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Manufacturing Machinery World December 2019

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CONTENTS DECEMBER 2019

Front Cover:

Egin

MANAGING DIRECTOR:

Carole Titmuss

NEWS EDITOR:

Pat Fairfax

FEATURES EDITOR:

Danielle Titmuss MSc

SALES:

Lorraine Compton

PRODUCTION:

Ian Purves,

James Kennett,

Jonathan Milburn

SUBSCRIPTIONS:

Kay Knight

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Carole Titmuss

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AUCTIONS 41

THE NEXT GENERATION 26

LAZER & WATERJET CUTTING 28-31

LUBRICANTS 18-19

NEW PRODUCTS 10-16

SERVICES DIRECTORY 31-35

NEXT MONTHS FEATURE

Sheet Metal, Punching, Bending, Profile Forming,

Sawing Machines

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Southern Manufacturing & Electronics

returns to Farnborough from

February 11th to 13th 2020.

Page 8.

Technology is reshaping manufacturing – the

rise of Industry 4.0 and the exploitation of

big data continue to drive productivity by

optimising processes and equipment use.

Page 18.

w w w . m a c h i n e r y . w o r l d

Machinery World, December 2019 3


NEWS NEWS NEWS

TDT MACHINE TOOLS PARTNERS WITH CMZ

TDT Machine Tools has struck a new

partnership deal with CMZ, a Spanish

manufacturer of high-quality lathes and

turning centres. With immediate effect, TDT

Machine Tools is able to offer CMZ machines

across the central belt of the UK. This area

extends coast-to-coast from Lincolnshire in

the East, to Wales in the West, taking in the

East and West Midlands, including Hereford

and Worcester, and extending as far north as

Sheffield and Doncaster.

The move sees TDT Machine Tools bolster

its already extensive portfolio with a range of

high-specification lathes based on robust

build quality. The agreement is yet another

example of reputable machine tool builders

placing their trust in TDT, which is enjoying

a fast-growing reputation, not just for sales,

but for comprehensive aftersales support.

CMZ has been manufacturing classleading

lathes for more than 70 years.

This family business, founded in the town of

Zaldibar, near Bilbao, has grown

exponentially in recent years to acquire

global prestige in the machine tool sector.

CMZ manufactures almost 500 lathes per

annum, all of which are designed to offer a

life cycle of over 20 years. Over the past three

years, growth at CMZ of 7%, 16% and 23%, highlights the increasing popularity of the

company’s machines.

“As many within the machine tool industry are aware, CMZ is a hallmark for quality,”

states Phil Terry, Sales Director at TDT Machine Tools. “These machines are built to last for

decades, without any compromise in precision or reliability.

Importantly, we can supply standard CMZ lathes from factory stock

in one week, which compares favourably to the five weeks typically

required for machines from the Far East. Even CMZ lathes built to

customer specifications are available on short lead times.”

TDT Machine Tools is able to offer the full CMZ range, which

extends from small two-axis lathes, through to 18-axis triple-turret

high-productivity turning centres featuring sub-spindles. Swing

diameters of up to 950 mm and 3,250 mm between centres, can be

provided. As a further mark of quality, CMZ lathes feature high

torque, high power, oil-cooled integrated spindle motors. The

machines are Industry 4.0 compatible and can be fitted with CMZ

own gantry-loading automation if required.

The TX and TTL range are CMZ’s flagship models. TX series

machines consist of two turrets that can serve both spindles. Each

turret can be configured with live tooling and a Y axis. Notably, the

sub-spindle is able to move vertically and horizontally (X3, Z3),

which makes it possible to turn with three tools simultaneously and

thus reduce cycle times.

TTL series machines offers further accessories for different

application types. For instance, TTL lathes can be equipped with a

tailstock that facilitates the machining of long parts in the main

spindle, while the lower turret is busy finishing the part in the subspindle.

It is also worth noting that CMZ is unique in that the company has

its own service division based in the UK. With headquarters in

Rugby, just up the road from TDT, CMZ lathes are installed and

maintained by CMZ-employed, UK-based engineers.

“Designed to deliver repeatable levels of productivity and

precision, CMZ lathes are built to serve a host of applications across

all industry sectors,” concludes Mr Terry. “A single demonstration is

all it would take to convince a potential customer of their potential to

offer competitive gain and quick return-on-investment.”

Tel: 01788 570411

sales@tdt-machinetools.co.uk

www.tdt-machinetools.co.uk

4 Manufacturing Machinery World, December 2019


SUPPLIERS OF QUALITY USED MACHINE TOOLS

CINCINNATI V 750 VMC C/W

FANUC

HARDINGE CONQUEST T 42

XYZ VM 3500 CNC MILL

BRIDGEPORT VMC 800 30

COLCHESTER TRIUMPH 2000

LATHE C/W DRO SYSTEM

MAZAK QT 30 CNC LATHE

HARDINGE VMC 600

C/W FANUC CONTROL

JONES & SHIPMAN 540 GRINDERS

( 5 )

ASQUITH POWER THRUST 2PT 54

MATSUURA

MC-1000VGX

JONES & SHIPMAN 1300 COLCHESTER TRIUMPH 2000

REFURBISHED LATHE

WANTED SURPLUS MACHINES

HAAS MINIMILL 2012 MACHINE

KELLENBERGER KEL-VARIA RS

175 – 1000 CNC GRINDER

C/W HEIDENHAIN CONTROL

HARDINGE TALENT 6/45 CNC

LATHE C/W FANUC CONTROL

BRIDGEPORT MILL


NEWS NEWS NEWS

FUCHS TO BE

CO2-NEUTRAL

IN TWO MONTHS

Lubricants giant FUCHS has signalled its

commitment to climate protection by

announcing it will be completely CO2-

neutral as early as next year.

FUCHS, which has its UK headquarters in

Stoke-on-Trent, will be CO2-neutral globally

by January 1 2020 – from energy

consumption in production to consumables

in administration.

In order to implement CO2-neutrality in

just two months’ time, FUCHS will offset its

CO2 emissions, which have not yet been

avoided so far, with compensation measures.

This will be done by the company

investing in high-quality climate protection

projects aimed primarily at promoting

renewable energies.

The projects are accredited, approved and

monitored according to internationally

recognised certification standards such as the

Gold Standard, as well as by renowned

organisations such as the United Nations

(UN).

The validation of the project results with

regard to the CO2 savings achieved is

verified by independent testing bodies such

as TÜV.

FUCHS’ commitment to environmental

sustainability has already been seen in the

UK in a number of ways.

The UK company has been trailblazing

with the launch of its Lube Cube, which gives

customers the option of buying its leading

products in a recyclable cardboard box rather

than a plastic container.

The change has resulted in an incredible

saving of more than 660,000kg of plastic since

the Lube Cube launched in 2012.

Furthermore, more than 2,000 solar panels

have been installed at FUCHS’ base on New

Century Street in Hanley, Stoke. The panels

now produce 12 percent of the required

energy for the entire plant.

Stefan Fuchs, Chairman of the Executive

Board of FUCHS PETROLUB SE, said:

“FUCHS’ CO2-neutrality strategy is

embedded in our sustainability strategy,

which we launched 10 years ago.

“In this way, we are taking responsibility

for global climate protection and making an

important contribution to achieving the goals

of the UN climate protection agreement

ratified in Paris in 2015.”

This agreement aims to limit global

warming to well below two degrees Celsius

compared with pre-industrial levels.

Mr Fuchs added: “When selecting

projects, our focus is on climate protection

projects that support economic, ecological

and social development worldwide in

regions with FUCHS locations.

“In this way we fulfil our global social

responsibility in the sense of corporate

citizenship. At the same time FUCHS also

supports the 17 sustainable development

goals of the UN to which the company has

officially committed itself since 2018.”

Tel: 01902 907520

LEADING COMPOSITE AND ADVANCE MATERIALS

SLITTING COMPANY DOUBLE CAPACITY

Composites and advanced materials

precision slitting company, Bindatex, has

doubled its capacity by investing in a new

slitting line.

The new line has increased Bindatex’s

capacity to 30 tonnes per year. This increase

in capacity has also generated five new jobs.

The new line can cut UD, prepreg and

composite materials to widths of just

3.175mm.

The Manchester-based company, who

have been cutting composites for over 15

years, are the only company in the UK that can

undertake precision slitting to widths as low

as 1mm. The narrow width poses a challenge

for many composite cutting companies.

Bindatex’s managing director, Chris

Lever, said: “This new slitting line has

doubled our capacity and allowed us to

recruit more staff. It is an exciting time for

Bindatex as we expand our company.”

Bindatex’s lead time from order to

delivery is up to six weeks, half the time of

other larger companies in the sector.

The UK-based company is an approved

supplier to major thermoplastic and

thermoset manufacturers across the globe. Its

customers include world class material

manufacturers and end users across

composites, aerospace, automotive, marine,

advanced manufacturing, healthcare, energy

and renewables.

Bindatex are particularly proud of their

flexibility with regards to order size.

Working with small developmental orders

allows Bindatex’s customers flexibility in

their workload.

Chris Lever said “We can meet orders of

all sizes as our nimble operations can quickly

change to address the varying needs of our

customers. Our close working relationship

with our clients builds trust and

understanding of their business needs, which

we constantly strive to support.”

www.bindatex.com

6 Manufacturing Machinery World, December 2019


PRECISION

GRINDING

MACHINES

‘Always Excel’

Colliery Lane, Exhall, Coventry, United Kingdom . CV7 9NW

www.excelmachinetools.co.uk

sales@excelmachinetools.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)24 7636 5255

/excelmachinetools

/AlwaysExcel

UK PARTNERS FOR GERMAN STURMER GROUP


NEWS NEWS NEWS

SOUTHERN MANUFACTURING & ELECTRONICS 2020

ON COURSE FOR RECORD NUMBERS

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics

returns to Farnborough from February 11th

to 13th 2020. The exhibition, which is the

longest running annual engineering

exhibition in the UK, is already progressing

towards full occupancy of the 20,000m²

Farnborough International Exhibition Centre

and the organisers are confident of exceeding

the 8,644 individual visitors achieved in 2019.

As in previous years, the 2020 event will

host an impressively broad exhibitor list

spanning the complete range of engineering

activity, from high-tech machine tools and

automation to components and subcontract

services. Firms from all over the UK will be

participating, together with a significant

number of off-shore exhibitors from across

Europe, Asia and the Far East.

The Machinery Area is one of the most

widely visited of the show, providing visitors

the chance to look at the latest offerings from

an excellent selection of international

vendors. Matsuura will exhibit its bestselling

single table 5-axis MX-520 CNC

machine tool and HP Multi-Jet Fusion 580 3D

printer. Exclusively for the show, Matsuura

will be machining live on the MX-520,

utilising fixtures and work-holding printed

on the HP Multi-Jet Fusion 4200 3D printer,

working in harmony to demonstrate the

hybrid additive and subtractive production

strategies now available to UK

manufacturers. Hurco will be showing its

two most popular machines at Southern

Manufacturing. The versatile and compact

Hurco VM10i machining centre, with a

working volume of 660 x 406 x 508 mm, and

the Hurco TM8i 2-axis CNC lathe.

Trumpf returns to Southern

Manufacturing 2020, presenting its wide

range of sheet metal fabrication machinery

and industrial lasers, together with 3D

printing systems, power tools and

electronics. Other big names exhibiting

include Bystronic, C. Dugard, Haas

Automation, XYZ Machine Tools and

Yamazaki Mazak. Production equipment and

tooling vendors include AMF Andreas

Maier, Roemheld, Faro, MecWash, Mitutoyo,

Blum Novotest and ITC Tooling. Engineering

service providers exhibiting include Orbital

Fabrications, Perfect Bore, Industrial Plastic

Fabrications, Twickenham Plating,

Washington Metalwork, Southern Springs &

Pressings, MJ Allen alongside many others.

The complimentary seminar programme

is another tremendously popular feature of

the show. Two programmes run in tandem in

two theatres over three days, devoted to

manufacturing and electronics respectively.

Topics tackled include technology,

innovation, business management,

marketing and a review of ongoing industrial

law and regulations. Free access to this

variety of high-calibre industry and business

knowledge is another powerful reason for

manufacturing professionals to attend the

exhibition.

Following last year’s successful

cooperation, Southern Manufacturing &

Electronics 2020 will once more be partnering

with the Farnborough Aerospace

Consortium, alongside national bodies

including Composites UK, NetComposites,

the Confederation of British Metalforming,

the GTMA and the British Gear Association.

Also taking part this year is Locate in Kent,

an organisation offering a wide range of

services and assistance to firms looking to

locate in the region.

Farnborough International Conference

and Exhibition Centre offers complimentary

car parking for 3,500 vehicles and is wellserved

by road and public transport links. A

regular free shuttle bus service operates from

both of Farnborough’s mainline railway

stations directly to the exhibition. The venue

itself provides a high standard of facilities

including a complimentary WiFi service in

the foyer area as well as high quality catering

outlets.

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics

2020 opens from February 11th to 13th.

Admission to the exhibition is free of charge.

More information and tickets are available

from www.industrysouth.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1784 880890

philv@etes.co.uk

www.industrysouth.co.uk

8 Manufacturing Machinery World, December 2019


AWARD WINNING TECHNOLOGY

Ground Breaking Applications for Laser Processing

Revolutionary beam control

Beam pattern manipulation

& kerf width control

> 50%

IMPROVEMENT

Quality improvement

50% cut surface improvement

vs conventional solid state lasers

Winner of the MM Award

at EuroBLECH 2018

for Cutting Technology

8 mm ALUMINIUM

SPEED 5 222%

Lower cost-per-part

Higher productivity with

less power and lower investment

Growing Together with Our Customers

AMADA UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1562 749 500

Email: info@amada.co.uk

www.amada.co.uk

Tayside Machinery Ltd

United Kingdom

Suppliers to the Machinery Trade Worldwide

Myday Heavy

Duty Hollow

Spindle Oil

Country Lathe

Year: 2007.

