finishes

at EMO 2019, enables the highly efficient

machining of thin carbide drills and milling

cutters that are primarily used in car

manufacturing, the electronics industry and

medical engineering. These sectors call for

increasingly compact products, featuring metal

or composite components that need to be

machined with extremely small tools. Electronic

components and medical devices are requiring

increasingly delicate machining by

manufacturers.

The VGrind 340S grinding machine is not

just suitable for producing rotationally

symmetric tools, but also for re-sharpening

them. The VOLLMER machine relies on the

tried-and-tested VGrind technology to achieve

this functionality. It features two vertical

spindles for different grinding wheel sets,

which makes it possible to reduce nonproductive

times. Five perfectly harmonised

CNC axes achieve interpolation with short

travel distances for the linear and rotary axes.

These machine kinematics reduce non-cutting

times and the subsequent time required to

machine workpieces. In addition to the rotary

axes, the linear axes are also designed as direct

drives (linear drives) for the first time. Unlike

ballscrews, these axes are non-contact drives

and are therefore not subject to wear, increasing

the service life, precision and longevity of the

new arrival.

Tel: +44 (0)115 9491040

admin-uk@vollmer-group.com

www.vollmer-group.com

NEW ALLIGATOR RANGE HAS

FEROCIOUS BITE

beyond compare. Whatever the machining

specifications of the customer, Quickgrind can

meet the needs of the end user with a highquality

end mill that is delivered to a

particularly short lead-time, a lead-time that is

the envy of the industry.

The Alligator Duo is available with several

geometry options to cater for applications as

diverse as roughing, semi-finishing, finish

machining and even profile machining.

Quickgrind can also provide the new Alligator

Duo Series with a square-end or ball nose

configuration to cater for profile machining

applications. In addition, Quickgrind can offer

the Alligator Duo with a ‘zero-dished’ option

for fine surface finish machining on flat

surfaces.

Tel: 01684 294090

Email: sales@quickgrind.com

Web: www.quickgrind.com

SICK CONQUERS

NEW FRONTIERS

SICK has launched the world’s smallest

safety laser scanner, the nanoScan3, designed

for easy and economical integration into the

smallest of machine designs, particularly for

automated guided vehicles, carts, mobile

platforms and service robots.

The ultra-compact SICK nanoScan3 is just

eight centimetres tall, so it can fit snugly into

the spaces in machines where safety laser

scanners could not previously have been

located. Packing in all of SICK’s latest safety

laser scanning technology advances, the

nanoScan3 enables the highest level of

responsiveness when safely adjusting a

machine’s speed and direction.

The SICK nanoScan3 features a full suite

of programmable features such as multiple,

dynamically adapting protective fields and

contour detection. With SICK’s innovative

safeHDDM® (High Definition Distance

Measurement) scanning and evaluation

technology onboard, the nanoScan3 promises

maximum reliability with the option of

precise data output for use in navigation,

even under difficult conditions such as bright

lights, sparks, dust and dirt.

Measuring just 101 x 101 x 80 mm, the

SICK nanoScan3 is also suitable for

integration into stationary plant and

infrastructure for hazardous point, area and

access protection applications, as well

offering opportunities for retrofitting into

contour- or tape-guided mobile vehicles.

A range of safe communication options

over standard interfaces allows for easy

configuration and diagnostics to be

performed on the device or over the network,

with minimal cabling. The SICK nanoScan3

is a Type 3 device (EN 61496-3) and can be

used in safety functions up to SIL2 (EN

62061) and PLd (EN ISO 13849).

01727 831121

andrea.hornby@sick.co.uk.

12 Manufacturing Machinery World, February 2020


NEW PRODUCTS – NEW PRODUCTS – NEW PRODUCTS

NEW CHUCKS DEMONSTRATE MAPAL BRILLIANCE

For over 25 years, MAPAL has built up a

broad portfolio of clamping products that

ranges from the clamping cartridge to the

application-specific hydraulic chuck. Now,

MAPAL is announcing an entirely new

appearance for these items.

By re-designing product lines, the

complete range will now have a uniform

appearance and simultaneously offer added

value for customers by utilising intelligent

design strategies. Until now, industrial

product design has played a less significant

role during the development of chucks at

MAPAL with the focus primarily centering

upon reliable functionality. As a result, the

developers at MAPAL have gradually built

up a broad portfolio that did not have a

uniform appearance. To evolve this situation,

MAPAL involved experts from an awardwinning

design agency in Schwaebisch

Gmuend, Germany.

The remit was to revise the appearance of

the chucks whilst adding value for the

customer by means of carefully considered

industrial design. Why? An ingenious design

is not only a visual highlight, it also taps into

economic and ecological benefits for both

MAPAL and its customer base. Using this as

a starting point, the product designers

The WIDIA NOVO online platform available

in the UK from Industrial Tooling

Corporation (ITC) now allows tool assemblies

to be directly imported by users of

Mastercam, credit to a new collaboration. The

partnership between WIDIA and CNC

software developers Mastercam now provide

a solution that enables information importing

from NOVO directly into Mastercam 2018.

Mastercam developers have worked

closely with WIDIA to enable users to import

3D tool assemblies directly into Mastercam,

validate them and save the files in their

Mastercam file and/or Tool Library. Features

such as automated filtering ensure that tools

and holders can work together for the

particular job. Users of Mastercam benefit

from having the correct tooling for the

material and for the type of machining

operation plus an accurate 3D model that can

be used for visualisation and collision

checking. All this delivers significant time

savings to ITC customers that are working

with Mastercam and the WIDIA NOVO

platform.

In the past, manufacturers may have

complained of having to search through big

complicated catalogues to find related tools,

then having to request or build the assemblies

worked in synergy with product developers

at MAPAL, building completely new

concepts that are based on functional FEM

analyses to improve performance,

ergonomics and economy for end users.

Developed according to this design brief,

the new chucks shine with proverbial

brilliance. One of the elements in the new

concept is the brilliant surface finish. This

surface finish is credit to a specially

developed polishing method that ensures the

chucks are more resistant to corrosion than

previous versions.

A further design requirement was

‘foolproof-handling’; creating something that

creates easy and self-explanatory handling of

chucks. Operational elements were to for

customers to be able to quickly identify the

WIDIA ANNOUNCE NEW FAST AND SIMPLE

TOOLING DATA SOLUTION

from scratch for use in systems such as

Mastercam. With the integration of WIDIA

NOVO and Mastercam, end users save

significant time searching for desired tools

and building 3D tool assemblies that can be

brought directly into Mastercam for easy use

by most shops. Accurate tool definitions are a

critical factor in modern CAM applications

and toolpath algorithms take advantage of

these definitions to provide safe and efficient

motion. In addition, the models imported

from WIDIA NOVO help to generate accurate

in-process stock models that can be leveraged

in subsequent operations.

Chris Merlin, Director of Portfolio

Commercialisation at WIDIA, states: ”One of

the promises of digitisation in manufacturing

chuck of choice with handling information

also being self-explanatory. These

requirements were addressed by the blue

color of features such as the actuating screws

on a hydraulic chuck and by internally

developed symbols that contain

corresponding information, irrespective of

the related language.

Finally, the product engineers and design

engineers studied and optimised the chucks

by undertaking a complete review of the

weight, material selection and size. The new

design addresses the requirements for the

greatest possible stability and vibration

dampening characteristics. Even the smallest

weight savings on chucks have a major

impact that becomes apparent over time. A

lightweight chuck will consume less energy

during acceleration and deceleration of the

spindle.

With a new corporate design, the

complete clamping range can now be

immediately identified as stemming from the

MAPAL stable. This is of critical importance

for MAPAL, as the company has not

historically been perceived as a manufacturer

of chucks.

Phone: +44 (0) 1788 574700

e-mail: sales@uk.mapal.com

Web: www.mapal.com

is greater precision and speed through

effective use of data. This is where integration

is a must. Users want their systems to work

together seamlessly via simple solutions,

without extra effort on their part. By

connecting Mastercam and WIDIA NOVO,

users can effortlessly join cutting tool data

with machining data. The 3D models,

drawings, and starting parameters are easily

available for validation and programming

processes. All of this leads to less

misapplication of tooling solutions, more

optimal machining strategies, and increased

productivity with better quality in the

manufacturing environment.”

Tel: 01827 304500

Email: sales@itc-ltd.co.uk

Web: www.itc-ltd.co.uk

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CONNECT WITH

HEXAGON

PRODUCTION

CONTROL

SOFTWARE

Stand No: J240

NCSIMUL and FASYS will be on show for

the first time at the forthcoming Southern

Manufacturing exhibition as part of

Hexagon’s production software portfolio.

The latest releases are being

demonstrated on stand J240, along with

Hexagon’s range of CAD/CAM and

production control packages designed

specifically for different manufacturing

methods.

Helping manufacturers bring their

factories in line with the Industry 4.0

philosophy of Smart production, Hexagon’s

solutions fully support data-drive Smart

factories. They mesh seamlessly with each

other to harness data which improves

processes from design and engineering

through to production.

It is expected that visitors to the stand will

be particularly interested in the latest

additions to the Hexagon production

software business, NCSIMUL and FASYS.

Continuing Hexagon’s ethos of powering

a successful digital ecosystem, NCSIMUL

manages the complete machining process

from the NC program to the machined part,

including automatic G-code reprogramming

and powerful G-code simulation. The current

release contains a number of important

enhancements to both high-end machining

verification and to the module which

automatically converts CAM and NC

programs to different machines.

And FASYS supports the entire

manufacturing workflow from conception to

the final product, including design and

planning through to NC programming,

during tool pre-setting or at the machine, by

providing relevant production information

and securely integrating all the systems

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Specialists will also be on hand during the

show to guide visitors through the range of

CAD/CAM, MRP and MES systems:

Email: stewart.bint@hexagon.com

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PRYOR TO DEMONSTRATE LASER

MARKING SOLUTION

Stand No: D170

Marking, identification and traceability

specialist Pryor will showcase its worldleading

marking technologies and

traceability solutions when it returns to

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics in

February - Stand D170.

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics

marks the first exhibition for the company in

2020. The theme for this year’s exhibition is

laser marking, Pryor will have a range of

solutions on display for visitors to determine

the best one for their application and

requirements.

Pryor will be demonstrating its ‘on-thefly’

high-speed laser marking product which

enables permanent laser marking of metal

components on a high-speed conveyor in as

little as 0.5 seconds. Camera verification

ensures the laser mark meets industrial

standards. Mark quality is identical to a

stationary mark, thanks to software that

automatically adjusts the marking position.

Portability is a key factor for a lot of

businesses, particularly in the aerospace and

automotive sector as they often have large

heavy items that require marking. Pryor’s

portable laser is incredibly mobile and allows

easy marking of large, immobile and heavy

Elesa (UK) Ltd - a global manufacturer of

standard machine elements - will again

exhibit at Southern Manufacturing &

Electronics 2020. Elesa will display their

range of high quality machine components,

used for production equipment and often

incorporated into end products – including

such items as: levelling feet, castors,

measuring, alignment, e.g. bulls eye levels,

linear and angular measurement.

Elesa believe Southern Manufacturing

and Electronics Exhibition to be one of the

best UK events for Design Engineers. The

networking opportunities available to Elesa

and their customers are

endless, due to the broad

spectrum of industry

sectors where Elesa are

present, such as: furniture,

textiles, audio, lighting,

spraying and powder

coating, office equipment,

processing

and

packaging, hygiene

focused industries and

process control.

With the aim of solving

engineering issues and to

compliment the standard

mechnical products, Elesa

items and can mark onto a wide range of

materials.

