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Manufacturing Machinery World - June 2020

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CONTENTS JUNE 2020

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Bavaria-based company, BoKa

Automatisierung, has developed a new,

contactless solution for coronavirus testing.

Instead of medical personnel, the prototype

machine uses a video system and a FANUC

robot to guide tests and collect samples.

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CASE STUDY

SUBCONTRACTOR INVESTS 30 MILLION IN FACTORY EXPANSION,

INCLUDING THREE-MACHINE FIBRE LASER CUTTING CELL

Sheet metal fabrication and CNC machining

subcontractor Inishowen Engineering, which

has just celebrated its 25th anniversary, has

dramatically increased the size of its production

facility in County Donegal. It follows an €11

million investment in a new, 160,000 sq ft

factory, which opened on the company's sevenacre

site in Drumfries in early 2019.

As part of the expansion programme, which

started in April 2017, an extra €19 million has

been spent on new machine tools, a pair of

robotic welding stations, and new finishing

equipment including shot blasting booths, wet

and powder painting lines and a nano

pretreatment and electrophoretic coating

facility.

In addition to the replacement of a CNC

tube bender and a plasma cutting machine with

more modern plant and the purchase of another

large machining centre, other new machines on

site include a 12 metre by 2 metre capacity, 6

kW, flat-bed fibre laser cutting centre that

arrived in 2018. It joined two 4 metre by 2 metre

capacity models of similar power installed in

2015 and 2017. All are BySprint Fiber Laser

machines manufactured by Bystronic in

Switzerland and supplied by Bystronic UK,

Coventry.

On site also from the same source are seven

press brakes as well as a machine for CO2 laser

cutting tube up to 305 mm diameter by 12,500

mm long. Additionally, during the spring of

2019 Bystronic supplied and installed an

automated sheet storage and handling system

that continually loads and unloads material to

and from the three flatbed lasers, reducing the

manning requirements on these machines

whilst also improving productivity.

Inishowen Engineering's owner and

managing director Michael McKinney

explained, “Underlying this latest round of

investment is our diversification from

concentrating mainly on the agricultural,

quarrying and mining sectors to supplying

firms manufacturing materials handling and

transportation equipment, including forklifts

and multi-purpose tractors.

“In all of the industries we serve, component

parts and assemblies we are asked to produce

are becoming larger so that customers can

minimise welding when manufacturing their

products, hence the need for machines capable

of processing 12 metre long sheet and tube.”

In the case of the tube laser cutting machine

in particular, which was delivered in the second

quarter of 2019, he added that this new offering

to customers sets the company apart from most

subcontractors in Ireland and also in the UK,

broadening its capability considerably and

preventing work from being lost to competitors

with CNC tube processing capacity.

The tube laser can complete in five minutes

what might take four hours of manual milling

and drilling on different metalcutting machine

tools. Moreover, some components cannot be

produced at all by conventional means, so

OEMs' design departments now have greater

design freedom, knowing that more complex

parts can be produced and at an economical

price.

On the subject of the Bystronic handling

system, which comprises two 10-metre high

storage towers with 82 locations for 4 metre by

2 metre sheet, together with loading and

unloading equipment for the three fibre lasers,

Mr McKinney said that formerly the only

reason for the machines being idle was due to

material not being fed to them quickly enough.

Now that sheet supply has been automated,

it is delivered much faster to the shuttle tables,

enabling virtually uninterrupted production.

He estimates that output from the two smaller

machines is up by 30 to 50 per cent. Previously,

the subcontractor was perpetually 400 to 500

hours behind with laser cutting but within three

weeks of the lasers being supplied with sheet

from the Bystronic storage system, the backlog

had disappeared. A further advantage of

automatic material feeding is that it is now

easier to promote rush jobs to the top of the

queue.

The two smaller fibre laser cutting machines

in Drumfries replaced models with 6 kW CO2

power sources, installed in 2007 and 2010. Mr

McKinney advises that the former technology is

five times as productive when processing 2 mm

mild steel, cutting at 40 m/min. The advantage

declines somewhat as sheet thickness increases

- up to 12 mm is regularly cut - but the sheer

speed of the fibre machines across all gauges

only serves to underline the need for efficient,

automated delivery of material to the point of

cutting.

Michael McKinney commented, “The

BySprint Fibers not only cut significantly faster

but also cost less to service and run, as there are

no optics or need for assist gas and electricity

consumption is much lower. Moreover, the

greater reliability means that we are confident

leaving the machines running unattended

overnight.”

The increasing size of components going

through the factory necessitated a press braking

cell to bend up to 12 metre lengths, hence the

installation at the start of 2019 of two Bystronic

Xpert 6-metre, 650-tonne capacity press brakes.

They are positioned side by side so that they can

be used individually or in tandem, mirroring an

earlier purchase of a pair of 400-tonne / 4-metre

press brakes.

However, half of all profiled sheet that is

folded in the factory is less than one metre in

length. It was the reason for the purchase in

2015 of an Xpert 40 one-metre, 40-tonne

capacity press brake that Mr McKinney points

out is at least one-third faster at bending smaller

components than larger machines.

The extra speed translates into higher

productivity and in addition, the machine does

not draw as much power, just 7.5 kW instead of

typically 30 kW for a big press brake, so

electricity bills are lower. The acquisition was so

successful in raising the profitability of smaller

component production that two years later the

folding department added the next larger

model in the Xpert range with 1.5 metres / 80

tonnes capacity

Summarising the latest phase of his business

expansion programme, which is just coming to

fruition, Mr McKinney concluded, “There is a

trend towards OEMs downsizing their in-house

manufacturing, reducing their capacity and

outsourcing more assembly operations in order

to cut costs.

“However, for subcontractors to win this

business, they need to invest in the best and

most modern production equipment to satisfy

customer demand and expectation. That is why

we have standardised on Bystronic laser cutting

and folding machines since buying our first C02

BySprint in 2007.

“Smaller firms may struggle to finance the

acquisition top-end machines, but only by

doing so is it possible to obtain high quality

coupled with competitive cost-per-part

production.

“Especially when producing assemblies,

which accounts for two-thirds of our

throughput, accuracy in all areas of machining

is essential to avoid time-consuming fit-up

difficulties and the same applies in our

customers' factories.

“Inishowen Engineering's latest €30 million

investment allows us to leverage the

advantages of high precision combined with

competitive pricing and is a clear statement of

our intention to become one of the foremost

one-stop-shop fabricators in Europe.”

daniel.thombs@bystronic.com

www.bystronic.com

4 Manufacturing Machinery World, June 2020



NEWS NEWS NEWS

MANUFACTURERS URGED TO TAKE ‘SKILLS PLEDGE’

TO PROTECT PIPELINE OF APPRENTICES

One of the UK’s leading training providers

has launched a new campaign to ensure

apprenticeships are protected as

manufacturers seek to find ways of coping

with the Covid-19 pandemic.

In-Comm Training, which operates three

academies at Aldridge, Bridgnorth and

Shropshire, is asking firms in the West

Midlands to sign-up to its ‘Skills Pledge’,

which will see them commit to supporting

apprentices, raising the profile of vocational

learning and ‘upskilling’ their workforces.

‘Powering the Engine’ will last for over a

year and will ensure industry does not

sacrifice the investment and time it has

channelled into developing the talent they

are going to desperately need to help reignite

the economy now that lockdown is starting

to ease.

Eight companies have already taken one

of the pledges, including Brandauer, CHH

Conex, Glassworks Hounsell, Gotronic,

Holbourne Industrial Plastics, Kiyokuni

Europe, MET Recruitment and Valen

Fittings.

Bekki Phillips, Managing Director of In-

Comm Training, explained: “The impact of

Covid-19 has turned the economy upside

down and many firms are trying to work out

how they navigate their way through the

crisis, making a lot of tough decisions in the

process.

“We had noticed that a few firms were

starting to let their apprentices go due to

cost-cutting and wanted to address this

before it becomes a major issue for young

people and for an economy that is staring at

a major talent drain.”

She continued: “There has been too much

progress made in bridging the skills gap for

us to just sit back and watch this happen, so

we’ve decided to do something about it by

launching the In-Comm Training Skills

Pledge.

“Companies can sign-up for one, two or

all three of the options and in return we offer

a range of tangible incentives and our own

commitment to lobby Government on their

behalf, so that we can secure as much

assistance as possible to support skills

development in these difficult times.”

The three pledges for the ‘Powering the

Engine’ campaign include:

• Apprenticeship Ambassadors - the

company and an apprentice will give up one

hour of their time to participate in promoting

the benefits of apprenticeships

• Skills Support for the Workforce - a

commitment to put some of its staff through

upskilling courses over the next 12 months

• Apprenticeship Recruitment – to recruit

one or more apprentices every year

Companies taking part will receive a

specific incentive depending on the pledge

they take and these range from a free skills

audit and report, to free Learning Mentor

courses and 5% off the cost of upskilling

courses (when they cost over £500).

For every firm that signs up, In-Comm

has also committed to manufacturing five

visors for the NHS or local care homes.

