New linear systems partnership offers complete motion control & automation solutions
HMK, a leading independent supplier of drives, motion control and automation solutions, has teamed up with Schaeffler UK to incorporate Schaeffler's INA range of mechanical actuators and driven linear units into HMK's comprehensive product portfolio for the machine building and factory automation markets.
For customers, the new partnership brings together the vast bearings knowledge and mechanical engineering expertise of Schaeffler with the systems integration, automation and electro-mechanical expertise of HMK.
Established in the UK for more than 25 years, HMK has a team of highly qualified and experienced application engineers who design, build and commission complete automation systems for OEM machine builders, systems integrators and blue chip end users, across a wide range of industry sectors, including food & beverage, life sciences, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nuclear, oil and gas, utilities, quarries and aggregates, plastics and rubber, aerospace and entertainment.
HMK's unique service covers all aspects of electro-mechanical motion control solutions, from consultancy and product supply supported by software development, through to the test and commissioning of complex, engineered projects. HMK engineers are also able to design and build panels for bespoke projects or serial machine production, as well as tailored mechanical assemblies for part-machine solutions from flange plate interface to complete handling robots.
"Our philosophy here at HMK has always been to deliver innovative solutions to complex automation applications," comments Carl Karjewski, Managing Director of HMK. "For this reason we are delighted to be able to offer our clients a package which now includes INA's range of linear actuators and rotary tables."
Karjewski continues: "Schaeffler's focus on design innovation and commitment to quality engineered INA linear products fits perfectly with what HMK has always set out to achieve in the UK marketplace."
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