As the fastest and most versatile marking

system, the Bench Laser is suitable for high

volume and high variety output. Designed

with the user in mind and with a unique pilot

beam, the user is able to see exactly where the

machine is set to mark, enabling fast and

accurate setup.

Also on display will be and range of

portable and benchtop Dot Peen marking

machines: PortaDot P50-25, PortaDot P130-30

E, BenchDot EZA and MarkMate.

info@pryormarking.com

www.pryormarking.com

ELESA TO DISPLAY HIGH QUALITY

MACHINE COMPONENTS

Stand No. F250

also offer a range of electrical machine

elements. Indicators and measurement

systems are popular within the Elesa range,

as they can dramatically improve efficiency

of production.

Elesa have been providing manufacturing

industries with the highest quality and

aesthetically design award-winning products

since 1941. This enables solutions for modern

issues of efficiency, sustainability and

appearance.

marketing@elesa.co.uk

www.elesa.com

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18 Manufacturing Machinery World, February 2020


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Manufacturing Machinery World, February 2020 19


NEWS NEWS NEWS

REPROCESSING IS THE FIRST PRODUCTION STEP

ERDWICH PRESENTS FULLY AUTOMATED SOLUTION FOR MATERIAL RECOVERY

Driven by the high development pressure on

automobile manufacturers and suppliers,

lightweight construction has been gaining

more and more importance in this industry

for several years now. Aluminium is

regarded as one of the most important

materials for achieving the desired weight

reduction. Even before the trend towards e-

mobility, the proportion of aluminium per

car increased rapidly, so that an average of

around 140 kg is currently used per vehicle,

and the trend is rising. In order to be able to

produce as economically and resource

efficiently as possible, the recycling of scrap

parts and casting residues is becoming

increasingly important for the foundry

industry. The recycling experts at ERDWICH

Zerkleinerungs-Systeme GmbH will be

presenting the RM 1350/2 twin-shaft ripper

and the M600/1 single-shaft shredder at this

year's EUROGUSS in Düsseldorf, two

systems from their portfolio that can be

integrated into complete production lines as

fully automated solutions. The recycling of

scrap parts thus becomes the first step in the

foundry's production cycle.

Even in modern production-optimized

foundries, it is almost impossible to

completely avoid faulty castings, casting

residues or punching waste in the

manufacturing process. Not only e-mobility,

but also the general trend towards

lightweight construction in the automotive

sector has led to a sharp increase in the

demand for aluminium in recent years, and

the quantity of scrap material has increased

accordingly. Whereas previously sprue

systems and faulty castings were normally

collected in containers, until a sufficient

quantity was available for recycling and resmelting,

more efficient measures are now

required. In view of rising raw material

prices, it is also in the interest of foundries to

return scrap material to the production

process as quickly and efficiently as possible.

In order to enable energy-efficient resmelting,

the parts must be shredded

beforehand.

Faulty castings of gearbox housings or

entire engine blocks as well as axle bearings,

battery housings and sprue spiders are just

some of the challenges that a reprocessing

plant has to face. ERDWICH Zerkleinerungs-

Systeme GmbH offers, with the RM1350/2

twin-shaft ripper and the M600/1 singleshaft

shredder, solutions that meet the

respective requirements. Both systems can be

retrofitted into existing production lines to

pick up and shred the rejects directly where

they are produced. The handy sized

aluminium parts can then be transported

directly back to the furnace systems via

conveyor belts or collected in containers. The

volume of cast parts is reduced by 50 to 60

percent. This eliminates the need for spaceconsuming

and expensive intermediate

storage of the scrap material. In particular the

RM 1350/2 is equipped to meet all

challenges, thanks to its variable cutting unit

size, with a width of 1,350 mm and a length

of 1,500, 2,000 or 2,500 mm. The knives of the

cutting unit are made of low-wear special

steel and can be inserted individually to

enable different cutter sequences depending

on the material to be shredded. This method

enables the knives to be prepared or

sharpened as required without having to

remove the entire shaft. Depending on the

application, drive loads from 45 kW to 132

kW can be selected to achieve a throughput

of 1.5 to 5 tonnes per hour. The machine

control also allows alternating forward and

reverse motion of the shafts to increase

throughput for bulky parts. The specially

developed PLC control, with automatic

reversing and switch-off, protects the

machine from damage caused by overload

should bulky components jam in the ripper.

For an optimal integration of the

shredding plants into existing production

lines, the experts from ERDWICH offer an

on-site visit to get an overview of the spatial

conditions. Based on this, a constructive

solution is worked out which makes

optimum use of the available space whilst

providing for the necessary plant size. The

machine is integrated into complete

production lines as a fully automated

solution in order to ensure that the shredded

materials are returned to the production

process as quickly as possible. The return of

the metal parts is carried out either via

conveyor belts or by collecting them in

containers and are then melted down again.

The shredding also means that the energy

consumption of the melting furnaces can be

reduced, as the small parts can be melted

down more easily and quicker. The

reprocessing of the scrap parts thus becomes

the first production step in an energyefficient

and cost-saving production cycle.

At EUROGUSS 2020 in Nuremberg,

ERDWICH will present both the M600/1 and

a cutting unit of the RM 1350/2. Managing

Director Harald Erdwich and his colleagues

will be available for initial discussions and

concrete enquiries in Hall 9, Stand 9-315.

www.erdwich.com

20 Manufacturing Machinery World, February 2020


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NEWS NEWS NEWS

MORE

EFFICIENCY IN

POWER PLANT

CONSTRUCTION:

WELDING

INSIDE STEEL

COMPONENTS

Limited space and high quality requirements

demand clever solutions so that welders can

work efficiently, ergonomically, and safely.

To find such a solution, you need look no

further than Fronius. They advised Bilfinger

Industrial Services to invest in a push-pull

welding torch with a long hosepack, while a

TPS/i power source ensures the perfect weld

seam is achieved.

The purchase was prompted by an order

for steel components for the nearby

Traunleiten hydroelectric power plant,

which is undergoing significant

reconstruction works. The contract covered

the engineering, production, delivery, and

assembly of 23 different steel components

weighing around 350 tons in total. These

components included intake gates, turbine

intake bulkhead gates, coarse screens to

protect the turbines, and two weir gates,

known as fish belly flap gates.

In run-of-river plants, fish belly flap gates

control the level of the water. They owe their

name to their arched shape, which is

reminiscent of a fish belly and makes them

particularly torsion-resistant. For the

Traunleiten project, two rotary gates, each

measuring 44 meters in length, were ordered,

and which are connected to the side wall of

the barrage at one end by means of a

hydraulic positioning drive. The

approximately 2.5-meter-high gates are

connected to the threshold of the barrage via

a rotation axis. This allows the fish belly flap

gate to be raised and lowered and thus the

water level to be regulated quickly.

“Due to the transport restrictions, the gate

bodies were divided into three segments of

up to 16 meters each,” says Bernhard Brindl,

Project Manager in the Hydro Division of

Bilfinger in Wels. “The parts were joined on

the construction site using flange plates with

high-strength bolted connections, which

requires regular checking of the tightening

torque.” A resealable manhole with a

diameter of 650 millimeters had to be

provided for each segment.

For an access point to be sufficient for

maintenance, Bilfinger needed at least two

manholes in order to weld together the 16-

meter-long segments with the welding

equipment previously available. Welders

would have needed to take the power source,

including the wirefeeder, into the inside of

the gate segments in order to achieve all the

necessary welding positions. “We would

have had to subsequently weld the

additional access points shut again and check

their tightness. Aside from the additional

costs, each additional manhole represents a

weak point where water could penetrate,”

Brindl explains.

Fronius recommended that the Bilfinger

experts use a long hosepack in conjunction

with a push-pull welding torch and a power

source from the latest generation of TPS/i

devices. Bilfinger has long relied on Fronius.

“We have several hundred Fronius devices,

used by more than 300 welders – both in

workshops and on construction sites,” adds

Brindl. The industrial service provider

therefore followed the recommendation and

ordered an eight-meter-long PullMig

welding torch as well as a TPS 500i for the

construction of the torsion gates.

The experts mainly welded S355 steel

plates with fillet welds and some V butt

welds with a total length of roughly 600

meters. They started with the construction of

a steel tray that forms one side of the gate,

onto which struts and then the “lid” were

welded. The welders had to adhere to tight

tolerances in the millimeter range and

observe minimum welding distortion so that

the parts could subsequently be bolted

together precisely and mounted on the

rotation axis. In order to largely avoid out-ofposition

welding, the welders repositioned

the gate several times with a roller crane.

“The result impressed us all,” says Brindl.

“The extended operating radius due to the

long hosepack allowed us to dispense with

the second manhole for each segment, saving

us the additional work this involved.” In

addition, the workers were able to place the

power source together with the wirefeeder

outside the gate body and still attain all the

required positions. “This not only gives us

better freedom of movement in the already

space with a cross-section of just 1,500 by 800

millimeters, but also facilitates – and this is

crucial for us – access and recovery for

emergency rescue workers.”

The equipment offers a number of other

advantages, which also have a direct impact

on efficiency, ergonomics, and quality in

pipeline, container, and ship construction.

All the important welding parameters can be

set via the JobMaster remote control, which

can be called up directly on the torch body.

This allows the welder to perform different

welding tasks straightaway without

additional work and long interruptions.

“Our welders rated the steady wire speed

particularly highly,” reports Brindl. In

addition, an LED light integrated in the

welding torch makes it easier to work in

poorly lit areas. Yet the welding torch is

extremely compact and weighs only 1.6

kilograms, despite the integrated two-roller

drive, making it one of the lightest in its class.

Together with the rapid control of the arc and

the stabilizing PMC pulse process that are

typical for the TPS/i devices, the highest

quality requirements can be met efficiently,

safely, and conveniently.

“The welders would prefer to only work

with this device,” summarizes the Project

Manager. “We immediately reserved the TPS

500i with the long PullMig welding torch for

our department. The container construction

department followed suit and also ordered a

long hosepack. This allows the welders to

devote themselves entirely to the task at

hand and benefit from the increased

operating radius, even with larger

containers.”

For the parts to be assembled precisely,

the welders have to adhere to tight tolerances

in the millimetre range.

info-uk@fronius.com

www.fronius.co.uk

22 Manufacturing Machinery World, February 2020


NEWS NEWS NEWS

INSPIRING FEMALE ENGINEERS

IS KEY TO CLOSING SKILLS GAP

The UK faces a skills shortage in the

engineering sector and, according to

EngineeringUK, the country will need 1.8

million new engineers and technicians by

2025. With the industry still dominated by

men, it’s essential that we attract more female

engineers to fill these roles if we’re to close

the gap. Global engineering technologies

company Renishaw is taking a proactive role

in promoting careers in engineering by

running work experience schemes each year

for students in years 10 to 13. Here Rebecca

Bound, an Education Outreach Officer at the

company, shares how Evie Ford, a student at

Barnwood Park school, Gloucester, was

inspired by the 2019 work experience week.

“Women make up just 12.3 per cent of all

engineers in the UK, and only one in five jobs

are held by women in the wider engineering

sector,” explained Elizabeth Donnelly, CEO

of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES).

According to a report by EngineeringUK, the

gender disparities in engineering “in part

reflects gender differences in understanding

of and interest in the profession, as well as

perceptions of self-efficacy and identity.”

To help encourage young people to

consider a career in engineering, Renishaw’s

work experience gives young people the

chance to work alongside students from

other schools and inspires them by showing

first-hand what it’s like to work for a leading

engineering company.

