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Case Studies

Roemheld zero point is a sound investment for Bowers & Wilkins
Roemheld zero point is a sound investment  for Bowers & Wilkins
Bowers & Wilkins is renowned throughout the world for producing best in class loudspeakers used in leading recording studios and the homes of serious audio fans.
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Roemheld materials’ handling supports medical engineering
Roemheld materials’ handling supports medical engineering
June 2016 - Laboratory technology provider, Thermo Fisher Scientific, has developed an ergonomically designed production line for the manual assembly of a new model series of incubators. The company’s priorities were operator health, process and product quality, with time and cost considerations taking second place. In the development of the assembly workstations, Thermo Fisher Scientific liaised with ROEMHELD for assembly and handling technology.
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CDM invests in 5-axis capability
CDM invests in 5-axis capability
April 2015 - When CDM (UK) Limited invested in its first 5-Axis machine at MACH 2014, the precision engineering company quickly turned to Roemheld to supply a 5-Axis vice that would meet its manufacturing needs. Having installed the 5-Axis machine, CDM found that the vice that they had purchased at the same time was proving unreliable and kept slipping.
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The attraction of safer magnetic clamping. How Wickert turned to Roemheld to meet new EN safety standards
The attraction of safer magnetic clamping. How Wickert turned to Roemheld to meet new EN safety standards
November 2015 - Machine engineering company Wickert Maschinenbau GmbH, turned to Roemheld’s latest magnetic clamping technology to ensure compliance with the latest EN safety regulations. To date, M-TECS magnetic clamping plates are the only ones with a control system that meets the high demands of the new EN 289 safety standard, which came into force at the beginning of 2014.
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2D CNC has the solution.
2D CNC has the solution.
March 2015 - With new premises, quality partnerships and a proven reputation as a solution provider, 2D CNC Machinery means business. Installing a machine to fit exacting production requirements involves a huge investment in time and resource. That is why 2D CNC Machinery offers a full turnkey service: from sourcing the machine, agreeing the specifications and liaising with third parties through to installation, training and offering full, ongoing technical support.
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Green cell fixturing takes flight
Green cell fixturing takes flight
July 2014 - As volumes and demand have increased, the aerospace industry has had to balance the demands of more diverse machining with improved component accuracy. This has resulted in a move towards the automation of workholding to reduce machining cycles and manual interaction, remove variation and increase RFT: driving the development of the ‘green button‘ process used so successfully within the automotive industry.
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How Brother Engineering engineered success in a recession
How Brother Engineering engineered success in a recession
November 2012 - Setting up a new engineering company in a recession can be a risky business, but for two brothers from Swansea, the gamble has paid off. Since starting the aptly named Brother Engineering in 2009, Blu and Billy Joe Thomas have seen their company grow from a start-up to an established business generating over half a million pound turnover, within three years.
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Hi-Force’s decision to invest in the best pays off
Hi-Force’s decision to invest in the best pays off
August 2012 - A commitment to investing in the best machines and the best tooling has proved a highly successful strategy for hydraulic tool manufacturer, Hi-Force Limited. This commitment to using the best tooling is also why the company uses Hilma vices from Roemheld in its new Mori Seiki machining centre.
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Norbar gears up for the future
Norbar gears up for the future
May 2012 - When Norbar Torque Tools, the world’s leading torque specialist, conducted a gear quality project at its Banbury plant, the company chose a Stark Zero Point system from Roemheld to achieve the desired improvements in quality and repeatability, while also reducing set-up times.
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M-TECS helps plastic injection moulding company keep cool under pressure
M-TECS helps plastic injection moulding company keep cool under pressure
May 2011 - By introducing Hilma magnetic clamping technology from Roemheld, Koziol, the German-based manufacturer of high-quality plastic design products, was able to extend the running time of eleven injection moulding machines by many hours. This universally applicable, rapid mould changing system reduces mould changing time by about 75 percent.
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Smithstown cuts material costs with Roemheld 5-Axis vices
Smithstown cuts material costs with Roemheld 5-Axis vices
March 2010 - The need to drive down material costs and eliminate distortion when machining off waste, led Ireland-based Smithstown Light Engineering to invest in 5-Axis workholding vices from Roemheld. For years, Smithstown has been making precision instruments for orthopaedic manufacturing companies and engineering companies. The family-run business also specialises in the supply of a wide range of moulds to companies involved in filtration, medical, aerospace, automotive and contract moulding.
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Joy Mining machinery gears up with Roemheld to improve set-up times
Joy Mining machinery gears up with Roemheld to improve set-up times
July 2009 - When Joy Mining Machinery decided to improve the changeover and set-up times on their new gear grinding machine, they turned to Roemheld to supply the quick release clamping that would work with the large sizes and weights of the components involved. This was a new venture for this Midlands-based company and they needed to be sure zero point mounting would be able to provide the central locating required by this application.
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Bespoke expertise is delivered as standard at Bartling Designs Ltd
Bespoke expertise is delivered as standard at Bartling Designs Ltd
July 2008 - Traditional toolmaking expertise lies behind the success of Bartling Designs Ltd. Since 1976, this Kent-based company has been designing and manufacturing manual and hydraulic workholding fixtures for CNC machining centres. A high percentage of Bartling Design Ltd’s customer base lies within the automotive industry where high levels of accuracy, reliability and repeatability are crucial.