Bekki concluded: “We want to get people

talking about skills and highlighting the

huge benefits apprentices can bring to the

bottom line of a business, regardless of which

sectors they operate in.

“This could be through social media

campaigns, taking part in virtual

networking, writing thought leadership

articles or contributing video case studies.

Let’s keep training on the agenda so we

continue to have new talent coming through

the ranks.

“Apprenticeships can also be used to

upskill an existing employee, so they develop

new skills and are more flexible to the

business. A lot of levy paying companies are

still having to shoulder costs so they might as

well make the most of the situation.”

In-Comm Training has delivered in excess

of 40 different trailblazer apprenticeships to

800 apprentices over the last twelve months.

All of these have been written in

partnership with world class industrial

partners to ensure the technical content is

right for their current and future

requirements, whilst all individuals apply

their learning on machinery and equipment

that will futureproof them for years to come.

The company has recently been named as

one of the training providers for a new skills

fund run by the West Midlands Combined

Authority (WMCA), which means firms do

not have to pay the 5% contribution to take

on an Apprenticeship, saving up to £1350.

For further information or to take

the Skills Pledge, please visit

www.in-comm.co.uk/skills-pledge

or follow @incomm_training on

twitter.

6 Manufacturing Machinery World, June 2020


DRILLING

DOWN

PRICES

‘Always Excel’

Colliery Lane, Exhall, Coventry, United Kingdom . CV7 9NW

www.excelmachinetools.co.uk

sales@excelmachinetools.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)24 7636 5255

/excelmachinetools

/AlwaysExcel

UK PARTNERS FOR GERMAN STURMER GROUP


NEWS NEWS NEWS

SET-UP TIMES

CUT, THEN

REDUCED AGAIN

US-manufactured CHICK System 5

workholding equipment, supplied in the UK

through sole agent 1st Machine Tool

Accessories, Salisbury, (www.1mta.com) is

helping to increase productivity and

efficiency in the machine shop of Axminster

Tools & Machinery (www.axminster.co.uk),

located in Axminster, Devon.

The company is an on-line and high street

retailer of tools and machinery that it imports

from global suppliers. However it chooses to

manufacture some machine accessories,

notably jigs and chucks, including the

popular Clubman SK80 woodturning chuck,

in-house to ensure consistently high quality.

Historically, standard wind-up vices were

used to fixture components for machining on

CNC mills and machining centres, but as

production levels rose they became too

inefficient. Several years ago a new, still ongoing

job came along that required

particularly accurate clamping of multiple

small parts, namely steel jaws for chucks.

Conventional vices were not suitable, as it

was impossible to present a sufficiently large

number of parts to the spindle. An initial

workholding solution was to use a steel

fixture plate machined to retain the parts by

bolting them individually into position. The

problem with that was the two hours it took

to change over to produce the next batch.

To provide a solution, 1st MTA proposed

its CHICK Qwik-Lok system. It significantly

reduced set-up times, as the jaws secure

components quickly and to high repeatability

for milling and drilling. One large part can be

clamped between two jaws but to allow more

parts to be loaded at a time, more usually a

pair of components, or multiples, are held in

two stations. Aluminium jaws machined

with the profile of the parts to be held ensure

they are retained firmly during machining.

Turning a single handle advances the two

movable Qwik-Lok jaws simultaneously

towards a fixed central jaw to clamp the

parts, which also has the effect of cancelling

the opposing forces and creating a reliable

reference point for machining. A beneficial

side effect of clamping more parts faster was

a rise in walk-away time, allowing operators

to be more productive in other parts of the

factory.

Once Axminster Tools & Machinery

adopted this procedure, clamping several

steel mounting jaws in each Qwik-Lok

station, productivity was dramatically

increased. The machine operator is able to

change over up to six Qwik-Loks on a

vertical machining centre (VMC) table in half

an hour, four times faster than when

previously using the bespoke steel fixture

plate. Moreover, the latter had the drawback

of potentially causing damage to the cutter in

the event of a programming error, whereas

this is not the case with aluminium jaws.

The machinable soft jaws were soon

found to be a versatile solution to other

clamping problems, such as how to retain

chuck bodies without the risk of the

cylindrical components rotating during

machining. Again these parts were

previously bolted to a fixture plate,

necessitating a half-hour set-up time,

whereas now the bodies are swapped in the

line of Qwik-Lok jaws in a couple of minutes.

Axminster Tools & Machinery initially

decided to mount the units directly onto the

machining centre table, but it meant that

when a clamp was removed it was timeconsuming

to realign the unit for a new job.

To avoid this, two years ago Jake Knight,

head engineer at the Innovation and

Manufacturing Department in Axminster,

decided to invest in a CHICK foundation

plate for two 3-axis VMCs on-site, a Mazak

VCN-530C and one of a pair of VTC-200Ms.

Manufactured to suit the size of the

machining centre table, the cast iron plates

have a grid of accurately drilled holes at 50

mm centres with hardened bushings and

threads at each location that allow Qwik-

Loks to be positioned anywhere over the

surface rapidly and repeatably to an accuracy

within 10 microns. The use of round and

diamond pins at two positions allows the

Qwik-Loks to be located and mounted

quickly and easily.

Alpha-numeric labelling of the grid

enables unerring relocation of each base and

jaw set so that the same program can be used

every time a job repeats. All unused holes in

the plate are sealed with plugs to prevent the

ingress of swarf, which could compromise

location accuracy.

Mr Knight confirmed, “Overall, we use

about 20 Qwik-Lok bases and have three

times as many soft jaw sets machined to hold

a multitude of components that we machine

from stainless and other steels through to

aluminium and plastics.

“We have chosen CHICK’s 1040 base size,

with a jaw width of 100 mm and an overall

length of 400 mm, as this supports a majority

of the components and accessories we

produce for the products in our catalogue.

“In another project, 1st MTA also

regularly supplies us with machinable steel

chuck jaws for our four Mazak turning

centres. They are especially useful for

clamping various rotational parts to a high

degree of concentricity for turning, such as

chuck bodies for our woodturning lathes.”

www.1mta.com

8 Manufacturing Machinery World, June 2020



NEWS NEWS NEWS

BERNARD HOLMES CONTINUES TO BENEFIT FROM

MODULARITY OF PSL DATATRACK

Bernard Holmes Precision Limited initially

invested in PSL Datatrack production control

software in order to streamline their entire

production process from initial quotation

through to final invoice. The decision was

based on the desire to acquire ISO 9001 as

many customers were demanding that their

major supplier of subcontract engineering

services should be accredited. Production

Director Russell Thackray had recognised

that the company's manual paper-based

administration systems were simply not up

to the required level to achieve the

accreditation.

Some seven years later the company can

look back with pride on having achieved ISO

9001, just four months after implementation

with zero non-compliance, and also on the

way it has developed in the intervening

years. The goal of attracting more work from

larger organisations in different industries

continues to be successful and today the

company has 18 CNC machines alongside a

busy manual machine shop. PSL Datatrack

remains at the core of the company's success.

Continuous investment in the software

has seen Bernard Holmes extend its initial

PSL Datatrack sales and invoicing modules

into an all embracing package that helps run

the business. Job Costing and Shop Floor

Data Collection (SFDC) were added back in

2014, with Gauge Calibration added more

recently in 2019. Supplier and Works Non

Conformance may be added in the future to

enhance quality assurance.

Russell Thackray says, “One of the

attractions of PSL Datatrack has been the fact

that you can add additional modules

whenever you need them and know that they

will be compatible with those that you

already have. The software grows with us

and helps us to take the business forward.”

Although PSL Datatrack is essentially an

off-the-shelf system, the adage that there is

not one system in use that is the same as

another is also true, owing to the

customisation that is readily available for any

aspect of the software's functionality. This

includes custom reports and documents. For

example, there are different styles of invoice

for different Bernard Holmes customers and

sometimes a customer can request something

specific: “We have a customer who likes to

see the cost of individual parts on our goods

delivery notes, so the price can be checked as

they are booked in. PSL Datatrack can easily

accommodate that type of request,”

comments Russell.

Russell would seriously recommend

investing in PSL Datatrack to any similar

company looking for ISO 9001 accreditation.

“The auditors were very impressed. It made

the company's presentation highly

professional with company and procedural

information available with just a few clicks of

the mouse.”

The availability of PSL Datatrack and the

information it provides is now vital to

Bernard Holmes. The system tracks

everything that is being produced on a daily

basis, providing management with instant

information and allowing close control of the

business. Data is entered once at the

quotation stage and reused throughout the

rest of the process, saving time by preventing

the need for manual retyping of information.

“We have come a long way from our

original paper spreadsheets and all the

administration that went along with

managing them. It took a few days of high

quality induction training by PSL Datatrack,

backed up by technical support and a short

period inputting customer information, then

we were up and running with the software.

Growing the business has been the main aim

and we would not have been able to do that

so well without the PSL Datatrack team who

have supported us all the way,” concludes

Russell.