Understanding engineering

Renishaw’s scheme combats stereotypes and

misunderstandings by including talks from

engineers, tours of Renishaw’s facilities and

workshops. By engaging students in the

realities of engineering and presenting them

with strong female role models, work

experience can remove any uncertainties that

may prevent girls from choosing the

profession.

“At first, I wasn’t sure about a career in

engineering, but I started reading up about it

and I decided to apply for work experience at

Renishaw because I found it really

interesting,” explained Evie Ford, a year 10

student that took part in Renishaw’s 2019

work experience scheme. “For me,

Renishaw’s work experience was invaluable

as I learned a lot about the company, the

products it makes and how they are tested.

The week involved lots of talks from

engineers and practical activities that helped

me understand engineering a lot better,”

continued Ford. I now know that I want to go

into engineering as a career.”

Inspiring with creativity

As well as understanding engineering, it’s

important to experience how creative and

collaborative it can be. For example,

Renishaw’s work experience involves

students creating their own engineering

projects in groups and presenting them on

the final day.

“On the first day we were given a task

and we allocated roles in our group,”

continued Ford. “These included a person

that would design the project, another that

would market it and one that managed the

overall task,” explained Ford. “While

working on the project, we had to consider

the cost of using additive manufacturing to

build it, how to make the product appealing

to customers and meeting the deadline we

were given. Everyone contributed equally in

our group and it was really intriguing to see

how we could use the technology for

different parts of the project, such as the

design.”

Renishaw is committed to education

outreach and encouraging more girls to enter

engineering by running an extensive

education outreach programme. Inspiring

more girls like Evie is essential if we’re to

recruit the 1.8 million new engineers we

need.

To find out more about

Renishaw’s work experience

programme and how it can

inspire the engineers of

tomorrow, visit :

www.renishaw.com/en/

work-experience-weeks—42171

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NEWS NEWS NEWS

TWO NORELEM-SUPPORTED UNIVERSITIES TAKE

TOP 35 POSITIONS AT FORMULA STUDENT 2019

Southampton University and the University

of Birmingham both ranked in the top half

of the Formula Student 2019 competition,

with donated parts from standard

components specialists, norelem.

In the lead-up to the event, norelem

donated standard components to the

engineering teams at Southampton

University (Southampton University

Formula Student Team SUFST) and

University of Birmingham (UBRacing) to

help them build their cars.

Regarded as Europe’s most established

student engineering competition, Formula

Student comprises of multiple events that

take place all over the world. Since 2007, the

UK edition of Formula Student has taken

place at Silverstone.

This student motorsport event aims to

provide undergraduates with invaluable

engineering experience that will help them

begin their engineering career. Each year,

Formula Student sees more than 100

university engineering teams design and

build formula-style racing cars and travel

across the globe to test and race them.

As well as achieving a top 20 position,

Southampton University’s most successful

car to date, STAG VI, also placed in the top

10 for the following categories; Cost,

Design, Presentation and Skidpad.

CEO of norelem, Marcus Schneck, says,

“Competitions such as Formula Student are

crucial as they give students real-world

project experience that’s vital to kickstart

their career. norelem is proud to support the

engineers of the future and show them how

to use standard components in innovative

and unique applications.

“Whether these young engineers choose

to go into race engineering or another

industry, by using standard components,

they’ll understand how to lower cost and

how these components provide flexibility.”

Parts that norelem donated to SUFST

included a universal joint for the steering

system, and bolts for the suspension and

driver control system. SUFST also built a

table using components from norelem’s

mounting assembly system so that they

could transport and work on the car with

ease.

Meanwhile, even though UBRacing

suffered engine failures before the

competition began at Silverstone, the team

still managed to engineer a temporary

solution to enable their car to race.

UBRacing’s team driver managed 10 laps

and set a respectable lap time of 70 seconds.

This isn’t the first time norelem has

supported engineering students - the

business has a long history of supporting

various Formula Student teams by donating

parts and offering technical support for

their projects. In 2019, 68 teams from around

the world benefitted from norelem’s

support.

www.norelem.co.uk

24 Manufacturing Machinery World, February 2020


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and International Cooperation

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NEWS NEWS NEWS

LAGUNA INVESTS IN ERGONOMIC, FLEXIBLE AND

VERSATILE TORNOS SWISS GT 13

Almost 21 years ago Laguna was founded in

Saint-Petersburg, Russia. As a manufacturer

of small workpieces, the company now has

more than 100 machine tools that include 25

Tornos swiss type lathes.

In its very beginning, the company started

with the technical knowledge of talented

Russian engineer Yuriy Lutskiy and the

administrative skills of Klavdiya Antonova,

the company has become one of Russia’s

largest manufacturers of small parts.

Remaining deeply loyal to its roots, Laguna

has unparalleled expertise in manufacturing

complicated and high precision parts.

With its manufacturing site and

headquarters in Saint-Petersburg, Laguna

produces thousands of small workpieces

every month. Committed to a culture of

quality assured engineering excellence,

Laguna invested in modern technology to

support its customers and to extend the

company’s opportunities. Part of its

investment strategy has seen the arrival of a

Tornos Swiss GT 13. The advanced

technical turning centre incorporates sixaxis

kinematics that make the Swiss GT 13

ideal for the most complex parts on the

market. It also provides Laguna with the

required flexibility to expand its business.

Laguna manufactures everything from

connectors through to bolts, screws and

much more for the electronics,

instrumentation & control, automotive,

aerospace, medical, transport and

telecommunications sectors.

PROJECT ENGINEERING

The installation of the latest Tornos arrival

was undertaken by Politek Co Ltd, the

Tornos dealer in Russia. Politek has provided

engineering solutions, training and fullservice

support to Laguna plant. Being an

innovative, quality conscious company,

Politek has its own service support

infrastructure that has applied SOP

procedures with Laguna engineers.

TORNOS INCREASES

PRODUCTIVITY

The Tornos Swiss GT 13 has enabled Laguna

to substantially increase the company’s

productivity, much of this is credit to the

machine’s rigidity and high coolant pressure

that evacuates chips and improves

machining performance, especially during

the machining of dental instruments.

With up to 30 tools, including 12 rotating

tools, the Swiss GT 13 is equipped with three

motors (two on the platen and one for

counter operation) to drive numerous

rotating tools. A modular position is

available to accommodate the addition of

advanced tooling. The rotating tool holders

on the rear platen and the counter operation

station are easily exchangeable and these

features allow Laguna operators to

significantly reduce setup times for a large

range of workpieces.

THE QUALITY BENEFITS

The Tornos Swiss GT 13 allows the company

to save precious seconds whilst ensuring it

meets the highest quality and precision levels

of Ø 1.6 (-0,005) during the machining of

stainless-steel components. Tornos also

helped Laguna to boost efficiency on short

rigid parts and also long parts with small

diameters. This is credit to the ability of the

Swiss GT machine to be converted to run

with or without a guide bush in less than 15

minutes. This fast turnaround is significantly

improving productivity at Laguna.

From a management perspective, the

TISIS software from Tornos improves

production efficiency and it enables real-time

process monitoring. Furthermore, the

company says it helps when writing code as

it points out any coding errors, reduces the

risk of collisions and the resulting stoppages.

Additionally, the Tornos TISIS software can

display the part program in an easy-to-read

Gantt diagram, making it easy to see the

critical path and react quickly to optimise the

process.

Tel: 01530 513100

Email: sales_uk@tornos.com

Web: www.tornos.com

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NEWS NEWS NEWS

GET UP TO SPEED ANNOUNCES HEADLINE

SPONSORS FOR TENTH ANNIVERSARY

Get up to Speed with STEM, Yorkshire’s

largest annual employer-inspired science,

technology, engineering, manufacturing

(STEM) and construction careers event,

promises to be an outstanding showcase of

10 years of achievement, as organisers The

work-wise Foundation announce their

headline sponsors.

Sheffield’s Liberty Speciality Steels,

Chesterfield’s CBE+ and Rotherham’s

AESSEAL plc will sponsor the event, which

in 2019 attracted 3,000 visitors from 69

schools and involved 90 businesses. The

event will take at Magna Science Centre,

Rotherham, on Wednesday 25th March 2020.

Over the past 10 years, Get up to Speed

has showcased engineering career

opportunities to over 19,000 young people

and their families from across the South

Yorkshire region and beyond.

John Barber, CEO of The work-wise

Foundation, said: “This event is made

possible because of the strong support of

local businesses, but, in particular, our

headline sponsors. Liberty Steel, CBE+ and

AESSEAL have supported us for many years

now and it is fantastic to consistently receive

such strong support from some of the

region’s most respected manufacturers. This

year we’ll be showcasing just what local

pupils, apprentices and employers have

achieved by working together and being part

of Get up to Speed over the past 10 years. It

will be a fantastic celebration of achievement

at all levels.”

AESSEAL® designs, manufactures and

supplies mechanical sealing and reliability

focused engineering solutions to major

companies around the world, across a broad

range of industries. AESSEAL® employs

more than 1,600 employees in some 230

locations worldwide, of whom

approximately 650 are in the UK and more

than 330 in Rotherham, home to its Global

Technology Centre HQ.

Julia Bloomer, Head of Learning and

Development and HR at AESSEAL® plc,

comments: “Over recent years there has been

a vast decrease in the number of students

choosing engineering as a career within the

UK. As an employer within this industry, we

feel it is our responsibility to raise awareness

of the amazing careers available within the

industry. By attending Get up to Speed each

year, we are able to work with other

companies in the region, to showcase the

opportunities available to students, teachers

and parents.”

Liberty Speciality Steels, which has its

main South Yorkshire base at Stocksbridge in

Sheffield, is a highly experienced

manufacturer of engineered steels, with

capabilities ranging from liquid steel

production right through to high-value

precision engineered components.

Mick Hood, HR Director, Liberty Steel

UK, said: “We have been the headline

sponsor for the Get up to Speed event from

its inception and the company is proud to

continue this association. The event brings

awareness to the next generation of engineers

and is critical to sustaining the skills and

capability needed to support our business.”

CBE+ is a specialist precision engineering

multi-disciplinary sub-contractor, with

divisions dedicated to Electroless Nickel

Plating, Gear manufacture, Beam Pumps and

Laboratories.

Marie Cooper, Group CEO of CBE+,

explains: “There are many reasons why we

sponsor Get up to Speed and the main one is

that it allows us to build on our relationships

with the next generation of engineers. We

recognise that by our region hosting such an

influential event, young people are being

inspired to follow their dreams into many

different roles in engineering – this can only

be a good thing, not only for our business but

for the manufacturing sector in general.”

Get up to Speed is an annual event, which

is designed for young people, their families

and teachers to see some of the UK’s best

innovations first hand, hear from and talk to

those involved in their success and learn

about the future of the sector and its

evolution through technology.

This year’s Get up to Speed will include a

particular focus on robotics and renewables,

feature ten zones to mark ten years and

include presentations from previous visitors

that have gone on to secure a career in STEMrelated

industries as a result of past events.

Get up to Speed also gives companies the

opportunity to showcase their business

whilst helping to address the skills gap in

STEM-related industries.

The free event is open to young people,

families, individuals, schools and employers

to visit.

www.getuptospeed.org.uk

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NEWS NEWS NEWS

AEROSPACE COMPANY ADOPTS NOVEL METHOD FOR

SEPARATING ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED PARTS

To save time, weight and costs when

producing metal aircraft components, Airbus

Helicopters in Donauwörth, Bavaria, part of

the Airbus Group employing 7,000 staff, has

recently turned to additive manufacturing.

