Brandauer’s ‘lamination’ expertise set to be in demand at Southern Manufacturing

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A Birmingham metal pressings specialist is heading to Southern Manufacturing in February (5th to 7th) in a bid to build on its reputation as a world leader in electrical steel laminations.

Brandauer, which reported a 20% increase in sales in 2018, will be showcasing its ability to produce products that are just 12 to 130 mm in diameter, 0.1 to 0.65 mm thin and consistently accurate to within just 20 microns.

Visitors to Stand E190 will be able to see first-hand laminations that are used in some of the world’s most ambitious products, including electric vehicles, renewables, life protection or aerospace applications.

The company can manufacture loose, bonded or interlock laminations, t-segments and ultra-thin components from its 45,000 sq ft world class facility in the heart of the West Midlands.

“Our expertise has even stretched to providing components for the PD-100 by FLIR (formerly ProxDynamics), a personal reconnaissance system with a rotor diameter of just 1.2cm,” explained Graham Allison, Technical Sales Manager at Brandauer.

“The so-called ‘Black Hornet’ is a tiny drone used in law enforcement, with the military and in search and rescue and we have played a crucial role in making it a reality.

“It’s stories like this that we are looking to tell at Southern Manufacturing, a show that has proven hugely successful for us in the past. We’ll have our technical experts on hand to discuss your electrical steel lamination requirements, as well as a number of applications where our components are being used.”

Brandauer will also be displaying EloPin®, a groundbreaking press-fit product that allows the solderless connection of terminal pins to a PCB.

Although easy to insert, it is designed to have a high push-out force; this ensures high mechanical stability and a secure, gas-tight connection. It also has high elastic recovery to prevent accidental breakage.

Typical applications include engine compartment accessories, overmoulded hybrid parts, vehicle comfort systems, driver assistance technology, in-vehicle network and infotainment systems.

Graham concluded: “We have just sealed a near £1m order for EloPin® and are currently working through a number of quotes to supply customers in five different sectors, who also want to take advantage of this technology.”

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