Tel: +44 (0) 8456 345931

sales@psldatatrack.com

www.psldatatrack.com

10 Manufacturing Machinery World, June 202


SUPPLIERS OF QUALITY USED MACHINE TOOLS

CINCINNATI V 750 VMC C/W

FANUC

MAZAK NEXUS 510 C

C/W 4TH AXIS

HAAS TM 3P CNC MILL

C/W 4TH AXIS

BRIDGEPORT VMC 800 30

COLCHESTER TRIUMPH 2000

LATHE C/W DRO SYSTEM

XYZ SMX 3500 CNC MILL

A 2017 M/C

HARDINGE VMC 600

C/W FANUC CONTROL

JONES & SHIPMAN 540 GRINDERS

( 5 )

AJAX 330 BM BANDSAW

DOOSAN 220C LYNX CNC LATHE

WITH FANUC

JONES & SHIPMAN 1300 COLCHESTER TRIUMPH 2000

REFURBISHED LATHE

WANTED SURPLUS MACHINES

HAAS MINIMILL 2012 MACHINE

KELLENBERGER KEL-VARIA RS

175 – 1000 CNC GRINDER

C/W HEIDENHAIN CONTROL

HARDINGE TALENT 6/45 CNC

LATHE C/W FANUC CONTROL

JAKOBSEN 1832 SURFACE

GRINDER


NEWS NEWS NEWS

ESAB ROGUE COMPACT MMA/LIFT TIG INVERTERS OFFER

INDUSTRY-BEST COMBINATION OF PERFORMANCE, PRICE

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products today

launched Rogue, its new series of portable

and affordable MMA/Lift TIG inverters with

professional arc performance and controls

such as adjustable hot start and adjustable

arc force.

These units measure 343 x 153 x 264 mm

and feature ESAB’s next-level control

technology to produce a smooth welding arc

with all types of MMA electrodes. The Lift

TIG (DC TIG) function provides positive arc

starts without the use of high frequency. All

Rogue models deliver a stable TIG arc down

to 10 amps, giving welders the control they

need to work on thin metal or delicate

components.

“Rogue will cause the industry to re-think

its perception of power, performance and

price,” says Bartosz Kutarba, Global Product

Manager – Light Industry Equipment, ESAB.

“Welders with Rogue’s capabilities often cost

twice as much.” Users include mechanical

contractors and those in general fabrication,

maintenance and repair, rental, process pipe,

food/beverage, farming and home

workshops.

Rogue features digital meters visible up

from 25 m away, and an optional remote

controller allows users to adjust current

settings without needing to go back to the

machine. A robust fiberglass-molded

housing is built to withstand impact, and the

weather resistant, IP23S rating makes Rogue

suitable for use in tough applications.

The initial launch includes four Rogue ES

models: Rogue ES 150i (150A maximum

output), Rogue ES 180i (180A maximum

output), Rogue ES 180i Pro (180A maximum

output) and Rogue ES 200i Pro (200A

maximum output). Rogue ES 150i, 180i Pro

and ES 200i Pro have a duty cycle of 25% at

nameplate output, while the ES 180i has an

output of 170A at 20% duty cycle.

PROFESSIONAL FEATURES

Rogue Pro models run on 90 – 270V 1-ph

input, enabling users to work in a wide

variety of locations. Flexible automatic input

voltage compensation ensures a steady

welding arc throughout the entire input

power range, which makes them ideal for

main power sources with dirty power and

generator power, which often fluctuates.

Pro models also feature Power Factor

Correction (PFC), so they draw less than 15A

of current. As a result, users can use a smaller

circuit breaker and reduce the worry of

nuisance trips when welding at full output.

Using the latest technology PFC circuit also

enables welding with up to 100 m of cable

extensions, further increasing location

flexibility. Rogue Pro models weigh 8.25 kg

because of the PFC circuit, while Rogue 150i

and 180i weigh 6.8 kg.

All Rogue models offer adjustable hot

start and arc force control. Hot start increases

current beyond the set value for a few

milliseconds to help establish the arc. It

especially helps with low-hydrogen

electrodes, which can be notoriously

difficult-to-start. Arc force control increases

amperage when the voltage drops below a

preset threshold. As a result, operators can

hold a shorter arc length without the

electrode sticking, which is beneficial when

welding in narrow gaps, in corners and outof-position.

Compared to other welders, Rogue units

feature a higher open circuit voltage (OCV),

which also promotes better arc starts. The

Rogue ES 150i/180i has an OCV of 63V and

the Pro models have an OCV of 78V.

Rogue comes with a shoulder strap,

plastic case and rugged work cable (3 m) and

electrode holder (5 m cable), both with 50

mm dinse connections.

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is a

recognised leader in the welding and cutting

industry. From time-honored processes in

welding and cutting to revolutionary

technologies in welding and cutting

automation, ESAB’s filler metals, equipment,

and accessories bring solutions to customers

around the globe.

www.esab.com

12 Manufacturing Machinery World, June 2020


Handle moulds and dies up to 1,600 kg easily

Different cart configurations for maximum ergonomics

Table height adjusted hydraulically

All feature extensive safety equipment

Manual or electrically driven

Find out more at

www.roemheld.co.uk

or call 01462 459052

Roemheld workholding. Driving Innovation through Manufacturing

Manufacturing Machinery World, June 2020 13


NEWS NEWS NEWS

COVID-19 IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ENGINEERING

GO FURTHER IN BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, the

change in our behaviours under lockdown

has already reduced our CO2 emissions,

waste production and unnecessary

consumption.

But a leading engineer says the time is

right for engineering to do even more on

cleaner transportation, renewable energy,

water use and, importantly, a circular

economy that has room for all.

Alan Lusty, CEO and founder of the

multidisciplinary engineering firm, adi

Group, has seen how well people are pulling

together and believes now is the perfect

opportunity for businesses to not only

redouble their environmental efforts but to

sharpen their focus on the sustainability of

our local communities and skills

development.

He explained that the engineering sector,

along with all parts of the economy, should

work to continue the sense of unity through

and long after the current crisis, aiming to

find solutions to some of society’s other

pressing issues.

“We have seen a quite remarkable change

in such a short space of time,” Alan said. “I

have been in business for 30 years and,

although we have had our challenges, we

have never encountered anything on this

scale before.

“But I’m really encouraged by what we’ve

seen in terms of crisis mitigation from our

suppliers, our customers and our teams. The

way people have responded has been

fantastic. Everyone is pulling together to

overcome problems nobody would have

factored in last Christmas.

“We will get past the crisis. There will be

bumps in the road but we will make it to the

other side. The key then will be to harness

this newfound spirit for the long-term and

use it to help us solve other problems.

“Chief among those is, of course, the

environment. If we can keep going in this

vein, we can galvanise British ingenuity to

find new ways of doing things that help

minimise, or even reverse, the negative

impact of climate change. But our ambitions

shouldn’t stop there.”

adi Group was recently awarded a

Platinum accreditation by EcoVadis, the

world’s leading universal provider of

sustainability rankings. Rating 81 out of 100

across 21 different indicators, the Group

went one better than the Gold ranking it has

held since 2015 to cement a spot in the top

one percent of thousands of sustainable

businesses in more than 110 countries

worldwide.

For Alan, the Platinum rating was rooted

in adi Group’s broadening of its conception

of what ‘sustainability’ is and he believes

other businesses will benefit by following

suit.

“As an industry and as individual

companies, we have to understand our

responsibilities in a new way. Sustainability

isn’t just about the climate and pollution. It

involves us developing a deeper appreciation

of the duty we have to our partners and the

debt we owe to the communities in which we

operate.

“This crisis has given us an urgency that

we can take forward into the new reality that

emerges. We should use it to address the

skills gap, for example, that threatens UK

engineering. We should look to open up new

employment for people in our local areas,

particularly for those who have lost out due

to the pandemic and for a younger

generation struggling for the same

opportunities mine enjoyed.

“It’s circular. If they prosper, so shall we

and vice versa. The same logic applies, when

you scale things up to the national and global

levels, and there is no reason why we can’t

do just that. It will take time and a lot of

ambition and hard work but there are huge

gains to be made and to be shared by us all.

“We were always going to have to play

our own individual roles in building a

sustainable future. And the chances are

governments will compel us further in that

direction after the crisis is dealt with, so we

should act now.

“All the evidence I have seen in recent

weeks tells me that, when we pull together in

pursuit of the common good, we can really

make things happen. I believe now is the

time that together we sustain our collective

efforts in that spirit, so everyone one of us

can enjoy a sustainable future.”

www.adiltd.co.uk

14 Manufacturing Machinery World, June 2020


Tel : +44 (0) 161 330 4242

Fax + 44 (0) 161 343 1347

Email : hq@newcentury.co.uk

www.newcentury.co.uk

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Heidenhain TNC 530, speeds to

20000rpm, HSK40, 5 axis, X=500

Y=450 Z= 400 C= 360° B= -65/ +110

, WPT pallet changer £POA.

