In May 2018 growth trend of production and sales in German machinery industry at 3% per year

This growth trend replaced five years of stagnation in production. During this period, production had only increased by 0.7% per year. In April 2018, the slight growth trend in production reached 105.3 index points, its highest value since the onset of the global economic crisis ten years ago. The growth trend is recorded by the Read more about In May 2018 growth trend of production and sales in German machinery industry at 3% per year[…]

Lianxin Steel and Shandong Laigang Yongfeng order TMbaR mill from SMS group

For decades, SMS group (www.sms-group.com) has been a pioneer in and promoter of thermomechanical rolling. Now, two Chinese companies, Lianxin Steel and Shandong Laigang Yongfeng Steel, have decided to employ TMbaR, the process developed by SMS group for thermomechanical rolling of rebar. With SMS group’s TMbaR process, it is possible to produce fine-grained final products while Read more about Lianxin Steel and Shandong Laigang Yongfeng order TMbaR mill from SMS group[…]

Four new climate chambers for development and production

Responding to the growing demand for CT metrology applications, YXLON International has invested in four additional climate chambers in Hamburg. Two chambers are dedicated to R&D for new and ongoing technology development; the other two are part of production, where the YXLON FF20/35 CT metrology systems are fine-tuned for accuracy. Computed tomography is the only Read more about Four new climate chambers for development and production[…]

Connect C turns BMZ e-Bike Drive System smart

E-bike system supplier BMZ supports manufacturers on their way of digitalising their product portfolio. Based on connectivity solutions of technology company COMODULE, BMZ has developed a plug-and-play device that enables a seamless communication between the rider and his bike. BMZ Drive Systems starts a new era of smart e-bikes. Beginning in 2018 manufacturer planning to Read more about Connect C turns BMZ e-Bike Drive System smart[…]

New FKM material specifically to meet the demands of the oil and gas industry

With the newly developed FKM compound Vi 900, the seal manufacturer C. Otto Gehrckens presents a high-performance product innovation for use in the petrochemical industry. The material has proved its suitability as a dependable elastomer seal even under the most demanding conditions, complying with NORSOK test standard M-710 and also passing the hardness test with Read more about New FKM material specifically to meet the demands of the oil and gas industry[…]

HMT Höfer Metall Technik signs service agreement for extrusion presses with SMS group

HMT Höfer Metall Technik, based in Hettstedt, Germany, has signed a service contract with the Technical Service of SMS group (www.sms-group.com) for its 25-MN-HybrEx® and its 18-MN-GIA extrusion press. With this contract, HMT aims to increase productivity, assure quality and enhance production security and reliability. The concept for the comprehensive service package has been developed Read more about HMT Höfer Metall Technik signs service agreement for extrusion presses with SMS group[…]

100% target achievement by KECK for centrotherm

The SNEC PV Power Expo in Shanghai is not only the largest trade fair in the Asian photovoltaic industry, but also the most important globally. The technology provider Centrotherm took the opportunity to present highly efficient solar cell concepts and the associated production solutions to an international audience. There were two extraordinary highlights: The new Read more about 100% target achievement by KECK for centrotherm[…]

CE marking for robot assistance systems of the BMW Group

For safety when working with robot assistants, the BMW Group works together with Pilz: the automation company carries out the conformity assessment including final CE marking. That enables Pilz to ensure safe human-robot collaboration (HRC) at multiple production sites of the BMW Group. One of the particular challenges when it comes to safety is presented Read more about CE marking for robot assistance systems of the BMW Group[…]

EuroBLECH 2018 rewards 5 businesses in this year’s “Step into the digital reality” online competition

For the third time, outstanding organisations and companies in the sheet metal working industry are invited to enter the EuroBLECH 2018 online competition in five categories, now open at https://www.euroblech.com/2018/english/awards/. Recognition will be given for best practice, innovation, excellence and outstanding performance. Five winners, one in each category, will be selected by professionals in the Read more about EuroBLECH 2018 rewards 5 businesses in this year’s “Step into the digital reality” online competition[…]

Successful modernization of AOD converter at SěAH CSS

The 100-ton AOD converter at the SěAH CSS stainless steel mill in Changwon, South Korea, was successfully re-commissioned in March 2018, after installation of an electro-hydraulic torque retainer from SMS group. The purpose of the modernization was to minimize the destructive forces acting on the gears, bearings and converter car during gas injection. The scope Read more about Successful modernization of AOD converter at SěAH CSS[…]