Spindle Bore:

310mm

Capacity:

1060 x 3000mm

HAAS VF-2

Vertical

Machining

Centre

with 4th axis

Year: 2005

HAAS VF-3

Vertical

Machining

Centre

with 4th axis

Year: 2002

Citizen Cincom

A32-VII-PL CNC

Swiss Type

Lathe

Year: 2013

Clausing (3-axis)

CNC Bed Mill

Table:

1524 x 380mm

Year: 2008

Dean Smith and

Grace Type 30P

Oil Country

Lathe

Spindle Bore:

375mm

Capacity:

800 x 3000mm

176 Perth Road, Dundee, Scotland UK DD1 4JS

TEL: +44 (0) 1382 200 797 FAX: +44 (0) 1382 202 853

www.taysidemachinery.co.uk sales@taysidemachinery.co.uk

Manufacturing Machinery World, December 2019 9


NEW PRODUCTS – NEW PRODUCTS – NEW PRODUCTS

GUHRING

RAISES THE

STANDARD

Renowned for its expertise in drilling, Guhring

has now developed its latest addition to the

extensive holemaking portfolio - the new

RT100XF. Providing unbridled power and

outstanding results guaranteed, the holemaking

benchmark has been taken to a new plateau

with the RT100XF.

Branded as ‘Extreme and Powerful’, the new

RT100XF has been developed with all tool

parameters optimised to generate outstanding

feed rates and exceptional metal removal rates.

Created to reduce cycle times for difficult-tomachine

materials and special applications in

series production, the extremely hard new

drilling line is said to be extremely resilient to

potential breakages.

This bold claim is based upon the new

carbide grade developed by Guhring for the

RT100XF that performs a balancing act between

hardness and toughness. The special structure

of this Gühring created carbide grade has a resharpening

effect, so breakages that normally

accelerate tool wear no longer occur. This is

supplemented by the proven nanoFire coating

system that has been created by a specially

designed pre and post-treatment that smooths

the coating and makes it significantly more

robust.

The design and geometry of the new

RT100XF supports the robust performance of

the carbide grade and surface treatment with an

early double margin support that perfects the

coaxiality to ensure perfect bore size and

roundness. This makes the RT100XF the drill of

choice for precision, concentricity and

performance for hole making from 5xD

upwards. The new drill series also consists of

support chamfers that ensure excellent running

smoothness. Furthermore, polished flutes

reduce the heat input into the component, this

also supports the fast evacuation of

chips and thermal changes such as

hardening are avoided. The point

geometry is protected by a negative

chamfer and this makes the cutting

edge ultra-robust and durable.

The rounded edge preparation

produces a stable and efficient

cutting edge – this rounding is

produced with astounding precision

to the micron, something that is

made possible by Guhring’s

unparalleled manufacturing

competence. The new through

coolant drills are perfect for the

drilling of structural and casehardened

steels, free-cutting and

heat-treated steels, nimonics,

titanium, inconel and hastalloy,

making the RT100XF the perfect

complement for any machine shop.

Tel: 0121 749 5544

Email: info@guhring.co.uk

Web: www.guhring.co.uk

IGUS ONLINE

TOOL

CONFIGURES

DRYLIN SHAFTS

IN SECONDS

Designing the right shaft for an application is

not easy without CAD software and in-depth

technical knowledge. igus has now developed a

new, free-of-charge and freely accessible online

tool with the drylin shaft configurator. In just

three steps, designers can select the right shaft in

the required length from seven materials,

machine the main body and the machined ends

with standard elements, such as chamfers and

grooves, and order the configuration. In

addition, STEP files of the configuration and a

dimension drawing are available for download,

free of charge.

In the first step of the drylin shaft

configurator, the designer can choose between

seven different shaft materials with diameters

from 6 to 50 mm, then state the length and

number of required shafts. In addition to hardanodised

aluminium shafts, hardened or

chrome-plated steel shafts, several hardened

stainless-steel materials and VA shafts are also

offered. Stainless steel shafts are suitable for the

food processing industry, while aluminium

shafts are a lightweight and cost-effective

alternative for general engineering applications.

In the second step, the user can machine the

shaft body and/or the shaft ends. There are14

standard machining stages available, to add

bevelled edges, holes, threads or grooves. An

intelligent system behind the online tool

prevents an unavailable design by giving the

designer maximum and minimum values. Other

hints and tips make shaft configuration both

simple and easy

In the last step, an overview of the

configuration is provided, including the price

and delivery time. Here they can order the shaft

or request a quote, download the dimension

drawing and the CAD data of the product. There

is also the possibility to save the configuration or

to share it with colleagues via a link, which is

very practical, especially when designing large

projects. After receiving the order, it will be sent

digitally to the factory, where the shaft will be

manufactured by igus within 3-6 days and then

dispatched for delivery.

www.igus.co.uk/shaft-configurator

01604 677240

TAP THE FULL

POTENTIAL

WITH

HYPERMILL ®

At the EMO exhibition in Hannover, OPEN

MIND Technologies presented a groundbreaking

addition to the hyperMILL®

CAD/CAM suite. As one of the world’s leading

CAD/CAM solutions, OPEN MIND presented

its hyperMILL® ADDITIVE Manufacturing suite

for satisfying the requirements of industrial 3D

printing processes. As a universal software

solution, hyperMILL® – together with this

option will provide efficient hybrid processing

with simultaneous additive and subtractive

processing on one single machine platform.

hyperMILL® ADDITIVE Manufacturing

opens up an array of flexible options for Directed

Energy Deposition processes (DED) and Wire

Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) in terms

of highly complex 5-axis simultaneous

processing. Both laser-based powder nozzle

machining heads and wire arc additive

manufacturing can be controlled using the

software from OPEN MIND for selective

material deposition, as well as conveniently

programmed and automatically simulated for

collision avoidance.

hyperMILL® now allows the potential of

additive manufacturing to be truly exploited

using Powder Bed Fusion (PBF). If 3D-printed

parts do not offer the desired precision or

support structures have to be removed, the parts

can be machined afterwards by means of 5-axis

machining. Even hard-to-reach areas can be

machined in a secure manner using

hyperMILL®. As an integral part of the process

chain, the CAD/CAM system from OPEN

MIND supports reworking of this nature. The

printed components are analysed, milled to size

and examined.

As the industry leading CAM specialist,

OPEN MIND is indeed driving forward

implementation of integrated process chains.

Additive and subtractive manufacturing are

combined in one single machine tool for hybrid

manufacturing. hyperMILL® now enables users

to perfectly program the cladding and the

milling together. True-to-detail application and

removal simulation as well as stock tracking

between the individual machining steps

guarantee the greatest possible process

reliability.

Tel: 01869 290003

Mob: +44 (0) 7867 971 519

adrian.smith@openmind-tech.com

Web: www.openmind-tech.com

10 Manufacturing Machinery World, December 2019



NEW PRODUCTS – NEW PRODUCTS – NEW PRODUCTS

ITC ADDS TO EXTENSIVE

TROCHOIDAL MILLING RANGE

With trochoidal milling strategies and the

associated benefits of reduced cycle times

and tooling consumption, improved

productivity, material removal rates and

component quality, Industrial Tooling

Corporation (ITC) has once again extended

its vast trochoidal milling portfolio.

Complementing the unfathomable depth

of ITC’s four and five flute trochoidal ranges,

the Tamworth cutting tool experts have now

expanded the six flute range with the arrival

of the new 6051 Series. Developed

specifically for the machining of steel and

exotic material types, the arrival of the 6051

For lubrication-free sliding in a very tight

space, igus has introduced a new coating

material and service for metal components.

The iglidur coating provides the

components with the wear and sliding

properties of the maintenance-free iglidur

materials.

The coating was developed for

applications where a classic shaft-bearing

combination is not possible, such as in valves

and pistons. For applications, such as on

guide plates in material handling, the coating

makes the surface more slippery and protects

the underlying metal from corrosion. The

coatings can also be used for cosmetic

reasons.

Available in the proven iglidur materials:

For application temperatures up to 90°C

there is iglidur IC-01 (black) and IC-02

(white). For temperatures up to 140°C,

materials IC-03 (yellow) and IC-06 (cream).

Series offers manufacturers a long flute

length for reaching into pockets and difficult

to reach surfaces. The geometry of the 6051

Series provides end users with a robust and

stable platform that instils confidence when

undertaking extended length machining

with high material removal rates.

The 6051 Series has a centre cutting

geometry with harmonic fluting to maximise

material removal rates and swarf evacuation

whilst minimising vibration to enhance

surface finishes and tool life. This rigidity

and performance is further enhanced with a

shallow chip gullet that guarantees

exceptional core strength for high material

removal rates and stability. Complementing

this is the polished harmonic flutes and

Cupro coating that evacuates chips at an

extraordinary rate.

The 6051 Series is offered with square end

geometry for 90 degree machining in corners.

Additionally, to further enhance the strength

and longevity of the 6051 Series, the end mills

are available with a corner radius of 0.25. 0.5,

0.75 or 1mm to prevent edge chipping and

prolong tool life. The impressive 6-flute

series is available with diameter options of 6,

8, 10, 12, 16 and 20mm with a length of cut

from 18mm on the 6mm diameter tool

through to 60mm on the 20mm diameter end

mills. To provide unrivalled reach, the 6051

Series is available with an overall tool length

from 75 to 150mm depending upon the

diameter selected.

www.itc-ltd.co.uk/products

01827 304500.

iglidur COATINGS MAKE SLIDING

METAL SURFACES WEAR-RESISTANT

IC-04 is suitable for temperatures up to 300°C

and is resistant to chemicals.

01604 677240

www.igus.co.uk/iglidurcoatings

INTELLIGENT

TOOL

ACCELERATES

THE SEARCH

AND DESIGN OF

GRIPPERS

Which gripper type and which size is ideal

for my application? The intelligent SCHUNK

design and selection tool for gripping

modules now simplifies and accelerates the

engineering of handling systems.

Just a few details about the gripper type,

workpiece, and gripping situation are

enough for the system to output the right

modules from the world's largest standard

gripping component range from the

competence leader for gripping systems and

clamping technology.

Alongside corresponding gripper types is

extensive technical information, drawings

and images. The hit list comprises details on

the respective utilisation ratio and utilisation

reason. The tool makes it possible to take full

advantage of the high-performance

capabilities of individual SCHUNK grippers

while preventing costly oversizing. In

addition, the calculation and design process

are considerably faster. Intelligent logarithms

enable a targeted pre-selection of

components, the designer and systems

planner might not have considered of being a

possible solution for their application.

Both the hit list and the individual

information can be saved, meaning complete

documentation, and archiving of the design,

as well as recalculation of the modified

information are possible. The data can be

always retrieved for follow-up projects. The

intuitive, HTML-based tool considers around

2,550 SCHUNK grippers and is always up to

date with respect to the gripper types and the

technical data. This ensures that designs are

always based on the current information.

www.schunk.com/

digitale-services

12 Manufacturing Machinery World, December 2019


Tel : +44 (0) 161 330 4242

Fax + 44 (0) 161 343 1347

Email : hq@newcentury.co.uk

www.newcentury.co.uk

Unit 2 Riverside Industrial

Estate,

Margaret Street,

Ashton-under-lyme.

Lancashire. OL7 0QQ

Amada HFE 130-3 CNC press brake,

6000 hrs, Operateur II 6 axis CNC,

tooling, light guards, 200mm stroke,

470mm daylight, 130 tons x 3100mm

capacity. £POA

Amada HFT 80-25 CNC press brake,

Installed 2009, full Amada service

history, tooling, sick light guards,

CD2000 4 axis, 80 tons x 2550mm

capacity. £POA

Amada HFT 220/4 CNC press brake,

New 2005, OP 20058 , Y1, Y2, X, R

CNC, tooling, light guards, 3050mm

between frames, 200mm stroke, 220

tons x 4100mm capacity. £POA

Trumpf Trubend 3120 CNC press

brake, New 2009, Delem DA65 TW 6

axis CNC, 2690mm between frames,

347mm max stroke, crowning, 120

tons x 3100mm capacity. £POA

Bystronic Edwards Pearson PR6 60 X

2550 CNC press brake, Cybelec

Modiva 12 CNC,6 axis, tooling,

Fiessler laser guards, crowning,

2050mm between frames, 60 tons x

2550mm capacity. £POA

Doosan DNM 6700 vertical machining

centre, New 2017, Siemens S828D

CNC, BT 40, speeds to 12000rpm, 30

ATC, 1500 x 670mm table, X=1300

Y=670 Z=625mm capacity. £POA

Hardinge Bridgeport GX1000B

vertical machining centre, Siemans

828 CNC, BT 40, speeds to

8000rpm, 20 ATC, 1120 X 540mm

table, X=1020 Y=540 Z=540mm

capacity. £POA

Haas TL1 CNC lathe, New 2012,

Unused, Haas CNC, speeds to

1800rpm, 58mm spindle bore,

coolant, tailstock, 406 x 762mm

capacity. £POA

AgieCharmilles CUT E350 CNC wire

eroder, New 2015, AC Cut HMI CNC

control, 5 axis, Auto wire feed,

collision protection, 820 x 680 x

245mm max work piece. £POA

Mazak QT Nexus 200-IIM CNC lathe,

New 2010, GF Flex 100 Gantry

loader, C axis, live tools, 65mm bore,

Matrix CNC, speeds to 5000rpm, 380

x 541mm capacity. £POA

Huron VX12 vertical machining

centre, New 2012, Siemens 828

CNC, handwheel, through spindle

coolant, 1400 x 630mm table, X=

1220 Y= 600 Z=610mm, as new.

£POA

Okuma Macturn 30 CNC lathe, OSP

7000L CNC, 5 axis, milling, 80mm

bore, speeds to 4500rpm, H2

swivelling head with 20 tools, 500 x

1000mm capacity. £POA

Hwacheon Cutex 200S CNC lathe,

Installed 2009, Fanuc OiT, tool setter,

speeds to 600rpm, tailstock, 56mm

spindle bore, 300mm max

dia,300mm max length. £POA

Doosan VC 500 vertical machining

centre, Fanuc 21i MB, BT40, speeds

to 8000rpm, through spindle coolant,

860 x 560mm table, X=760 Y=510 Z=

570mm capacity. £POA

Doosan VC 500 vertical machining

centre, Fanuc 18m, BT 40, speeds to

8000rpm, swarf conveyor, 860 x

570mm table, 30 station tool changer,

X=762 Y=510 Z=560mm. £POA

Mikron HEM 500U / WPT1 5 axis

machining centre, New 2017,

Heidenhain TNC 530, speeds to

20000rpm, HSK40, 5 axis, X=500

Y=450 Z= 400 C= 360° B= -65/ +110

, WPT pallet changer. £POA

Tel: +44 (0) 161 330 4242 Fax: +44 (0) 161 343 1347

Email: hq@newcentury .co.uk Website: www.newcentury.co.uk

TOP QUALITY MACHINERY

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Manufacturing Machinery World, December 2019 13


NEW PRODUCTS – NEW PRODUCTS – NEW PRODUCTS

FLOYD MAKES COOLANT FLOW

WITH NEW COOLANT SYSTEM

The benefits of high pressure throughcoolant

are evident and in recent years, it has

become the norm among users of sliding

head turning centres. However, the issue for

machine shops is the complexity and nonproductive

time taken to set-up high

pressure copper coolant pipes. This is time

consuming work often requiring cutting and

bending of the pipes. Not easy in a work

envelope as compact as a sliding head

turning centre. What if you have to change

tools and configurations? The process starts

over. This can all now be a thing of the past

with the new HEB Systemtechnik MiniPlug

from sliding head specialists Floyd

Automatic Tooling.