AgieCharmilles CUT E350 CNC wire

eroder, New 2015, AC Cut HMI CNC

control, 5 axis, Auto wire feed,

collision protection, 820 x 680 x

245mm max work piece £POA.

Hwacheon Cutex 200S CNC lathe,

Installed 2009, Fanuc OiT, tool setter,

speeds to 600rpm, tailstock, 56mm

spindle bore, 300mm max

dia,300mm max length £POA.

Mazak QT Nexus 200-IIM CNC lathe,

New 2010, GF Flex 100 Gantry

loader, C axis, live tools, 65mm bore,

Matrix CNC, speeds to 5000rpm, 380

x 541mm capacity £POA.

Huron VX12 vertical machining

centre, New 2012, Siemens 828

CNC, handwheel, through spindle

coolant, 1400 x 630mm table, X=

1220 Y= 600 Z=610mm, as new

£POA.

Doosan VC 500 vertical machining

centre, Fanuc 21i MB, BT40, speeds

to 8000rpm, through spindle coolant,

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

570mm capacity £POA.

Bystronic Edwards Pearson PR6 60

X 2550 CNC press brake, Cybelec

Modiva 12 CNC,6 axis, tooling,

Fiessler laser guards, crowning,

2050mm between frames, 60 tons x

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Trumpf Trubend 3120 CNC press

brake, New 2009, Delem DA65 TW 6

axis CNC, 2690mm between frames,

347mm max stroke, crowning, 120

tons x 3100mm capacity £POA.

Haas ST30 diamond cut wheel CNC

lathe, First installed 2017, 500 hours,

cad cam package, will cut alloy

wheels upto 22in diameter £POA.

Harrison Alpha 1400U CNC lathe, Ex

MOD, little use, Fanuc 21iT, Parat tool

post, speeds to 2500rpm, 54mm

spindle bore, 400 x 1250mm capacity

£POA.

Mazak VTC 30C vertical machining

centre, Mazatrol M Plus, ISO 40,

speeds to 10000rpm, swarf conveyor,

2000 x 670mm table, X=1660 Y=760

Z=760mm capacity £POA.

Bridgeport 460/16 vertical machining

centre, Heidenhain 426, spindle

speeds to 10000rpm, BT40, 840 x

360mm table, X=490 Y=340

Z=480mm capacity, Superb

condition £POA.

Mori Seiki SL45B/1500 CNC lathe,

MSC 516 CNC, swarf conveyor,

speeds to 1500rpm, 12 station turret,

104mm bar capacity, 490 x 1530mm

capacity £POA.

Mechanicy FWA 41M Universal

milling machine, Pendant control,

horizontal attachment, tooling,

ISO40, speeds to 1300rpm, 2000 x

400mm table, DRO £POA.

Danobat CP420 AN Automatic

bandsaw, NC control, hydraulic

vices, coolant, 420mm max round,

420 x 420mm max rectangle cutting,

800mm table height £POA.

Biesse Klever 1530GT CNC routing

machine, New 2012, PC based

control, HSK tooling, toolchanger 8

stations, 24000rpm, X=3085mm Y=

1560mm Z=160mm capacity £POA.

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NEW PRODUCTS – NEW PRODUCTS – NEW PRODUCTS

SILVERLINE – INNOVATION

EXTENDS ITS ADVANTAGE

Making changes to what is your most

popular product can pose significant risk, but

in the case of CERATIZIT Group’s SilverLine

solid carbide milling cutters, taking those

calculated risks has paid significant

dividends for customers with improved

performance from the totally updated range.

SilverLine has been part of the WNT (one

of CERATIZIT Group’s competence brands)

product range for over 10 years, so it was

time to look again at this key product and

update it not only with the latest in cutting

tool technology, but also expand its

application range with new cutters being

added to the already extensive portfolio.

While cautious not to make change for

change’s sake, the development team was

tasked with improving the three key

elements that give a solid carbide tool high

performance, namely the carbide substrate,

Equipped with a pair of 600 W (optionally 1

kW) lasers, the new Lasertec 30 Dual SLM

(selective laser melting) machine expands

DMG Mori's portfolio of additive

manufacturing (AM) equipment and

provides an efficient production solution

based on the powder bed process. The two

lasers in the optics module can build either

one component or several workpieces in

parallel, providing flexibility to meet

different order situations.

The scan field of each laser covers the

entire chamber area, enabling build rates of

up to 90 cm³/h and raising output by as

much as 80 percent compared with singlelaser

machines. Active cooling of the build

area allows users to remove finished

components more quickly and so prepare

orders faster, leading to a further increase in

productivity.

The software automatically recognises

which scan strategy is the most efficient for

each job, ensuring that the machine always

operates optimally. The adjustable focus

diameter of the laser spot from 300 microns

coating and geometry. The changes made to

all three elements in SilverLine work in

harmony to deliver significant

improvements in metal removal rates and

tool life.

The new substrate along with changes to

cutter geometry have enabled the creation of

a completely new core to the SilverLine

cutters. Increasing flute numbers allowed for

a larger core diameter to be created, this in

turn generates much greater cutter rigidity

and reduces cutter deflection with tensile

strength increased by 50 per cent, thereby

increasing overall process security. This

along with associated changes to the chip

gullet and the addition of through tool

coolant also improved chip flow, reduced

cutting forces and the cutter generates less

heat and noise, while allowing cutting data to

be increased between 20 and 40 per cent

(material dependant) while tool life increases

by as much as 50 per cent. Maximising this

new performance is the use of the latest

Dragonskin coating, this latest development

of CERATIZIT’s multilayer coating is silver

in colour and is compatible with most

materials including stainless steel or steel,

flame-cut, uncoated or scaled billets. The

high temperature resistance of the coating

makes it suitable for either wet or dry

machining applications, with exceptional

service life in either application area.

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down to 50 microns results in high accuracy

melting. Another feature is a permanent filter

with a lifetime of more than 3,000 hours that,

due to automatic passivation of metallic

particles, offers a high level of operational

safety.

DMG Mori has retained the ergonomic

design of the Lasertec SLM series, which

provides good accessibility for maintenance

and to the build chamber. The intelligent,

material-specific rePLUG unit for powder

supply has a closed circuit under inert gas,

allowing the powder to be exchanged easily

and without contamination within two

hours.

www.dmgmori.com

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When it comes to improving tool life and

performance, there are few things more

important than lubrication.

Using specialist high-performance

lubricants – and using them properly – has

been proven to increase tool life by up to oneand-a-half

times. Multiplied over many

expensive tools, that can add up to a

significant operational saving.

FUCHS Lubricants’ water-miscible

cooling lubricants in the ECOCOOL range

are exceptionally durable and economical in

terms of consumption.

Thanks to their excellent lubricating

properties, they achieve extremely high

machining and cutting performance.

There are more than 10 products in the

ECOCOOL range for a variety of functions.

FUCHS is set to unveil a new member of

the product family, ECOCOOL GLOBAL 20,

a globally-approved water miscible cutting

and grinding fluid for automotive

component manufacturers.

On top of industry-leading products,

FUCHS also offers quality monitoring

services thanks to the introduction of its

innovative Fluids Live system. Already

utilised by more than 100 companies globally

– many of which are based in the UK

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16 Manufacturing Machinery World, June 2020


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NEW PRODUCTS – NEW PRODUCTS – NEW PRODUCTS

LANTEK OPTIMIZES THE MANAGEMENT OF THE FIBRE

LASER HEAD WITH INTELLIGENT COLLISION AVOIDANCE

Lantek, multinational focused on the

development and sale of

CAD/CAM/MES/ERP software solutions and

pioneer in the digital transformation of

companies in the metal sector, has introduced

Intelligent Collision Avoidance (ICA), a new

and revolutionary algorithm that it has

developed to minimize potential collisions

between the head of fibre laser cutting machines

and the contours of the sheet metal during the

cutting process.

With this development, the company has

taken another step further in its commitment to

working towards full automation and

unattended cutting, minimizing the risk of

machine shutdowns due to collisions. It

increases productivity by significantly reducing

the possibility of interruptions caused by a

collision that renders the cutting head unusable.

Lantek's ICA algorithm, which combines

various measures for avoiding collisions

between the cutting head and the parts that

have already been cut, adds new strategies and

techniques which include controlling the

cutting of parts while considering nearby

contours (configurable within a range), thus

reducing the collisions that occur between the

head and any unstable contours when cutting

the raw material.

Lantek's new algorithm is able to detect

exactly which components and scrap elements

of the sheet metal pose a potential risk,

bouncing and positioning themselves on top of

nearby contours or becoming rotated, posing a

risk to the movements of the cutting head.

When this is detected, the system automatically

assigns one or more micro-cuts. As the cutting

of the sheet metal advances, the system can

define a safe cutting path, allowing the user to

choose to cut parts as soon as possible or at the

end of the sheet metal machining. Also, if this

last finishing process for mini-cuts comes into

conflict with potentially unstable contours, the

system moves automatically to an area without

conflict.

