Ahead of the Southern Manufacturing Show, we bring you our Kanya UK Newsletter February 2019.

In this newsletter, we feature the latest applications from our clients and within the factory, including enclosures, trolleys and panelling.

And we’ve some projects closer to home to report on, as we have recently constructed a clean room with sliding door in our factory.

As part of our parent company Thinking Space Systems new production line being installed, the clean room will house a brand new digital printer.

Soon, we will be able to offer printed panels to our Kanya customers too. So logos, designs and surface finishes could be added to your partitioning, enclosures, panelling, cabinets and more!

We also review our demonstrations for the Southern Manufacturing Show this year.

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Our Kanya production team are firmly in their new position following our factory reorganisation.

Due to the installation of a brand new production line for parent company Thinking Space Systems Ltd, the factory has seen lots of changes in recent weeks. A new clean room has been installed to house new printing equipment. This will form the basis of the new production line, coming soon. Thinking Space production colleagues have been relocated, with brand new height adjustable workbenches and parts trolleys, all created from a combination of the Kanya aluminium build system and Evolution media wall system.

The Kanya production team too have brand new workbenches, which are custom designed to suit assembly and packing of aluminium profiles to fulfill our customers’ orders. Their parts store has been rebranded with new display boards too.


And Kanya UK are also responsible for the new clean room for the printing production line. The enclosure has two large sliding doors, which operate smoothly…as demonstrated in our video.


We’re looking forward to seeing the clean room completed with specially designed printed panels installed around the exterior.

Elsewhere in the factory, we’ve been mocking up our exhibition stand, made from Kanya aluminium profiles, ready for the Southern Manufacturing Show Stand B215 from the 5th to the 7th February.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Once again, Kanya UK will be returning to the Southern Manufacturing Show next month, with a demonstration of ergonomic production lines. You’ll find us at stand B215 from the 5th to the 7th February 2019.

Held at the new exhibition venue launched last year, it boasts 20,000m2 of purpose-built exhibition space based at Farnborough in Hampshire. In its’ 30+ years of running, it now attracts large manufacturers, but the show has continued to support SME’s too, in order to provide a diverse range of suppliers to the engineering industry. And all under one roof.

This year, the focus for Kanya UK is ergonomic production lines. This follows the launch last year of the Ergoplace brochure from Kanya. This is a new workplace range of furniture and equipment solutions, designed to create efficient production lines. Demonstrated at stand B215 will be a brand new example of a Ergoplace workbench. A range of accessories to help drive an efficient production line will be demonstrated on the workbench. In addition, the Kanya electric box lifter will demonstrate how to create an efficient workflow from floor to workbench and onwards.

Kanya UK will also be demonstrating other application examples such as a display cabinet, as well as their exhibition stand itself. This will give visitors just a few ideas from the endless possibilities. Back by popular demand is their extrusion wall; not for climbing but for demonstrating the many profiles and accessories offered by the Kanya range.

And of course, the event would not be complete without meeting our Kanya UK team. Tony Ferreira, our Southern Sales Specialist and Steve Taylor, our Northern Sales Specialist, will be available throughout the 3 day event to discuss your ideas and give advice on solutions possible. So please do bring along your sketches, drawings and specifications with you for a consultation.

We look forward to seeing you at stand B215 from the 5th – 7th February.

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Our latest product newsletter October 2018 is now available. We round-up the latest case studies and product news from Kanya UK.

This time next week, we’ll be at the Robotics and Automation Exhibition in Milton Keynes. We’ll be at stand 624 demonstrating a robot enclosure, previously supplied to clients’ Fanuc. The octagonal enclosure also features in our newsletter, but if you’re attending the event, please say hello to our friendly sales team and ask them about the enclosure.

We also feature two other case studies. Firstly, a rather unusual application…

We were lucky enough to be involved with the restoration of the iconic Alexandra Palace in central London. Kanya panels have been used to infill the orchestra pit in the east wing of the building, which is being renovated to create a brand new birthplace-of-TV experience.

A great example of an enclosure is the one is has been provided to TMD Technologies. The waist height cabinet is a safety enclosure, protecting personnel whilst testing is in progress.

We also feature our latest projects being undertaken in the factory, as well as a sneek peak of some of the designs that we have been working on, developing our workbench solutions.

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A safety enclosure constructed from the Kanya aluminium build system has been provided for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microwave tubes, high voltage supplies and transmitters, TMD Technologies.

TMD Technologies will be testing power amplifiers within the enclosure, which use a TWT (travelling wave tube) and a very high voltage power supply to amplify the RF signals. The enclosure will therefore be safeguarding testing personnel, as well as ensuring it is compliant with their specifications.

The enclosure is mounted on castors, with an aluminium framework and polycarbonate panels inbetween. The large door at the front of the enclosure lifts up to allow complete  access to the testing equipment contained within. The operation of the door is totally safety locked and so can only be opened when the power unit has been switched off.

Kanya UK have recently been involved in restoring Alexandra Palace with Kanya. Aluminium framed panels have been provided to infill the orchestra pit at this iconic venue in central London.

As part of the recent restoration project inside the former world-famous BBC studios, the previously derelict Victorian era east wing has been brought back to its former glory by construction giant Willmott Dixon. The refurbished wing, which the BBC leased from 1935 until 1956, will accommodate an immersive birthplace-of-TV experience. Fitting;  as the first public television transmissions were made from here in 1936. The wing is looking to create a popular tourist attraction for all the family, as the original “people’s palace” was intended to be.

