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VERSATILE BAR AUTO IS HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE

Posted in Technical Members News on 24th Jun 2019

A new, twin-spindle, 10-axis CNC turn-mill centre, the Miyano BNA-42GTY LFV, has been introduced by Citizen for manufacturing complex components in one hit from bar stock up to 42 mm diameter. The hybrid machine is of fixed-headstock design, but the head is also able to move in and out of the working area for extra versatility, similar to that offered... Read more...

CITIZEN'S NEW 32 mm SLIDING-HEAD LATHES HAVE LOW FREQUENCY VIBRATION SOFTWARE

Posted in Technical Members News on 24th Jun 2019

Two new sliding-headstock, twin-spindle, turn-milling centres of 32 mm bar capacity have been added to Citizen Machinery's Cincom programme. Designated L32-X LFV and L32-XII LFV, both feature the firm's patented, low frequency vibration software in the control's operating system that acts in two axes to convert what would normally be long, stringy swarf into short, more manageable chips. It is... Read more...

5-axis mill-turn centre installed for titanium aero engine component production

Posted in Technical Members News on 24th Jun 2019

Silcoms, a niche UK supplier to the aerospace industry of nickel alloy, titanium, stainless steel and aluminium aero engine ring components and assemblies including seals, shrouds, segments and casings, was awarded an additional contract last year (2018) to supply a complex rotating fan seal for a large civil aircraft engine programme.   Additional capacity was needed at Silcoms' Bolton factory to... Read more...

SHELDON PRECISION BEING THE BEST THEY CAN WITH PSL DATATRACK

Posted in Technical Members News on 10th Jun 2019

The real time Status Board display system for the shop floor is the latest acquisition by Sheldon Precision Engineering for its PSL Datatrack production control software system. The fast-growing Barnstaple based company provides specialist subcontract engineering and turned parts manufacturing services which have been effectively managed using PSL Datatrack since the business started. Managing Director, Howard Sheldon, says: “What sets us... Read more...

PRODUCTION CONTROL SOFTWARE KEY TO TEFLOTURN’S EXPANSION

Posted in Technical Members News on 29th May 2019

Tefloturn Limited supplies components in PTFE and a variety of other plastic materials to customers in industries as diverse as food and dairy, electrical, medical and engineering. Products include everything from gaskets and seal washers to more complex sensing probes, thermocouples and compression fittings. However, it is not all about the end product but also about quality management standards as... Read more...

SEYCHELL PROFITS FROM REAL TIME INFORMATION WITH STATUS BOARD DISPLAYS

Posted in Technical Members News on 29th May 2019

Seychell Engineering has added the Status Board display system to the PSL Datatrack production control software modules used to run the company's business. All jobs that pass through the shop floor on a daily basis are now presented as clear visual information with action lists and alerts to shop floor operators, ensuring they are dealt with at the right time... Read more...

A GUIDE TO PRODUCTION CONTROL SOFTWARE SPECIFICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION by Geoff Gartland, Managing Director, PSL Datatrack.

Posted in Technical Members News on 29th May 2019

Production control software is specifically designed to offer a measure of control in the production environment. That in itself begs the question, what do we actually mean by ‘production?’ It may seem like a simple question, but production means many different things to many different people and businesses. Production can be simply defined as the making or manufacturing of components... Read more...

LIVE PRODUCTION INFORMATION FROM PSL DATATRACK STATUS BOARDS

Posted in Technical Members News on 29th May 2019

The contribution that PSL Datatrack production control software can make to subcontract engineering companies looking to improve production efficiency is widely recognised. Many engineering organisations, serving many different manufacturing sectors, are already benefiting from the control and functionality that the software offers. This has been further enhanced with the new 2018 Status Board display system which can give visibility to... Read more...

SECOND-GENERATION TURN-MILL CENTRE FROM INDEX

Posted in Technical Members News on 28th May 2019

The second generation of the successful Index G200 turn-mill centre, designed for highly productive, complete machining of components from bar or billet, has been introduced by the German manufacturer, Index. Available in the UK, Ireland and the Middle East through sole agent Kingsbury, the machine has extensive improvements including increased turning length, up from 400 to 660 mm, a second... Read more...

Filtermist kicks-off investment in skills

Posted in Technical Members News on 17th May 2019

Filtermist kicks-off ‘Learning at Work Week’ with £100,000 investment in skills   A specialist in industrial air filtration and extraction is marking ‘Learning at Work Week’ (13-19th May) by launching a £100,000 investment in upskilling all of its staff across the group.   Filtermist, along with sister companies Multi-Fan Systems, Dustcheck and DCS Group, has committed to giving every employee a minimum of 50... Read more...