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A new insight into 5-axis machining
A new insight into 5-axis machining
July 2008 - Using the latest technology to increase productivity and efficiency was the rationale behind the decision taken by Insight Precision Engineering to install a 5-axis machine in 2007. The company operates as a subcontractor across a wide range of industries and adapting to the needs of the market has been a key factor in its success for the past 25 years.
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Roemheld vices help keep Hemlock’s 5-axis machining in the fast lane
Roemheld vices help keep Hemlock’s 5-axis machining in the fast lane
October 2007 - When Hemlock Engineering Ltd invested in two of the fastest 5-axis milling machines in the world in 2005, they knew that they needed vices that would help them maximise the machining capabilities. That is why they specified Hilma SCS120 and SCS80 vices from Roemheld.
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Roemheld vice systems make light work of power milling at Woolley-GMC
Roemheld vice systems make light work of power milling at Woolley-GMC
August 2007 - Providing production and prototype engineering services to OEM companies across the off-road and power generation sectors is heavy work which quickly takes its toll on machining centres. That is why Woolley-GMC specifies Roemheld Hilma DS125 double clamping vice systems for all its steel casting work as they know the vices can take the strain of power milling.
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CNC Speedwell drives volume manufacturing success in midlands
CNC Speedwell drives volume manufacturing success in midlands
March 2007 - A Midlands-based company is currently bucking the trend by competing successfully in the world’s volume manufacturing market for truck and automotive components. The Managing Director of CNC Speedwell, Mark Lewis, puts their success down to a commitment to investment, an excellent workforce and a hands-on, shop floor approach that has helped them develop strong business relationships with eight leading OEMs.
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How Brown & Holmes ensures quality is the key fixture of its business
How Brown & Holmes ensures quality is the key fixture of its business
February 2007 - As one of the leading suppliers of hydraulic fixtures in the UK, Brown & Holmes (Tamworth) Ltd understands that quality and responsive customer service is key to success. As well as building fixtures to the highest quality specifications, the company also only use quality hydraulic components from suppliers such as Roemheld.
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ROEMHELD hydraulic clamping helps hold Triumph Rocket III production steady
ROEMHELD hydraulic clamping helps hold Triumph Rocket III production steady
May 2006 - To meet a demanding manufacturing schedule of producing over 37,000 motorcycles a year, Triumph Motorcycles is committed to using the very latest production processes and techniques at its UK manufacturing base. The company has invested heavily in hydraulic workholding over the years and recent investments include a new Heller twin pallet machine line, with Roemheld hydraulic clamps fitted as standard.
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Stringer machining fixed up
Stringer machining fixed up
May 2006 - Inside the box-like, grey-clad stringer manufacturing building at Airbus UK’s Broughton site in North Wales, there is a smaller grey box that is part of a £7 million-plus investment for stringer machining. It represents state-of-the-art stringer production efficiency and brings together a DS Technologie Ecoliner 5-axis horizontal machining centre (with a 24 m x-axis) and novel Roemheld fixturing designed by Fraunhofer Institute of Production Technology at Aachen University, Germany.
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Stark choice benefits CAV
Stark choice benefits CAV
July 2005 - Roemheld’s Stark Zero Point fixturing location system is delivering higher machine utilisation for CAV Aerospace’s 5-axis machining centres, as Andrew Allcock discovered on his visit there Lorries ferrying large volumes of swarf are a frequent site at Llantrisant, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales – pecifically around the industrial estates area and even more specifically, arriving and departing at CAV Aerospace’s works there (previously Prematec).
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Investment in new machining centre helps related fluid power take stock of production
Investment in new machining centre helps related fluid power take stock of production
July 2004 - When Related Fluid Power Ltd invested a quarter of a million pounds in a new 18 pallet MAZAK machining centre, quick set up times and flexible machining were key to operating their investment at its maximum potential. As a designer and manufacturer of hydraulic controls, custom manifold controls and hydraulic AC and DC power units, Related Fluid Power is a supplier to original equipment manufacturers in both the industrial and mobile sectors.
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Hilma hydraulic clamps reduce set-up times for Hager
Hilma hydraulic clamps reduce set-up times for Hager
July 2002 - Since entering the UK electrical market in the mid 80's, Hager Ltd, then Hager Powertech Ltd, has not been slow to make its presence felt. Hager has worked hard and invested heavily to get its product mix right, but this is only part of the story behind its success. Its growth in the UK has required a close working relationship with contractors and suppliers and international capability is still an important consideration.
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System Bock signals increased productivity for Precision Antennas
System Bock signals increased productivity for Precision Antennas
July 2002 - Precision Antennas specialises in designing, manufacturing, testing and installing a wide range of communication equipment. The company has to be able to react quickly to customer demands and produce small batch runs of complex components, often at very short notice. This has resulted in the installation of Roemheld System Bock TV100 vices, with interlocking bases, on a palletising system. This has not only enabled Precision Antennas to quadruple the number of components produced per hour, but also to dramatically reduce set-up times from one and a half to two hours, down to just half an hour.
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Triumph swings into action with Roemheld
Triumph swings into action with Roemheld
November 2000 - When producing ever-increasing volumes of motorcycles on a daily basis, consistency, speed and quality are vital across the entire manufacturing process. That is why Triumph Motorcycles has incorporated Roemheld (formerly Romheld) hydraulic clamping systems on the latest swing arm fixtures at its new factory in Hinckley, Leicestershire. This new plant, four times the size of the original facility, was built to enable Triumph to increase its production capacity even further to meet demand and continue its growth.
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