The company not only develops and

produces a range of helicopter models but

also specialises in the manufacture of more

than 4,000 doors for passenger and cargo

aircraft every year.

To separate the titanium parts from their

base plate rapidly, economically and without

damage after they have been 3D printed, in

October 2018 Airbus Helicopters purchased

an automatic KASTOwin amc bandsaw from

KASTO, also based in southern Germany.

The machine, which is enclosed to prevent

the ambient air from becoming contaminated

and is prepared for connection to an

extraction system, is available in the UK and

Ireland through the firm’s Milton Keynes

subsidiary.

The Donauwörth factory additively

manufactures titanium shafts for locking

aircraft doors using the layer-by-layer

powder bed method. Sixteen of the

components are installed in every Airbus

A350, for example. The walls of the shaft are

thin and have a complex geometry, making

3D printing a particularly suitable

production method. It cuts costs by 25 per

cent and results in a weight saving of more

than 45 per cent, or four kilograms per A350

aircraft, compared with the previous

production process.

When printing of the components is

finished, they must be separated from the 400

mm x 400 mm titanium baseplate, a function

that the KASTOwin amc has been specifically

designed to perform. The base plate with 3D

Airbus Helicopters uses a KASTOwin amc bandsaw to separate additively manufactured

components from the base plate.

printed shafts weighing up to 40 kg is

transported from the 3D printer by fork lift

truck to the saw and bolted securely to a

clamping mechanism.

The machine door closes and the

mechanism rotates through 180 degrees so

that sawing of the components to remove

them from the base plate is performed upside

down. This design offers considerable

advantages in additive manufacturing as

after being cut, the parts cannot topple over

or buckle, preventing the risk of damage that

could lead to time-intensive reworking or

even expensive scrap.

As the plate is ground flat after each build

so it can be repeatedly reused, it becomes

progressively thinner. So before sawing

begins, an employee has to measure its

thickness when clamped and enter the figure

into the job wizard of the AdvancedControl

CNC. The bandsaw blade, actuated by a

high-precision ballscrew drive, then moves

precisely to the programmed height. When

cutting is complete, the shafts fall into a

padded container to prevent damage and are

removed through a flap.

Additive manufacturing of other metal

components is planned at the Donauwörth

factory, so the KASTO saw will play an even

more prominent role in production in the

future.

Tel: +44 (0)1908 571590

Email: sales@uk.kasto.com

Web: www.kasto.com

A batch of 3D printed titanium shafts for locking aircraft doors

being delivered by fork lift truck to the KASTOwin amc.

Bandsawing is performed in the KASTOwin amc with the

workpieces inverted to prevent damage to the expensive 3D printed

parts after their separation from the base plate.

30 Manufacturing Machinery World, February 2020


NEWS NEWS NEWS

SCHUNK GRIPPER PLAYS CENTRAL ROLE IN

AMRC WALES OPENING CEREMONY

Before Christmas, the University of Sheffield

officially opened its Advanced

Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

Cymru, a £20m state-of-the-art research and

development facility in North Wales. As a

member of the AMRC, SCHUNK UK played

an integral role in the opening ceremony,

holding the ribbon with a SCHUNK gripper

for Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford to

cut the ceremonial ribbon.

Described by Welsh government

ministers as a ‘game changer’ for the

economies of Wales and the northern

powerhouse, the AMRC Cymru is a purposebuilt

research and development facility close

to the Airbus wing-manufacturing plant in

Broughton.

It was officially opened by First Minister

of Wales Mark Drakeford and Economy and

North Wales Minister Ken Skates, who

accompanied Professor Koen Lamberts,

President and Vice-Chancellor at the

University of Sheffield, on a tour of the new

building to see the new technologies that will

be available to manufacturing companies

across Wales.

Situated in the Deeside Enterprise Zone,

the facility will operate a 2,000sq/m open

access research area focus with a focus on

advanced manufacturing sectors such as the

aerospace, automotive, nuclear and food.

This region has a strong manufacturing base

and AMRC Cymru will build on this, driving

world-class research and expertise across the

supply chain. It is predicted the new facility

could increase Gross Value Added (GVA) to

the Welsh economy by as much as £4 billion

over the next 20 years.

Holding the ceremonial ribbon for the

First Minister was a SCHUNK Co-act gripper

attached to a Kuka Cobot that was mounted

on a Kuka AGV. The new SCHUNK EGH

Co-act gripper is the latest addition to the

SCHUNK Co-act gripper family and is a

flexible system for gripping and moving of

small to medium-sized workpieces in the

areas of handling, assembly and electronics.

The long stroke of the SCHUNK EGH Coact

gripper can cover a very wide range of

workpieces as the gripper fingers are

particularly suited for positioning over the

entire stroke. The robust parallel movement

of the fingers ensures constant gripping force

at a position over the entire stroke. Quick and

easy to assemble, there is no height

compensation required for the robot. The

design of the SCHUNK EGH Co-act gripper

enables the gripper to be attached to the

robot quickly and easily as the included

adapter plate is attached to the robot flange

using the supplied fastening material.

Subsequently, due to the assembly quickrelease

fastener, the gripper can rapidly be

attached to the adapter plate with the

enclosed hexagon socket wrench.

The final step is to establish the electric

connection; a starter kit is available for quick

and easy installation of the SCHUNK EGH

Co-act gripper. This contains all the

necessary components to successfully mount

the gripper onto the robot and to put it into

operation. In essence, the new system offers

long and freely programmable stroke for

flexible workpiece handling with a gripping

movement that incorporates parallel

kinematics for constant gripping force over

the entire stroke length.

With fast commissioning, programming

and simple use of an intelligent servo gripper

due to the ‘Plug & Work’ starter package, the

SCHUNK EGH Co-act gripper offers

optionally attachable flexible fingers for

increased flexibility. This also increases the

gripper's range of application.

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Manufacturing Machinery World, February 2020 31


APPOINTMENTS

XYZ MACHINE TOOLS MAKES A STRATEGIC APPOINTMENT

XYZ Machine Tools has appointed Martin

Barber to the role of Premium Product Sales

Manager where he will have responsibility

for sales of the company’s five-axis

machining centres and the Robo-Tend

machine tending system. Martin brings to the

role over 30-years’ experience working in

production environments and machine tool

sales. Having served his apprenticeship

Martin moved into sales, selling linear

bearing products to machine tool builders, he

then spent some time living and working in

Australia, again involved in sales of machine

tool accessories prior to ‘coming home’ and

taking on a machine tool sales role

specialising in high-end, multi-axis,

machining centres and multi-function

machine tools.

“The opportunity to move to XYZ

Machine Tools to focus on sales of its fiveaxis

and automation systems attracted me

due to the direction that I saw the business

taking. Investing in high specification fiveaxis

machining centres, along with the Robo-

Tend machine tending system, would allow

me to apply my knowledge to become a

specialist in high-end machine sales,” says

Martin Barber. “Having now seen the

machines and automation up close I am more

than reassured by what I’ve seen. The quality

and specification of machines, such as the

UMC-5X, are a match for anything that I’ve

sold before, machines that were classed as

the pinnacle in their field. As such, this new

role has me excited at the prospect of

developing sales of XYZ’s premium

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Martin will work in conjunction with XYZ

Machine Tools’ existing team of Area Sales

Managers to develop sales of the UMC-5X,

UMC-4+1 five axis machining centres and

the Robo-Tend fully integrated machine

tending system. The two five-axis machines

provide highly specified five-axis capability

at a highly competitive price point, which

has seen significant interest and sales since

they were first introduced. Similarly, Robo-

Tend which was unveiled only recently has

received strong interest from a wide variety

of customers looking for a cost-effective

route to automating their machining

processes. “Martin’s experience selling highvalue

multi-axis machine tools will be a

terrific addition to our team. We recognise

that to win over potential customers, who

may not be traditional XYZ Machine Tool

buyers, we need a dedicated resource in this

area to spend the time needed to put over the

significant benefits that we as a company can

offer,” says Nigel Atherton, Managing

Director, XYZ Machine Tools.

nigel.atherton@xyzmachinetools.com

www.xyzmachinetools.com

T W Ward CNC Machinery Ltd (Ward CNC)

has further expanded its presenceacross the

Yorkshire, East & Humber and Nottingham

regions by appointing David Rawson as the

new Area Business Manager.

David brings a wealth of machine tool

knowledge to the organisation having held

various roles across his 25 years within the

industry. David started his career as an

apprentice before undertaking roles

including CNC programmer and machine

shop supervisor prior to carving a successful

career in machine tool sales for the last seven

years.

Working out of Ward CNC’s Sheffield

Head Office & Showroom, David comments:

“I am delighted to join a company that has

over 140 years of history and heritage; yet

has very exciting future plans and product

ranges and service offerings. Combining my

industry experience with the decades of

expertise of the team at Ward CNC, I am

looking forward to working with customers

on new projects and showcasing the vast

range of solutions that we can provide

them.”

Speaking of David’s appointment, Ward

CNC’s Executive Director Stephen

Bodsworth adds: “We are delighted to

welcome David to our continually growing

team. David brings a valuable level of

experience in CNC machine tools which will

further enhance our presence across

Yorkshire – the home of Ward CNC and

surrounding areas. With further growth

plans including additional new key

appointments to be announced early in 2020,

it is certainly an exciting and

transformational time at Ward CNC.”

Tel: 0114 276 5411

Web site: www.wardcnc.com

Email: acogswell@wardcnc.com

GEWEFA

STRENGTHENS

SALES SUPPORT

TEAM

Toolholding specialist Gewefa UK Limited

has expanded its sales support team with the

appointment of Stuart Sneddon (34) as its

Sales Co-ordinator.

The Corsham based company offers the

extensive Gewefa range of standard and

special toolholders as well as those of its UK

partners EWS, OTT-Jakob, Pibomulti, Nann

and Rineck.

Stuart has a background in medical

engineering and more recently in biodecontamination

and clean room technology.

In Gewefa he will offer the sales support

function dealing with and preparing

quotations, delivery scheduling and

customer liaison.

In his spare time Stuart enjoys watching

ice hockey, live music and walking.

Email: sales@gewefa.co.uk

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APPOINTMENTS

DUGARD APPOINTS SALES TRIO

Dugard Ltd has now appointed three new sales engineers to support the rise in demand for

the increasingly diverse ranges of machine tools that are now available from the Brighton

based machine tool specialist.

At the tail end of 2018, Dugard Ltd became the sole UK & Ireland sales and distribution

outlet for the Korean brand of Hanwha sliding head machine tools and this news was rapidly

followed by the company also being named as the sales and distribution outlet for the worldrenowned

Kitamura brand of machine tools. Since taking on responsibility for the new

marquee brands, sales enquiries for the Kitamura and Hanwha ranges, as well as existing

brands have risen significantly.

To support this unprecedented sales growth, Dugard has appointed Mark Anson, Alex

Clarke and John Brimblecome as the respective Area Sales Managers for the Midlands, South

West and North West regions. All three Area Sales Managers are apprentice served engineers

with decades of experience to successfully service the Dugard customer base.

Commenting upon the three appointments, Managing Director of Dugard Ltd, Mr Eric

Dugard says: “Despite economic uncertainty, our investment in the expansion of our portfolio

has paid dividends over the last 12 months. The new members of our team will bolster this

growth trajectory, support our ambitious strategic aims and deliver nationwide support for

customers of the Dugard brand.”

Tel: +44 (0)1273 732286 Email: sales@dugard.com Web: www.dugard.com

GARETH HARPER STRENGTHENS

WALTER EWAG UK’S SERVICE TEAM

Gareth Harper has joined Walter Ewag UK, a

member of the United Grinding Group, as a

service engineer.