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NEW, LONG LASTING CERAMIC LOCATING PINS AND

REST PADS NOW AVAILABLE FROM NORELEM

Norelem, one of the leading standard

component specialist, has introduced a new

range of ceramic locating pins and rest pads to

its portfolio, offering long lasting, robust

performance to engineers and manufacturers.

Typically made from metal, these products

are used for controlled, fine tolerance

positioning of a workpiece along jigs and

fixtures and must be able to withstand repeated

use and forces in industrial environments.

Alongside the metal versions that norelem

already offer, the new ceramic locating pins and

rest pads provide engineers with even longer

lasting performance. Made from an innovative

metal-ceramic compound known as Cerazur®,

they are designed to be impact resistant and are

incredibly durable, making them resistant to

wear and tear that can lead to compromised

positioning.

Ceramics are becoming increasingly popular

across machine and plant construction

professionals as they offer dependable

performance. The basis of the Cerazur®

material is zirconium dioxide. The inorganic

material is pressed into shape as powder, then

milled in green machining and finally sintered.

In the final processing stage, the workpieces are

ground to their exact standardised dimensions.

As well as being more resistant to wear

through their high abrasion resistance, the new

ceramic components also have a high

temperature stability property, meaning they

are less subject to expansion and contraction

that can lead to positioning errors.

www.norelem.co.uk

POWER, COMFORT AND DURABILITY DELIVERED BY

FUJI’S NEW 5-INCH GRINDER

Fuji has launched a new high power 5-inch

angle grinder that provides excellent durability

in a compact size. The new FA-65 grinder

delivers exceptional performance in heavy

metal applications, enabling operators to

increase productivity.

The FA-65 grinder provides 1.9hp power

and the governed motor maintains the

rotational speed under challenging working

conditions, so the tool delivers optimal

performance. It has an exceptional power/size

ratio and it ranked among the highest

performing grinders in their class, which is

typically only reserved for specialist tools.

“Such a high-power level is typically found

in larger 7-inch grinders,” says,” Clément

Baylion, Global Product Marketing Manager at

Fuji. “Through clever design we have been able

to supply high power but without

compromising on durability, and in a compact

size to meet our customers’ demands for high

industrial-level performance.”

The high power is handled by a heavy-duty

bevel gear which has a long life and minimal

service requirements; it can runfor 1000h

without maintenance. As a result, operators can

save time and costs associated with their

maintenance regime.

The grinder’s high performance is thanks to

Fuji’s gear cooling system, which helps

minimise wear of the helical bevel gear and

pinion. In the system some exhaust air is passed

through the gear, thereby lowering the

temperature and enabling the tool to last longer.

It is also lubricated by air oil to withstand the

high power. Furthermore, the grinder isrobust

with a full metal housing to protect the tool

from the arduous environments found in metal

working industries.

The FA-65 grinder is easy and convenient to

use with a trigger that has been designed

according to industrial applications, user habits

and safety. Moreover, safety is also enhanced

because the grinder supports proper disc

installation. It features large flanges which help

prevent disc breakage and an adaptable guard

is secured with two screws.

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NEW PRODUCTS – NEW PRODUCTS – NEW PRODUCTS

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At a time when hygiene and cleanliness in

everyday life is widely reported in the media,

isn’t it time we adopted this approach to the

workplace? With the world in a state of

heightened alertness to hygiene, it is with

perfect timing that the ROCOL SCRUBS

ultra-strong cleaning towels have now been

registered by NSF under the C1 classification.

Clean hands in the workplace, and not

just at home is a message we should all be

adopting. For instances where there is no

water source available in the workplace, the

ROCOL SCRUBS ultra-strong cleaning

towels are perfect for keeping your hands

clean.

This classification means that the ROCOL

SCRUBS wipes are safe for use in inedible

product processing, non-processing areas

and exterior areas of food and beverage

processing facilities. Any product being used

in an application where there is any risk of

the contamination of the food or beverage

item must be registered by NSF in the most

suitable category for the application.

The citrus-alcohol based formula in

SCRUBS hand cleaning wipes is combined

with a tough, textured towel to loosen,

dissolve and absorb dirt and grease leaving

your hands truly clean. SCRUBS are ideal for

use where soap and water are not available

such as in the field maintenance, breakdowns

or where a quick clean is required during a

working operation.

Achieving NSF C1 classification for

SCRUBS wipes gives engineers operating in

these environments peace of mind that

SCRUBS are safe for use in parts of their

factory. The wipes are designed to remove

the build-up of dirt, tar, oils, grease and

general grime from hands quickly and

effectively without soap or water. The

formulation of the wipes locks in dirt,

preventing it from transferring back onto

users’ hands.

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MAPAL IMPROVES MILLING

PERFORMANCE WITH NEW LINE

MAPAL has now expanded its highperformance

milling portfolio with the

addition of the new OptiMill SPM family of

milling tools for processing aluminium and

steel.

As the industry evolves to increasingly

powerful machine tools, end users can now

optimise the full potential of these machine

tools with the new OptiMill-SPM milling

cutters that are available in two formats, the

‘Rough’ and the ‘Finish’ series. Both new tool

designations have impressive characteristics

for customers to exploit, especially during

the machining of aerospace structural parts

made of aluminium and aerospace alloys.

Optimised infeed machining depths, as

well as the highest feeds during roughing,

are possible with the new OptiMill-SPM-

Rough. The reason for this performance is the

innovative knurled roughing geometry that

ensures the power consumption during

machining is significantly lower compared to

tools with a straight cutting edge.

Furthermore, the heat introduction into the

part is minimal due to the excellent plunging

characteristics of the tool. The new 3-flute

OptiMill-SPM Rough is available with

diameters of 12, 16, 20 and 25mm with corner

radii of 2, 3 and 4mm to prolong tool life and

prevent edge chipping during heavy-duty

cutting. With a short flute length of 1.5XD

and polished flutes, the OptiMill-SPM Rough

has been designed for high material removal

rates with vibration and cutting forces

minimised due to the smooth cutting action

of the tool.

For finishing contours and pocket walls,

even at large depths in a single pass –

MAPAL has revealed the OptiMill-SPM-

Finish. This new end mill prevents swarf

wrapping even when operating in corners

with enormous tool contact and high

machining loads. The optimally designed

cutting-edge geometry ensures there is no

vibration during the machining. The chip

flutes are polished and as a consequence chip

removal functions optimally. Like the

OptiMill-SPM Rough, the new OptiMill-

SPM-Finish is available in diameters from 12

to 25mm with imperial variants available

upon request. The uncoated 4-flute end mill

is offered with corner radii from 2 to 4mm

and is the perfect choice for aluminium

machining.

www.mapal.com

SEE THE LATEST TIMESAVERS

DEVELOPMENTS FROM THE

COMFORT OF YOUR DESK

Launched to coincide with the arrival of its

latest deburring, edge rounding and

finishing machine, the 22 Series WRBW, the

Timesavers online virtual showroom

(www.timesaversint.com/ onlineshowroom/)

provides access to all the

information customers may need, including

video tours of each machine. While face-toface

meetings are difficult, if not impossible

during the current Covid-19 pandemic, this

online portal provides potential and existing

customers with the information they need to

move towards a solution for efficient sheet

metal processing.

While the complete Timesavers product

range is available to view in the online

showroom, the current focus is on its latest

development, the 22 series 600 WRBW,

which combines all of the technological and

mechanical developments in the larger 32

and 42 series deburring machines, such as a

uniform and even result, even wear of the

tooling, high production capacity, and

industry 4.0 functionalities in a 600 mm wide

platform. The 22 series WRBW is now the

most compact rotary brushing machine that

delivers premium Timesavers deburring,

rounding, and finishing results.

Ideal for customers with smaller

production demands and associated budgets

the 22 Series WRBW is constructed with a

vacuum belt to transfer parts through the

first abrasive belt to remove burrs, prior to

processing by the four rotary brushes to

round external and internal edges (and

remove laser oxide skin if specified), with a

second belt providing the surface finish

requirements to deliver perfectly deburred

and rounded parts. Its arrival marks the

completion of the Timesavers RB range for

premium deburring and rounding at every

budget and capacity.

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online-showroom

20 Manufacturing Machinery World, June 2020


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Join us at the 2021 National Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition on the 27th & 28th of January

2021 to hear from an impressive line-up of manufacturing leaders, academics and government

agencies who will engage in a stimulating blend of key note addresses and debates.

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ROBOTICS & AUTOMATION

ENSURING THE SUCCESS OF THE

‘COBOTICS’ MOVEMENT IN 2020

By Martin Walder, VP Industrial Automation at Schneider Electric

With the UK manufacturing industry under

increasing pressure to deliver more at a

lower cost, the coming years will see

manufacturers take steps to create a

completely ‘smart’ factory floor.

Thanks to recent advancements in

technologies, most notably with the

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), using

smart technology is feasible for a greater

number of manufacturers. However, a truly

‘smart factory’ is one that is completely

digitised with a high level of automation and

connectivity throughout its whole supply

chain.

