Halter CNC Automation, a manufacturer of robotic machine tending systems headquartered in Hoevelaken, Holland, has appointed 1st Machine Tool Accessories as its sales agent for England, Wales and Scotland.
Last year the Japanese manufacturer Kitagawa introduced the first in a new range of compact, general purpose rotary tables, the MK-series, for adding a rigid fourth CNC axis to a 3-axis vertical machining centre.
Designed to reduce set-up times on lathes, the new BR-series of three-jaw chucks from Japanese firm Kitagawa are capable of a gripping accuracy of 0.01mm TIR (total indicator reading) or less when using optional T-Nuts Plus jaws.
US-manufactured Chick System 5 workholding equipment, supplied in the UK through sole agent 1st Machine Tool Accessories (1st MTA) is helping to increase productivity and efficiency at Axminster Tools & Machinery in Devon.
Following the launch last year of the manual Swift Klamp HSK workholding system for use on machining centres, 1st Machine Tool Accessories (1st MTA) has introduced a new robotic loading and unloading arrangement based on the same principle.