He brings to the role a vast amount of

CNC machine and engineering experience,

starting with an apprenticeship as a

toolmaker – which led to a career in

toolmaking before becoming a setteroperator

on CNC grinding machines

producing carbide indexable inserts, then a

programmer of five-/six-axis tool grinders.

Gareth’s engineering career has also

included spells as a tool pre-setter and

tooling engineer, as well as a machine

maintenance engineer.

His appointment further enhances Walter

Ewag UK’s existing service team which helps

look after a host of customers and machines

throughout the UK and Ireland.

Tel: 01926 485047

neil.whittingham@walter-machines.de

www.walter-machines.com

ITC DESIGNS

FUTURE BUSINESS

BLUEPRINT WITH

NEW APPRENTICE

With the arrival of the new academic year,

Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) Ltd has

once again made a conscious effort to

support UK manufacturing and futureproof

its business model with the appointment of a

new manufacturing apprentice. In joining the

UK’s leading cutting tool manufacturing

company, Nico Fuentes is the 8th apprentice

to join ITC in the last 8 years.

Unlike previous apprentices to join the

Tamworth based cutting tool specialists,

Nico Fuentes is a mature student that has

already undertaken a degree in Product

Design at Coventry University, graduating

with a 2:1 classification. Following the

completion of his degree, Nico worked at a

local Tier 1 manufacturer as a machine

technician. Clearly passionate about

manufacturing and dedicated to progressing

his career, Nico will undoubtedly make an

impact at ITC during his 4 year

apprenticeship and beyond.

Commenting upon the appointment of

Nico, ITC’s Managing Director, Mr Peter

Graves says: “We established our

apprenticeship program over 8 years ago and

we are extremely proud of our commitment

to developing the next generation of

engineers. Not only has our apprenticeship

scheme given lots of young learners career

opportunities in manufacturing; it has given

ITC a continuous influx of talented young

individuals that are keen to progress their

careers and they are hungry for academic

and on-the-job success. Most importantly,

these young learners bring a fresh approach

to our business.”

Tel: 01827 304500

Email: sales@itc-ltd.co.uk

Web: www.itc-ltd.co.uk

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S E R V I C E S D I R E C T O R Y

ASSOCIATIONS

THE MANUFACTURING TECHOLOGIES ASSOCIATION

62 Bayswater Road, London WS 3PS

Tel: 0207 7298 6400 Web: www.mta-org.uk

AUCTIONEERS

APEX AUCTIONS LIMITED - ONLINE MACHINE TOOL AUCTIONS.

PO Box 329, Brighton BN1 1TQ, United Kingdom.

Tel: UK Office: +44 (0) 1273 224466 US Office: +1 630 718 9804

Email: info@apexauctions.com Web: www.apexauctions.com

AMS (UK) LTD

Unit 5, Church Farm Business Centre, Church Road, Leckhampton, Cheltenham,

Glos GL53 0QJ

Tel: +44(0) 1242 241111 Fax: +44(0)1242 527777

Email: info@amsauctions.co.uk Web: www.amsauctions.co.uk

PEAKER PATTINSON AUCTIONEERS Ltd.

The Grange Offices, Aunby, Stamford, Lincs PE9 4EE, England

Tel: 01778 590111 Fax: 01778 590730

Email: info@ppauctions.com Web: www.ppauctions.com

London Office: Tel: 0208 944 1898 Fax: 0208 879 7269

Email: london@ppauctions.com

AUCTIONS & VALUATIONS

LAMBERT SMITH HAMPTON

Email: plantsales@lsh.co.uk Web: www.lshmachinerysales.co.uk

Bristol Office:

Tower Wharf, Cheese Lane, Bristol BS2 0JJ. Tel: 0117 926 666

Birmingham Office:

Interchange Place, Edmund Street, Birmingham B3 2TA. Tel: 0121 236 2066

Exeter Office:

Sterling Court, 16 Dix’s Field, Exeter EX1 1QA. Tel: 01392 880180

Leeds Office:

9 Bond Court, Leeds LS1 2JZ. Tel: 0113 245 9393

Southampton Office:

3rd Floor, Enterprise House, Ocean Way, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 3XB.

Tel: 023 8033 0041

London Office:

UK House, 180 Oxford Street, London W1D 1NN. Tel: 0207 198 2000

Manchester Office:

6th Floor, 3 Hardman Street, Manchester M3 3HF. Tel: 0161 228 6411

Nottingham Office:

First Floor, City Gate East, Tollhouse Hill, Nottingham NG1 5FS. Tel: 0115 950 1414

Newcastle Office:

41-51 Grey Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 6EE. Tel: 0191 232 6291

Auction Office:

1st Floor, 2 Manor Court, Barnes Wallis Road, Fareham PO15 5TH. Tel: 0203 461643

LIQUIDITY SERVICES UK

LONDON – United Kingdom Head Office.

1st Floor, 1 Alie Street, London, E1 8DE, United Kingdom.

Tel: +44 20 7098 3700 Fax: +44 20 7098 3795

Email: CustomerService@liquidityservices.com

BIRMINGHAM – 7th Floor, Livery Place, 35 Livery Street, Birmingham B3 2PB, United

Kingdom. Tel: +44 121 236 2880 Fax: +44 121 236 2890

Email: CustomerService@liquidityservices.com

BRISTOL – 1 Friary, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6EA, United Kingdom.

Tel: +44 117 922 0790 Fax: +44 117 344 5150

Email: CustomerService@liquidityservices.com

LEEDS – 31/32 Park Row, Leeds LS1 5JD. United Kingdom

Tel: +44 113 246 5570 Fax: +44 113 246 5590

Email: CustomerService@go-dove.com

Email: sales@liquidityservices.com Web: www.go-dove.com

BARRELLING/SUPER FINISHING

SHARMIC ENGINEERING LIMITED

Vibratory/shotblast finishing. New & Used vibratory machines, repairs &

consumables

Baldwin Road, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcs.

Tel: 01299 878123 Fax: 01299 879409

Email: info@sharmic.co.uk Website: www.sharmic.co.uk

BROACHING AND KEY WAY CUTTING

ALCESTER BROACH & TOOL CO. LTD.

Comprehensive sub-contracting broaching facilities, including own tooling. Broach

manufacturing and re-grind & repair services. The total broaching service.

Pipers Road, Park Farm South, Redditch, Worcs B98 OHU

Tel: 01527 523107 Fax: 01527 526137

Email: sales@alcesterbroach.com www.alcesterbroach.com

B & H GEARS LTD

Spur, helical, bevel. racks and pinions, sprockets, timing pulleys, worms and

wormwheels, gear crowning/barrelling/tapering, splining, serration, broaching,

internal and external gears.

Star Ironworks, Greenacres Road, Oldham, Lancs. OL4 2BT

Tel: 0161 627 4610 Fax: 0161 628 3141

Email: sales@bandhgears.co.uk Web: www.bandhgears.co.uk

CNC CRT MONITOR SCREEN REPAIRS AND

REPLACEMENTS

PENNINE AUTOMATION SPARES

NEW replacement CRT and TFT Moniitors for Fanuc, Siemens, Mazak, Mitsubishi,

Okuma, Heidenhain and KME Large stock 12 to 24 month warranty.

Tel: +44 (0)1422 370109 Fax: +44 (0)1422 371338 Web: www.pennineuk.com

CNC GRINDING

AARON MANUFACTURING LTD

ISO 9001:2015 registered. 7 CNC Grinders, cylindrical and fully universal internal /

external, Int Process gauging, modern manufacturing facility.

Unit K, L & M, 25-27 Willis Way, Poole, Dorset BH15 3TD

Tel: 01202 670071 Fax: 01202 682952

Email: aaron@aaroncnc.co.uk Web: aaronmanufacturing.co.uk

CENTRAL GRINDING SERVICES LTD

Precision Internal & External C.N.C. Grinding, 50 offs up to large qtys, all materials

including Exotics, Carbide & Coatings. ISO 9001-2000.

3A Pomery Drive, Oadby Industrial Estate, Oadby, Leicester LE2 5NE.

Tel: 0116 271 8188 Fax: 0116 271 8199

Email: info@centralgrinding.co.uk Web: www.centralgrindingservices.co.uk

CNC MACHINE TOOLS SPARES AND

SERVICE, REPAIRS

CNC MACHINE TOOLS LTD

The leading provider of service, breakdown support and PUWER assessments to

all types of machinery throughout the UK.

Unit 8s, Chalk Lane, Snetterton, Norfolk NR16 2JZ

Tel: 01953 888058

Email: sales@cncmachinetools.co.uk Web: www.cncmachinetools.co.uk

CNC SYSTEMS LTD

Fanuc Systems & Fuji AC and DC drive repairs, supply of spares and installation.

40 Redwoods, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 1JN Tel: 07740 187341 Tel: 01932 830492

Email: offices@cncsystemsltd.co.uk Web: www.cncsystemsltd.co.uk

PENNINE AUTOMATION SPARES

The largest stock in the UK of CNC spares, drives, motors, controls, boards,

encoders all makes Fanuc, Siemens, Allan, Bradley, Contraves, Gettys and more.

Check out our web site www.pennineuk.com for part of our stock.

Tel: +44(0) 1422 370109 Fax: +44(0) 1422 371338

Email: spares@pennineuk.com

CNC PROGRAMMING & TRAINING

GARDNER CNC

For Training: Programming: CAD/CAM Systems: Technical Assistance and more.

Help is just a phone call away.

1 Green Hill Farm, Bishop Itchington, Warwickshire CV4 72SS

Tel: 01926 614882 Fax: 01926 614884 Email: info@gardner-cnc.co.uk

CNC RETROFITTING

INDUSTRIAL MACHINE TOOL SERVICES LTD

Grinding machine specialists. Increase productivity, higher specification machine

Unit 11, Castleview Business Centre,Gas House Road, Rochester,

Kent ME1 1PB

Charles Thurston, Tel: 01634 844477 Fax: 01634 844599

Email: info@imtsgrinding.com Web: www.imtsgrinding.com

MACHINERY PLANT SERVICES LTD

Specialists in Retrofitting all types of Press Brakes and Guillotines - App. UK Agent

for CYBELEC Controls

38a Doddington Road, Earls Barton, Northampton NN6 0NF

Tel: 01604 811634 Fax: 01604 811123

Web: www.cybelec.co.uk Email: info@machinery-plant-servs.com

CNC TURNING / MILLING

B & H GEARS LTD

Spur, helical, bevel. racks and pinions, sprockets, timing pulleys, worms and

wormwheels, gear crowning/barrelling/tapering, splining, serration, broaching,

internal and external gears.

Star Ironworks, Greenacres Road, Oldham, Lancs. OL4 2BT

Tel: 0161 627 4610 Fax: 0161 628 3141

Email: sales@bandhgears.co.uk Web: www.bandhgears.co.uk

CNC VERTICAL BORING

N.A.B. PRECISION TOOLING LTD

Up to 2 metres Diameter CNC Turning.

Knowl Piece, Wilbury Way, Hitchin, Herts SG4 0TY

Tel: 01462 456565 Fax: 01462 420039

Email: nab_sales@btconnect.com Web: www.nabprecisiontooling.com

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S E R V I C E S D I R E C T O R Y

COIL PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

BULLDOG INDUSTRIAL HOLDINGS

Rollforming machinery, Decoilers, Straighteners, Pressfeeds, CNC folding,

Shearing, Fully automated production lines, Cut to length, Slitting and all coil

process machinery.

Carrrington Road, Stockport SK1 2JT.