There is a significant increase in the

demands for robots, and indeed cobots, as a

result of rising wages and skill shortages. As

automation developers introduce better

sensing/vision capabilities, ever more

complex applications can be tackled. More

responsive safety systems will also allow

cobots to work alongside humans with

greater flexibility, improving productivity,

hygiene and safety.

Robots are being used to carry out tasks

previously performed by humans, but in just

a fraction of the time. Robots are being

applied to the food and beverage industry to

assist in functions including; packing,

handling, quality control and even

maintenance.

THE EXPLOSION OF ‘COBOTICS’

Like many industrial processes, food and

drink production is always at risk from

human error, which can cause downtime,

poor quality and product loss, ultimately

increasing costs. To minimise these risks and

protect the production line, we are seeing the

introduction of ‘cobotics’ - compact, easy-touse

and collaborative robots to work

alongside humans.

As automation developers introduce

better sensing capability and more

responsive safety systems, the application of

robotic equipment in this space will only

increase – paving the way for improved

interaction so that complex processes can be

completed faster, more easily and more

safely.

With this change comes an additional

benefit for a skills-poor industry struggling

to attract engineering expertise. The cobotics

movement doesn’t replace humans, rather it

simply frees up highly skilled workers time

for more value-add activity.

MINIMISING THE RISKS

We are beginning to see how this

collaboration can minimise risks to

employees working on the factory floor.

Robots are able to perform more dangerous

and repetitive jobs that can often be

hazardous for humans, such cutting and

slicing. In turn, this allows workers to apply

their skills elsewhere. It also eases the social

implications of the trend, ensuring the two

parties can work in harmony towards

productivity goals, while tackling the

problem of engineering expertise retiring out

of the workforce.

With increasingly sophisticated sensors

and more highly functional robotic

equipment, the collaboration between

humans and machines on the factory floor is

imperative to ensure uniformity and

efficiency. This is because robots not only

reduce the chances of human error, but also

because they manage resources to achieve

the best margin. For example, food

manufacturers such as bakers have started to

notice increased productivity and quality as a

result of incorporating smart technologies

into their equipment. Connecting these

devices has shown it is possible to control

speed, precision and the volume of

ingredients, combining high turnover with

consistent quality.

THE JOURNEY TO SUCCESS

For food manufacturers to ensure that they

are getting the most out of their food lines,

it’s important that they implement robotics

and analytics. Ultimately, the only way to

protect the food line from human error or

equipment failure is to gather a greater

insight into processes – with the capability to

react in real-time. If we are to progress and

take manufacturing to the next level,

incorporating robotics into the production

line is a vital part of this and the health and

longevity of the sector relies on it.

For the ‘robotics and cobotics’ movement

to thrive, we must educate our workforce on

its benefits and capabilities. With greater

understanding, will come greater

implementation and proficiency. Over the

next ten years, we expect to see it proliferate

and manufacturers to reap the benefits of

greater efficiency, profitability and

performance. At the same time, any

manufacturing operations that do not adopt

digital technologies will get marginalised – if

not lost. Ultimately, legacy/non-connected

technologies do not fit into the digital

ecosystem, where analysis and optimisation

are fundamental.

We are set to see more manufacturers

recognise the true benefits of smart

manufacturing. In the meantime, increased

data insights and connectivity will lay solid

foundations for new, and more effective

business models.

www.se.com/uk

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ROBOTICS & AUTOMATION

FANUC-ROBOT SUPPORTS CONTACT-FREE

CORONAVIRUS MASS TESTING

Bavaria-based company, BoKa

Automatisierung, has developed a new,

contactless solution for coronavirus testing.

Instead of medical personnel, the prototype

machine uses a video system and a FANUC

robot to guide tests and collect samples.

If put into practice, the innovative system

could reduce the risk of infection at test

stations and free up urgently needed medical

personnel for work in hospitals, nursing

homes and public health agencies.

The fully automated test works either as a

"drive-in" or “walk by” procedure. Those

suspected of having contracted coronavirus

approach the test station by car or on foot.

Video instructions guide them step by step

through the process.

At the beginning, each person disinfects

their hands and scans their identity card. It is

also possible to pre-register and receive a

code for registration in advance. The

personal data is then assigned to a test tube

with a barcode. A FANUC robot scans the

barcode and hands over the test stick to the

technician, who performs the test

independently with the help of video

instructions. Finally, the robot takes over the

used test tube - and stores it until it is

transported to the laboratory.

"To ensure that each test is useable, the

swab collection can be monitored via camera

transmission by a medically-trained person,"

explains Severin Bobon, co-owner of BoKa

Automatisierung.

As the video system and robots perform a

number of the important steps, a doctor can

control several test stations simultaneously.

This reduces the workload on other

physicians and facilities that are mass testing.

The automated system could also be used to

perform quick tests.

"Depending on the length of the

explanatory video, a test takes between four

and six minutes," says Bobon.

As the test system is designed for two

people at the same time, around 500 samples

could be collected contact-free per day and

per system in 24-hour continuous operation.

"FANUC robots are used with great

success in many areas that are dangerous for

human workers or where processes are

constantly repeated, especially in industry

and its surroundings," says Ralf

Winkelmann, Managing Director of FANUC

Deutschland GmbH.

"We would be delighted if our robots

could help to make coronavirus testing safer

and more efficient in the future, thereby

making an additional positive contribution to

many people in the current difficult everyday

life."

The cell uses a six-axis FANUC LR Mate

200iD/7L long-arm robot with 911 mm

reach. To save space, the control system is

located under the worktable. To keep the

work surface in the cell free for trays of test

tubes, the robot is suspended. This allows the

LR Mate to work to both sides of the

worktable.

In order to not deprive the German

healthcare system of unnecessary test

equipment for the construction of the cell, the

simulation was undertaken with comparable

tubes. The trays for holding the test tubes can

be easily adapted to the requirements of

individual laboratories.

If the prototype designed by BoKa

Automatisierung is well received in the

healthcare sector, the contact-free

coronavirus test could soon be ready for use.

www.fanuc.eu/uk/en

24 Manufacturing Machinery World, June 2020


ROBOTICS & AUTOMATION

COBOT VS. ROBOT: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

The coronavirus outbreak has raised the profile

of automation and how it can lend a helping

hand to component manufacturers struggling to

cope with the impact and effects of the

pandemic.

Whilst some manufacturers may be waiting

for the lockdown to be lifted before they fully

explore automation’s potential in their

workplaces. Others have ‘bitten the bullet’, and

are actively investigating how automation, and

specifically robotics, can help them remain

productive and profitable now…and in the

future.

Prior to making any investment in robotics

manufacturers need to make some fundamental

decisions - one of the most important being the

type of robotic system that’s right for them.

In this article Peter McCullough, Product

Manager (Doosan Robotics), explains the

differences between Industrial and

Collaborative robot technology, for those

manufacturers preparing to take the plunge.

“In the post-pandemic world

manufacturers, across all industries and sectors,

will no doubt be exploring the potential of

automation and robotics and whether they are

an investment worth considering.

“If and when they do they’ll be faced, early

on, with an important question: What type of

robot is right for my operation and application?

“Most component manufacturers will have

external partners and suppliers (as well as inhouse

resources) who can help guide or even

spec the system but, even if that’s the case, it’s a

good idea to have a baseline understanding of

the technologies and terms involved to help

navigate the waters and ask to right questions.

“The first decision is a fundamental one:

Industrial vs. Collaborative robots?

“Industrial robots are what most people

RARUK Automation is again pushing the

boundaries of automation flexibility with the

introduction of the SMARTSHIFT tool changer.

Designed to operate with all models in its

Universal Robots (UR) range of collaborative

robots, the system cuts production time and

errors and allows companies to scale-up

capacity with ease.

SMARTSHIFT tool holder attaches to the

wrist of the robot, enabling it to quickly and

easily switch from one tool to another. This

allows several tools to operate in the same area,

to complete a particular set of tasks. As a result,

the tool changer reduces set-up times and

provides greater versatility. It increases scope

for production to be rationalised and floorspace

freed up for other tasks.

This highly durable system is easy to set-up

manually but is best used in tandem with the

URCaps shortcut platform for UR-approved

accessories and peripherals. Having taught the

robot the tool gripper centre point by simply

Peter and Cobot.jpg: Peter McCullough,

Product Manager (Doosan Robotics), Mills

CNC Automation.

imagine when envisioning a robot on the shop

floor - a big, heavy robot, caged off toiling away

welding car chassis after car chassis twenty four

hours a day with no worker in sight. These

‘industrial’ robots complete dull, dangerous

and repetitive tasks quickly and more

accurately than workers ever could.

“Collaborative robots (cobots) are a more

recent development where robots work

alongside humans rather than replacing them.

Cobots, like their industrial counterparts, are

designed to perform receptive, monotonous or

error-prone tasks - freeing-up time for an

operator to devote to more complex, creative

and value-adding tasks.

