A review of 2017…

Motion Control Industry Awards

In April 2017, HMK were recognised for our contribution to skills and training. Working with our global partners like Siemens and universities from around the country, we are committed to developing engineers for the future, offering numerous opportunities for graduates across both mechanical and electrical disciplines to gain invaluable experience and gain STEM-related employment.

New Website Launch

2017 witnessed a brand-new website for HMK, with the launch including a restructure to the interface and an update to our product menu. Meaning clear and effortless navigation, along with a slick design that is attractive and professional. We are constantly maintaining and updating our website, ensuring that it is the best that it can be. If you have any suggestions, please email these to enquiries@hmkdirect.com.

PPMA At The NEC, Birmingham

The biggest PPMA to date, 2017 was a huge success for HMK and our Collaborative Robot from Techman. The new TM5 Cobot merges systems that usually function separately in conventional robots, the Cobot is the only collaborative robot to incorporate simple programming, a fully integrated vision system and the latest safety standards in a single unit. We met and spoke with many attendees and look forward to what 2018 could potentially bring for us and automation.

Automation To Your Door…

In September, HMK became equipped to being automation to your door. Acknowledging the importance of time, this new capability will allow us to demonstrate our automation offer and explore application solutions in a collaborative environment with our customer’s teams.

Cobot Cave & Certified to Train

Following 5 days of advanced training at Techman Robot’s HQ in Taiwan, HMK became certified to provide training on the Techman TM5 robots at our head office in Congleton, UK. To learn more about our capabilities or to register your interest in TM5 training, please contact: sales@hmkdirect.com.

We have also started progress on updating our reception area, along with building a new ‘Cobot Cave’ where demonstrations and training will take place in 2018…

Upcoming events for 2018…

Southern Manufacturing '18

Southern Manufacturing 2018 will take place on the 6th – 8th of February in Farnborough, Hampshire. It will create an opportunity for HMK to bring automation solutions to the UK’s largest regional manufacturing technology, electronics and subcontracting exhibitions. See us at stand L285. More details will be coming soon…

Industry 4.0 Summit

We will be attending the Industry 4.0 Summit at the Manchester Central Convention Complex (UK), from 28th February to the 1st March. Visit us on stand P10, where our experts will be ready to answer any questions you may have!

“Bringing together leading figures in Industry 4.0IIoT, smart factories and advanced manufacturing, the Industry 4.0 Summit aims to answer the pressing issues on Industry 4.0 and what it means for your business” Industry 4.0 Summit

Drives & Controls 2018

From the 10th – 12th April at the NEC Birmingham, Drives and Controls 2018 will see the launch of the live Robotic Demonstration Area, representing Robotic technology across the industry; which reflects this fast growing and equally as dynamic sector.

“It is a biennial event and is co-located with 6 other Industrial exhibitions which will make it the largest Manufacturing/Industrial Event in the UK in 2018” Drives and Controls.

Come and see us at stand D610 where we will be exhibiting the full Siemens Motion Platform, IOT, a ‘Digitalisation Hub’, along with our Collaborative robots.

PPMA Show 2018

We are happy to announce that we will be attending the PPMA Show 2018, after our success at PPMA '17. We will be amongst over 300 exhibitors, making this the UK’s largest Processing and Packaging Event.

Motion Control Industry Awards

After our success at the April 2017 awards, where HMK were recognised for our contribution to skills and training. We hope to feature in the 2018 awards for ‘Distributor of the Year’.

This category is “Awarded to the motion control distributor who has achieved recognition from either the motion control sector or final end user for their services to industry in areas such as technical ability and advice, customisation of special needs, market penetration and growth and on time delivery and service” Motion Control Industry Awards.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our activities in 2017 or the future, please drop us an email or contact us here.


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