Work included restoring the ceiling, which had not been touched since the 1890’s. The entire floor was lifted, relevelled then re-laid using all 1200 floor boards.  The resulting restoration will create a flat space for flexibility, to accommodate all manner of events, where seating and staging can be added.

With this in mind, auditorium seating and staging specialists CPS Manufacturing Co were appointed to supply the orchestra pit infill. Their brief was to provide some rigid and lightweight panels to form a lift shaft between their demountable platforms.

As Design and Estimating Executive, Roger McCreadie explained “After exploring several routes and options we discovered Kanya UK.  Steve Taylor’s prompt visit, technical expertise and product experience was of great value in assisting in the successful delivery of this part of the project, as well as being within budget”.

In describing the specification for the project, Roger added “We had initially been looking at constructing the panels from softwood and cladding in plywood but this was presenting several obstacles in both design and manufacture.  The aluminium framed panels were easily built by production operatives with no prior experience of the system and this led to a small order being placed for another part of the same project”.

Roger is delighted with the Kanya aluminium build system. ”The system seems to be robust and rigid and could lead to us using your products in one or two other areas of bespoke manufacture”.

The panels needed to be precise to fit within the void, and were fitted in time for the opening performance, the BBC proms!

Kanya UK are putting the final touches to a workbench trolley created for the assembly line of a manufacturer of high voltage generators.

The trolley, designed by Kanya UK, accommodates  two different product sizes being assembled at various points in the workflow. First comes bench assembly followed by low level assembly 800mm off ground level, with the product locked in place and rotated 90 degrees. After this operation, the assembly is rotated back into a horizontal position and transported on the trolley before being despatched. The design requirements for the trolley therefore needed to be precise, and be able to rotate, raise and lower as well as lock in place, taking up to a 80kg load.

As part of Kanya UK’s free design service, 3D drawings were provided to the client providing different views, enabling the client to understand the various assembly positions that would be achieved in the manufacturing cycle.

Over the years, we’ve seen some really interesting and unusual applications using our profile system.  We love to hear from our clients and see what they have produced with our extrusions and accessories. So we were blown away with the quality of this particular project, where the client did some kitting out with Kanya.

The project? To convert a Citroen Relay van into a motorhome.

The interior of the van has been transformed to a luxurious space, using mood lighting and quality finishes to complete the look. A comfy sofa bed, shower room and kitchenette has been installed, complete with sink and hob. Our closed faced extrusions have been used as the framework for the floor standing cupboard builds and the shower room partition. These extrusions create an attractive curved feature, but are also important in enclosed spaces where linear edges may cause injury. Overhead storage cupboards are also created from Kanya profiles, fitted with tambour doors for easy, space-saving access.

A quality finish…and another application possibility!

The new Ergoplace workbench solution offered by Kanya has been demonstrated at a number of exhibitions during the last year by Kanya UK, with an overview brochure accompanying it.

Now we are delighted to announce the publication of the brand new complete workstation brochure – Ergoplace.  An excellent resource allowing you to create your ergonomic workbench, this brochure takes you from an initial ergonomic assessment of your workstation through to defining a customised solution using our modular systems, then accessorising it to meet your particular needs.

When considering an economic workspace, its’ height is a main consideration. The Ergoplace offers height adjustment for sit/stand working. The work surface is available in different materials with tools and equipment being located within easy reach.

Finally, lighting your workspace is paramount, so we have a range of lighting options for task lighting as well as overhead lighting.

Adding to the efficiency of your production line, the ErgoLifter (page 26) is the perfect accompaniment. Move your boxes or containers from floor to work station automatically with the ErgoLifter, which has sensors for height detection and can lift loads up to 200kg.

The brochure provides examples of a typical workstation for an assembly line, test and measuring workbench and packaging workstation, with a whole host of accessories to site tools and equipment conveniently.

A handy checklist is included, to build your workstation requirements with, before contacting us for a quotation from our ever-helpful sales specialists.

For more information, download a copy of the new Ergoplace Complete brochure, or get in touch for a printed copy.

The Kanya aluminium profile system is perfect for creating enclosures for CMM, measuring and optical testing equipment. Our enclosures ensure that precision equipment is protected from dirt, dust and damage within a busy factory environment.

Custom design service

We offer a free comprehensive design service using AutoCad Inventor, so customised enclosures are not a problem. A full site survey is offered as part of the consultation service and 2D/3D renders are created for your approval at proposal stage. This enables you to visualise your enclosure and ensure that your equipment will be accommodated as well as accessed within the factory. Designs can be fitted closely around your equipment, ensuring your enclosure takes up the minimum of space.

Materials and Features

Enclosures are constructed using Kanya aluminium profiles which are assembled with our exclusive connectors, making up the Kanya PVS connection system. Cladding panels using 4mm clear or opal polycarbonate can be fitted, or alternatively coloured panels to suit your branding, health and safety or particular needs. These panels can also be removed for access to your equipment. Accessories and features such as handles, casters, hinges, lighting, positive air pressure, power supplies and locks can be added.

Assembly and Inspection

We assemble enclosure projects within our factory first, and clients are welcome to visit us to inspect their enclosures. This ensures that you the client get exactly what you want and there are no nasty surprises when the enclosure arrives on site. We can deliver and install the enclosure for you too, thanks to our experienced installation team.


The benefits of a Kanya enclosure for your CMM, measuring and optical testing equipment are:-

  • Protection of your equipment from the shop floor environment
  • Visually appealing and can be branded for corporate identity
  • Free design service with customised designs from experienced draughtspeople
  • Easy installation and relocation if necessary
  • Installation service offered

Browse our enclosures gallery for inspiration and if you have an enclosure project you’d like to discuss with us, please get in touch.