“It is estimated that by 2025 cobots will

comprise 34% of total robot sales, and these

estimates were provided before the coronavirus

outbreak. (Much of this growth is anticipated to

occur from those SME companies who,

operating in High-Mix/Low-Volume (HMLV)

production environments, realise the flexibility

SCALE-UP CAPACITY WITH SMART

TOOL CHANGING

moving it into the tool gripper, the user simply

programmes the selected tool to perform the

required operation. The process takes a matter

of minutes.

For more information on SMARTSHIFT and

to see it in action in an automated welding

application go to:

www.rarukautomation.com/collabor

ative-robots/tool-changing/

and productivity-boosting potential of

collaborative robot technology).

“For SME’s understanding the strengths and

limitations of both robot types is critical to chart

a successful future. Choosing the wrong type

can restrict future growth and be expensive;

choosing the right course can ensure more

efficient production processes and reduce costs

immediately and long into the future.

Robots: Speed and power

“One of the main advantages of industrial

robotics is the speed they can perform complex

tasks, and the payloads they can handle: both

exceed that of cobots. Because industrial robots

are often integrated into more specialised

manufacturing systems than cobots - they can

deliver significant productivity gains.

“However, because of the speed and force

provided by industrial robots, substantial safety

systems are required to ensure that safety is

maintained. The integration of such powerful

systems - and the safeguards required - come

with a higher price tag than cobots.

Cobots: Enhanced abilities

“Although cobots operate at lower speeds

and payloads than industrial robots their

(relative) low cost, inherent safety and

flexibility, easy integration and operation and

‘collaborative’ nature means (application

dependent of course) that they can deliver

significant productivity improvements and a

fast return on investment.

“The innovation in the cobot sector, not just

from system manufacturers, but also from

accessory, software and end-of-arm tooling

suppliers has widened their appeal and

application potential.

“The capability and acceptance of cobots is

clearly increasing, and as countries emerge

from coronavirus lockdowns and work

restrictions, it is likely that adoption and use of

the technology will grow exponentially.

Making the right choice

“So, how can you determine whether an

industrial robot or collaborative robot is best for

your manufacturing operations?

“The first step is to determine exactly what

you want to accomplish - be it increased

production and output, increased worker

safety, reduced scrap levels etc. - and where you

intend (i.e which part of your operation) to

deploy your automation system.

“Next talk to organisations and experts who

can help you realise your objectives, and offer

sound and insightful advice.

“(Here at Mills CNC Automation we can

supply manufacturers with tried and trusted

industrial and collaborative robot systems and

solutions - and both can be seen in action at our

Technology Campus facility in Leamington).

“Lastly undertake an audit to see which

robot solution makes the best financial and

operational sense for your needs - now and in

the future.”

www.millscnc.co.uk

Manufacturing Machinery World, June 2020 25


Simple, precise, fast processes: these are the

requirements of Cartesian robots. They are

used for such things as pick & place

applications, sorting systems and medical

technology. igus has now developed a line

and room linear robot for large workspaces.

The two new kinematics systems allow users

to move up to 5kg. Both linear robots are

available directly from stock with no

minimum order quantity.

The drylin line and room linear robots

consist of pre-configured linear modules,

aluminium linear axes, NEMA stepper

motors and encoders. The line robot is for

simple pick & place tasks, transporting loads

of up to 50 N in a workspace of 800x500mm

ROBOTICS & AUTOMATION

BIGGER, STRONGER, FASTER: NEW

IGUS DRYLIN LINEAR ROBOTS FOR

COST-EFFECTIVE AUTOMATION

Eyes’ advanced, affordable 2.5D vision adds depth perception and

parts recognition for all leading robotic arms, offering seamless

integration, one- picture calibration, intuitive programming, and

none of the complexity of existing vision systems. Eyes can be

flexibly mounted both on the robot wrist or externally, making it

ideal for almost any unstructured application in need of vision

guidance.

Eyes is ideal for sorting a wide variety of objects or for CNC

machine tending with metal parts that are defined by outer shape, as

well as many other pick-and-place applications where orientation is

important. Eyes also offers depth perception within its affordable

and easy-to-deploy 2.5D vision.

Eyes can be easily mounted on the robot wrist or externally, and

integrates seamlessly with all leading collaborative and light

industrial robot arms through OnRobot’s One System Solution, a

unified mechanical and communications interface based on the

at a maximum speed of up to 1m/s. For more

complex tasks, the room robot can transport

loads of up to 50 N in a workspace of

800x800x500mm at a maximum speed of

0.5m/s. Two ZLW toothed belt axes and one

GRR gear rack axis ensure precise guidance

and lubrication-free operation.

In addition to the stock items, users can

assemble their own linear robot with strokes

of up to six metres at www.igus.co.uk/

drylinEconfigurator and request a quotation

from igus. Depending on customer

requirements, axis length and various motors

can also be configured with such items as

energy chains and cables from igus.

www.igus.co.uk

NEW ROBOT

GRIPPER HAS

SERVICES

BUILT IN

A robotic gripper with zero point clamping

for automated pallet exchange on machining

centre tables without their own media supply

has been introduced by the Stark division of

the Roemheld group. It is available in Britain

and Ireland through subsidiary company

Roemheld UK, Hitchin.

The services needed for clamping and

releasing the workpiece, whether hydraulic,

pneumatic or electrical, are all transferred to

the clamping plate via a multiple coupling

integrated into the robot's pallet gripper. The

system is supplied to suit a user's

requirements and is a cost-effective, entrylevel

solution to automated production that

may be retrofitted at any time.

Implementation is short owing to the

system's standardised coupling and flexible

modularity. Process safety is assured by air

blow removal of swarf and automatic

checking of correct component seating,

clamping and release.

Email: Terry@Roemheld.co.uk

Web: www.roemheld.co.uk

ONROBOT LAUNCHES “EYES”, A 2.5D VISION SYSTEM

company’s Quick Changer, now an integrated part of all OnRobot

products.

www.onrobot.com/en

26 Manufacturing Machinery World, June 2020


EXPORT BOOM

LANDS QUEEN’S

AWARD FOR

ARROWSMITH

ENGINEERING

A Coventry-based aerospace supplier that

has pivoted to supply critical parts for

ventilators is celebrating after it received the

Queen’s Award for International Trade.

Arrowsmith Engineering, which employs

76 people at its Bayton Road factory, secured

the prestigious accolade after it recorded a

996% increase in export activity over the last

three years, supplying precision components

to global manufacturers including Rolls-

Royce, GKN, ITP and Siemens.

The company’s parts are used in

aerospace engines, landing gears and air

frames, with recent wins seeing sales rise to

£7.6million and investment in the latest CNC

robotics paving the way for 10% growth in

2020.

Bosses at the firm believe the Queen’s

Award will play an important role in further

expansion in Brazil, Germany, Singapore,

Spain and the United States.

“This is the highest honour a company

can achieve and is a fitting tribute to the

strides we have made to become a global

aerospace supplier,” explained Jason

Aldridge, Managing Director at Arrowsmith

Engineering.

“To be able to display the Queen’s Award

logo on our letterhead, in marketing material

and across all of our communication

channels will be a massive boost to our

business and will definitely generate new

opportunities in overseas markets.”

He added: “Importantly, the award is a

massive thank you to our staff, who continue

to go above and beyond in meeting the

exacting standards of the aerospace sector,

and in recent weeks, the NHS ventilator

push.”

Arrowsmith Engineering, which is part of

the Aero Services Global Group, has been

lending its manufacturing expertise to

support the frontline fight against COVID-19

after being invited by Rolls-Royce Control

Systems and Rolls-Royce in Derby to join

their ventilator supply chains.

Despite having 25% of shop floor staff

self-isolating, the company responded

immediately to the nationwide effort by

creating a dedicated team to produce

prototype and production parts for the

Smiths ventilator assembly line.

In total, more than 60,000 ventilator

components have been delivered and a

further order has now been placed to

manufacture prototype parts for a new type

of ventilator currently undergoing testing.

ROBOTICS & AUTOMATION

“Our team are working two, 12-hour

shifts every day and night to deliver the

volumes expected, with all of the initial parts

now supplied and being assembled,”

continued Jason, who is also Chairman of the

Coventry & Warwickshire Aerospace Forum

(CWAF).

“This has been a phenomenal effort by

everyone involved and we have successfully

been able to transfer our precision aerospace

engineering knowledge to create the

necessary tooling and tolerances required for

life-saving parts.”

He concluded: “All of this has been

carried out with the Government’s social

distancing measures in place, hence splitting

the shifts in two and ensuring that 85% of

office staff are set-up to work from home.

Our staff are fantastic, we have to protect

them as well as supporting the NHS.”

Arrowsmith Engineering is a specialist in

precision turning, milling, thread rolling and

grinding, providing components to

aerospace tier 1s and primes in titanium,

nimonics, stainless steel, exotic metal and

engineering plastics.

The company has also recently been

awarded the ADS SC21 Silver Award for

delivering world class manufacturing

performance, with ‘On Time in Full’ at 98.5%

and quality running at 99.95% for the past

twelve months.

www.arrowsmitheng.co.uk

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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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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

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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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

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 LIMITED

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

Processing Equipment. New & Used Machinery For Sale

Unit 3, City Estate, Corngreaves Road, Cradley Heath, West Midlands B64 7EP.

