Harwin has invested £500,000 into an automatic stamping press to help it increase efficiencies and realise new opportunities in aerospace, instrumentation and industrial markets.
The company, which manufactures connectors and PCB hardware at its Portsmouth premises, has strengthened its 30-year relationship with BRUDERER to order a new BSTA 280-75 with a BSV-75 high-speed servo feeder.
A planetary gearbox has been integrated into the shaft of the main motor, which will allow Harwin’s engineers to have full control of tooling development to produce test runs of new products.
Paul McGuinness, operations director, said, ‘This new technology basically removes the need for a separate development press, as 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.’
According to a statement, the Harwin deal could prove to be the catalyst for a record year for BRUDERER UK, with the management team keen to build on annual sales of £3m in 2013.