Automotive Supply Chain

Linear chain takes the heat at BMW

The capabilities of the Linear Chain Actuator from R. A. Rodriguez have assisted Wokingham based Maypole Engineering in the design and manufacture of a turnkey conveyor and oven system for the main BMW Mini wiring loom. Its compact design and ability to operate without pneumatics helped ensure the…

🕘 17/10/2014

Dearman shortlisted for SMMT automotive innovation award

Dearman has been shortlisted for the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ (SMMT) Award for Automotive Innovation 2014. This award recognises new UK-born technologies with the potential to leave a lasting impression on the whole industry for years to come. Dearman is developing a liquid…

🕘 06/10/2014

Moog Delivers Tire Coupled Simulation System for Overseas R&D Center in China

Chang’an Mazda has successfully started performance and durability testing programs at its R&D center in Nanjing, thanks to a Moog Tire Coupled Simulation System delivered in a record time. The test system is a 4-poster hydraulic rig that simulates vertical acceleration and displacement…

🕘 16/09/2014

Automotive sector needs to gear up for growth

Supply chain optimisation specialists, Oliver Wight have published a topical white paper ‘Speed agility and cost-efficiency; the future of the automotive supply chain.’ The paper reveals how the automotive industry can build strong, resilient supply chains. As demand accelerates, how…

🕘 15/09/2014

Decisions made for the worlds only single seater road car

Curtiss-Wright has announced that its Industrial division is supplying customised position sensors to Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) for use on the company’s central-seat Mono road car. Featuring a special connector cable and specially configured output range to match the specific shaft…

🕘 12/09/2014

Past meets present as a vintage car is restored with the help of a hi-tech lathe

The purchase of a Harrison Alpha 1400XS manual/CNC lathe from 600 UK has brought major improvements in speed, product quality and cost-effectiveness to AJ Glew, one of the UK’s leading restorers of vintage Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars. The Alpha is used for the turning of up to 400…

🕘 05/09/2014

New Products from Kistler at the Automotive Engineering Show 2014

On Stand F2 at the Automotive Engineering Show, Kistler Instruments will be showing new additions to its extensive range of sensors and systems for automotive development and production. In particular, new developments of its NC electro-mechanical press system which is widely used in the automotive…

🕘 28/08/2014

Sensors meet the needs of harsh, demanding automotive applications

Chris Jones, managing director at Micro-Epsilon UK, discusses some of the more challenging automotive applications for non-contact displacement measurement and infrared temperature sensors. With increasing pressure on vehicle manufacturers to downsize engine components, minimise the weight of…

🕘 14/08/2014

Building a partnership with Vauxhall

Voith Industrial Services has developed further its partnership with Vauxhall by working closely with the company on its new Vivaro van being launched this week. Voith Industrial Services, which has carried out a range of services at the Luton plant since the late 1990s, is the only major supplier…

🕘 26/06/2014

Automotive textile manufacturer recovers major energy savings from compressor waste heat

Automotive textile manufacturer Autofil Worldwide has achieved average cost savings of £37,000 a year and reduced annual CO2 emissions by 260,000 tonnes by adopting Atlas Copco’s energy recovery technology. Based in the UK, Autofil Worldwide is a manufacturer and supplier of polyester…

🕘 18/06/2014