In the event of a tool change on a sliding

head machine, the operator must change the

tool or insert, and the respective tool holder

has to be detached, often with difficulty,

from the through coolant distribution

system. With the new HEB MiniPlug system,

a high-pressure quick connector system

eliminates time consuming tool changeovers

Tungaloy UK has now expanded its

DoTwistBall profile milling line to include

new insert radii. In addition to the renowned

04 (R4.0) style insert, Tungaloy has now

added the 05 (R5.0) and 06 (R6.0) style inserts

to the standard line. The expanded

DoTwistBall incorporates an innovative

design that allows two different types of

inserts to fit the same shank, each dedicated

to profiling and high feed application.

The insert is constructed in a helically

twisted structure that fits the seat pocket

constructed in a matching helical profile.

This Twist Clamp system helps maximise

insert retention, making DoTwistBall an ideal

tool for stable machining in demanding 3D

and the respective changeover of the high

pressure hoses. The HEB MiniPlug system

helps to reduce machine downtime by

simplifying cutting tool set-ups for each

individual job and tool. Instead of changing

the connection in an overcrowded and

difficult to access work envelope, the HEB

MiniPlug system allows end users to simply

plug-in the high-quality flexible braided

hoses.

Suitable for coolant pressure up to 200bar,

the stainless steel connectors and braided

hoses are robust, flexible and corrosion

resistant – ensuring your coolant hoses will

last for the lifetime of your machine tool and

beyond. The HEB MiniPlug is available with

a coupling and seal plug, manifolds, hose set,

MiniPlug Jacks and adaptors. The manifolds

and plugs are particularly compact to ensure

connection to the smallest of toolholders

whilst eliminating interference with the

cutting tool and subsequent tools in block or

platen tool configurations. Once the HEB

MiniPlug is set-up on your sliding head

TUNGALOY ENHANCE DOTWISTBALL

PROFILE MILLING CUTTERS

profiling and high feed applications.

The MJ radius insert geometry is popular

among manufacturers profiling mould and

die parts. The insert features a large cross

section that has been designed to absorb the

cutting forces, providing higher reliability

and performance over conventional round

inserts. The cutting edge integrates a large

inclination angle to promote smooth chip

evacuation. The addition of the both 05 and

06 styles will further broaden the ability of

the series.

The high-feed HJ geometry insert

promotes highly efficient machining through

30% greater cutting depth and feed rate over

conventional high feed inserts. The

maximum depth of cut for the existing 04

insert is 1.3mm while the new 06 insert is

suitable for cutting at a depth of 2mm per

pass, making the tool perfect for various

operations including shouldering, facing,

slotting, pocketing and helical interpolating.

Tel: +44 (0) 121-4000-231

salesinfo@tungaloyuk.co.uk

www.tungaloy.com/uk

machine, complicated and time consuming

HPC changeovers can become a thing of the

past. The HEB MiniPlug is available in three

different sizes to suit all modern HPC

adaptors and machine configurations with

the latest HEB MiniPlug 1 being the smallest

of the family with M5 adaptors and plugs.

Tel: 01462 491919

Email: info@floydautomatic.co.uk

Web: www.floydautomatic.co.uk

SICK GOES

FLAT OUT FOR

SUB-MINIATURE

PERFORMANCE

WITH the launch of its G2 Flat family of

photoelectric sensors, SICK has shrunk

outstanding performance into a miniature

format. The ultra-thin sensors are designed

to integrate snugly into small machinery and

conveyors, or for tight fits in robotic arms

and grippers.

Starting at just 3.5mm thick, the SICK G2

Flat family of proximity and through-beam

sensors achieve highly-reliable detection of

objects of almost any size, thanks to the

precision of SICK’s PinPoint visible laser

light spot technology, even for jet-black,

transparent, mirrored or shiny surfaces.

The SICK G2 Flat photoelectric proximity

sensor impresses with unrivalled

background suppression capability to detect

objects down to 0.1mm in size at distances as

small as 8mm. The SICK G2 Flat thoughbeam

sensors present versatile options for

machine integration with no risk of crosstalk,

when the sensors are arranged closely in

arrays.

The G2 Flat proximity sensor achieves

exceptional detection repeatability in

ambient light conditions, thanks to its

background suppression capability without

any significant black/white shift, even where

the background surface is near and made

from similar materials. With a choice of

fixed sensing ranges of 8 mm, 15 mm and 30

mm, the proximity sensors are sufficiently

versatile for machine designers to use in

many applications, therefore offering an

opportunity to streamline their sensor

inventories.

Tel: 01727 831121

Email: andrea.hornby@sick.co.uk.

14 Manufacturing Machinery World, December 2019


NEW PRODUCTS – NEW PRODUCTS – NEW PRODUCTS

SMARTER PRODUCTION WITH

LATEST ALPHACAM

As part of Hexagon’s philosophy of supporting

data-driven Smart factories, the latest release of

ALPHACAM CAD/CAM software speeds up

how jobs which require several processes are

managed.

A new job type has been introduced in

ALPHACAM 2020.1. The Multiple Process Jobs

functionality makes it simpler to create jobs and

orders in Automation Manager, which need to

be outputted to more than one machine or

require any secondary processing at the same

machine.

“In the past, users had to create multiple

jobs to process complex operations in

Automation Manager,” says Product Manager

Chip Martin. “But now, a single job can be

created, containing all the different machines

and manufacturing processes that the part goes

through.”

He highlights an example of machining the

top and back of a part. In the latest version of

the software, those two processes can easily be

worked as a single job. “NC code will simply be

created for both of them automatically, which is

also the case for additional machines and other

processes.”

This improvement streamlines how complex

manufacturing processes are handled in

Automation Manager. “Once the process is

defined, and the Multiple Process Job is created,

the operator can easily repeat the same complex

job many times for different parts. Also, the

user interface will help show exactly which

processes and machines the part will go

through.”

Several enhancements have been made to

Automation Manager’s output file options.

Firstly, the new File Name Configuration dialog

creates names from job information, job files, or

any custom text.

Secondly, a number of improvements to

Report Creation include the ability to generate

up to four different layouts, which can also be

printed. All the materials being used can be

included in one report; and a report can be

produced for each material and each nested

sheet.

Cylindrical faces as well as planar faces can

now be selected, and ALPHACAM

automatically finds the best angle for

machining them. This calculation is carried out

while keeping a fixed angle for the tool in a

work plane, guaranteeing that most controllers

will be able to support compensation

(G41/G42), and Lead-In/Out generated by

ALPHACAM.

Tel: +44 1189 756084

Email: stewart.bint@hexagon.com

WTX CO-PILOT DRILLS FROM

TEAM CUTTING TOOLS AIDS DEEP

HOLE DRILLING

Developed as an intermediate step between the

WTX-UNI and WTX-Quattro 4F pilot drills and

the WTX High Performance Deep Hole drills in

the WNT range, the new WTX Co-Pilot solid

carbide drills enhance the machining of holes

up to 50xD by piloting to as much as 20xD.

By using these intermediate length WTX Co-

Pilot drills after an initial 3xD pilot hole has

been created the ideal conditions are generated

to follow up with the WTX High Performance

drills to depths of up to 50xD. To ensure correct

point alignment with the following deep hole

drill the point angle geometry of the WTX Co-

Pilot drills has been set at 137 degrees with

either four or six facets, which is 3 degrees less

than the pilot drill and 2 degrees greater than

the WTX deep hole drills. The WTX Co-Pilot

drills are also tolerance to j6 in order to create

the correct sized pilot hole to provide clearance

for the following deep hole WTX drills which

are tolerance at h7 and fg6.

The productivity gains generated by use of

the WTX Co-Pilot drills are centred around the

elimination of the need to peck for holes up to

20xD for the Co-Pilot drills and no requirement

for pecking at up to 50xD when followed up

with the WTX deep hole drill. Process security

is also enhanced along with enhanced tool life.

The WTX Co-Pilot drills are available in a range

of diameters between 3mm and 9mm and are

suitable for materials in the P, M and K

categories for steel, stainless steel and cast iron.

tony.pennington@ceratizit.com

www.ceratizit.com

GUHRING

RAMPS-UP

MILLING RANGE

WITH NEW RF

SPEED CUTTERS

The recent EMO exhibition witnessed the

arrival of the next generation of milling

technology from world leading cutting tool

manufacturer Guhring. Recognised as a leading

developer of high-performance end mills, the

show was the launchpad for the latest extension

to the Guhring RF Speed milling range.

Developed for the machining of very tough

materials, the new RF100 5-Speed and RF100 7-

Speed solid carbide end mills take cutting

speeds and process reliability to a new level.

The increased tooth number of the five-fluted 5-

Speed and seven-fluted 7-Speed generate high

metal removal rates with stable process

reliability, even when processing the most

difficult-to-machine materials.

Providing high-performance roughing even

at high cutting depths, the two new ranges

maximise feed rate parameters during large

metal removal rates. As part of the highly

dynamic Guhring Trochoidal Cutting (GTC)

series, the new RF100 5-Speed and RF100 7-

Speed are perfect for machining tough stainless

steels, special alloys and a wide variety of steel

and cast-iron grades.

At limited machine speeds or cutting speeds

limited by the material, the RF 100 5 and 7-

Speed ensure high feed rates and long tool life

thanks to the increased number of teeth. The

new arrivals are particularly suitable for

difficult-to-machine materials under stable

conditions and they can conduct trochoidal

cutting at an ae rate of up to 10%.

On the RF 100 5-Speed this performance is

credit to a 38° helix angle with an unequal flute

spacing that reduces contact points during lowvibration

machining. Similarly, the RF 100 7-

Speed incorporates a 32° helix angle with

unequal flute spacing for quiet cutting and lowvibration

machining. On both the RF 100 5-

Speed and RF 100 7-Speed, the large, wide flutes

and chip breakers have been integrated for fast

and secure chip evacuation. With centre cutting

capabilities, the new end mills have increased

clearance in the centre for efficient

plunging/helical milling.

Telephone 0121 749 5544

Email: info@guhring.co.uk

Web: www.guhring.co.uk

Manufacturing Machinery World, December 2019 15


NEW PRODUCTS – NEW PRODUCTS – NEW PRODUCTS

NEW TOOL FOR TURNING TITANIUM

CAN BE MONITORED WITH SENSORS

A new insert geometry for grooving and

parting off titanium has been introduced by

German tool manufacturer, Horn. It ensures

reliable chip breaking and a soft cut, leading

to high feed rates and fast machining times.

Additionally, tool longevity is increased by

up to 60 per cent. Type 224 inserts with the

new WT geometry are available in

increments of 2, 2.5 and 3 mm in carbide

grade IG35 and are designed for Horn's H224

tool holders.

Coupled with this development, the Swiss

group Kistler, working closely with Paul

Horn GmbH, has developed a novel system

Tooling expert Walter GB has announced a

range of two new solid carbide taps and a

thread milling cutter targeted specifically at

producing threads in hardened steel.

TC388 Supreme and TC389 Supreme solid

carbide taps are for 50–58 HRC and 55–65

HRC materials, respectively, while the TC685

Supreme thread mill is for workpieces up to

44 HRC hardness levels.

The TC388 and TC389 Supreme taps have

special cutting geometries that fully shear off

the root of the chip when reversing,

minimising torque peaks that are common

with blind hole machining; for example,

when the reversing of the tap can result in

fractures.

In addition, the new geometries also

prolong the tool life and increase process

reliability, and the need for oil lubrication

for real-time monitoring of tools used in

micro turning applications. The Piezo Tool

System (PTS) consists of a force sensor

inserted into the turning tool holder that

provides information on the condition of the

tool during cutting.

The small piezoelectric sensor, which can

be replaced easily and quickly, can measure

even the tiniest of cutting forces to a high

resolution. A machine operator is

immediately able to identify a defect in the

material being cut or a tool breakage,

resulting in minimum scrap, maximum

quality, lower production costs and

increased productivity.

In micro turning applications, alternative

measuring systems are not practical.

Monitoring the drive power of the spindle

motor is not able to detect the minute

variations. Measuring acoustic emissions

does not deliver satisfactory results

consistently when small workpieces are

being machined. Visual monitoring also has

to be ruled out, as coolant together with the

high rotational speeds would obscure the

view of the machining process.

The new PTS solution is compatible with

selected standard turning tool holders from

Horn, does not require any adjustment to be

made at the control and can be used on any

lathe.

Email: mikegreen@phorn.co.uk

Web: www.phorn.co.uk

WALTER TAPS INTO SOLID CARBIDE FOR

SUPERB THREADING OF HARDENED STEELS

has been replaced by the use of emulsion.

Generating maximum process reliability

and long tool life, the TC685 Supreme orbital

drill thread mill produces the core hole and

thread (and chamfer, if required) in a single

operation.

Its face milling geometry produces

stabilising forces in the axial direction to

improve stability and reduce deflection –

with the result of fewer radius corrections

and reduced wear. In addition, its 15° helix

angle and internal coolant guarantee chip

evacuation.

Walter’s new TC388 Supreme tap (above)

and TC685 Supreme thread mill (below) for

threading in hardened steels

Tel: 01527 839450

Website: www.walter-tools.com

SHAKING UP

THE MARKET!

New range of MACH Machine Tools’ CNC

bed mills equipped with the sophisticated

DynaPath WinDelta control is guaranteed to

cause a stir.

MACH Machine Tools, part of the

Vigilance Group, has recently introduced a

new range of CNC bed mills equipped with

the advanced DynaPath control.

There are three machines in the range -

the MDM 700 (X-, Y- and Z-axes = 710mm,

400mm and 500mm) the MDM 850 (X-, Y-

and Z-axes = 830mm, 500mm and 610mm),

and the MDM 1000 (X-, Y-and Z-axes =

1000mm, 500mm and 610mm).

In addition to the machines’ powerful ISO

40 taper spindles (up to 5000rpm spindle

speed) and generous working tables (up to

1524mm (L) x 330mm (W) with a maximum

load of 500kg), all three models are equipped

with a range of value added features

supplied as standard.

