September 2018

GROUP RHODES SET TO SHOWCASE SUPERPLASTIC FORMING EXPERTISE AT ADVANCED ENGINEERING SHOW

By | September 19th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Group Rhodes, a specialist in bespoke composite and metal forming machinery, will be showcasing its expertise in these technologies at the Advanced Engineering Show (NEC, Birmingham 31 Oct – 1 Nov, Stand M101). The company is a market leader in the field of superplastic forming (SPF) and diffusion bonding (DB), having designed, manufactured and installed titanium and aluminium forming cells for leading aerospace and automotive manufacturers worldwide. Group Rhodes’ composite machinery is used to produce structural components for production road cars as well as flight critical components for a variety [...]

AP&T’s servo hydraulic press setting a new standard for hydraulic presses — more energy efficient, quicker and easier to maintain

By | September 12th, 2018|Uncategorised|

With the introduction of its unique servo hydraulic press, AP&T has set a new standard in the industry. Short cycle times, high precision, low energy consumption and minimum need for maintenance make this option hard to beat — not only compared to conventional hydraulic presses, but in many cases also compared to servo mechanical presses.  AP&T’s servo hydraulic press is not only quicker and more energy efficient than conventional hydraulic presses, it is also a powerful alternative to servo mechanical presses. Several innovative technical solutions have helped AP&T’s [...]

Joint venture company promotes high-temperature magnetic clamping

By | September 6th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Applications extended from plastic injection moulding and rubber pressing to electromobility, wind farms, 3D printing, robotics and Industry 4.0 The Hilma division of German workholding specialist, Roemheld, has entered into a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with long-term co-operation partner, Rivi Magnetics, Sassuolo, Italy. The JV company, Roemheld Rivi GmbH based in Hilchenbach, Germany, intends to leverage both partners' expertise to develop new applications for magnetic clamping technology and penetrate global markets more comprehensively. A joint venture company, Roemheld Rivi GmbH, has been formed to expand the co-operation partners' magnetic [...]

August 2018

NEW EQUIPMENT FOR RAPID HANDLING OF TOOLS

By | August 30th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Systems for quick and safe changing of heavy tools will be unveiled by the Roemheld Group at Euroblech 2018. Four different configurations of transport cart, which are used to manoeuvre large loads such as heavy moulds and dies ergonomically, will be presented alongside carrying consoles that facilitate insertion into a press. In evidence also will be ball bars and roller bars that allow dies to be smoothly guided and positioned over tables and other surfaces. Serving further to minimise set-up times in metalforming are Roemheld's extensive range of cost-effective die [...]

AP&T’s servo hydraulic press setting a new standard for hydraulic presses — more energy efficient, quicker and easier to maintain

By | August 30th, 2018|Uncategorised|

With the introduction of its unique servo hydraulic press, AP&T has set a new standard in the industry. Short cycle times, high precision, low energy consumption and minimum need for maintenance make this option hard to beat — not only compared to conventional hydraulic presses, but in many cases also compared to servo mechanical presses. Several innovative technical solutions have helped AP&T’s designers combine high performance with low operating costs. First and foremost, the hydraulic system’s control valves have been replaced by servo motors, which means that speed, position and [...]

Flexible clamping technology from Roemheld

By | August 15th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Workholding equipment for 5-axis machining, Industry 4.0 applications and automation will be presented on the Roemheld group stand at the AMB show this year. Zero point clamping If workpieces have to be produced on different milling, grinding or eroding machines in succession and set-up times are to be minimised, zero-point clamping systems are ideal. On display for the first time will be the 'SPEEDY connect' double-acting, pneumatic, zero-point clamping system from Roemheld group member, Stark. The new 'SPEEDY connect' Industry 4.0-compatible zero point clamping system from Stark will be [...]

May 2018

A great week for Worlifts at MACH

By | May 3rd, 2018|Uncategorised|

Worlifts were very pleased with our week at MACH 2018 exhibiting in the MMMA metalworking village. We have followed up over 100+ leads from the show, opening one new initial account to which we have already supplied a couple of small orders. Wednesday and Thursday were our busiest days, but even with the show finishing at 4pm on Friday, at 3.50pm we still had a number of interested customers on our stand. Overall, a very worthwhile exhibition for us and we are looking forward to the next MACH exhibition.

GROUP RHODES PUTS ON A GREAT SHOW AT MACH 2018

By | May 3rd, 2018|Uncategorised|

April was a busy month here at Group Rhodes and saw us exhibiting at MACH 2018 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.   Our exhibits included a 60 Tonne Straight Sided Mechanical Press fitted with an Atkin 300mm-wide Servo Feeder and an Atkin SP300 Spacesaver Decoiler.   Our stand was very busy throughout the exhibition and it was a great opportunity to meeting existing and new customers and discuss future projects. During the exhibition, our CEO Mark Ridgway was presented with a certificate of Membership of the MMMA (Metalforming [...]

MACH 2018 – 5% GROWTH IN TRADE VISITORS

By | May 3rd, 2018|Uncategorised|

The Manufacturing Technologies Association, which owns and organises the MACH Exhibition, is pleased to announce that the number of trade visitors to MACH 2018 was up 5% on the equivalent figure for the Exhibition’s last edition in 2016. 23,125 trade visitors came into the Halls at the NEC between 9-13 April. 19,445 of those visitors registered directly with MACH (a 7% increase on 2016) and an additional 3,680 registered with one of the co-located exhibitions and visited MACH too. James Selka, MTA CEO said: “It was great to see so [...]

MACH 2018 a Success for Nidec Press & Automation

By | May 3rd, 2018|Uncategorised|

Nidec Press & Automation welcomed many existing customers along with several potentially new customers during the successful MACH 2018 Exhibition. Numerous enquiries were received during the exhibition, ranging from single presses and automation machinery to fully integrated systems. Through its group companies of Minster, Arisa, Kyori and Vamco, Nidec Press & Automation offers a complete range of products, including presses from 15 to 5000 tons in mechanical and servo drive options. The group also offers a wide variety of coil handling and production automation solutions backed up by a globally-responsive [...]

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