Following the success of last year’s show, TR Fastenings has announced it will be exhibiting at SubCon 2014 on stand F24.
Highlights at the show will be TR Fastening’s range of sheet metal fasteners. TR has continued to strengthen its position as a supplier in this sector with a 20% increase in its Self-Clinch range alone in the past few years. Part of TR’s Hank brand, these Self-Clinch products will be showcased alongside other sheet metal products, including the genuine Hank rivet bush, blind rivets, blind rivet nuts, K-nuts, cage nuts, weld studs & nuts, swage nuts and the new Euro rivet bush. In addition, to TR’s range of sheet metal fasteners the company will also be showcasing many high performance products, including the complete portfolio of other fasteners and fixings, including the plastics range for PCB hardware and Cable Management, Binx self-locking nuts, screws & inserts for plastics.
“With its extensive product ranges combined with engineering and application support and professional after-sales care, we are proud to be able to call ourselves a ‘Full Service Provider’ and we look forward to meeting you at the show,” comments Steve Wallis, product sales development manager at TR Fastenings.
A global manufacturer and distributor of industrial fastenings, TR Fastenings has pushed itself with one particular product range – sheet metal fasteners, which are used across numerous sectors, including medical equipment, marine, electronics, automotive, telecommunications and general engineering.
TR Fastenings works with many companies in these industries. One such is Cash Bases, based in Newhaven, East Sussex, which manufacture customised cash drawers for major retailers worldwide. The relationship between TR and Cash Bases dates back over two decades, and TR not only supplies suitable fasteners and fixings but provides technical advice and support with the research and development of new products, such as the newly launched SMARTtill system.
The SMARTtill is set to revolutionise cash management in the retail industry and has been readily adopted by Tesco, which recently placed orders for 11,400 for use in its Tesco Extra and Superstore outlets. The till offers automated cash management technology and monitors point-of-sale transactions in real time. It also enables the retailer to monitor the cash flows of any given till, ensuring adequate change values are available and alerting management when cash levels reach minimum or maximum values, ultimately leading to a more seamless customer experience.
With such high demand expected for these ‘intelligent’ cash drawers, Cash Bases required the latest process technology and so, following TR Fastenings’ advice, has invested in the new Haeger 824 Window Touch 4E, which features easy and fast tooling set up and retrieval, an auto feed system (feeding 40 plus fasteners a minute) and an advanced logic insertion system. Distributed in the UK by Shear-Form, the new press has halved production time, according to Phil Gibbs, factory manager at Cash Bases.
“TR Fastenings is far more than just a supplier,” Gibbs adds. “Its extensive product and technical knowledge enables us to work together at every stage, from product design to the production line. We’ve built up a strong relationship with TR over the past 20 years and we look forward to continuing working closely with them in the future.”