These include a 12.1” touch screen, MPG

hand wheel, air draw bar, interlock table

guard and coolant equipment. They are also

Wi-Fi enabled to facilitate ‘remote’ diagnostic

and online support.

The MDM range of machines deliver

exceptional cutting performance and are

equipped with the DynaPath WinDelta

control system which gives the machines a

definite ‘edge’ when it comes to speed,

flexibility and reliability.

The DynaPath control system is

inherently versatile and features

conversational and ISO/G code

programming capability making them easy

to program on the shop floor.

An 8Gb on-board (program) storage

facility combined with 1000 line look ahead

ensures fast processing speeds and

responsiveness which, in turn, help deliver

high part accuracies and superior surface

finishes.

Tel: 0117 965 2706

matt@machmt.co.uk

16 Manufacturing Machinery World, December 2019


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Manufacturing Machinery World, December 2019 17


LUBRICANTS

TRENDS IN LUBRICATION AND MACHINERY

OPTIMISATION IN THE METALWORKING SECTOR

Technology is reshaping manufacturing – the rise

of Industry 4.0 and the exploitation of big data

continue to drive productivity by optimising

processes and equipment use. As a result,

workflows are fundamentally changing, lead times

continue to reduce and the demand for machining

accuracy has never been higher. Add regulatory

pressures to the mix and it is clear that machine

shop owners are facing dramatic transformations

on all fronts.

Maintaining an effective operation in the face

of all this change is essential if business objectives

are to be met but there are major challenges to

overcome. Cloud storage is revolutionising the use

and availability of production data, while

environmental statutes are tightening the

boundaries of what qualifies as acceptable

practises and processes. A successful machine

shop cannot ignore these changes; new technology

and increasing regulation are inescapably

reshaping metal fabrication.

Fortunately for machine shop managers, help

is available to navigate a way through all these

challenges. Customisable, off-the-shelf Industrial

Internet of Things (IIOT) solutions are helping

businesses adapt to a digital future without

incurring massive IT bills. However, for forwardthinking

companies it’s not just about spotting the

benefits that change presents, it’s also about how

to maximise these opportunities. And for that to

happen, equipment needs to be operating at its

optimum level.

The use of lubricants

One key area of machinery optimisation that is

often overlooked is the use of consumables such as

oils and greases. Lubricants used in industrial

equipment are often exposed to high pressures for

prolonged periods and there are also risks of

contamination from production debris. These

factors can adversely affect lubricant performance,

which risks unscheduled maintenance and

avoidable downtime.

It is therefore important to choose the most

appropriate lubricants for specific machine shop

applications. However, the selection process is far

from straightforward – it is essential to not only

consider the quality and performance of an oil or

grease, but to also take into consideration the

requirements of the specific application, such as a

need for a high level of miscibility. So what needs

to be taken into account? A good first step is to

understand the differences between synthetic and

mineral lubricants.

Synthetic vs mineral lubricants

Synthetic and mineral lubricants are both made

from fractions of crude oil, but synthetic products

are further refined using chemical processes,

which provides them with highly valuable

characteristics. This means they can deliver a

range of performance benefits including:

• Longer oil life

• Wider operating temperature range

• Resistance to deposit formation

• Enhanced wear protection

• Greater resistance to oxidation (thickening)

Taken together, these features can help extend

equipment life. It is therefore worthwhile

considering a switch to synthetic lubricants,

depending on the application.

Viscosity Index

Another key consideration when selecting a

lubricant is its viscosity. Choosing the wrong oil

grade can increase equipment wear and energy

consumption, while reducing lubricant life. Put

simply, when temperatures rise, viscosity falls,

and when temperatures drop, viscosity increases.

The degree to which this happens to an oil is called

its Viscosity Index (VI).

A low VI can result in an oil having insufficient

resistance to temperature changes, which can have

a detrimental effect on its performance and can

result in costly and avoidable wear. Synthetic

lubricants with a high VI can help protect

industrial machinery and processing equipment

across a wide range of operating conditions.

Most applications have specific viscosity

requirements so plant managers should always

check original equipment manufacturer

recommendations. However, it is also advisable to

talk to your oil supplier’s field engineers in order

to ensure the use of the best performance

lubricants, including possibly switching to

synthetic grades.

Cutting fluids

Tougher metals, more advanced, severe metal

working processes and the ongoing drive to

increase productivity and reduce costs have all

contributed to cutting fluids rising up the agenda

of metal working operators in recent years.

However, with a multitude of factors (including

the operating environment, machining application

and machined metal type) all having an impact, no

one cutting fluid can provide the lubrication,

cooling and protection required for every

operation.

Importantly, the recent European Chemicals

Agency’s (ECHA) legislation on the removal of

formaldehyde-releasers, which came into place 1

December, 2018, has resulted in the reformulation

of some grades.

It is therefore important to reassess cutting

fluid selections to ensure that they not only

provide the required performance, such as surface

finish, but that they also comply with the latest

health and safety regulations.

As with lubricants, advanced formulations can

provide cutting fluids with productivity benefits

including extended tool life. This not only

improves productivity, it also reduces humanmachine

interactions (HMI), cutting the risk of

accidents. High performance cutting fluids can

also provide:

• Excellent pH stability

• High resistance to bacterial growth

• Enhanced washing ability for improved

cleanliness, helping ensure operators retain

visibility through the machine ‘window’

Changes in formulation can modify in-service

performance as well as ensure regulatory

compliance. For example, European legislation

now requires the removal of formaldehyde

releasers. It is also possible to create boron- and

chlorine-free cutting fluids that are suitable for

both soft and hard waters (0°dH up to 70°dH).

Users should also ensure they select grades that

provide long protection against corrosion and

have low foaming tendencies, even under highpressure

conditions.

ExxonMobil’s latest series of cutting fluids,

Mobilcut-New, possesses the characteristics

required to meet all these variable. The range is

specially formulated to deliver application-specific

performance to match the precise needs of

machine shop owners.

Small change, big difference

Consumables, such as cutting fluids and

lubricants, represent a fraction of the cost of

running machine shop equipment but if selected

correctly the investment offers a number of

valuable returns. High performance oils, for

example, can help improve energy efficiency,

reduce maintenance costs and also extend oil drain

intervals. In turn, that cuts waste lubricant

disposal, helping improve a company’s overall

environmental credentials.

For cutting fluids the benefits are no less

important. Tool technology has undergone rapid

changes in recent years; the use of new materials

and changes in equipment design has led to faster

machining speeds and higher cutting

temperatures to help improve productivity.

However, to fully benefit from these advances

machine shops need to invest in the latest cutting

fluid formulations – designed to operate under

increasingly harsh conditions.

Given the size of the overall benefits, it is

important to choose a consumables partner that

not only provides the most suitable products but

one that also backs this up with in-depth technical

knowledge and support. A small change can make

a big difference, especially when backed up by

dedicated industry insights and experience.

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LK APPOINTS NEW

SALES &

MARKETING

DIRECTOR

STEVE SHICKELL has been appointed Sales

& Marketing Director (UK & Ireland) by LK

Metrology, Castle Donington, a worldleading

British manufacturer and exporter of

co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs).

The company also develops associated

programming and control software for tactile

and 3D laser inspection designed to raise

efficiency in the inspection department,

improve the quality of data collected, reduce

measuring cycle times and accelerate time to

market for new products.

With nearly 30 years' experience working

in the metrology sector, Steve started his

career in the manufacturing industry, first

with British Aerospace as a tool room

machinist, then at BAE Systems, Chester as a

metrology engineer and afterwards at Airbus

UK, Broughton where he was tool room team

leader responsible for delivery and operation

of jigs, tools, fixtures and metrology

equipment.

Since then, he has worked for many

prestigious metrology equipment suppliers

delivering high value inspection solutions

designed to increase productivity through

quality control in the automotive, aerospace,

power generation, medical and precision

engineering sectors. The breadth of

measuring and reverse engineering

knowledge he has gained during that period

is vast, covering articulated-arm as well as

conventional CMMs, automated 3D laser

scanning, white light scanning, inline

automotive inspection, laser tracking, laser

radar metrology, industrial photogrammetry

and satellite navigation systems.

Steve holds a Professional Diploma in

Manufacturing from The University of

Manchester Institute of Science and

Technology (UMIST), Trafford Park.

Between October 2013 and March 2016, he

was Chairman of Metrology - Measurement

Equipment of the Gauge and Tool Makers

Association (GTMA).

Tel: +44 (0)1332 811138

Web: www.LKmetrology.com

APPOINTMENTS

POLAND GOES

DIRECT FOR XYZ

MACHINE TOOLS

XYZ Machine Tools drive to increase sales

across mainland Europe has taken its next

step with the appointment of Marcin Drozd

as a directly employed Area Sales Manager

for the company’s range of ProtoTRAKcontrolled

and CNC machine tools.

“The potential for our products across

Europe is significant and while we have had

success in certain countries working through

distribution, the time is right to maximise the

potential business and directly employing a

sales manager in Poland is the initial stage of

that process,” says Howard Bamforth, Export

Sales Director, XYZ Machine Tools. “Marcin

brings to the role extensive experience of our

product range, particularly the ProtoTRAK

control system, which we see as one of the

key products for developing sales in the

region.”

The appointment of Marcin is the first

step of a longer term project in Poland that

will see XYZ Machine Tools extending its

direct presence with additional sales, service

and applications support personnel. The plan

is to mirror the successful sales approach

applied in the UK that has seen XYZ Machine

Tools grow into a market leading supplier of

metalcutting technology. The company is

setting ambitious sales-growth targets for

Poland with £2 million of sales envisaged in

the next 18 months and double that in the

following year. To assist in this, it will be

embarking on a marketing drive to support

this newly created field sales operation.

“The targets we are setting are we feel

realistic given the size of the market in

Poland and with the full support of everyone

at XYZ Machine Tools I am optimistic that

they will be achieved. The result may

provide the model for future expansion of

direct sales across mainland Europe in

collaboration with existing sales channels.”

Tel: 01823 674200

nigel.atherton@xyzmachinetools.com

www.xyzmachinetools.com

APEX DYNAMICS

ANNOUNCES NEW

APPOINTMENT

TO BOOST UK

PRESENCE

APEX Dynamics, one of the global leaders in

the design, manufacture and supply of

precision servo gearboxes, has strengthened

its position in the UK and Ireland markets

with the appointment of a new National

Sales Manager.

First of a number of key appointments

boosting the sales team at APEX Dynamics

UK, this is part of an ongoing strategy by the

business to establish itself as a major player

in the UK by investing in people and

resources to develop new products and

further expand its global sales network.

Joining the APEX Dynamics bandwagon

as National Sales Manager is Andrew

Parsons, who has extensive experience

spanning two decades in engineering and

motion control technology, both internally

and in providing external support for key

customers and system integrators.

Managing Director of APEX Dynamics

UK, Mike Gulliford, said: “Andrew is just the

guy we have been looking for to succeed in

this position to help us communicate our

outstanding servo gearbox product features

and support to clients in the UK and Ireland.

We are delighted he is bringing his pedigree

and experience in mechanical motion control

systems to the position.”

This confidence in the high quality of its

equipment is among the factors that attracted

Andrew and he has hit the ground running

following the Uttoxeter-based company’s

recent launch of a new range of stainless

steel, planetary servo gearboxes, set to be a

game-changer for the food, pharmaceutical,

packaging and automation sectors.

He commented: “It’s an exciting time for

the business. I was sold by the company’s

ambition and total belief in its products –

APEX’s five-year warranty and three-week

lead time are key advantages. Servo

technology is growing in popularity because

its more efficient and adaptable, our vision is

to be the No 1 supplier in the UK.”

Telephone: 0121 737 1170

mikeg@apexdynauk.com

www.apexdynauk.com

20 Manufacturing Machinery World, December 2019


SOFTWARE

CONSTANT IMPROVEMENT AT THE CENTRE OF

LATEST PSL DATATRACK VERSION

The latest version of PSL Datatrack

production control software is now available.

227 Wishlist ideas have been satisfied in this

release, adding 131 new configuration

options which now total in excess of 1300.

The update is focussed on improved

automation, ease/speed of use and

management control, with scheduling

efficiency and reporting also enhanced.

Many of the software’s additions are

based upon the company’s Wishlist

programme, through which customers

submit new ideas and PSL consider these for

future releases. Various PSL Datatrack

original concepts are also encompassed in

this version. “The strong focus that PSL

Datatrack has on the subcontract precision

engineering industry is a result of the close

contact we have with our customer base,”

comments Geoff Gartland, Managing

Director.

Many Wishlist ideas, taken on board in

the new release, focus on automation.

Invoices can now be emailed straight from

the system, reducing administration time as

there is no longer a need to type emails and

manually attach invoice documents. The

system has also seen a Works Order

Generator added, which greatly reduces the

time taken to raise multiple works orders

from a single customer purchase order. There

are further time savings when raising

delivery notes on the system, as carriage can

now be added automatically, and when

raising purchase orders for Bills of Material

(BOMs) as users are now able to add multiple

lines at once.

PSL has also tightened management

control within the system. A new ‘pending’

works order status is incorporated,

effectively working as a contract review so

that supervisors/management must

approve and release a job before it can begin.

In Shop Floor Data Collection (SFDC), users

can now record the quantity of components

produced and/or scrapped during setting.

This is particularly useful for smaller batch

runs where the cycle time is significant,

ensuring an accurate comparison to

scheduled time.

With tight control in mind, the Scheduler

module has seen a number of enhancements.

Additional works order quantities can be

added, with the Scheduler (and material

requirements) automatically increased to

cater for the extras. Grouped scheduling is an

impressive new feature to reduce setting

time for similar components. Operation

efficiency can now reflect the reality of lights

out running.

PSL Datatrack’s reporting capabilities

have been extended to cater for the above

additions, as well as numerous others. New

reports are also available, including an

outstanding works order report which shows

an annual value view and total figures in

sterling with percentage splits. A new tree

navigation screen allows relevant users to

clearly navigate through assembly

quotations and works orders.

The development team has worked hard

to display valuable data in a clear, concise

and user-friendly way. New

desktop/dashboard options can present 57

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for quick

reference to users with relevant permissions

or the desktop can be switched to a new

visual Roadmap, beneficial for newer users

to become familiar with the information flow

throughout the system.

For purchasers, instant supplier quality

information is now revealed when selecting

an account for a purchase order. This shows

the total and outstanding number of Supplier

Non Conformances (SNCs) as well as the

early, on time or late delivery performance

over an agreed period.

