Having installed a Japanese-built Brother production cell at the end of 2019, comprising two 5-axis Speedio M140X2 mill-turn centres served by a Feedio vision-based robotic unit for component handling, Worthing subcontractor Roscomac has ordered a second identical cell. PES reports.
Speedio 30-taper, 3- to 5-axis machining centres built by Brother are able to produce components in such short cycle times that it is difficult to load raw material and unload finished parts by hand quickly enough.
Effective from the beginning of January 2021, Kenilworth-based Whitehouse Machine Tools, the UK and Ireland sales agent for several high-profile machine tool manufacturers in the Far East and Europe, has appointed Peter Smith to the new position of sales and marketing director.
Featuring a generous working volume of 815 x 510 x 510mm in a small 2.5 x 1.8m footprint on the shopfloor, the new VC850-5A is the latest prismatic metalcutting machine to be launched by German manufacturer Spinner Werkzeugmaschinenfabrik, whose factory is located near Munich.
Manufacturers wishing to carry out prismatic and rotational metalcutting in one hit within a 300mm x 440mm x 305mm working volume can now take advantage of the very high productivity of a Brother 30-taper, 5-axis mill-turn centre.
A German-built Spinner 5-axis machining centre has heralded a fundamental change to the way stainless steel pump bodies are machined by subcontractor Metaltech Precision Engineers resulting in far-reaching benefits. PES reports
At the beginning of November 2019, Whitehouse Machine Tools delivered to the Andover facility of MRT Castings, an aluminium diecasting and machining specialist, the first Brother Speedio R650X2 machining centre to be installed in Europe.