Tel: 0161 477 0775 Email: sales@bulldog-uk.com Web: www.bulldog-uk.com

CRANKSHAFTS

POWER PRESS REPAIRS LTD

Crankshafts for presses, press brakes, guillotines, cold headers and other

machines. New or refurbishment. Large Turning capacity up to 3.6 metres long. All

machining enquiries are welcome 1off or small batch.

69 Kings Rd, Tyseley, Birmingham, B11 2AX

Tel: 0121 772 1698 Fax: 012 1772 5323

Email: sales@powerpressrepairs.co.uk Web: www.powerpressrepairs.co.uk

DEEP HOLE BORING

HONE-ALL PRECISION LTD

Capacity Available – Call us today!

AS9100D, ISO 9001:2015 & Rolls Royce approved supplier for: Deep Hole Boring,

Deep Hole Drilling, CNC Honing & CNC Turning, ø2.5mm – 220mm internal diameter

x over 3 metres long. Prototype to production batch, aluminium to aermet, for the

highest levels of quality and service, contact us for a quote today!

Cherrycourt Way, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. LU7 4UH.

Tel: 0845 555 5111 / 01525 370666 Fax: 0845 555 5222

Email: sales@hone-all.co.uk Web: www.hone-all.co.uk

SUBCON DRILLING LTD

ISO 9001 : 2000 Quality Assured Company. The UK Leader in Ejector Drilling, Gun

Drilling & Honing, fast response and turnaround.

Subcon Drilling, Unit 6, The Heron Business Park, Eastman Way,

Hemel Hempstead HP2 7FW. Tel: 01442 205960 Fax: 01442 205961

Email: dean@subcondrilling.co.uk Web: www.subcondrilling.co.uk

DEEP HOLE DRILLING

HONE-ALL PRECISION LTD

Capacity Available – Call us today!

AS9100D, ISO 9001:2015 & Rolls Royce approved supplier for: Deep Hole Boring,

Deep Hole Drilling, CNC Honing & CNC Turning, ø2.5mm – 220mm internal diameter

x over 3 metres long. Prototype to production batch, aluminium to aermet, for the

highest levels of quality and service, contact us for a quote today!

Cherrycourt Way, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. LU7 4UH.

Tel: 0845 555 5111 / 01525 370666 Fax: 0845 555 5222

Email: sales@hone-all.co.uk Web: www.hone-all.co.uk

DIGITAL READOUT EQUIPMENT

machine dro

DRO supplier of all major brands including M-DRO, Newall, Acu-rite, Mitutoyo.

Linear and rotary encoders specialist. Install, repairs and spares.

Machine DRO Dept, Pindar Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 0BZ, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1992 455921 Email: sales@machine-dro.co.uk Web: www.machine-dro.co.uk

WARREN MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS

Independent DRO company offering sales & service on all makes of DRO.

9 Woodford Road, Burton, Latimer, Northants, NN15 5UX

Tel: 01536 722712 Fax: 01536 609025

Email heather@warrenmeasurement.co.uk

FINANCE FOR MACHINERY

CITY AND EUROPEAN ASSET FINANCE LIMITED

Independent finance broker funding machinery of all types, new or used on Hire

Purchase or Lease.

Bay Tree House, Ricksons Lane, West Horsley, Surrey, KT24 6HU

Tel: 01483 280111 Fax: 01483 280117

Email: dmcphillips@leasingfinance.com Web: www.cityandeuropean.co.uk

Contact Name: Duncan McPhillips.City and European Asset Finance Ltd is authorised

and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

FULLY AUTOMATED PRODUCTION

BULLDOG INDUSTRIAL HOLDINGS

Rollforming machinery, Decoilers, Straighteners, Pressfeeds, CNC folding,

Shearing, Fully automated production lines, Cut to length, Slitting and all coil

process machinery.

Carrrington Road, Stockport SK1 2JT.

Tel: 0161 477 0775 Email: sales@bulldog-uk.com Web: www.bulldog-uk.com

City and European Asset Finance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial

Conduct Authority.

GEAR CUTTING

B & H GEARS LTD

Spur, helical, bevel. racks and pinions, sprockets, timing pulleys, worms and

wormwheels, gear crowning/barrelling/tapering, splining, serration, broaching,

internal and external gears.

Star Ironworks, Greenacres Road, Oldham, Lancs. OL4 2BT

Tel: 0161 627 4610 Fax: 0161 628 3141

Email: sales@bandhgears.co.uk Web: www.bandhgears.co.uk

GRINDING

CENTRAL GRINDING SERVICES LTD.

Precision grinding, 1 offs - batchwork, all materials, universal, surface, centreless

and thread grinding universal up to 2 metres long

3 Pomeroy Drive, Oadby Industrial Estate, Oadby, Leiceester, LE2 5NE

Tel: 0116 2718188 Fax: 0116 2718199 Email:info@centralgrinding.co.uk

Website: www.centralgrindingservices.co.uk

GRINDING CONSULTANTS

IMTS GRINDING TECHNOLOGY LTD

(IMTS Consultancy can offer assistance in, grinding techniques, machine design,

software design, dressing requirements, product devlopment, the grinding of

bearings, turbine blades, fuel injection systems, hydraulic spooles, knives,

punches, cams, tungsten and PCD. Hands on site visits).

Castleview Business Centre, Gas House Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 5QH

Tel: 01634 844477 Fax: 01634 844599

Email: info@imtsgrinding.com Website: www.imtsgrinding.com

GUARDING

CRESCENT MACHINERY

PUWER Inspections, all types of machinery guarding. Mechanical barriers or infrared

guarding, full perimeter interlock guarding.

Group Rhodes Limited, Unit 21, Calder Vale Road, Wakefield WF1 9RD.

Email: information@grouprhodes.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1924 371161

GUILLOTINE BLADES

CRESCENT MACHINERY

Regrinding + Turning Service, same day regrinding if pre-booked.

New blades any size or make of machine.

To cut all materials. Onsite service all makes of Guillotines.

Group Rhodes Limited, Unit 21, Calder Vale Road, Wakefield WF1 9RD.

Email: information@grouprhodes.co.uk Tel:+44 (0) 1924 371161

GUN DRILLING

HONE-ALL PRECISION LTD

Capacity Available – Call us today!

AS9100D, ISO 9001:2015 & Rolls Royce approved supplier for: Deep Hole Boring,

Deep Hole Drilling, CNC Honing & CNC Turning, ø2.5mm – 220mm internal diameter

x over 3 metres long. Prototype to production batch, aluminium to aermet, for the

highest levels of quality and service, contact us for a quote today!

Cherrycourt Way, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. LU7 4UH.

Tel: 0845 555 5111 / 01525 370666 Fax: 0845 555 5222

Email: sales@hone-all.co.uk Web: www.hone-all.co.uk

SUBCON DRILLING LTD

ISO 9001 : 2000 Quality Assured Company. The UK Leader in Ejector Drilling,

Gundrilling & Honing, fast response and turnaround.

Subcon Drilling, Unit 6, The Heron Business Park, Eastmman Way, Hemel Hempstead.

Tel: 01442 205960 Fax: 01442 205960

Email: subcondrilling@aol.com Web: www.subcondrilling.co.uk

HONING

APPERLEY HONING LTD

Honing capacity available from 3.00mm to 750.00mm diameter and lengths up to

15metres. ISO 9002

Contact: Charles Sanders,

Malmesbury Road, Kingsditch Trading Estate, Cheltenham GL51 9PL

Tel: 01242 525868 Fax: 01242 224738

Email: admin@apperleyhoning.co.uk Web: www.apperleyhoning.co.uk

DELAPENA GROUP

World leaders in honing. Supporting every aspect of improving the surface finish,

machines and tooling designed and manufactured in the UK.

Facility includes Application Centre, State of the Art Sintering Department, Tooling

refurbishment Centre.

First class service & support. Distributors across the globe.

Request a quotation today.

The Delapena Group

The Runnings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. GL51 9NJ

Email: sales@delapena.co.uk Tel: 01242 516341

HONE-ALL PRECISION LTD

Capacity Available – Call us today!

AS9100D, ISO 9001:2015 & Rolls Royce approved supplier for: Deep Hole Boring,

Deep Hole Drilling, CNC Honing & CNC Turning, ø2.5mm – 220mm internal diameter

x over 3 metres long. Prototype to production batch, aluminium to aermet, for the

highest levels of quality and service, contact us for a quote today!

Cherrycourt Way, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. LU7 4UH.

Tel: 0845 555 5111 / 01525 370666 Fax: 0845 555 5222

Email: sales@hone-all.co.uk Web: www.hone-all.co.uk

SUBCON DRILLING LTD

ISO 9001 : 2000 Quality Assured Company. The UK Leader in Ejector Drilling, Gun

Drilling & Honing, fast response and turnaround.

Subcon Drilling, Unit 6, The Heron Business Park, Eastmman Way, Hemel Hempstead.

Tel: 01442 205960 Fax: 01442 205960

Email: subcondriling@aol.com Web: www.subcondrilling.com

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S E R V I C E S D I R E C T O R Y

INSPECTION EQUIPMENT

MIDLAND METROLOGY LTD

Profile projectors, vision systems, hardness testers, granite plates/tables/squares –

used inspection equipment, calibration laboratory.

Unit G3, Little Heath Industrial Estate, Old Church Road, Coventry CV6 7ND

Tel: +44 (0) 2476 638280 Fax: +44 (0)2476 638772 Email: sales@midland-metrology.co.uk

LAPPING

KEMET INTERNATIONAL LTD

70 years experience in Lapping and Polishing Systems and Consumables, fast and

efficient contract Lapping service.

Cuxton Road, Maidstone, Kent ME15 9NJ

Tel: 01622 755287 Fax: 01622 670915

Email: sales@kemet.co.uk Web: www.kemet-lapping.co.uk

PRECISION LAPPING LTD.

16 Marine Way, Hogwood Lane Industrial Estate, Finchampstead, Berks RG40 4RF

Tel: 0118 973 5989 Fax: 0118 973 7241

Web: www.precision-lappping.co.uk

LASER CALIBRATION

C.D. MEASUREMENTS LTD

Specialists in laser calibration of machine tools & measuring equipment. UKAS

accredited. No. 0344 for on site calibration.

Chomlea House, Hadfield Road, Hadfield, Glossop, Derbys. SK13 2ER

Tel: 01457 852929 Fax: 01457 860619 www.cdmeasurements.com

MACHINE TOOL REBUILD

BLUE DIAMOND MACHINE TOOLS LTD

Suppliers of new and used machine tools, rebuilding and repairs, suppliers of new

tooling and sub-contract slideway grinding, CNC retrofitting.

Unit 6B, Hackworth Park Industrial Estate, Shildon,

County Durham DL4 1HG

Tel: 01388 776052 Fax: 01388 774770

Email: sales@bdmtools.co.uk Website: www.bluediamond-machinetools.co.uk

METROL

CNC SYSTEMS LTD

High accuracy sensors. Used on CNC Lathes, Machining Centres and Grinders.

40 Redwoods, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 1JN

Tel: 01932 830492 Mob: 07740 187341

Email: offices@cncsystemsltd.co.uk Web: www.cncsystemsltd.co.uK

PRECISION ENGINEERS / WORK HOLDING

BRM PRECISION ENGINEERS & TOOLMAKERS LTD

Machined Precision Parts, Jigs, Fixtures, Work Holders, Small Fabrications, Press

Tooling.