The new release has been well received by

existing PSL Datatrack customers. New

customers installing the system over the

coming months will automatically see this

version installed and implemented.

“With over 30 years of supplying

production control systems, every new

version has focussed on constant

improvement whilst maintaining ease of use

with practical, simple and logical screens and

this version is testament to that approach,”

concludes Geoff Gartland.

Tel: +44 (0) 8456 345931

Email: sales@psldatatrack.com

www.psldatatrack.com

Manufacturing Machinery World, December 2019 29


WELDING

TECHNOLOGY

GOES DIGITAL

So much has been written about the shift of

metalcutting and metalforming processes to the

digital arena that it is easy to overlook the

humble joining technique of welding. And yet

this stalwart of the manufacturing world has

also succumbed to the onslaught of cloud-based

operations and the Industry 4.0 school of

thought.

A case in point is highlighted by Esab

Welding & Cutting Products, which has

migrated all elements of its Esab Digital

Solutions offering to a unified platform that is

powered by Microsoft Azure IoT and utilises

the ThingWorx Industrial Innovation Platform

from PTC. The move provides a seamless

customer experience across the entire

fabrication workflow and enables the system to

share data between components on the

backend.

Esab’s suite of digital services links welding

with other processes in the fabrication supply

chain, such as plate optimisation, cutting, gas

management and quality assurance to drive

continuous improvement in traceability,

documentation, asset management,

productivity and quality.

“Fabricators that want to be part of the

digital transformation need a solution which

connects every step of the process, and Esab is

one of the very few industry partners to offer a

complete portfolio of digital services,” states

Ludvig Enlund, general manager, Esab Digital

Solutions.

The company’s digitally linked service

offerings include Columbus III CADCAM

nesting software for mechanised cutting,

CutCloud for cutting productivity data,

WeldCloud and WeldCloud Universal

Connector for welding productivity, WeldQAS

and WeldScanner for the real-time monitoring

and recording of arc characteristics, and various

gas management systems.

In one recent success story, the capabilities

of Esab Digital Solutions reduced the time spent

by the welding supervisor on documentation by

one hour per week, per welding station. In a

second example, Esab’s Digital Solutions

enabled a fabricator of agricultural equipment

to increase MIG welding arc-on time, from 10 to

20%.

Another major vendor of welding solutions,

Kemppi, is also advancing its digitalisation

offer through a global software co-operation

agreement with PipeCloud.

PipeCloud MES (Manufacturing Execution

System) software enables the export of unique

data from pipe weld joints based on the 3D

design model to Kemppi’s WeldEye software,

which returns the work performances back to

PipeCloud.

”This enables an easy transition to paperless

welding production management and provides

a real-time view of manufacturing,” says

Kemppi’s vice president - sales

WELDING

development, Mikko Väisänen. “The

management team gets transparent information

about what happens at the factory. In addition,

the end user who ordered the work, perhaps an

oil refinery for example, is able to trace the

events of the welding project to individual weld

level if necessary.”

PipeCloud’s CEO Jarno Soinila estimates

that digitalisation can increase welding

efficiency by 20-100%, depending on the

application.

”The pipe pre-fabricator’s management sees

in real-time if the welding machines’ arc-on

time is, for example, 20% of the total working

time,” he explains. “They can then make

adjustments to production management and see

the effect immediately. Measurable facts replace

gut feelings.”

Although many are still getting used to the

idea of Industry 4.0, some are already asking,

what will come after? Welding equipment

specialist Fronius has teamed up with

competence centre ‘Products and Production

Systems of the Future’ – Pro²Future for short –

to answer this question and others.

Particular focus is being placed on

developing cognitive manufacturing systems

and products. Such systems are capable of

perceiving their environment and reacting to it

with decisions and actions. This core area is

based on three further research fields: machine

perception and awareness, cognitive robotics,

and cognitive decision systems. By researching

these areas, Pro²Future wants to support

companies on their path toward ongoing

digitalisation. Fronius is one of five

shareholders in Pro²Future.

Helmut Ennsbrunner, head of predevelopment

at Fronius, says: “We are

interested in the evolution of human-machine

interaction and its application in welding

technology. Which assistance systems might

manual welding devices offer their users in the

future? How can machines best support

welders without distracting them? That’s why

Fronius decided to buy a 20% stake

in Pro²Future.”

Back in the here and now, there are plenty of

challenging applications to keep today’s system

integrators thinking. A good example can be

seen at Newcastle-based Responsive

Engineering, which works with a wide range of

materials, including steels, aluminium and

super alloys.

“This diversity means we have to supply

tailored solutions to specific customer needs, so

the ability to demonstrate alternative

applications is fundamental,” says Ken

Simpson, senior welding engineer at the

company.

Recent installations supplied to Responsive

Engineering by Westermans include a Bode

column and boom manipulator with an Esab

submerged arc welding system and a Lincoln

STT MIG welder.

“The Esab submerged arc welding system

attached to the Bode column and boom

manipulator has allowed us to carry out high

deposition rate welding during the latter part of

jetty construction sections, increasing our skill

levels in the process while rapidly recouping its

initial cost,” says Ken Simpson.

The installation allows Responsive

Engineering to weld efficiently both the internal

and external faces of the 50mm thick tubulars.

Ken Simpson also explains that the STT process

is utilised for the initial weld pass on tubular

products, and greatly simplifies this

traditionally difficult task.

Moving from MIG to TIG welding, Lincoln

Electric has released its Aspect 200 AC/DC TIG

welder, which features advanced functions

(four wave shapes, pulse, adjustable balance

and offset). In addition, Aspect 200 offers a

simple control panel with bright digital display

and an innovative control system, from the

torch. The unit can be easily changed to a watercooled

unit by adding the Cool Arc 24 water

cooler.

Of course, not all welding is MIG or TIG

based; there are plenty of niche market

opportunities. With this mind, Laser Lines has

become the exclusive UK reseller of SISMA’s

laser welding systems, which are suitable for

customers in the industrial and mould-tool

repair markets requiring manual, semi-manual

and automatic solutions.

SISMA offers both entry-level solutions for

one-off welding applications, often used in the

dental and jewellery industries, as well as more

complex systems, which include advanced

movement and programmable welding path

features that can incorporate robotics. Laser

Lines will be selling units based around both

lamp-pumped and fibre-laser technologies.

The landscape for welding technology is

clearly changing. And although the

technologies of MIG, TIG, laser and other

welding types will prevail, the way they are

deployed is fast evolving into the digital realm.

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THE NEXT GENERATION

SHROPSHIRE SCHOOLS WANTED FOR F1 COMPETITION

Shropshire pupils are being urged to emulate

Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and their

amazing pit teams by taking part in an

international STEM challenge.

12 local schools are wanted to take part in

the next ‘F1 in Schools’, a global competition

that encourages young people to build,

market, promote and race their own

purpose-built cars.

Teams of six pupils - from Years 10 to 13 -

can enter and, for the first time in the region,

will be supported by the Marches Centre of

Manufacturing & Technology (MCMT) and

The STEM Workshop.

The two organisations have joined forces

to ensure Shropshire has the strongest

possible entries and will hold a special

launch event on December 6th at the state-ofthe-art

MCMT training academy in

Bridgnorth.

Here schools will be teamed up with a

business that will mentor them throughout

the project, as well as hearing from Brian

Sims (former Commercial Director of

Benneton F1), Mark Wemyss-Holden

(Engineering in Motion) and engineering

social media influencer Chris Greenough

(Salop Design & Engineering).

They will also have the rare opportunity

to meet with the Champions of Formula 3

from the University of Wolverhampton race

team and see up close a Formula 3 car.

Amy Farley, ESF Growth for Skills

Compliance Manager at MCMT, is leading

on the project: “F1 in Schools is a great way

of getting pupils involved in STEM-related

subjects, especially engineering and

manufacturing.

“This is just the start. In addition to

building a car that is powered by a CO2

cannister and capable of completing the 22-

metre track, they will also be encouraged to

look at how they market and promote their

designs and racing team.”

She continued: “Shropshire was the home

of the industrial revolution and we’d love to

make a real impact in this competition, which

is run on a regional, national and

international stage.

“We have joined forces with STEM

Workshop and local businesses, including

MyWorkwear, to come up with a way where

we can provide assistance and facilities to

help our teams develop the best possible

car.”

There are spaces for 12 Shropshire schools

and four have already signed-up, including

Burton Borough, Hadley Learning Centre,

The Marches School and TPS Trust.

These will be assigned local businesses

and, so far, the call for industrial support has

been well received, with Bauromat, GWR

Fasteners, Hexagon Metrology, HCI Systems,

SCU Motorsports and Shropshire 3D Print all

agreeing to add their commercial knowledge

and expertise.

The European Social Fund supported

launch event on December 6th, which is

being held alongside a Made in the Midlands

and MyWorkwear Breakfast Briefing for 50

manufacturers, will give teams the chance to

take part in a number of practical workshops

that will prepare them and help them

understand what is expected of them.

From there, a number of support sessions

will be held at MCMT, the University of

Wolverhampton and onsite at schools, with

the emphasis on making the assistance

bespoke to the needs of each individual team.

This may involve using CAD/CAM

software, 3D printing, design support or just

being able to access the track to test early

ideas and more advanced prototypes.

Leanne Mee, founder of The STEM

Workshop, continued: “This is a real

opportunity for schools and businesses to

work together to develop the next generation

of designers, engineers, marketeers and

commercial experts.

“We need to make sure Shropshire has a

talent pool it can dip into in order to maintain

our reputation as a world leader in

engineering and manufacturing. And what

better way to do that then build, race and win

a F1 in Schools competition!”

The F1 in Schools Regional Finals will be

held in January 2021 at MCMT and this will

be followed by the National and

International finals later that year. Entry is

just £75+vat per team and this can be paid by

the school or the business.

Tel: 01746 802079

Email: leannemee@thestemworkshop.co.uk/amyf@mcmt.co.uk

26 Manufacturing Machinery World, December 2019



LASER & WATERJET CUTTING

LASER CUTTING SUBCONTRACTOR GROWS RAPIDLY

After completing his apprenticeship and

gaining an HND in mechanical engineering

as well as an NVQ Level 3 in AutoCad, Iain

Summerfield found himself at a sheet metal

subcontractor in 2001 sweeping the floor and

loading material onto four Bystronic CO2

flat-bed laser cutting machines. Within the

first three months he had reorganised the

firm's production processes, started

programming and operating the lasers, and

took a course in the nesting, programming

and simulation software, BySoft.

Seven years later he decided to use a small

inheritance, remortgage his house and join

forces with co-director Paul King to set up

their own company, Laser 24, to provide

similar subcontract services. In a little over a

decade the subcontractor has grown to

employ 26 staff and has added CNC bending

to its capacity.

Due to the reliability of the Bystronic

machines at his previous company and in

particular the user-friendliness of the

software, Laser 24's first purchase was a

second-hand BySprint 1.8 kW CO2 3015 (3m

x 1.5m) laser cutting machine, which ran

24/7 in a 3,500 sq ft factory unit in Wickford,

Essex.

Various permutations of more powerful

CO2 laser cutting machines were operational

on the shop floor over the next seven years.

However, it had become apparent that for

cutting stainless steel and aluminium, it was

impossible to be competitive with a CO2

laser as fibre lasers were so efficient at

processing these reflective materials. Copper

and its alloys, which previously could not

have been considered at all, can additionally

be cut as there are no conventional optics to

be damaged by back reflections.

So in 2015, one of the CO2 machines was

exchanged for Laser 24's first fibre laser

cutting machine, a Bystronic 3 kW ByStar

Fiber 3015. It was automated with a ByTrans

Extended sheet handling system purchased

two years earlier with a previous machine,

shortly after the subcontractor moved into

new premises near the original unit and

almost double its size.

The effectiveness of fibre laser cutting was

immediately apparent and the wider range of

materials that could be processed resulted in

new work being won. Fibre technology had

matured by then into one that was

supplanting CO2 in almost all application

areas and was clearly the future. By mid-

2018, the subcontractor had attached a 10 kW

ByStar Fiber to the ByTrans Extended, which

was joined by a second identical production

cell six months later. Laser 24 state they are

the only company in the south of England to

operate a pair of such powerful sheet metal

cutting centres.

Mr Summerfield observed, "With our

latest machines, we opted for the PowerCut

feature in the BySoft 7 control software, as it

produces a clean cut edge on thicker, even

reflective materials up to 30 mm. It is also

economical, as it more than halves the

volume of assist gas consumed.

"The 10 kW fibre laser is twice as fast as

our previous fibre machine and over three

times more productive than our old CO2

equipment. We now cut 10 mm mild steel

sheet at around 5 m/min on the 10 kW

machine, whereas on our CO2 machines, the

best we could achieve in the same material

was 1.5 m/min."

Maximum cutting capacities of the 10 kW

fibre laser are 25 mm mild steel, 30 mm

stainless steel and aluminium, 15 mm brass

and 12 mm copper. Mr Summerfield made

the point that the ability to tackle thicker

plate overlaps with the use of waterjet

cutting, compared with which laser

processing is half the cost. Unless a heat

affected zone at the component edge created

by the laser (but not the waterjet) is a

problem, for the above gauges of material the

10 kW Bystronic ByStar Fiber is the obvious

choice.

Within the Plant Manager suite, Parts

Removal software is especially popular with

the production staff. Amongst other abilities,

it allows the suction cups on the ByTrans to

be positioned such that individual

components within a sheet can be picked up

and stacked onto pallets, with the skeleton

also being removed, all of which reduces

handling time and cost.

ByCockpit is a more recent introduction

that monitors in real time all processes taking

place within Bystronic laser cutting machines

and press brakes. Running on a laptop,

smartphone or tablet, the software collects

data without manual intervention, evaluates

it and generates status reports while

machines are actually producing parts,

allowing production output to be continually

optimised. Mr Westgate observed that the

app allows all KPIs (key performance

indicators) to be managed within the

Wickford facility.

For many years, customers had been

asking for laser-cut parts to be bent as well, a

service that was fulfilled by putting the work

out to other subcontractors. That situation

changed in September last year with the

arrival of Laser 24's first press brake, an 80-

tonne, 1.5-metre capacity Bystronic Xpert 80.

It is of a design that allows a robot to be

attached to the front so that loading and

unloading can be automated. Such a retrofit

is being seriously considered, since as many

as half of current customers have expressed

interest in having their parts bent.

