Tuesday, July 17, 2012
July saw an important visitor delegation to Jena Tec's German factory located in the town of Jena, Thuringia, in the shape of a team from the UK embassy located in Berlin and the department of UK Trade & Investment with sector responsiblity for the engineering sector. The visit was part of a co-ordinated tour of successful Anglo-Deutsch companies where examples of best practice could be demonstrated. The strength of the German manufacturing industry particularly in relation to export markets is still very relevant in the current economic climate and the Ambassador and UKTI team were keen to learn lessons from successful companies, such as Jena Tec, and the German model with respect to how manufacturers can be better supported in the future. Jena Tec gave an extensive presentation of the high precision ballscrew machining operations in Jena followed by a Q&A session and a practical demonstration of the important factors of ballscrew assembly for the Ambassador and his team.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Jena Tec's design, manufacture and retrofit capability for mutli spindle heads for linear and rotary transfer machines led to orders within June for 8 new spindle heads for a tier 1 supplier in the automotive industry to be retrofited to an existing cell of rotary transfer machines. The 8 new units will be designed specifically to produce a new design of brake caliper for a leading international automotive OEM with production facilities in the UK. Jena Tec will provide a complete design, manufacturing and supply solution for the new spindle heads which will be installed and producing parts by October 2012. For more information on Multi Spindle design capability please go to www.jena-tec.co.uk or www.mossgroupautomation.com
Jena Tec’s automation division, Moss Group, received orders worth approximately £600,000 from the automotive sector. Notable amongst these is a £450,000 order from Nissan Manufacturing UK for the automotive transfer line upgrades for a new engine variant introduction - awarded by Nissan in May 2012 - and will comprise the supply and integration of conveyor systems, fixtures, transfer tables and ancillary systems. This will be integrated in Nissan’s Sunderland plant in December 2012, where Jena Tec will provide a complete turnkey retrofit, as Nissan UK expands its production capability for newer engine models. The strategy for Jena Tec to provide precision OEM components, MRO repair services as well as full integration for complex machine tool retrofits and special automation projects. This is a demonstration of the company's growth to provide a vertically integrated service from design, engineering and implementation of automation solutions. For more information go to www.jena-tec.co.uk or visit www.mossgroupautomation.com
Jena Tec is pleased to announce the recent installation of its 3rd MBS (Miniature Ballscrew) Grinding machine in its German production facility in Jena. The NRK precision thread grinding machine will increase by over 50% Jena Tec's production capability in highly accurate ballscrews from 6mm to 12mm diameter used across a wide customer base for medical, optical and linear motion applications. The universal CNC-thread grinding machine type NRK is designed for grinding of all kinds of external threads, e.g. worms, thread screws and thread gauges. Due to its rigid construction the machine makes possible a high productivity and precision. Using CNC-dressing technology the machine has a very high flexibility and can grind any kind of thread profiles. The machine is equipped with the latest drive and control technology (digital servo drives: Siemens, high precision scales and resolvers: Heidenhain). The ongoing investment strategy of Jena Tec is to focus on niche areas of product development requiring demanding levels of accuracy and quality and further investment continues in the coming 12 months for additional CNC manufacturing technology related to ballscrew spindle and nut production as Jena Tec see growing demand for its high tech manufactured products. For more information please visit our website www.jena-tec.co.uk or www.jena-tec.com