SCHUNK and Walter to host AMRC Aerospace Machining event
On the 18th July 2019, SCHUNK will be hosting a customer innovation day in collaboration with Walter Cutting Tools at the Knowledge Transfer Centre (KTC) in Sheffield. The event is the ideal opportunity for manufacturers specialising in the aerospace sector to witness best practice 5-axis workholding and machining via both presentations and practical shop floor demonstrations.
As part of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), the KTC is a world leading establishment for high-value manufacturing events and the ideal setting for two technology leading brands to present their latest aerospace innovations. The event will open at 9.30 to 10am and will be followed by presentations from both SCHUNK and Walter. The introductory presentations will be followed by a SCHUNK presentation on the latest VERO-S Aviation modular clamping system for aerospace structural components.
The SCHUNK quick-change VERO-S pallet system is the ultimate efficient workpiece clamping system; now the revolutionary SCHUNK VERO-S Aviation has been developed to enable users to benefit from reducing setup costs with structural components too. It enables aerospace manufacturers to drastically reduced set-ups due to controlled flexibility.
The SCHUNK VERO-S Aviation clamping units enable the rapid and efficient adjustment of the entire clamping setup by means of a special bearing from the SCHUNK VERO-S quick-change pallet system. The clamping unit bearing is unclamped by spring force. To relieve the component, it is pneumatically released and the mounted quick-change pallet system can compensate in various degrees of freedom.
This can relieve the part of stress, the setup is flexibly adapted and there is no need for an additional setup. By venting, the bearing of the clamping unit is unclamped in the current relieved position. The part can then be further processed.
Upon completion of the presentations and lunch, delegates will transfer to the Factory of the Future machine shop where the SCHUNK VERO-S Aviation will be clamping aerospace components and demonstrating its potential in conjunction with AMRC machine tools and Walter cutting tools. With demonstrations of HPC machining, process strategies and structural tooling programs, the event is a must attend for manufacturers working in the aerospace industry.
As Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, once said: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” and that is exactly what SCHUNK will be demonstrating at the event. Numbers are limited for the event, so to avoid disappointment, contact SCHUNK to book your place now.
SCHUNK introduces new general manager
After 18 years at the helm of SCHUNK Intec Ltd, Martin Kent has stepped down from his role as general manager to allow Marcel Machado to take the reins and continue Martin Kent’s exceptional efforts. As the new general manager at SCHUNK, Marcel Machado has arrived from leading machine tool and plastic injection moulding brand ROMI Machine Tools.
Marcel Machado graduated as a mechanical engineer from university in Brazil and was immediately accepted on the ROMI graduate training program and subsequently a management fast-track initiative. In 2011, Marcel Machado arrived in the UK to take the role as sales & technical manager at ROMI UK, soon graduating to the role of general manager in 2014. Following a period of rapid growth, and market penetration for the ROMI brand in the UK, the self-driven Marcel Machado desired a new challenge; and SCHUNK has delivered the perfect opportunity.
Commenting upon his new role at SCHUNK, Marcel Machado says: “I thrive on new challenges. The opportunity to work with a global leading brand like SCHUNK was too good to miss. Roles of such magnitude are generally only available when a company is in difficulty. However, Martin has done a fantastic job in growing the UK business; the SCHUNK brand and market penetration are particularly prominent and this is recognised in the sales performance, which is yielding year-on-year growth.
“I am extremely proud to be joining a company like SCHUNK and with year-on-year growth, Martin has certainly left some pretty huge boots to fill. Thankfully, Martin will be staying with SCHUNK in a managerial role and his expertise and support as we go forward will be critical to our continued success. My personal challenge is to keep a consistent pace of growth and intensify our efforts with regard to targeting new market segments, and building new relationships and sales networks, whilst not dropping-the-ball on the exceptional reputation the company has for service and support.”