Ian Melin-Jones

Ian Melin-Jones

Moog – a designer and manufacturer of high performance motion control products, solutions, and services – will be exhibiting a range of its innovative technology at the EuroBLECH Trade Show held at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds, Hannover Germany (Hall 27, Booth G174) between 23 and 26 October.

2018 10 22 102343EuroBLECH is the largest international trade show for the sheet metal and metal working industry, and features over 1,500 exhibitors from 40 countries. This year Moog will exhibit its 360° Solution, offering electric, hydraulic and hybrid technologies. The Solution deploys a ‘technology neutral’ approach, through which the company helps metal and metal working machine builders make use of technology that helps achieve all of their performance goals.

At EuroBLECH Moog will launch its new Modular Die Cushion System, which will feature as a live display. Moog`s new system includes a main cylinder with integrated position measuring technology, accumulators, a hydraulic power unit and a number of manifolds. The system features software libraries, and the control unit’s hardware components provide a compact, robust hydraulic system enabling highly dynamic control.

Customers will benefit from Moog‘s extensive experience in developing motion control technology for metal presses. As a package, the Modular Die Cushion System can save both time and money. Its easy-to-use software enables a longer life for deep-drawing dies, higher system reliability and reduced time required for commissioning the system in the plant.

Also on display at this year’s show will be one of Moog’s other key new products, the Electrohydrostatic Pump Unit (EPU). The EPU is a next-generation, hybrid system designed to combine the advantages of both electro-hydraulic and electro-mechanical technologies. It brings together the reduced consumption of an electrical system, and the power of a highly reliable hydraulic system with easy energy storage for failsafe motion. The unit is available either as a single product, or as an integrated Electrohydrostatic Actuation System (EAS) that combines the EPU with additional components the customer requires.

The EAS is an equally important part of Moog’s 360° approach, and the company designed it to help customers achieve optimum solutions that meet specific machine needs across multiple applications. This technology helps to implement a decentralized motion control system that eliminates the need for the hydraulic power unit, complex piping and filtration systems, thereby reducing the need for additional space on each axis.

Moog’s Large Motor Solution (LMS), another of the new products featured at this year’s EuroBLECH, has been designed to provide a highly dynamic, high torque and reliable throughput for the next generation of metal working machinery. The LMS is a new primary motion system for servo control from 139 kW to 1 MW, that offers the highest dynamics available to the metal industry. It also features an integrated system architecture that provides energy savings and higher productivity. The motor is available with collaborative engineering support that will help simplify engineering challenges, and comes with tools that will facilitate quicker machine design and commissioning time.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Moog stand at this year’s EuroBLECH where visitors will able to view our electro-hydraulic, electro-mechanical and hybrid motion control products and solutions. Each of these products support metal forming and press machinery manufacturers with all they need to optimize their designs. If you have any enquiries prior to attending the show, please contact Moog Industrial’s Marketing Communications Manager Florence Le Roy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday, 22 October 2018 09:31

Total Brings TOTAL FOLIA to Market

Total Lubrifiants, a leading player in the global lubricants market, announces the launch of TOTAL FOLIA, a revolutionary development in the field of metalworking. TOTAL FOLIA is a biosourced, water-based fluid free of mineral oils and emulsifiers. Offering outstanding cooling and lubricating properties, it provides users a unique solution for a variety of machining operations.

2018 10 15 103837TOTAL FOLIA delivers substantial productivity gains, longer tool life and lower operating costs and can also reduce the number of processing steps. TOTAL FOLIA’s excellent cooling power and lubricity extend the tool lifetime and allow operators to manufacture more parts at a higher rate, reducing tooling costs which are a significant expense. 

Total is committed to supplying energy that is affordable, reliable, clean and meets the highest safety & environmental standards. It is proud to offer a tangible solution to the challenges faced by the metalworking industry. Additionally, TOTAL FOLIA addresses three important focus areas: Health, Safety and Environment.

Health Benefits:, Odor-free, No fumes due to high cooling power, Kinder to skin at direct contact, less hazardous components.

Safety Benefits: Smaller inventory due to fewer stock-keeping units, non-slippery floors, cleaner operations and workspace.

Environmental Benefits: Long fluid lifetime, safer for the environment, regular waste treatment methods, biosourced raw materials.

Total continues to differentiate itself from competitors through listening to their customers’ needs by making working conditions safer and cleaner with TOTAL FOLIA with higher performance.