Unit 3, Brook Street Business Park, Brook Street, Colchester, CO1 2UZ

Tel: 01206 794617 Fax: 01206 793839 Email: bob.rayner@btconnnect.com

PRESS SERVICING MAINTENANCE

CRESCENT MACHINERY

Spares, Repairs, Rebuilding & Onsite Maintenance. All makes of Machines:

Kinghorn, HME, Bentley etc.

Group Rhodes Limited, Unit 21, Calder Vale Road, Wakefield WF1 9RD.

Email: information@grouprhodes.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1924 371161

POWER PRESS REPAIRS LTD.

Spares, repairs, onsite service and maintenance, HME, Rhodes, Bentley etc.

69 Kings Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, B11 2AX Tel: 0121 772 1698 Fax: 0121 772 5323

Email: sales@powerpressrepairs.co.uk Web: www.powerpressrepairs.co.uk

PRESS TECHNIQUES LTD

Rebuild - Refurbishment - Rewire - Upgrade - Service

Press Techniques Ltd, Units 4 & 5, 38 Commercial Street, Wakefield, WF1 5RN

Tel: 01924 291463 Fax: 01924 373133

T.M.A. ENGINEERING LTD

Power Press Specialists, Service, Spares, Repairs, Insurance Inspections,

Maintenance, Guards.

95-111 Tyburn Road, Erdington, Birmingham B24 8NQ

Tel: 0121 328 1908 Fax: 0121 322 2017

Email: sales@TMAeng.co.uk Web: www.TMAeng.co.uk

PRESSBRAKE TOOLING

PK TOOLING

New & Used Pressbrake Tooling supplier for most makes of machines

282 Newton Road, Rushden, Northants, NN10 0SY.

Tel: 01933 355726

Email: sales@pktooling.com Web: www.pktooling.com

PRODUCTION CONTROL SOFTWARE

PSL DATATRACK

Production control software for sub-contractors and precision engineers.

Quotations, Sales & Works Orders, Process Layouts, Stock Control, Purchasing,

Scheduling, Shop Floor Data Collection, Quality & Tooling, Traceability, Financial,

CRM.

Lily Hill House, Lily Hill Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 2SJ

Tel: 01344 827312 or 08456 345931

Email: machworld@psldatatrack.com Web: www.psldatatrack.com

ROLLFORMERS

FORMIT LTD

Design & supply of cold Rollform Equipment & Tooling, Press Feeding & Coil

Processing Equipment. New & Used Machinery For Sale

Unit 6, Morgan House, Folkes Road, Lye, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 8RG

Tel: 01384 895150 Fax: 01384 895303

Email: sales@formit.co.uk Web: www.formit.co.uk

ROLLING MILLS

DURSTON ROLLING MILLS

Rolling mills for all applications

Progress House, Hospital Hill, Waterside, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1PJ

Tel: 01494 535388 Fax: 01494 792966

Email: sales@durston.co.uk Web: www.durston.com

ROTARY TABLES

1st MACHINE TOOL ACCESSORIES

4th & 5th Axis tables and custom-buillt solutions.

1 The Headlands, Downton, Salisbury, Wilts SP5 3JJ

Tel: 01725 514000 Email: enquiries@kitagawaeurope.com

SAWING

ADDISON SAWS LTD

(Sawing machine and consumables specialists. Est. 55 years)

Attwood Street, Lye, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 8RU

Tel: 01384 264950 Fax: 01384 264955

Email: sales@addisonsaws.co.uk Web: www.addisonsaws.co.uk

BEHRINGER LTD

(SAWING MACHINE SUPPLIER ESTABLISHED OVER 100 YEARS )

Subsidiary of the parent company Behringer GmbH, in Germany. Behringer, Behringer

Eisele and Vernet Behringer products

Complete range of billet cutting and mitre cutting, band saws and circular cold saws and

plate saws including Vernet Behringer structural fabrication processing equipment.

Handling equipment to suit specific requirements

After sales and service and support across the UK with next day delivery.

Demonstrations available at our service centre

Tel 01296 668259. Web: www.behringerltd.co.uk

E mail info@behringerltd.co.uk

ADS PRECISION LTD

For all your metal cutting needs. Suppliers of new & used metal sawing bandsaws

& circular saws (from manual to automatic CNC), Bahco bi-metal & carbide

bandsaw blades, spare parts for a wide range of saws, breakdown, repairs &

servicing, lubricants and in house subcontract cutting/sawing, CNC milling, turning

and machining.

710a-716 Penistone Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 2DF

Tel: 0114 2347352 Fax: 0114 2347362

Email: sales@adsprecision.com Web: www.adsprecision.com

JHP MACHINE SALES LTD

UK agents for BEWO and RUSCH Sawing Machinery, Manual to Automatic and

CNC Bandsaws, Automatic Tube Saws, Circular Saws, Blades, Breakdowns,

Spares, Service and Repairs to a wide range of machinery.

EchoENG: A wide range of Machine Tools i.e., Press Brakes, Guillotines, Machining

Centers. Lathes, Mills and much much more.

UK agents for DYNOBEND Bending and Tube end forming Machines.

Unit 2 Phoenix Park Ind Est, Chickenhall Lane, Eastleigh SO50 6PQ

Tel: 02381 942827 Email: sales@jhpengineeringservices.co.uk

PROSAW LTD.

Sawing specialists for 40 years. Complete range of metal sawing machines,

manual, mitre, semi/fully automatic, special application systems. Hydraulic

steelworkers also available 35 - 165 ton capacity.

First class service & support throughout the UK. Spares & consumables available

on a nex day delivery. Demonstrations at Prosaw or at your own premises.

Tel 01536 410999 Fax 01536 410080

Web: www.prosaw.co.uk Email: sales@prosaw.co.uk

SAWS (UK) LTD

Leading bandsaw specialist and metal saw, bandsaw blade supplier.

For advice, spare parts, new bandsaws, aluminium saws, chopsaws, circular saws,

blades or service.

Wealden Industrial Estate, Farningham Road, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 2TR.

Tel: 08448 804511 Fax: 01435 862205 Web: www.sawsuk.com

SCRAP METAL RECYCLING

H. A. MASON (METALS) LTD

Buyers of all non-ferrous scrap metals

Two Woods Lane, off Mill Street, Brierley Hill, West Midlands DY5 1TA

Tel: 01384 79841 Fax: 01384 76414

Email: info@masonmetals.co.uk Web: www.masonmetals.co.uk

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S E R V I C E S D I R E C T O R Y

SERVO MOTOR & DRIVE REPAIRS

EUROSERV LIMITED

Specialist Repairs to all Manufactures of Servomotors, Spindle Motors and Drives +

Associated Equipment.

Unit 16 & 17, Whitworth Road, Armstrong Industrial Estate, Washington, Tyne & Wear

NE37 1PP. Tel: +44 (0)1915 193344 Fax: +44 (0)1915 368707

Email: enquiries@euroservltd.net Web: www.euroservltd.net

SERVICE & REPAIR

INDUSTRIAL MACHINE TOOL SERVICES LTD

Highly skilled engineers will respond quickly. specialists in Grinding Machines.

Unit 11, Castleview Business Centre,Gas House Road, Rochester,

Kent ME1 1PB Charles Thurston, Tel: 01634 844477 Fax: 01634 844599

Email: info@imtsgrinding.com www.imtsgrinding.com

TPH MACHINE TOOLS

Offer Service & Repair on most Metalworking & Fab Machines,

both Electrical & Mechanical

Tel: +44 (0)1708 523916 Email: miket@tphmachinetools.co.uk

Web: www.tphmachinetools.co.uk

Established 1923

SHOT BLAST MACHINE ENGINEERS

DOUG BOOTH & SONS (SHOTBLAST) LTD.

The largest UK stocks of new and re-conditioned shotblast machines of all types.

Olympia Works, Church Street, Ossett, Wakefield, West Yorks WF5 9DG

Tel: 01924 274887 Fax: 01924 262219

Email: paul@dougbooth.co.uk Web: www.dougbooth.co.uk

MNB PRECISION

MNB offer precison services including CNC Milling and Turning, Jig Boring, Spark-

Erosion, Wire-Erosion, Grinding and Shot Peening up 8M long.

Units 3-5 Binns Close, Torrington Avenue, Coventry, CV4 9TB

Tel: +44 (0) 2476 695 959 Fax: 08721116698

Email: info@mnbprecision.com Web: www.mnbprecision.com

SLIDEWAY GRINDING

BLUE DIAMOND MACHINE TOOLS LTD

Suppliers of new and used machine tools, rebuilding and repairs, suppliers of new

tooling and sub-contract slideway grinding, CNC retrofitting.

Unit 6, Hackworth Park Industrial Estate, Sheldon, County Durham.

Tel: 01388 776052 Fax: 01388 774770

Email: sales@bdmtools.co.uk Web: www.bluediamond-machinetools.co.uk

ODIN ENGINEERING LTD

Slideway Grinding up to 1.7 metres x 4.2 metres on WALDRICH COBURG

MACHINES

Unit 4, Fullwood Close, Aldermans Green Ind. Est., Coventry, England, CV2 2SS

Contact: Sam Tel: +44 (0)2476 602622

SPARK EROSION

SES (GLOS) LTD

Suppliers of new and used Spark Erosion Machines, Fast Hole Drills,

Refurbishment, Training, Servicing and all EDM consumables. Specialists in

Glevum, Sparcatron and Hurco equipment.

Unit 19A Lower Road Trading Estate, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2DJ

Tel: 01531637206 Email: service@sparcerosion.biz

SPINDLE BUILD & REPAIR

ROTATECH

Specialising in all types of machine tool spindles, both mechanical &

electromechanical. Complete removal and re-installation service offered.

20 Cavans Way, Binley Industrial state, Binley, Coventry CN3 2SF

Tel: 02476 452600 Fax: 02476 452645

Email: sales@rotatech.com Web: www.rotatech.com

SUB-CONTRACTING - GRINDING

CENTRAL GRINDING SERVICES LTD

Precision Internal & External C.N.C. Grinding, 50 offs up to large qtys, all materials

including Exotics, Carbide & Coatings. ISO 9001-2000.

3A Pomery Drive, Oadby Industrial Estate, Oadby, Leicester LE2 5NE.

Tel: 0116 271 8188 Fax: 0116 271 8199

Email: carl@centralgrinding.co.uk Web:www.centralgrindingservices.co.uk

SUBCONTRACTING – HONING

deLaPena GroUP

Delapena subcontract honing facility provides fast, efficient and cost effective

superior honing service.

With our comprehensive suite of delapena honing machines we are known for

precise, controllable and repeatable honing.

Request a quotation today.

The Delapena GroupThe Runnings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. GL51 9NJ

EmIl: t.elliott@delapena.co.uk Tel: 01242 516341

SUB-CONTRACTING - MACHINING

N.A.B. PRECISION TOOLING LTD

Up to 2 metres Diameter CNC Turning.

Knowl Piece, Wilbury Way, Hitchin, Herts SG4 0TY

Tel: 01462 456565 Fax: 01462 420039

Email: nab_sales@btconnect.com Web: www.nabprecisiontooling.com

SUB-CONTRACTING - SAWING, MACHINING,

MILLING, TURNING & LATHE SERVICES

ADS PRECISION LTD

For all your metal cutting needs. Suppliers of new & used metal sawing bandsaws

& circular saws (from manual to automatic CNC), Bahco bi-metal & carbide

bandsaw blades, spare parts for a wide range of saws, breakdown, repairs &

servicing, lubricants and in house subcontract cutting/sawing, CNC milling, turning

and machining.

