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CMD Invests £1/4 Million in New Machine as Part of Factory Upgrade


CMD Ltd, the specialist in underfloor power systems and workstation connectivity, has invested in a new £1/4M TRUMPF CNC metal punch which will be used in the production of a wide variety of CMD’s products at the company’s Rotherham factory as part of an asset renewal strategy.

Suitable for handling sheet metal between 0.9mm and 3.0mm thick, the new machine will replace one of two existing CNC machines, while the other legacy machine remains in service, ensuring uninterrupted production at the company while the new asset is installed and commissioned. Once the old machine has been fully decommissioned, it will be shipped to new owners in Lithuania.

The CNC metal punching machines are used in the production of a wide variety of products, including CMD’s underfloor Power Hub System, floor boxes and grommets and many of the brackets and components across the range.

 

Roger Byrne, Head of Manufacturing at CMD Ltd explains, “To maintain the quality of our output and ensure we have the capacity and resilience to provide uninterrupted, reliable supply to our customers, we are retiring our old CNC machine to make way for a new model. The new asset will require less maintenance and ensure rapid availability of any spare parts, reducing the risk of unplanned downtime and ensuring we continue manufacturing at full capacity to meet demand.”

The new TRUMPF CNC Machine will be fully operational at CMD’s factory by the end of October, following installation, commissioning and training of the company’s team. It will be both quieter and more energy efficient, contributing to the company’s environmental goals and ISO 9001 accredited quality systems. A full summary of the new machine’s features and capabilities is outlined in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHbgO8A_zO4

Two new operators have been appointed and join the company’s existing CNC team and they will all undergo four days of external training provided by TRUMPF.

General manager of CMD Ltd, Jon Holding adds: “Our commitment to customers is to provide innovation, quality and reliability of supply. Replacing our equipment before it reaches the end of its service life is a key element in delivering that promise”.

“This investment will help us maintain high standards of quality and consistent output and we will continue to prioritise the efficiency of our UK manufacturing operations to ensure we remain a trusted supply chain partner.”

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CMD Ltd Plays Essential Role in Electrical Fit Out at London’s Prestigious Office Development


CMD Ltd, specialist in workplace connectivity and ergonomic solutions, has provided a flexible and high-quality power distribution network for The Ray, a prestigious office development in London’s Farringdon.

Well-known for being the former site of The Guardian newspaper, The Ray now stands as an 83,000ft² office development characterised by a modernised warehouse aesthetic, with level two now occupied by a global social media company.

The electrical installation of level two for the social media company was carried out by contractor Moyne London, working for developer, Viridis Real Estate. The project began as a standard plug and play installation to take the power distribution network to workstations and a number of phone booth style meeting pods. After the hiatus of the pandemic and considering the company’s changing requirements to accommodate social distancing, the layout had to be restructured quickly and efficiently. Working collaboratively alongside Moyne London, CMD Ltd provided their 63A Betatrak underfloor powertrack power distribution system, which includes a click fit method for quick installation and a capacity to configure around bends and corners, which makes it very versatile. Moyne London also used CMD Ltd’s Rotasoc under desk modules which can be easily altered due to their modular design and 3600 continuous rotation with a 32A internal busbar.

Peter Goode, contracts manager at Moyne London comments: “The flexibility of the Betatrak underfloor powertrack and CMD’s customer service both paid dividends when the layout was changed mid-project. We were able to alter the location and number of tap offs, grommets and floor boxes to suit the new workstation arrangements. CMD worked with us to revise the installation quickly so that we were able to make up for lost time straight away.”

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A Monitor Arm with Hot Desking Vision from CMD Ltd

With an optional laptop support, the Vision S Pole Monitor Arm from CMD Ltd provides the ideal solution for hot desking environments, where workers may need to add their laptop to a fixed workstation set-up.

The Vision S Pole Monitor arm features a quick release VESA as standard (75mm & 100mm) and is available in single or dual screen options, capable of supporting monitors of up to 6kg. The slim 32mm diameter pole provides a space-efficient solution, and cable management clips ensure a neat and compact workstation layout.

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CMD Ltd Adds Reach Plus to its Reach Monitor Arm Portfolio

CMD Ltd has added to its range of industry leading Reach monitor arms with the launch of Reach Plus.

 

 

Available in single or dual screen options, the Reach Plus is suitable for a total combined screen weight of 6kg to 15kg and is perfect for the next generation of curved large screens. With a quick release VESA and top-fixing C clamp for ease and speed of installation, Reach Plus an ideal ergonomic workstation layout. It comes in a choice of silver, black and white.

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CMD Ltd Launches Capsule Schuko

CMD Ltd has launched a Schuko version of its popular fixed format Capsule workstation power module for export to mainland Europe and beyond.

A popular on desk power module comprising two sockets and dual port USB type A and C adaptive fast charger, CMD’s Capsule module is already widely specified in the UK as an off-the-shelf workstation power solution with a three-day turnaround from stock. CMD already supplies projects across Europe with its range of customisable workstation power modules, including Contour, Harmony and Conti, all of which can be specified with Schuko sockets. The launch of the Capsule Schuko module is the first time the widely used socket type will be available in an on desk fixed format module from CMD, for rapid dispatch to any location.

 

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Miro: CMD Ltd Unveils the Next Generation of Monitor Arm

Unveiled at The Virtual Interiors Event, where CMD Ltd was a lead sponsor, the Miro Monitor Arm brings a completely new approach to monitor arm design with synchronised vertical movement for a more space-efficient and easy to use solution.

Designed by Andrew Wills, the designer behind the world’s best selling monitor arms, Miro continues CMD Ltd’s track record of innovation with a solution that combines perfect balance, vertical movement and simple construction. The result is a monitor arm that’s robust enough to hold a monitor of up to 10kg, offers a minimalist aesthetic and provides a finger touch operation. Ideal for large format curved screens and touchscreens, it’s ideal for the office of the future.

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Rotasoc is Still Revolutionising the Under Desk Power Supply

Manufactured in the UK by CMD Ltd (www.cmd-ltd.com), Rotasoc has revolutionised the under desk power supply and, with its 3600 rotation, the modular system continues to revolutionise the flexibility of workstation layouts today. CMD offers Rotasoc in both a 32A and 16A version with 32A internal busbar. The sockets are fully-rotatable, on or off load, and provide integrated power and data where the user needs it. Available in Standard, Clean Earth (CE) low noise and Dual Circuit options, Rotasoc modules can be configured in units of 2, 3, or 4 socket options to provide a bespoke and scalable solution.

Are You Sitting Comfortably? If not, CMD Ltd can help

Good posture while working is essential to health and wellbeing and it relies on the right workstation ergonomics, whether working from home or the office.

The Vision H range from CMD Ltd (www.cmd-ltd.com) provides a flexible solution for improved ergonomics across a range of workstation configurations. Options include a single monitor support, a dual monitor support and a single monitor and laptop support. Suitable for monitors and laptops weighing up to 5kg, Vision H is quick and easy to install and can be provided with an integral on desk power module, featuring three power sockets and USB type A&C charger.

An Ergonomic Workstation is Within Everyone’s Reach thanks to CMD

 

Supplied with a 10-year warranty, the Reach ergonomic monitor arm from CMD features spring assistance for easy movement and folds flat into 80mm of space for compact storage. Available in a standard model for monitors weighing 2-5kg and an HD version for monitors weighing between 3-8kg, Reach offers integral cable management and a quick release VESA and has been awarded Ergonomics Excellence by FIRA. Buyers can choose from silver, black and white to create an ergonomic workstation in any location.

 

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