A particular strength of BySoft 7 is that it

is used to program not only laser cutting

machines but also press brakes, so only a

single program is needed for producing a

bent part from a flat sheet. Having one

program speeds the end-to-end

manufacturing process and virtually

eliminates the possibility of mistakes, so even

the first-off part is right.

daniel.thombs@bystronic.com

site: www.bystronic.com

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LASER & WATERJET CUTTING

CONTINUOUS CUTTING PERFORMANCE

USING ONLY WATER AND ABRASIVE

The technology company ANT AG offers an

innovative solution for a continuous

suspension process with the ConSus®

abrasive mixing unit. With this technology,

the Water Abrasive Suspension (WAS) can

now also be used in the manufacturing

industry. The suspension jet enables a more

efficient cutting performance and a lower

user load compared to the conventional

Water Abrasive Injection (WAIS) systems.

In contrast to three-phase WAIS systems

with water, abrasive and air, WAS systems

work with a two-phase blasting tool. The

cutting jet consists only of water and abrasive

with a precisely adjustable flow rate. This

suspension is created by the interaction of a

main stream and a bypass stream.

Before the WAS arrives at the remotely

handled cutting nozzle, it is put under high

pressure. The high energy creates a cutting

jet in the nozzle which exits at nearly twice

the speed of sound. The efficiency is

considerably higher than in the injection

process, where turbulent mixing losses occur

The new technology offers multiple benefits

for short production runs, for OEMs, TIER1

and TIER2 in the automotive sector, as well

as service centers in the steel industry.

Fagor Arrasate, a specialist in the design,

manufacture and supply of deforming and

forming machine tools, presented its latest

developments in intelligent stamping

systems at BlechExpo. On this occasion, the

spotlight was on the new series of laser

cutting blanking lines, a technology aimed at

automotive manufacturers and service

centers to increase their productivity and

improve the flexibility of their production. In

addition, the company showed its latest

developments in hot stamping lines, transfer

presses, high cadence lines, and presses with

advanced connectivity for composite

materials.

The development of the new laser cutting

blanking line is of great importance for Fagor

Arrasate because it allows it to establish itself

as a world reference in the niche of blanking

lines. The new technology can incorporate

several laser heads of different power ranges

adapted to the characteristics of the material

to be processed (steel and non-ferrous

metals, mainly stainless aluminum), and it

offers multiple benefits for short production

series, both for OEMs and TIER1 and TIER2

of the automotive sector, as well as service

centers. The great novelty of this technology

is that the conventional press is replaced by a

due to the contained air. In addition, due to

the smaller nozzle diameter, the jet is more

focused and cuts even the hardest materials

precisely.

system of laser heads that make the cut in

place of the die. By avoiding the

unproductive times of die replacement by

reference change, a significant increase in

productivity is achieved in addition to the

flexibility of the system itself. Simply enter

the new data into the PLC to have the system

active again. This characteristic makes it the

ANT's ConSus® (Continuous

Suspension) system is operated at working

pressures between 500 and 1500 bar.

Compared to conventional waterjet cutting

processes, the ANT suspension jet operates at

less than half the pressure and, depending on

the desired cutting performance, twice to

three times the feed rate. The user receives

thin kerfs without hardening or material

deformation.

ConSus® also offers advantages in work

safety with its worldwide patented lock

system. Even at maximum working pressure

(1500 bar), the noise exposure is still 70

percent below an injection jet operated at

5000 bar with conventional industrial

waterjet cutting systems. Lower system

pressures and high abrasive loads, which are

characteristic for ConSus®, also reduce the

emission of solid particles. Injection systems

operating at much higher working pressures

for the same cutting performance cause up to

twice the particle emission concentration.

https://ant-ag.com/en

FAGOR ARRASATE PRESENTS ITS NEW SERIES OF

LASER BLANKING LINES AT BLECHEXPO

ideal equipment for small series productions

with frequent rotations, as well as for the

development and industrialization of new

parts. In addition, due to the absence of

presses and dies, this technology requires

less investment, making the return on

investment faster.

www.fagorarrasate.com

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MITIGATING

LASER FIRE

RISKS

By Joshua Evans,

BOFA International

LASER & WATERJET CUTTING

The adoption of fibre lasers is forecast to

expand rapidly over the coming years, as

companies take advantage of the

productivity gains associated with the

technology.

Fibre lasers can create significant benefits

in quickening coding processes onto metals

(typically sell-by dates, product and tracking

information), in laser cutting, engraving and

machining, and in additive manufacturing.

To set the potential productivity gains into

context, it is not unusual for fibre laser

coding lines to run at 120,000 cans per hour.

However, what is also emerging in this

new laser era is the role that effective fume

extraction plays in ensuring a safe operating

environment and in optimising the return on

investment of this technology.

In recent times, a number of fires linked to

fibre lasers have come to light. It appears that

not all users are sufficiently knowledgeable

about the risks of working with this

technology, particularly where aluminium

and titanium are concerned.

The risk of fire in fibre laser applications is

significant as these lasers generate a large

quantity of micron and sub-micron sized

particles – and the smaller a particle the

Joshua Evans, MEng (Hons) IChemE,

is an Applications Engineer at BOFA

International, a world leader in fume

and dust extraction systems. The

company designs and manufactures

technology that meets the needs of

multiple industry sectors in over 120

countries. It is specialist supplier to

the laser industry.

larger its surface area to mass ratio. This

means a faster rate of reaction, with

aluminium and titanium exhibiting highly

exothermic oxidation reactions (fire).

In addition, the laser can generate

unoxidised particulates that can - if attached

to inadequately designed extraction systems

- gather around the laser area, in

hoses/ducting or in filters, and the laser can

then act as a source of ignition for an object

trapped in front of it or generate a spark large

enough to transfer thermal energy to where

particulate has collected.

While laser fires are currently relatively

rare, when they do occur, they lead to a

disruption in production, a costly

investigation and likely damage to expensive

equipment, besides endangering employees.

Extraction specialists, such as BOFA, will

design-out known risk factors, for example

by incorporating fire-resistant materials for

casings and filters and building in thermal

cut-out protection should overheating occur

for any reason. In the case of fibre lasers, this

can also include an inline fire suppression

system, such as BOFA’s FireBOX, which

incorporates a fire extinguisher discharge

mechanism, automated air flow shut down

and isolation valves to cut off the oxygen

supply.

At the same time, users need to prevent

ignition sources reaching areas of particulate

build up - this can be as simple as the use of

technology such as BOFA’s Spark Arrestor 2.

Correct extraction system design will also

ensure there isn’t build-up of particulate on

equipment, in hoses/ducting and in filters,

while good housekeeping, such as regularly

changing filters and cleaning or replacing

ductwork, will also reduce risk and hazard.

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ASSOCIATIONS

THE MANUFACTURING TECHOLOGIES ASSOCIATION

62 Bayswater Road, London WS 3PS

Tel: 0207 7298 6400 Web: www.mta-org.uk

AUCTIONEERS

APEX AUCTIONS LIMITED - ONLINE MACHINE TOOL AUCTIONS.

PO Box 329, Brighton BN1 1TQ, United Kingdom.

Tel: UK Office: +44 (0) 1273 224466 US Office: +1 630 718 9804

Email: info@apexauctions.com Web: www.apexauctions.com

AMS (UK) LTD

Unit 5, Church Farm Business Centre, Church Road, Leckhampton, Cheltenham,

Glos GL53 0QJ

Tel: +44(0) 1242 241111 Fax: +44(0)1242 527777

Email: info@amsauctions.co.uk Web: www.amsauctions.co.uk

PEAKER PATTINSON AUCTIONEERS Ltd.

The Grange Offices, Aunby, Stamford, Lincs PE9 4EE, England

Tel: 01778 590111 Fax: 01778 590730

Email: info@ppauctions.com Web: www.ppauctions.com

London Office: Tel: 0208 944 1898 Fax: 0208 879 7269

Email: london@ppauctions.com

AUCTIONS & VALUATIONS

LAMBERT SMITH HAMPTON

Email: plantsales@lsh.co.uk Web: www.lshmachinerysales.co.uk

Bristol Office:

Tower Wharf, Cheese Lane, Bristol BS2 0JJ. Tel: 0117 926 666

Birmingham Office:

Interchange Place, Edmund Street, Birmingham B3 2TA. Tel: 0121 236 2066

Exeter Office:

Sterling Court, 16 Dix’s Field, Exeter EX1 1QA. Tel: 01392 880180

Leeds Office:

9 Bond Court, Leeds LS1 2JZ. Tel: 0113 245 9393

Southampton Office:

3rd Floor, Enterprise House, Ocean Way, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 3XB.

Tel: 023 8033 0041

London Office:

UK House, 180 Oxford Street, London W1D 1NN. Tel: 0207 198 2000

Manchester Office:

6th Floor, 3 Hardman Street, Manchester M3 3HF. Tel: 0161 228 6411

Nottingham Office:

First Floor, City Gate East, Tollhouse Hill, Nottingham NG1 5FS. Tel: 0115 950 1414

Newcastle Office:

41-51 Grey Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 6EE. Tel: 0191 232 6291

Auction Office:

1st Floor, 2 Manor Court, Barnes Wallis Road, Fareham PO15 5TH. Tel: 0203 461643

LIQUIDITY SERVICES UK

LONDON – United Kingdom Head Office.

1st Floor, 1 Alie Street, London, E1 8DE, United Kingdom.

Tel: +44 20 7098 3700 Fax: +44 20 7098 3795

Email: CustomerService@liquidityservices.com

BIRMINGHAM – 7th Floor, Livery Place, 35 Livery Street, Birmingham B3 2PB, United

Kingdom. Tel: +44 121 236 2880 Fax: +44 121 236 2890

Email: CustomerService@liquidityservices.com

BRISTOL – 1 Friary, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6EA, United Kingdom.

Tel: +44 117 922 0790 Fax: +44 117 344 5150

Email: CustomerService@liquidityservices.com

LEEDS – 31/32 Park Row, Leeds LS1 5JD. United Kingdom

Tel: +44 113 246 5570 Fax: +44 113 246 5590

Email: CustomerService@go-dove.com

Email: sales@liquidityservices.com Web: www.go-dove.com

BARRELLING/SUPER FINISHING

SHARMIC ENGINEERING LIMITED

Vibratory/shotblast finishing. New & Used vibratory machines, repairs &

consumables

Baldwin Road, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcs.

Tel: 01299 878123 Fax: 01299 879409

Email: info@sharmic.co.uk Website: www.sharmic.co.uk

BROACHING AND KEY WAY CUTTING

ALCESTER BROACH & TOOL CO. LTD.

Comprehensive sub-contracting broaching facilities, including own tooling. Broach

manufacturing and re-grind & repair services. The total broaching service.

Pipers Road, Park Farm South, Redditch, Worcs B98 OHU

Tel: 01527 523107 Fax: 01527 526137

Email: sales@alcesterbroach.com www.alcesterbroach.com

B & H GEARS LTD

Spur, helical, bevel. racks and pinions, sprockets, timing pulleys, worms and

wormwheels, gear crowning/barrelling/tapering, splining, serration, broaching,

internal and external gears.

Star Ironworks, Greenacres Road, Oldham, Lancs. OL4 2BT

Tel: 0161 627 4610 Fax: 0161 628 3141

Email: sales@bandhgears.co.uk Web: www.bandhgears.co.uk

CNC CRT MONITOR SCREEN REPAIRS AND

REPLACEMENTS

PENNINE AUTOMATION SPARES

NEW replacement CRT and TFT Moniitors for Fanuc, Siemens, Mazak, Mitsubishi,

Okuma, Heidenhain and KME Large stock 12 to 24 month warranty.

Tel: +44 (0)1422 370109 Fax: +44 (0)1422 371338 Web: www.pennineuk.com

CNC GRINDING

AARON MANUFACTURING LTD

ISO 9001 : 2008 registered. 4 machines, cylindrical and fully universal internal /

external, Int Process gauging, modern manufacturing facility.

Unit K, L & M, 25-27 Willis Way, Poole, Dorset BH15 3TD

Tel: 01202 670071 Fax: 01202 682952

Email: aaron@aaroncnc.co.uk Web: aaronmanufacturing.co.uk

CENTRAL GRINDING SERVICES LTD

Precision Internal & External C.N.C. Grinding, 50 offs up to large qtys, all materials

including Exotics, Carbide & Coatings. ISO 9001-2000.

3A Pomery Drive, Oadby Industrial Estate, Oadby, Leicester LE2 5NE.

Tel: 0116 271 8188 Fax: 0116 271 8199

Email: info@centralgrinding.co.uk Web: www.centralgrindingservices.co.uk

CNC MACHINE TOOLS SPARES AND

SERVICE, REPAIRS

CNC MACHINE TOOLS LTD

The leading provider of service, breakdown support and PUWER assessments to

all types of machinery throughout the UK.

Unit 8s, Chalk Lane, Snetterton, Norfolk NR16 2JZ

Tel: 01953 888058

Email: sales@cncmachinetools.co.uk Web: www.cncmachinetools.co.uk

CNC SYSTEMS LTD

Fanuc Systems & Fuji AC and DC drive repairs, supply of spares and installation.

40 Redwoods, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 1JN Tel: 07740 187341 Tel: 01932 830492

Email: offices@cncsystemsltd.co.uk Web: www.cncsystemsltd.co.uk

PENNINE AUTOMATION SPARES

The largest stock in the UK of CNC spares, drives, motors, controls, boards,

encoders all makes Fanuc, Siemens, Allan, Bradley, Contraves, Gettys and more.

Check out our web site www.pennineuk.com for part of our stock.

Tel: +44(0) 1422 370109 Fax: +44(0) 1422 371338

Email: spares@pennineuk.com

CNC PROGRAMMING & TRAINING

GARDNER CNC

For Training: Programming: CAD/CAM Systems: Technical Assistance and more.

Help is just a phone call away.

1 Green Hill Farm, Bishop Itchington, Warwickshire CV4 72SS

Tel: 01926 614882 Fax: 01926 614884 Email: info@gardner-cnc.co.uk

CNC RETROFITTING

INDUSTRIAL MACHINE TOOL SERVICES LTD

Grinding machine specialists. Increase productivity, higher specification machine

Unit 11, Castleview Business Centre,Gas House Road, Rochester,

Kent ME1 1PB

Charles Thurston, Tel: 01634 844477 Fax: 01634 844599

Email: info@imtsgrinding.com Web: www.imtsgrinding.com

MACHINERY PLANT SERVICES LTD

Specialists in Retrofitting all types of Press Brakes and Guillotines - App. UK Agent

for CYBELEC Controls

38a Doddington Road, Earls Barton, Northampton NN6 0NF

Tel: 01604 811634 Fax: 01604 811123

Web: www.cybelec.co.uk Email: info@machinery-plant-servs.com

CNC TURNING / MILLING

B & H GEARS LTD

Spur, helical, bevel. racks and pinions, sprockets, timing pulleys, worms and

wormwheels, gear crowning/barrelling/tapering, splining, serration, broaching,

internal and external gears.

