Harwin secures ‘world first’ with £500,000 Bruderer investment

BrudererHallam300Electronics 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”.

This material is protected by copyright Ken Hurst 2013.


About Ken Hurst

Ken Hurst began his career as a journalist in London over 30 years ago, working on a range of publications before moving on to weekly newspaper production in the newly-independent Zambia of the 1970s. He returned to the UK where his work included spells on newspapers and magazines, before moving to head up Norwich Union’s corporate affairs division. In the 1990s he moved on to freelance, co-own and publish the B2B audio magazine Sound and front the BBC radio Yesterday’s Papers programme. There followed six years as Business Editor at Britain’s biggest selling regional daily newspaper, The Eastern Daily Press, where he led an award-winning team and for whom he still writes a weekly socio/political comment column. Subsequently, he was Group Editorial Director at CBM, responsible for its UK and US magazine output – including The Manufacturer magazine – research-driven industry reports and live events content. Currently he is Contributing Editor at Works Management magazine publisher Findlay Media and Chairman of the consumer publishing house TNT Multimedia Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the British Association of Communicators in Business.
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