20 February 2018
20 February 2018
iSpecc has been appointed sole UK and Ireland distributor for Techni-Modul Engineering.
Techni-Modul designs production solutions for the composites industry, such as automated robotic production cells unifying multiple machines and processes with integrated advanced SCADA/PLC control systems, and produces its own composite production machines including hot drape formers, presses, handling tools and moulds. Techni-Modul specialises in complete turnkey solution from inception through to manufacture of full production lines for preforming, compaction, handling, transfer, moulding, unmoulding, cleaning and completion of composites parts.
“iSpecc have already identified considerable productivity increases and profit improvements for a major Tier 1 aerospace manufacturer, contributing significantly to their competitiveness," says Nigel Clifford, Head of iSpecc. "Techni-Modul gives us the ability to take this further as well as the opportunity to market automation with robotics, advanced controls, innovative mould technology and additional equipment. Techni-Modul Engineering won the JEC Innovation Award for a robotised cell creating a preform made out of dry fibre materials without operator Intervention in 2016.
“With Techni-Modul Engineering, iSpecc will also offer ‘Productivity Optimisation Services,’ helping composite producers identify cost savings, increased productivity and greater profitability though our combined knowledge and simulation scenarios," he adds.
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