Star Ironworks, Greenacres Road, Oldham, Lancs. OL4 2BT

Tel: 0161 627 4610 Fax: 0161 628 3141

Email: sales@bandhgears.co.uk Web: www.bandhgears.co.uk

CNC VERTICAL BORING

N.A.B. PRECISION TOOLING LTD

Up to 2 metres Diameter CNC Turning.

Knowl Piece, Wilbury Way, Hitchin, Herts SG4 0TY

Tel: 01462 456565 Fax: 01462 420039

Email: nab_sales@btconnect.com Web: www.nabprecisiontooling.com

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S E R V I C E S D I R E C T O R Y

COIL PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

BULLDOG INDUSTRIAL HOLDINGS

Rollforming machinery, Decoilers, Straighteners, Pressfeeds, CNC folding,

Shearing, Fully automated production lines, Cut to length, Slitting and all coil

process machinery.

Carrrington Road, Stockport SK1 2JT.

Tel: 0161 477 0775 Email: sales@bulldog-uk.com Web: www.bulldog-uk.com

CRANKSHAFTS

POWER PRESS REPAIRS LTD

Crankshafts for presses, press brakes, guillotines, cold headers and other

machines. New or refurbishment. Large Turning capacity up to 3.6 metres long. All

machining enquiries are welcome 1off or small batch.

69 Kings Rd, Tyseley, Birmingham, B11 2AX

Tel: 0121 772 1698 Fax: 012 1772 5323

Email: sales@powerpressrepairs.co.uk Web: www.powerpressrepairs.co.uk

DEEP HOLE BORING

HONE-ALL PRECISION LTD

Capacity Available – Call us today!

AS9100D, ISO 9001:2015 & Rolls Royce approved supplier for: Deep Hole Boring,

Deep Hole Drilling, CNC Honing & CNC Turning, ø2.5mm – 220mm internal diameter

x over 3 metres long. Prototype to production batch, aluminium to aermet, for the

highest levels of quality and service, contact us for a quote today!

Cherrycourt Way, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. LU7 4UH.

Tel: 0845 555 5111 / 01525 370666 Fax: 0845 555 5222

Email: sales@hone-all.co.uk Web: www.hone-all.co.uk

SUBCON DRILLING LTD

ISO 9001 : 2000 Quality Assured Company. The UK Leader in Ejector Drilling, Gun

Drilling & Honing, fast response and turnaround.

Subcon Drilling, Unit 6, The Heron Business Park, Eastman Way,

Hemel Hempstead HP2 7FW. Tel: 01442 205960 Fax: 01442 205961

Email: dean@subcondrilling.co.uk Web: www.subcondrilling.co.uk

DEEP HOLE DRILLING

HONE-ALL PRECISION LTD

Capacity Available – Call us today!

AS9100D, ISO 9001:2015 & Rolls Royce approved supplier for: Deep Hole Boring,

Deep Hole Drilling, CNC Honing & CNC Turning, ø2.5mm – 220mm internal diameter

x over 3 metres long. Prototype to production batch, aluminium to aermet, for the

highest levels of quality and service, contact us for a quote today!

Cherrycourt Way, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. LU7 4UH.

Tel: 0845 555 5111 / 01525 370666 Fax: 0845 555 5222

Email: sales@hone-all.co.uk Web: www.hone-all.co.uk

DIGITAL READOUT EQUIPMENT

machine dro

DRO supplier of all major brands including M-DRO, Newall, Acu-rite, Mitutoyo.

Linear and rotary encoders specialist. Install, repairs and spares.

Machine DRO Dept, Pindar Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 0BZ, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1992 455921 Email: sales@machine-dro.co.uk Web: www.machine-dro.co.uk

WARREN MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS

Independent DRO company offering sales & service on all makes of DRO.

9 Woodford Road, Burton, Latimer, Northants, NN15 5UX

Tel: 01536 722712 Fax: 01536 609025

Email heather@warrenmeasurement.co.uk

FINANCE FOR MACHINERY

CITY AND EUROPEAN ASSET FINANCE LIMITED

Independent finance broker funding machinery of all types, new or used on Hire

Purchase or Lease.

Bay Tree House, Ricksons Lane, West Horsley, Surrey, KT24 6HU

Tel: 01483 280111 Fax: 01483 280117

Email: dmcphillips@leasingfinance.com Web: www.cityandeuropean.co.uk

Contact Name: Duncan McPhillips.City and European Asset Finance Ltd is authorised

and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

FULLY AUTOMATED PRODUCTION

BULLDOG INDUSTRIAL HOLDINGS

Rollforming machinery, Decoilers, Straighteners, Pressfeeds, CNC folding,

Shearing, Fully automated production lines, Cut to length, Slitting and all coil

process machinery.

Carrrington Road, Stockport SK1 2JT.

Tel: 0161 477 0775 Email: sales@bulldog-uk.com Web: www.bulldog-uk.com

City and European Asset Finance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial

Conduct Authority.

GEAR CUTTING

B & H GEARS LTD

Spur, helical, bevel. racks and pinions, sprockets, timing pulleys, worms and

wormwheels, gear crowning/barrelling/tapering, splining, serration, broaching,

internal and external gears.

Star Ironworks, Greenacres Road, Oldham, Lancs. OL4 2BT

Tel: 0161 627 4610 Fax: 0161 628 3141

Email: sales@bandhgears.co.uk Web: www.bandhgears.co.uk

GRINDING

CENTRAL GRINDING SERVICES LTD.

Precision grinding, 1 offs - batchwork, all materials, universal, surface, centreless

and thread grinding universal up to 2 metres long

3 Pomeroy Drive, Oadby Industrial Estate, Oadby, Leiceester, LE2 5NE

Tel: 0116 2718188 Fax: 0116 2718199 Email:info@centralgrinding.co.uk

Website: www.centralgrindingservices.co.uk

GRINDING CONSULTANTS

IMTS GRINDING TECHNOLOGY LTD

(IMTS Consultancy can offer assistance in, grinding techniques, machine design,

software design, dressing requirements, product devlopment, the grinding of

bearings, turbine blades, fuel injection systems, hydraulic spooles, knives,

punches, cams, tungsten and PCD. Hands on site visits).

Castleview Business Centre, Gas House Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 5QH

Tel: 01634 844477 Fax: 01634 844599

Email: info@imtsgrinding.com Website: www.imtsgrinding.com

GUARDING

CRESCENT MACHINERY

PUWER Inspections, all types of machinery guarding. Mechanical barriers or infrared

guarding, full perimeter interlock guarding.

Group Rhodes Limited, Unit 21, Calder Vale Road, Wakefield WF1 9RD.

Email: information@grouprhodes.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1924 371161

GUILLOTINE BLADES

CRESCENT MACHINERY

Regrinding + Turning Service, same day regrinding if pre-booked.

New blades any size or make of machine.

To cut all materials. Onsite service all makes of Guillotines.

Group Rhodes Limited, Unit 21, Calder Vale Road, Wakefield WF1 9RD.

Email: information@grouprhodes.co.uk Tel:+44 (0) 1924 371161

GUN DRILLING

HONE-ALL PRECISION LTD

Capacity Available – Call us today!

AS9100D, ISO 9001:2015 & Rolls Royce approved supplier for: Deep Hole Boring,

Deep Hole Drilling, CNC Honing & CNC Turning, ø2.5mm – 220mm internal diameter

x over 3 metres long. Prototype to production batch, aluminium to aermet, for the

highest levels of quality and service, contact us for a quote today!

Cherrycourt Way, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. LU7 4UH.

Tel: 0845 555 5111 / 01525 370666 Fax: 0845 555 5222

Email: sales@hone-all.co.uk Web: www.hone-all.co.uk

SUBCON DRILLING LTD

ISO 9001 : 2000 Quality Assured Company. The UK Leader in Ejector Drilling,

Gundrilling & Honing, fast response and turnaround.

Subcon Drilling, Unit 6, The Heron Business Park, Eastmman Way, Hemel Hempstead.

Tel: 01442 205960 Fax: 01442 205960

Email: subcondrilling@aol.com Web: www.subcondrilling.co.uk

HONING

APPERLEY HONING LTD

Honing capacity available from 3.00mm to 750.00mm diameter and lengths up to

15metres. ISO 9002

Contact: Charles Sanders,

Malmesbury Road, Kingsditch Trading Estate, Cheltenham GL51 9PL

Tel: 01242 525868 Fax: 01242 224738

Email: admin@apperleyhoning.co.uk Web: www.apperleyhoning.co.uk

DELAPENA GROUP

World leaders in honing. Supporting every aspect of improving the surface finish,

machines and tooling designed and manufactured in the UK.

Facility includes Application Centre, State of the Art Sintering Department, Tooling

refurbishment Centre.

First class service & support. Distributors across the globe.

Request a quotation today.

The Delapena Group

The Runnings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. GL51 9NJ

Email: sales@delapena.co.uk Tel: 01242 516341

HONE-ALL PRECISION LTD

Capacity Available – Call us today!

AS9100D, ISO 9001:2015 & Rolls Royce approved supplier for: Deep Hole Boring,

Deep Hole Drilling, CNC Honing & CNC Turning, ø2.5mm – 220mm internal diameter

x over 3 metres long. Prototype to production batch, aluminium to aermet, for the

highest levels of quality and service, contact us for a quote today!

Cherrycourt Way, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. LU7 4UH.

Tel: 0845 555 5111 / 01525 370666 Fax: 0845 555 5222

Email: sales@hone-all.co.uk Web: www.hone-all.co.uk

SUBCON DRILLING LTD

ISO 9001 : 2000 Quality Assured Company. The UK Leader in Ejector Drilling, Gun

Drilling & Honing, fast response and turnaround.

Subcon Drilling, Unit 6, The Heron Business Park, Eastmman Way, Hemel Hempstead.

Tel: 01442 205960 Fax: 01442 205960

Email: subcondriling@aol.com Web: www.subcondrilling.com

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INSPECTION EQUIPMENT

MIDLAND METROLOGY LTD

Profile projectors, vision systems, hardness testers, granite plates/tables/squares –

used inspection equipment, calibration laboratory.

Unit G3, Little Heath Industrial Estate, Old Church Road, Coventry CV6 7ND

Tel: +44 (0) 2476 638280 Fax: +44 (0)2476 638772 Email: sales@midland-metrology.co.uk

LAPPING

KEMET INTERNATIONAL LTD

70 years experience in Lapping and Polishing Systems and Consumables, fast and

efficient contract Lapping service.

Cuxton Road, Maidstone, Kent ME15 9NJ

Tel: 01622 755287 Fax: 01622 670915

Email: sales@kemet.co.uk Web: www.kemet-lapping.co.uk

PRECISION LAPPING LTD.

16 Marine Way, Hogwood Lane Industrial Estate, Finchampstead, Berks RG40 4RF

Tel: 0118 973 5989 Fax: 0118 973 7241

Web: www.precision-lappping.co.uk

LASER CALIBRATION

C.D. MEASUREMENTS LTD

Specialists in laser calibration of machine tools & measuring equipment. UKAS

accredited. No. 0344 for on site calibration.

Chomlea House, Hadfield Road, Hadfield, Glossop, Derbys. SK13 2ER

Tel: 01457 852929 Fax: 01457 860619 www.cdmeasurements.com

MACHINE TOOL REBUILD

BLUE DIAMOND MACHINE TOOLS LTD

Suppliers of new and used machine tools, rebuilding and repairs, suppliers of new

tooling and sub-contract slideway grinding, CNC retrofitting.

Unit 6B, Hackworth Park Industrial Estate, Shildon,

County Durham DL4 1HG

Tel: 01388 776052 Fax: 01388 774770

Email: sales@bdmtools.co.uk Website: www.bluediamond-machinetools.co.uk

METROL

CNC SYSTEMS LTD

High accuracy sensors. Used on CNC Lathes, Machining Centres and Grinders.

40 Redwoods, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 1JN

Tel: 01932 830492 Mob: 07740 187341

Email: offices@cncsystemsltd.co.uk Web: www.cncsystemsltd.co.uK

PRECISION ENGINEERS / WORK HOLDING

BRM PRECISION ENGINEERS & TOOLMAKERS LTD

Machined Precision Parts, Jigs, Fixtures, Work Holders, Small Fabrications, Press

Tooling.

Unit 3, Brook Street Business Park, Brook Street, Colchester, CO1 2UZ

Tel: 01206 794617 Fax: 01206 793839 Email: bob.rayner@btconnnect.com

PRESS SERVICING MAINTENANCE

CRESCENT MACHINERY

Spares, Repairs, Rebuilding & Onsite Maintenance. All makes of Machines:

Kinghorn, HME, Bentley etc.

Group Rhodes Limited, Unit 21, Calder Vale Road, Wakefield WF1 9RD.

Email: information@grouprhodes.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1924 371161

POWER PRESS REPAIRS LTD.

Spares, repairs, onsite service and maintenance, HME, Rhodes, Bentley etc.

69 Kings Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, B11 2AX Tel: 0121 772 1698 Fax: 0121 772 5323

Email: sales@powerpressrepairs.co.uk Web: www.powerpressrepairs.co.uk

PRESS TECHNIQUES LTD

Rebuild - Refurbishment - Rewire - Upgrade - Service

Press Techniques Ltd, Units 4 & 5, 38 Commercial Street, Wakefield, WF1 5RN

Tel: 01924 291463 Fax: 01924 373133

T.M.A. ENGINEERING LTD

Power Press Specialists, Service, Spares, Repairs, Insurance Inspections,

Maintenance, Guards.

95-111 Tyburn Road, Erdington, Birmingham B24 8NQ

Tel: 0121 328 1908 Fax: 0121 322 2017

Email: sales@TMAeng.co.uk Web: www.TMAeng.co.uk

PRESSBRAKE TOOLING

PK TOOLING

New & Used Pressbrake Tooling supplier for most makes of machines

282 Newton Road, Rushden, Northants, NN10 0SY.

Tel: 01933 355726

Email: sales@pktooling.com Web: www.pktooling.com

PRODUCTION CONTROL SOFTWARE

PSL DATATRACK

Production control software for sub-contractors and precision engineers.

