The installation of a Brother Speedio M200X3 vertical machining centre with robotic automation, supplied by sole UK and Ireland agent Whitehouse Machine Tools, at Hemlock Engineering has impacted extremely positively on production output.
Machining centre manufacturer Brother has announced that it is now offering its M200X3 5-axis mill-turn model, as well as two other 30-taper machines in its range, with the factory-fitted option of a robotic workpiece magazine.
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.