Roemheld has just launched a new range of electric swing clamps that work without hydraulics. Only a 24V direct current is required, making these clamps ideal for applications where the use of hydraulic elements is not possible, where the clamping elements need to be controlled separately or where the clamping force must be obtained after separation from the energy supply.
The decision to introduce magnetic clamping technology from Roemheld, enabled Koziol, a German-based manufacturer of high-quality plastic design products, to extend the running time of eleven injection moulding machines by many hours.
Key among the new products on show at the recent Tooling Show was the SCR Monstermill, a solid carbide end-mill that boasts 25 per cent greater performance when compared to current cutters. Aimed specifically at high performance cutting applications on steel and cast iron components with hardness values up to 70 HRC, SCR Monstermill cutters are set to revolutionise milling in the same way that WNT’s HCX1125 inserts have done when turning steel components.
To satisfy heavy industries’ growing demand for large capacity, accurate hardness testing facilities, Bowers Metrology UK has launched the NEMESIS 9500™ series of Floor Type, Universal Hardness Testers. Designed for use within demanding industrial environments, the 3 model, heavy-duty range is able to cover a variety of test loads, of up to 250kgf, 750kgf or 3000kgf. With a maximum weight capacity of 500kg and an overall height of 2 meters, the robust new testers have height / throat-depth capacities of 650mm / 400mm respectively; as a result the range is able to accommodate the bulkiest of test samples.
* powerful software accelerates fabrication of tubular part shapes The tube bending machinery specialist Unison has won UK distribution rights for the VTube-STEP and VTube-LASER software packages from Advanced Tubular Technologies.
Cannock-based Laser Process Ltd, a long-standing TRUMPF customer, has invested nearly £1 million in two new TRUMPF TruLaser Series 3000 CNC flat bed profiling centres. Due to be installed at the end of June 2011, the TruLaser 3030 and 3040 models are the first new investments at Laser Process since before the global economic crisis.
In what seemed like a good idea at the time, a team of three keen cyclists from WNT and Plansee took on the might of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors to cycle coast to coast in four days. Following the famous Wainwright’s Walk route, covering a total of 220 miles, with almost 7000 metres of uphill pedalling, in 32.5 hours of cycling and hiking they hope to raise a couple of thousand pounds for The British Heart Foundation.