Quotations, Sales & Works Orders, Process Layouts, Stock Control, Purchasing,

Scheduling, Shop Floor Data Collection, Quality & Tooling, Traceability, Financial,

CRM.

Lily Hill House, Lily Hill Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 2SJ

Tel: 01344 827312 or 08456 345931

Email: machworld@psldatatrack.com Web: www.psldatatrack.com

ROLLFORMERS

FORMIT LTD

Design & supply of cold Rollform Equipment & Tooling, Press Feeding & Coil

Processing Equipment. New & Used Machinery For Sale

Unit 6, Morgan House, Folkes Road, Lye, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 8RG

Tel: 01384 895150 Fax: 01384 895303

Email: sales@formit.co.uk Web: www.formit.co.uk

ROLLING MILLS

DURSTON ROLLING MILLS

Rolling mills for all applications

Progress House, Hospital Hill, Waterside, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1PJ

Tel: 01494 535388 Fax: 01494 792966

Email: sales@durston.co.uk Web: www.durston.com

ROTARY TABLES

1st MACHINE TOOL ACCESSORIES

4th & 5th Axis tables and custom-buillt solutions.

1 The Headlands, Downton, Salisbury, Wilts SP5 3JJ

Tel: 01725 514000 Email: enquiries@kitagawaeurope.com

SAWING

ADDISON SAWS LTD

(Sawing machine and consumables specialists. Est. 55 years)

Attwood Street, Lye, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 8RU

Tel: 01384 264950 Fax: 01384 264955

Email: sales@addisonsaws.co.uk Web: www.addisonsaws.co.uk

BEHRINGER LTD

(SAWING MACHINE SUPPLIER ESTABLISHED OVER 100 YEARS )

Subsidiary of the parent company Behringer GmbH, in Germany. Behringer, Behringer

Eisele and Vernet Behringer products

Complete range of billet cutting and mitre cutting, band saws and circular cold saws and

plate saws including Vernet Behringer structural fabrication processing equipment.

Handling equipment to suit specific requirements

After sales and service and support across the UK with next day delivery.

Demonstrations available at our service centre

Tel 01296 668259. Web: www.behringerltd.co.uk

E mail info@behringerltd.co.uk

ADS PRECISION LTD

For all your metal cutting needs. Suppliers of new & used metal sawing bandsaws

& circular saws (from manual to automatic CNC), Bahco bi-metal & carbide

bandsaw blades, spare parts for a wide range of saws, breakdown, repairs &

servicing, lubricants and in house subcontract cutting/sawing, CNC milling, turning

and machining.

710a-716 Penistone Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 2DF

Tel: 0114 2347352 Fax: 0114 2347362

Email: sales@adsprecision.com Web: www.adsprecision.com

JHP MACHINE SALES LTD

UK agents for BEWO and RUSCH Sawing Machinery, Manual to Automatic and

CNC Bandsaws, Automatic Tube Saws, Circular Saws, Blades, Breakdowns,

Spares, Service and Repairs to a wide range of machinery.

EchoENG: A wide range of Machine Tools i.e., Press Brakes, Guillotines, Machining

Centers. Lathes, Mills and much much more.

UK agents for DYNOBEND Bending and Tube end forming Machines.

Unit 2 Phoenix Park Ind Est, Chickenhall Lane, Eastleigh SO50 6PQ

Tel: 02381 942827 Email: sales@jhpengineeringservices.co.uk

PROSAW LTD.

Sawing specialists for 40 years. Complete range of metal sawing machines,

manual, mitre, semi/fully automatic, special application systems. Hydraulic

steelworkers also available 35 - 165 ton capacity.

First class service & support throughout the UK. Spares & consumables available

on a nex day delivery. Demonstrations at Prosaw or at your own premises.

Tel 01536 410999 Fax 01536 410080

Web: www.prosaw.co.uk Email: sales@prosaw.co.uk

SAWS (UK) LTD

Leading bandsaw specialist and metal saw, bandsaw blade supplier.

For advice, spare parts, new bandsaws, aluminium saws, chopsaws, circular saws,

blades or service.

Wealden Industrial Estate, Farningham Road, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 2TR.

Tel: 08448 804511 Fax: 01435 862205 Web: www.sawsuk.com

SCRAP METAL RECYCLING

H. A. MASON (METALS) LTD

Buyers of all non-ferrous scrap metals

Two Woods Lane, off Mill Street, Brierley Hill, West Midlands DY5 1TA

Tel: 01384 79841 Fax: 01384 76414

Email: info@masonmetals.co.uk Web: www.masonmetals.co.uk

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S E R V I C E S D I R E C T O R Y

SERVO MOTOR & DRIVE REPAIRS

EUROSERV LIMITED

Specialist Repairs to all Manufactures of Servomotors, Spindle Motors and Drives +

Associated Equipment.

Unit 16 & 17, Whitworth Road, Armstrong Industrial Estate, Washington, Tyne & Wear

NE37 1PP. Tel: +44 (0)1915 193344 Fax: +44 (0)1915 368707

Email: enquiries@euroservltd.net Web: www.euroservltd.net

SERVICE & REPAIR

INDUSTRIAL MACHINE TOOL SERVICES LTD

Highly skilled engineers will respond quickly. specialists in Grinding Machines.

Unit 11, Castleview Business Centre,Gas House Road, Rochester,

Kent ME1 1PB Charles Thurston, Tel: 01634 844477 Fax: 01634 844599

Email: info@imtsgrinding.com www.imtsgrinding.com

TPH MACHINE TOOLS

Offer Service & Repair on most Metalworking & Fab Machines,

both Electrical & Mechanical

Tel: +44 (0)1708 523916 Email: miket@tphmachinetools.co.uk

Web: www.tphmachinetools.co.uk

Established 1923

SHOT BLAST MACHINE ENGINEERS

DOUG BOOTH & SONS (SHOTBLAST) LTD.

The largest UK stocks of new and re-conditioned shotblast machines of all types.

Olympia Works, Church Street, Ossett, Wakefield, West Yorks WF5 9DG

Tel: 01924 274887 Fax: 01924 262219

Email: paul@dougbooth.co.uk Web: www.dougbooth.co.uk

MNB PRECISION

MNB offer precison services including CNC Milling and Turning, Jig Boring, Spark-

Erosion, Wire-Erosion, Grinding and Shot Peening up 8M long.

Units 3-5 Binns Close, Torrington Avenue, Coventry, CV4 9TB

Tel: +44 (0) 2476 695 959 Fax: 08721116698

Email: info@mnbprecision.com Web: www.mnbprecision.com

SLIDEWAY GRINDING

BLUE DIAMOND MACHINE TOOLS LTD

Suppliers of new and used machine tools, rebuilding and repairs, suppliers of new

tooling and sub-contract slideway grinding, CNC retrofitting.

Unit 6, Hackworth Park Industrial Estate, Sheldon, County Durham.

Tel: 01388 776052 Fax: 01388 774770

Email: sales@bdmtools.co.uk Web: www.bluediamond-machinetools.co.uk

ODIN ENGINEERING LTD

Slideway Grinding up to 1.7 metres x 4.2 metres on WALDRICH COBURG

MACHINES

Unit 4, Fullwood Close, Aldermans Green Ind. Est., Coventry, England, CV2 2SS

Contact: Sam Tel: +44 (0)2476 602622

SPARK EROSION

SES (GLOS) LTD

Suppliers of new and used Spark Erosion Machines, Fast Hole Drills,

Refurbishment, Training, Servicing and all EDM consumables. Specialists in

Glevum, Sparcatron and Hurco equipment.

Unit 19A Lower Road Trading Estate, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2DJ

Tel: 01531637206 Email: service@sparcerosion.biz

SPINDLE BUILD & REPAIR

ROTATECH

Specialising in all types of machine tool spindles, both mechanical &

electromechanical. Complete removal and re-installation service offered.

20 Cavans Way, Binley Industrial state, Binley, Coventry CN3 2SF

Tel: 02476 452600 Fax: 02476 452645

Email: sales@rotatech.com Web: www.rotatech.com

SUB-CONTRACTING - GRINDING

CENTRAL GRINDING SERVICES LTD

Precision Internal & External C.N.C. Grinding, 50 offs up to large qtys, all materials

including Exotics, Carbide & Coatings. ISO 9001-2000.

3A Pomery Drive, Oadby Industrial Estate, Oadby, Leicester LE2 5NE.

Tel: 0116 271 8188 Fax: 0116 271 8199

Email: carl@centralgrinding.co.uk Web:www.centralgrindingservices.co.uk

SUBCONTRACTING – HONING

deLaPena GroUP

Delapena subcontract honing facility provides fast, efficient and cost effective

superior honing service.

With our comprehensive suite of delapena honing machines we are known for

precise, controllable and repeatable honing.

Request a quotation today.

The Delapena GroupThe Runnings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. GL51 9NJ

EmIl: t.elliott@delapena.co.uk Tel: 01242 516341

SUB-CONTRACTING - MACHINING

N.A.B. PRECISION TOOLING LTD

Up to 2 metres Diameter CNC Turning.

Knowl Piece, Wilbury Way, Hitchin, Herts SG4 0TY

Tel: 01462 456565 Fax: 01462 420039

Email: nab_sales@btconnect.com Web: www.nabprecisiontooling.com

SUB-CONTRACTING - SAWING, MACHINING,

MILLING, TURNING & LATHE SERVICES

ADS PRECISION LTD

For all your metal cutting needs. Suppliers of new & used metal sawing bandsaws

& circular saws (from manual to automatic CNC), Bahco bi-metal & carbide

bandsaw blades, spare parts for a wide range of saws, breakdown, repairs &

servicing, lubricants and in house subcontract cutting/sawing, CNC milling, turning

and machining.

710a-716 Penistone Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 2DF

Tel: 0114 2347352 Fax: 0114 2347362

Email: sales@adsprecision.com Web: www.adsprecision.com

THREAD CUTTING

KINGSTON ENGINEERING Co (HULL) LTD

Specialist manufacturers and producers of bespoke Power Screws. We offer a

variety of specialised engineering services and based on using materials and

specifications to suit customer's exact needs, we produce complimentary nuts and

fittings.

Pennington Street, Hull, HU8 7LD

Tel: 01482 325676 Fax: 01482 216438 Mobile: 07901 857045 www.kingstonengineering.co.uk

Email : paul@kingston-engineering.co.uk

TOOL MAKERS

BRM PRECISION ENGINEERS & TOOLMAKERS LTD

Specialist at Tooling for Aluminium and Plastic Collapsable Tubes for

Toothpaste/Packaging.

Unit 3, Brook Street Business Park, Brook Street, Colchester, CO1 2UZ

Tel: 01206 794617 Fax: 01206 793839 Email: bob.rayner@btconnnect.com

JCP SERVICES LIMITED

Tooling For Tin Box & Bakewake Plus Precision Engineers. We specialise in the

manufacture of tin box, bake ware and progressive tooling. Press work also

undertaken. We also offer a large variety of precision engineering CNC machinery.

Unit 50, Wakefield Commercial Park, Engine Lane, Bridge Road, Horbury Junction,

Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 5NW. Tel: 01924 278585

Email: johnpenn50@btconnect.com Web: www.jcpservices.org.com

TUBE MANIPULATION

HLP TUBE FORMERS LTD

Specialists in CNC Bending, Cutting, Welding & Fabrication

Unit 17 Pant Glas Industrial Estate, Bedwas, Caerphilly, CF83 8DR

Tel: 029 2086 2122 Fax: 029 2086 0823

Email: info@hlptube.co.uk Web: www.hlptube.co.uk

VALUATION PLANT & MACHINERY

MARRIOTT & CO.

Professional and Independent Valuers and Auctioneers of Plant/Machinery.

19 East Street, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7SD.

Tel: 01252 712083 Fax: 01252 737613

68 Lombard Street, London EC3V 9LJ. Tel: 020 7868 1716

Email: mail@marriottco.co.uk Web: www.marriottco.co.uk

VERTICAL BORING

N.A.B. Precision tooling ltd

Up to 2 metres Diameter CNC Turning.

Knowl Piece, Wilbury Way, Hitchin, Herts SG4 0TY

Tel: 01462 456565 Fax: 01462 420039

Email: nab_sales@btconnect.com

Web: www.nabprecisiontooling.com

WATERJET CUTTING

CROSS ENGINEERING SWANSEA LTD

Specialists in Waterjet cutting. 2 number twin head Flow machines 4mtr x 2mtr

capacity, any material upto 200mm thickness also sub contract machining and

fabrication capacity

Garngoch Industrial Estate, Gorseinon, Swansea, SA4 9GE

Web: www.crosswaterservices.co.uk www.crossengineering.co.uk

Tel: 01792 893491

WORKHOLDING

1st MACHINE TOOL ACCESSORIES

High quality work holding, fixturing, clamping, chucks & collets available from

stock.

1 The Headlands, Downton, Salisbury, Wilts SP5 3JJ

Tel: 0800 783 0510 Email: enquiries@1stmta.com

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GAUGES LTD

PENICO ROTARY

GRINDING TABLE

• Converts surface grinders

to rotary work

• Robust construction

For further details contact

Penico Gauges Ltd

Tel: 01274 511044

Fax: 01274 510770

Email:

penicogauges@yahoo.co.uk

Web: www.penico.com

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SCM Olimpic k560 T-ER2

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& Holz-Her Cut 110 Saw

Bidding Ends: Wednesday 18th December 2019

at 3pm (UK Time)

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with Schneider Electric Magelis Control (2018)

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EFI Vutek QS2 Pro

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Bidding Ends: Tuesday 10th December 2019 at 3pm (UK Time)

Viewing by Appointment only

∙EFI Vutek QS2 Pro 2,000mm Wide Format Printer,

Six Colours plus optional White & Greyscale

Multi Layer Print Capabilities,

Handles Flexible & Rigid Substrates 2,000mm wide, 5cm Thick,

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Amada UK Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Bearings Warehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Blue Diamond Machine tools Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Cottrill & Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

Egin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Front Cover

Excel Machine Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

F Bode & Son . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

Fronius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Hainbuch UK Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Hexagon Production Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

Kerf Developments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

MACH 2020 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Mantech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover

Midland Metrology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

New Century Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Penico Gauges Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35

PSL Datatrack Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

RK International Machine Tools . .Inside Back Cover

Schunk International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

SEC Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

Southern Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Subcon Drilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

Tayside Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Technova Precision Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Westermans International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

WG Challenor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Zebra Worldwide Machinery Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

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