710a-716 Penistone Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 2DF

Tel: 0114 2347352 Fax: 0114 2347362

Email: sales@adsprecision.com Web: www.adsprecision.com

THREAD CUTTING

KINGSTON ENGINEERING Co (HULL) LTD

Specialist manufacturers and producers of bespoke Power Screws. We offer a

variety of specialised engineering services and based on using materials and

specifications to suit customer's exact needs, we produce complimentary nuts and

fittings.

Pennington Street, Hull, HU8 7LD

Tel: 01482 325676 Fax: 01482 216438 Mobile: 07901 857045 www.kingstonengineering.co.uk

Email : paul@kingston-engineering.co.uk

TOOL MAKERS

BRM PRECISION ENGINEERS & TOOLMAKERS LTD

Specialist at Tooling for Aluminium and Plastic Collapsable Tubes for

Toothpaste/Packaging.

Unit 3, Brook Street Business Park, Brook Street, Colchester, CO1 2UZ

Tel: 01206 794617 Fax: 01206 793839 Email: bob.rayner@btconnnect.com

JCP SERVICES LIMITED

Tooling For Tin Box & Bakewake Plus Precision Engineers. We specialise in the

manufacture of tin box, bake ware and progressive tooling. Press work also

undertaken. We also offer a large variety of precision engineering CNC machinery.

Unit 50, Wakefield Commercial Park, Engine Lane, Bridge Road, Horbury Junction,

Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 5NW. Tel: 01924 278585

Email: johnpenn50@btconnect.com Web: www.jcpservices.org.com

TUBE MANIPULATION

HLP TUBE FORMERS LTD

Specialists in CNC Bending, Cutting, Welding & Fabrication

Unit 17 Pant Glas Industrial Estate, Bedwas, Caerphilly, CF83 8DR

Tel: 029 2086 2122 Fax: 029 2086 0823

Email: info@hlptube.co.uk Web: www.hlptube.co.uk

VALUATION PLANT & MACHINERY

MARRIOTT & CO.

Professional and Independent Valuers and Auctioneers of Plant/Machinery.

19 East Street, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7SD.

Tel: 01252 712083 Fax: 01252 737613

68 Lombard Street, London EC3V 9LJ. Tel: 020 7868 1716

Email: mail@marriottco.co.uk Web: www.marriottco.co.uk

VERTICAL BORING

N.A.B. Precision tooling ltd

Up to 2 metres Diameter CNC Turning.

Knowl Piece, Wilbury Way, Hitchin, Herts SG4 0TY

Tel: 01462 456565 Fax: 01462 420039

Email: nab_sales@btconnect.com

Web: www.nabprecisiontooling.com

WATERJET CUTTING

CROSS ENGINEERING SWANSEA LTD

Specialists in Waterjet cutting. 2 number twin head Flow machines 4mtr x 2mtr

capacity, any material upto 200mm thickness also sub contract machining and

fabrication capacity

Garngoch Industrial Estate, Gorseinon, Swansea, SA4 9GE

Web: www.crosswaterservices.co.uk www.crossengineering.co.uk

Tel: 01792 893491

WORKHOLDING

1st MACHINE TOOL ACCESSORIES

High quality work holding, fixturing, clamping, chucks & collets available from

stock.

1 The Headlands, Downton, Salisbury, Wilts SP5 3JJ

Tel: 0800 783 0510 Email: enquiries@1stmta.com

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Tayside Machinery Ltd

United Kingdom

Suppliers to the Machinery Trade Worldwide

Citizen Cincom

A32-VII-PL CNC

Swiss Type

Lathe

Year: 2013 /

Low Hours /

with driven

tools.

Mazak Integrex

35Y CNC Lathe

With Y AXIS and

driven tools.

Mazak

Powermaster

CNC Oil Country

Lathe

Spindle Bore:

312mm /

FANUC 18T

control.

HAAS SL-30

CNC Lathe

Year: 2008

Mazak VTC 20 C

Vertical

Machining

Centre

Table Area:

2000 x 510mm

Binns and Berry

TB 808 Gap Bed

Lathe

Capacity:

787 x 2500mm

176 Perth Road, Dundee, Scotland UK DD1 4JS

TEL: +44 (0) 1382 200 797 FAX: +44 (0) 1382 202 853

www.taysidemachinery.co.uk sales@taysidemachinery.co.uk

GAUGES LTD

PENICO ROTARY

GRINDING TABLE

• Converts surface grinders

to rotary work

• Robust construction

For further details contact

Penico Gauges Ltd

Tel: 01274 511044

Fax: 01274 510770

Email:

penicogauges@yahoo.co.uk

Web: www.penico.com

Manufacturing Machinery World, February 2020 39


NEWS NEWS NEWS

STATUS BOARD DISPLAY SYSTEM GIVES JOTA ADVANCED

ENGINEERING REAL TIME CONTROL OF PRODUCTION

Jota Advanced Engineering, the subcontract

precision engineering division of the Jota

Group, has found that investment in the PSL

Datatrack Status Board display system has

brought a new dimension to its successful

business by giving visual real time

information on its key production functions.

Providing CNC machining capabilities

into the wider motor racing, aviation, power

generation, scientific and medical sectors, as

well as internally to the Jota Sport motor

racing and Jota Aviation divisions, the high

precision subcontract engineering company

uses highly sophisticated production

machinery including multi-axis turning

centres with live tooling and five-axis

machining centres, to work to very tight

tolerances, often in difficult to machine

materials. Jota Advanced Engineering is

proud of having achieved ISO:9001

accreditation and is seeking IATF 16949

Automotive accreditation.

After being introduced to the system by a

fellow subcontractor at MACH and

following a subsequent onsite

demonstration, the company initially

invested in PSL Datatrack production control

software in 2016. This replaced the manual

systems which were being used to control

production and record business data. Based

on Excel spreadsheets and Word documents,

this approach was both time-consuming and

difficult to manage efficiently. The company

realised that a slicker, more professional

method of production control and

administration was required for the business,

to manage everything from product

prototyping to batch production.

PSL Datatrack provided the ideal solution

as Director, Ryan Goodger, explains: “The

focus of PSL Datatrack as a company, and

through its software, is right on the precision

engineering sector – a business it knows very

well – and the needs of companies like Jota

Advanced Engineering. The system is very

flexible with its modularity but most

important for us was that PSL Datatrack

could tailor the software specifically for our

requirements.”

The investment gave Jota control of its

customer quotations, sales and purchase

order processing, workshop scheduling,

Shop Floor Data Collection (SFDC),

deliveries and invoicing procedures. It

provided close management of all of these

aspects of the business, obviating the need

for keeping paperwork or customer archives.

It gives Jota highly accurate information

about its business and machining capacity so

that it can keep its commitment to customers

in terms of product quality, traceability and

delivery punctuality. Not only that, but

quotation times were slashed by up to 40%.

Ryan says: “PSL Datatrack sits behind our

precision engineering business. Everything

stems from a customer quotation and when

an order is then received, the information is

transformed into a works order from which

all the subsequent production operations are

evolved before delivery and invoicing is then

taken care of.”

The next stage for Jota was to be able to

see the status of all work passing through the

shop floor in real time. This led to investment

in Status Boards which has become a key

element of the PSL Datatrack system for so

many customers because of their versatility.

Putting Status Boards on display throughout

the factory and in the management offices at

Jota has ensured that clear visual instructions

are available to all departments on any aspect

of production, giving even more control over

manufacturing processes and achieving Key

Performance Indicators (KPIs).

For Ryan, however, that was just one of

the benefits of the multiple Status Boards that

were acquired. “I also love the fact that what

is displayed on the screens is the result of the

customisation that PSL Datatrack undertook

to meet our specific requirements and ideas.”

The result of the discussion between Jota

and PSL Datatrack was a “traffic light”

system for the Status Boards on the shop

floor that can be clearly read and easily

understood by all operatives, allowing them

to identify any possible bottlenecks in

production and rectify these. The screens

show the sequence of jobs that are going

through the factory at any time and those

that are planned for the following day. A

green light indicates when a specific machine

is going into production mode and an amber

light shows that a machine has been set,

ready to go into production. The red light

highlights that it is yet to be set for

production.

Meanwhile, four Status Boards in the

management offices are used for production

planning. They use information stored in

various PSL Datatrack modules to display

critical information on machine capacities or

free hours, alert management as to which

jobs may be falling behind schedule, to

highlight jobs going out of the door and to

show materials coming in or overdue from

suppliers. “This real time information allows

us to make important decisions on moving

production around, to keep customers fully

informed and to monitor or chase suppliers'

deliveries if late,” says Ryan.

The benefits to Jota from investment in

the Status Boards have been immense,

ensuring any urgent actions for either the

shop floor or company management are not

missed. As information is dynamically kept

up-to-date, any instructions relating to

specific customer jobs can be immediately

generated. “Status Boards display the

information that we want to know and have

been customised by PSL Datatrack to suit our

needs. Our relationship with Geoff Gartland

and his team is enabling Jota Advanced

Engineering to go from strength to strength,”

concludes Ryan.

Tel: +44 (0) 8456 345931

Email: sales@psldatatrack.com

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Online Auction Sale - Final Phase

TOS Plano Mill, Skoda & TOS Lathes, TOS Grinder,

Holroyd Milling Machines, Welders & Various Capacity Overhead Cranes

surplus to the ongoing requirements of Howden CKD Compressors s.r.o.

In Association with

Bidding Ends: Wednesday 26th February 2020 at 3pm (UK Time)

∙Tos Kurim FRPD16X30 4-Head Plano Mill, Table size: 6m x 1.6m

∙Skoda SIU 250T Heavy Duty Centre Lathe, 11m Between Centres, 4 Way Bed,

Internal Grinding Head, Milling/Drilling Head, 2500mm Dia Chuck, Steadies (1985)

∙Nagel Vertical Hone

∙TOS BPV 40 Vertical Spindle Reciprocating Table Surface Grinder,

Magnetic Chuck 2m x 410mm

∙TOS Type SU90A Lathe, 920mm 4-Jaw Chuck, 3.3m Distance Between Centres

∙Holroyd Model 5A Pump Rotor Milling Machine

∙Holroyd Model 5AC Pump Rotor Milling Machine

∙Various Spares for Holyroyds, Drive Shaft, 4-Jaw Chuck

∙ZTS Stavostroj KSP 02 Chopsaw

∙MEZ Brumov WTU 315-3 Welder

∙MEZ Brumov Model WTU 315-30 Mig Welder

∙MEZ Brumov Model WTU 315-3 Mig Welder

∙REHM Trans Wig 200G Welder

∙ESAB Aristo 400 Arc Welder

∙Trafco II Transformer

∙Qty Chuck Jaws with Riser Plates for CKD Blansko VTL

∙Riser Blocks ∙Qty of ISO 60 Tooling

∙Qty Sub & Tadsnina 12,500kg Twin Beam Overhead

Travelling Gantry Cranes -

Capacities: 12,000kg to 63,000kg

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ADVERTISERS INDEX

1st Machine Tool Accessories . . Inside Back Cover

Accurate Laser Cutting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Amada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Bearings Warehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Blue Diamond Machine Tools Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Citizen Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Front Cover

CNC Systems Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Cottrill & Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

EMO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Excel Machine Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7

Guhring Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Hexagon Production Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

IGUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

ITC Tooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

ITC Big Kaiser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

MACH 2020 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

ManTech Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover

Mills CNC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

New Century Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Penico Gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

RK International Machine Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Schunk Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

SEC Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Southern Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Subcon Drilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Tayside Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Technova Precision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

WG Challenor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Zebra Worldwide Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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WARRANTY

Show room location: CPS Industrial Etsate, Neweld Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 3ET

CALL US on: 0121 541 1444

Web: www.mantechmachinery.co.uk

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