11 Dec Tooled up for Future Efficiencies

Calvin Higginbottom (pictured left) and Christian Panter of Rotherham based PMS Diecasting Ltd, receiving their Highly Commended Certificate from CMF CEO Pam Murrell at the recent Best of British Castings Industry Awards Dinner.

Shortlisted in the Innovation category the company has, together with a German partner, successfully produced a hot runner zinc diecasting tool, a first in the UK. The tool is designed to increase productivity and reduce the unit cost of the Gripple, a zinc cast fencing jointing system used throughout the world and produced by the company in vast quantities.

Presenting the certificate, Pam Murrell said, “This new tooling assembly has great potential to substantially reduce cycle times and improve casting yield by dramatically reducing the amount of metal in the runner, thereby improving energy efficiency and also reducing post processing of the parts. The quality of the components produced is also significantly higher than conventionally produced parts. I am pleased that this was recognised by the judges, by their shortlisting of the PMS entry.”

Angela Mason
Angela Mason