About Total Lubrifiants

Total Lubrifiants is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of engine oils and lubricants. It has 41 production plants worldwide and more than 5,800 employees in 150 countries. Total Lubrifiants offers innovative, efficient and environmentally responsible products and services developed by more than 130 researchers at its R&D center. Total Lubrifiants is a partner of choice for the automotive, industrial and marine markets.

Thursday, 18 October 2018 16:43

MMK welcomes industrial tourism

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has launched a project which allows guests to visit the company’s production site. Several sightseeing tours are now readily available to tourists.

‘Taming the Fire’ – This tour includes a visit to Russia’s largest blast furnace plant and the unique complex of Mill 5000 whose products are used to supply manufacturers of large diameter pipes, as well as shipbuilding and bridge construction companies.

2016 04 07 064954You can visit the workshops and the plant’s science and technology museum on the ‘Steel Evolution’ tour. The tour gives an insight into the glorious history of the plant, as well as into how the plant runs today. The museum exposition shows the main stages of development of the company, from the first days of construction up to today. In addition to photographs, personal belongings, documents and many other interesting exhibits, the museum offers unique miniatures and scale models of existing factories.

‘Dad at Work’ is another route which is designed for children between the age of five and sixteen. The children will take a bus ride and see all the important industrial facilities at MMK. Another sightseeing bus tour for children and teenagers begins with a visit to the MMK Museum, this tour is called ‘On a Visit to the Metallurgists’.

At MMK, safety is of the utmost importance, therefore even before getting on the bus, young visitors must put on safety helmets. Before the start of the tour, all guests will also be given an introduction talk with safety instructions. Each visitor is covered with insurance from SOGAZ, the largest insurance company in Russia.

An audio headset will provide guests with information over the background production noise. During the visit to MMK, guests will also be accompanied by a tour guide and will be met in the workshops by a trained specialist who will talk to each group about the technology behind each particular form of production.

On 16 October, the first visitors to the ‘Taming the Fire’ tour were a group of students from Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University. After the tour the group met with Pavel Shilyaev, CEO at MMKwho said: “MMK has always sought openness and information transparency. The idea to organise these tours came about as a result of the joint work of our management within the plant and the city administration, whilst we discussed the development of tourist attractions in Magnitogorsk. Within our city there are well-known recreation centres and ski centres which attract visitors not only from our region but from Moscow, Ufa and many other cities… What else besides museums, theatres and monuments could attract people to Magnitogorsk? Of course, our plant is one of the largest in the country, and in the world. It is famous and has an impressive history. It is not only a symbol of our Soviet past, but also of the modern transformations taking place in our country.

“So these guided tours were created for all those people who are interested in the history of our country, and the history of MMK, which is inseparable from it, and for all those who would like to see the scale of metallurgical production in Magnitogorsk with their own eyes. You are the pioneers. Your emotions and impressions are very important to us. You liked it, and this means the route has been well chosen and we are truly happy about this. I thank you for your curiosity, your genuine interest, your positive attitude and your burning eyes. Please share your thoughts and impressions with your parents, tell your friends about the plant. Please come again!”

MMK was not closed to visitors before, in just the last year more than 4,000 people have visited the industrial site. However, in general, they were guests who had a link to metallurgic production, for example, suppliers of equipment and raw materials, or consumers of the products. Young residents of Magnitogorsk were also able to see first-hand the legend of national metallurgy, as part of a career guidance programme, special attention was dedicated towards tours for young people. Now, anyone can take part in one of the captivating tours of MMK included in the new excursion programme.

Magnitogorsk is included in the industrial tourism segment of the Federal Ros Tourism Programme running from 2019 to 2025. Tours around the MMK site are planned having taken into consideration appropriate levels of safety, entertainment and information. In the future, new tours will be opened at MMK. Click here to learn more about existing tours or to request a tour: https://mmk-tour.ru/ 

About MMK

MMK is one of the world's largest steel producers and a leading Russian metals company. The company's operations in Russia include a large steel-producing complex encompassing the entire production chain, from the preparation of iron ore to downstream processing of rolled steel. MMK turns out a broad range of steel products with a predominant share of high-value-added products. In 2017, the company produced 12.9 million tonnes of crude steel and 11.6 million tonnes of commercial steel products. MMK Group had sales in 2017 of USD 7,546 million and EBITDA of USD 2,032 million.

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