GTMA SUPPLIERS AT MACH
Metrology specialist Mahr is returning to
MACH after a lengthy break and will be
marking its return with a display of products from
across its range, including two
innovative new products.
They are in the MarSurf CWM 100 optical
measuring system and the MarShaft series
of optical shaft measuring machines.
The MarSurf CWM 100 is an optical surface
measuring unit. These units are leading the
way in optical metrology by combining confocal microscopy
with white light interferometry.
These two measurement methods cannot be used independently on all materials
and surface structures, but in combination
almost all technical and optical surfaces can
be reliably and highly accurately measured.
The MarShaft SCOPE Plus is a fully automatic, tactile and optical measuring unit for
turned parts. This new unit features a precision roundness
measuring axis (C), a vertical measuring axis (Z) and a horizontal
measuring axis (X) all of which are controlled
by Mahr's powerful MarWin
EasyShaft software. This highly versatile
and powerful measuring tool is easy to use
and is ruggedized for shop floor use.
The full range of Mahr equipment will be on
TWO INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS
MEASURE UP FOR A MACH RETURN
GTMA supplier Bruderer UK has agreed
a £500,000 deal that will see it deliver a
'world first' to the South Coast in 2014.
The press manufacturer will supply a highperformance automatic stamping press
electronic component specialist Harwin to
help it increase efficiencies and attack new
opportunities in aerospace, instrumentation
and industrial markets.
Bruderer, who is at MACH, has built on a 30-
year relationship with the Portsmouth firm to
secure the order for a new BSTA 280-75
with a BSV-75 high-speed servo feeder.
The world first comes from the integration
of a planetary gearbox into the shaft of the
main motor, which will allow Harwin's engineers to have full control
of tooling development to produce
test runs of new products.
Bruderer Managing Director Adrian Haller
said: "This is a really exciting project and
we're delighted to bring new machine technology to the UK, which will help a forward
looking manufacturer expand and create
"We listened to what Harwin wanted and,
by working with experts at our parent company in Switzerland, came up with a solution
that met their exact requirements.
company will benefit from a high-speed
press that offers great versatility by catering
for both the development of new tools and
Paul McGuinness, Operations Director at
Harwin, commented: "This new technology
basically removes the need for a separate
development press, as we can put new
tools through at the lowest stroke rate and
at full press capacity - allowing us to identify any issues before
flicking a switch on full
"There are lots of advantages…increased efficiency,
reduced costs, less space required
and even gains in terms of logistics since
tools have to be transported less.
"We specialise in high reliability connectors
and innovative PCB hardware and are continually investing in our new product
This new acquisition
will help us develop the next generation of
connectors and in particular our EZBoardWare
Bruderer's UK operation has been working
with Harwin for over three decades and has
been in discussion with the manufacturing
team to develop the innovative solution for
many months. The deal could prove to be
the catalyst for a record year for the punching technology specialist, with the management
team keen to build on annual sales of
£3million in 2013.
Investment in a range of new presses coincides with greater
confidence in the manufacturing sector,
with automotive, aerospace,
electronics and medical all benefitting from
increased funding towards capital machinery.
Adrian concluded: "The high-speed press,
servo feeder and planetary gearbox 'world
first' will be unveiled to a global audience at
WORLD FIRST FOR PRESS MANUFACTURER
Bruderer UK Managing Director Adrian Haller
(left) with Harwin Operations Director,
Paul McGuinness - they came together for
a world first.