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  • Compact compressor range

    September 26th 2018

    Its new oil-lubricated, rotary screw compressors, part of the CompAir L-Series range, are available as 30, 37 and 45kW models, says Gardner Denver and are offered with both fixed and regulated speeds…

  • Vitronic sets the standard in quality inspections of welded seams

    August 22nd 2018

    As weld seam flaws – no matter how small they are – can lead to serious consequences, more and more international companies in the automotive industry are relying on the weld seam inspection system VIRO WSI

  • New compact robot series

    June 30th 2018

    Fanuc says its compact, general purpose robots are suited to smaller, narrow work spaces and top-mount applications. The company claims its M10iD/12 model is an easy-to-install robot solution for factories…

  • Lectra supplies laser airbag cutters to ZF

    May 16th 2017

    Germany – The company has delivered two FocusQuantum FT6K machines for multi-ply fabric, helping ZF TRW, the Active and Passive Safety Division, to increase its capacity. The components manufacturer has just established a new cutting room…

  • Ford Cologne updates large-panel press

    May 16th 2017

    Germany – The OEM contracted Schuler to install a tri-axis transfer with overhauling carriages plus a blank loader with a line scanner. The work was completed after seven weeks and in the first six months of production the modernised press turned out 1.2m parts…

  • Schuler presses head for North America

    May 10th 2017

    US/Mexico – The company will deliver 15 machines featuring automation and pressing forces ranging from 400 to 2,000 tons to a US automotive supplier with factories on both sides of the border. The deal includes transfer, ProgDie and stamping presses…

  • Daimler now using Schuler laser tech

    March 22nd 2017

    Germany – The OEM has commissioned two laser blanking lines at its Kuppenheim plant, in place of conventional lines with dies. The equipment will initially be used for the serial production of compact cars but can be quickly reprogrammed for other models in future…

  • Mercedes-Benz Vans pioneers Dürr technology

    March 16th 2017

    US – The Ecopaint RoDip equipment is being installed in a new paintshop for Mercedes-Benz Vans in North Charleston, South Carolina, and will enable vehicle bodies up to eight metres long to rotate through an immersion bath. According to Dürr, it will be the first time the process is used in production for vehicles of this size…

  • Schuler press for Borgward Beijing-Miyun

    March 15th 2017

    China – The German car brand will be able to increase capacity when the five-station servo press line goes into operation from August 2018. The equipment will produce body panels for the BX7, BX5 and BX6 models…

  • It’s time to get personal

    March 14th 2017

    The advent of 3D printing has set the industry’s imagination racing with regard to how far this innovative technology could actually push technological boundaries, particularly concerning personalisation. We all love choosing the colour scheme, upholstery, wheels and trims for our new cars, so how great would it be if your local dealership could offer customised spoilers, consoles or dashboards? You won’t need to imagine for much longer, it seems…