Electronics component specialist Harwin has announced an investment of £500,000 into a high-performance automatic stamping press that it says will help increase efficiencies and attack new opportunities in aerospace, instrumentation and industrial markets.
The Portsmouth-based company, which has a 30-year relationship with the press manufacturer Bruderer, has ordered a new BSTA 280-75 with a BSV-75 high-speed servo feeder – a ‘world first’ configuration that integrates a planetary gearbox into the shaft of the main motor. This will allow Harwin’s engineers to have full control of tooling development to produce test runs of new products.
Operations director Paul McGuinness (righ in picture) said the new technology removed the need for a separate development press. “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 production,” he added.
Bruderer managing director Adrian Haller (left in picture) said his company was “delighted to bring a world first in machine technology to the UK, which will help a forward looking manufacturer expand and create jobs”.
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