Investments and quality is a winning formula for Jenks & Cattell

jenks Cattell preview edit_tmbSpecialist in sheet metal fabrication of low-high volume, Jenks & Cattell has offered service and quality for 131 years.

The company specialises in laser cutting, metal fabrication, pressings/stampings and welded assemblies. it has invested in both machinery and people in recent years, including a new 400 tonne progression press, 250 tonne coil fed press, four additional robotic welders and one additional laser cutting machine.

Alongside this investment, it has employed over 30 additional employees since 2014 and introduced a double shift to the working day.

According to the company, the engineering investments provide customers with a higher quality of component completed to enhanced manufacturing efficiency time.

2016-2017 has been a particularly good year for quality standards as the company retained its TS 16949, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and achieved customer specific quality and service awards from Caterpillar and Cummins Engines. Visit Jenks & Cattell www.jcel.co.uk

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LCL Electronics offers complete service

LCL Electronics preview edit_tmbLCL Electronics offers turnkey manufacturing, including design and prototype, small batch assembly, pre-production and medium-large volumes of PCBs, product build and cable harnessing.

The company is growing and diversifying into new markets such as leisure, education, energy, food processing and entertainment. It still operates in more traditional markets, including fire safety, gaming, automotive, audio and medical, where its quality and reliability is proven.

LEDs are still proving strong in electronics production. As they become smaller and more sophisticated, so the production and technology used needs to adapt, something that the experienced manufacturer has the skills, equipment and technology to do.

It claims to have the ability to achieve higher yields than other contract manufacturers, coupled with a technical team with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the LED assembly and production process.

Located at the heart of the country, in the Midlands, the company can help customers from the start of an initial product design through to testing and delivery, on-time and to budget. In addition, its global purchasing expertise can drive down component cost, which coupled with its technical capabilities, can lead to a reduction in time and cost.

Working to BSI ISO 9001:2008 accreditations and producing RoHS-compliant products, manufacturing and production benefits include reduced operating costs, freeing up of internal resources, allowing for fewer vendors to manage, reducing inventory and accelerating time-to-market.

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www.lclelectronics.co.uk

Customised heat treatments earn place in aerospace

carbolite Gero preview edit_tmbIn addition to the wide range of standard products, Carbolite Gero is an expert in the development of customised equipment for complex heat treatment processes. Solving customers’ individual application requirements has earned it a place in aerospace, engineering, materials science, medical, bioscience and contract testing laboratories globally, says the company.

It supplies products with standards-compliant furnace and oven designs (e.g., Nadcap heat treatment processes – AMS2750E), and traceable certification for control, measurement, recording and data acquisition devices, issued by an independent UKAS accredited laboratory.

The GPC 13/300B retort furnace (pictured) is suitable for customers involved in rapid prototyping, manufacturing one-offs or small batches using an additive manufacturing process which require heat treatments up to 1100oC. It is designed with a modified inert atmosphere for annealing and sintering of additive manufacturing applications and can be optionally fitted for compliance to AMS 2750E Class 1 (±3°C) and can also be equipped with Instrumentation type A, B, C or D. The final part the furnace has a swing door for ease of loading and unloading. The furnace continually monitors inert gas flow volumes and has forced cooling for faster cycle times.

There are two manufacturing and sales sites, one based in Derbyshire, where Carbolite has been manufacturing laboratory and industrial ovens and furnaces up to 1800°C since 1938; and one in Neuhausen, Germany, where high temperature furnaces up to 3000°C with options for vacuum and other modified atmospheres have been manufactured since 1982.

Find out more at Carbolite Gero www.carbolite-gero.com

Take the next step in bending with Bystronic

Bystronic preview edit_tmbNow available with a mobile automation module, the Xpert 40 press brake is the next evolutionary step in the field of bending, says Bystronic.

In production, the form, size, and number of parts that are to be bent varies. A central goal is always to produce these parts as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, the requirements placed on a modern bending system are to adapt to this variety, help the user to produce quickly, automate as many processing steps as possible while providing the possibility to work manually when required.

The Mobile Bending Cell provides an answer to all of these requirements. The technology behind the bending cell is the Xpert 40 and bending robotics – a combination between fast press brake and mobile automation. Users process large series with the automatic bending mode, yet can also manually bend small series and individual parts whenever necessary.

This bending automation system provides users with a great deal of freedom for varying order situations. Using the plug-and-bend principle, means that the compact Xpert 40 can be set up and put into operation in virtually any environment, claims the company. If required, it can also quickly be moved to another location. The mobile automation solution seamlessly interfaces with the Xpert 40. Users can set up the robotics system on the Xpert 40 in just a few minutes. When not in use, the bending robotics can simply be moved to one side.

Find out more about Bystronic www.bystronic.com