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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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

S E R V I C E P R O V I D E R S - I n c r e a s e y o u r c u s t o m e r b a s e f o r l e s s t h a n £ 2 a w e e k

32 Manufacturing Machinery World, June 2020


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, June 2020 33


NEWS NEWS NEWS

INVESTMENT

DRIVE FOR

LISTER AS IT

TARGETS

GROWTH

THROUGH THE

POWER OF MAN

One of the UK’s longest established

providers of engineering services and

supplies is targeting further growth after it

pressed the button on a £300,000 investment

drive.

James Lister and Sons, which after 146

years is still in family ownership, is in the

process of installing a new Enterprise

Resource Planning (ERP) system across its

seven sites and has just taken delivery of a

new CNC bending machine to support a 20%

rise in its tube manipulation division.

The company has also agreed to become

the 10th member of the Manufacturing

Assembly Network (MAN), a unique

collective of sub-contract manufacturers and

an engineering design agency that works

together to win orders and share best

practice.

Bosses at the firm believe strength in

numbers and championing UK industry will

help it overcome the current Covid-19

uncertainty and provide the foundations for

future expansion following Brexit.

“We are very proud of our British heritage

and this was a key driver in us targeting

involvement in the MAN Group and we see

membership potentially opening up £1m of

new opportunities in the first twelve

months,” explained Peter Davies, Chief

Executive at Lister.

Adam Cunningham, Chairman of the

Manufacturing Assembly Network,

concluded: “Lister is a great addition to the

group and we are all excited to be able to

offer industry-leading tube manipulation.

“Peter and his team are also passionate

about developing the engineers of the future

and promoting UK manufacturing, two

things at the heart of the MAN philosophy.”

www.lister.co.uk

EFFICIENT PRODUCTION OF

SHEET METALWORKING TOOLS

German press brake tooling and guillotine

shear blade manufacturer, UKB Uwe Krumm

GmbH, Burbach, whose products range from

60 mm to 6,000 mm in length and weigh from

a few hundred grams to several tonnes, has

14 machining centres on its shop floor.

Across all of the equipment, which is also

employed for general subcontract

machining, only two types of vice are used

regardless of the size and geometry of the

component and the material being processed.

The workholding devices are supplied

exclusively by the Hilma division of the

Roemheld group, whose factory is in nearby

Hilchenbach. There are around 90 vices in

use from the firm's NC160 and VL160 series.

Supply of these products in the UK and

Ireland is through subsidiary company

Roemheld UK, Hitchin.

Standard base length of the vices is 750

mm, providing a clamping range of 508 mm,

sufficient for most of UKB's workpieces,

while various top jaws enlarge the range to a

maximum of 772 mm. Configurations vary

from five vices on the smaller milling

machines in Burbach up to 14 vices on a

DMG Mori DMF 600 linear 5-axis model with

a six-metre X-axis.

UKB's head of production Peter Diehl

said, "We use the vices for everything from

simple 3-axis operations to complex, 5-axis

machining applications requiring multiple

set-ups. They are highly precise, always

dependable and easy to use."

In view of the requirement for high

precision machining, typically to within ±

0.01 mm, Mr Diehl attaches special

importance to process reliability.

The workholding systems, which are

either manually operated or hydraulically

actuated by hand or a foot switch, are

mounted in either a horizontal or vertical

orientation. They can be configured in

numerous ways for optimum flexibility to

simplify process routes and are quickly and

easily adapted to suit different workpieces.

Mr Diehl advised that the vices and the onsite

service provided by Hilma are very

reliable, reducing machine downtime to a

minimum.

Terry@Roemheld.co.uk

www.roemheld.co.uk

NEW STORAGE SYSTEM

INTERFACE AUTOMATES SHEET

METALWORKING

Automated material flow offers

manufacturers significant time and cost

savings. With this in mind, KASTO has

introduced a new system for efficiently

transferring material automatically between

its sheet metal storage towers and flat-bed

processing plant, such as laser cutting

machines and turret punch presses. It enables

minimally attended production, achieves

high throughput speeds and relieves staff of

the laborious and potentially risky task of

handling large metal sheets.

Suitable not only for manufacturers but

also sheet metal stockholders that add value

to the material they supply, the automated

handling system is customisable to suit the

user's requirements and the size of sheet

being processed. Compatible with KASTO's

UNITOWER and UNILINE computercontrolled

storage systems, the compact,

space-saving interface ensures that it can be

easily integrated into almost any sheet metal

production environment.

www.kasto.com

34 Manufacturing Machinery World, June 2020


NEWS NEWS NEWS

PROTOTRAK

UPDATE ADDS

EVEN GREATER

EASE-OF-USE

When the latest version of the world-leading

ProtoTRAK control system was introduced it

brought with it a range of benefits to improve

programming efficiency and ease of use, all

based around the 15.6 inch touchscreen that

put all of ProtoTRAK’s advantages at the

users’ fingertips. As with all successful

products, to maintain their advantage

development has to be continuous, with the

latest update ProtoTRAK users of the control

on XYZ RMX Bed Mills can further simplify

the programming of complex parts, such as

islands in pockets.

New and existing users can take

advantage of the islands in pockets feature

by utilising the optional DXF converter,

which can be added at time of ordering the

machine or as a straightforward retrofit for

existing XYZ RMX Bed Mills. With this

option installed it is a simple process of

importing the DXF file into the ProtoTRAK

RMX control and the creation of the island

program, for single or multiple islands in

pockets, is created in the same easy way as

any other machined feature in ProtoTRAK.

The program toolpath can then be verified

on-screen, with an estimated cycle time. For

further reassurance a 3D solid model of the

machined part can be generated.

“ProtoTRAK remains at the forefront of

programming technology for use on our XYZ

bed mills and lathes and continues to be the

‘go to’ control for those making the step from

manual to CNC operation, and for those

looking for a machine/control combination

that can simplify their manufacturing

processes. ProtoTRAK’s popularity has

continued through the current Covid-19

pandemic, with customers continuing to

order and take delivery of ProtoTRAK

controlled machines, with over 250 machines

being delivered in the past six months,” says

Nigel Atherton, Managing Director, XYZ

Machine Tools.

www.xyzmachinetools.com

Manufacturing Machinery World, June 2020 35


Upcoming Online Auction Sales

For Full Information please visit our Website:

www.cottandco.com

Auction Date (UK Time)

Auction Title

10/06/2020 at 3pm 2887 - Late Model CNC Turning Centres, Tornos Swiss Type CNC Lathes & Conventional

Machine Tools formerly used by Hullmatic Engineering Ltd

11/06/2020 at 3pm 2887A - Wickman 6-Spindle Automatics, Wirth & Gruffat Rotary Transfer Machines

& Accessories formerly used by Hullmatic Engineering Ltd

16/06/2020 at 3pm 2889 - TOS Plano Mill, Skoda & TOS Lathes, TOS Grinder, Holroyd Milling Machine, Welders &

Various Capacity Overhead Cranes surplus to the ongoing requirements of

Howden CKD Compressors s.r.o.

17/06/2020 at 3pm 2888 - Office Furniture Manufacturing Machinery, CNC Metalworking & Fabrication Equipment

formerly used by Ernest Gill & Son available due to Family Retirement

18/06/2020 at 3pm 2888A - Office Furniture Manufacturing Machinery, Woodworking, Powder Coating Plant

and Ancillaries formerly used by Ernest Gill & Son available due to Family Retirement

23/06/2020 at 3pm 2890 - Citizen CNC Lathe, Mazak, Hurco & Mitsubishi CNC Machining Centres

24/06/2020 at 3pm 2891 - Chiron M800 5-Axis High Speed Machining Centre

& Strausak Fleximat 91 CNC 5-Axis Tool & Cutter Grinders

Please Contact Our Office for Further Information: ▪ Tel: + 44 (0) 121 328 2424 ▪ Email: info@cottandco.com ▪

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Bearings Warehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Blue Diamond Machine Tools Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

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Penico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Roemheld (Uk) Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

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MILTON KEYNES

2020

ARENA MK, MILTON KEYNES, 24 TH NOV 2020

Join us at the 2020 Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition on the 1st July 2020 to hear from an

impressive line-up of manufacturing leaders, academics and government agencies who will engage in a

stimulating blend of key note addresses and debates.

www.manufacturingevent.co.uk

Contact Garreth Thompson at garreth@prempubevents.com or on +44 207 183 7959 for more information

GLASGOW 2020

SEC, GLASGOW, 15 TH OCTOBER 2020

Join us at the 2020 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Expo in the SEC, Glasgow on 15th of October to hear

from an impressive line-up of manufacturing leaders, academics and government agencies who will

engage in a stimulating blend of key note addresses and debates.

www.manufacturingexposcotland.com

Contact Rachel Howard at rachel@prempubevents.com or on +44 207 183 7959 for more information


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