MACH 2022 proved a success for Dugard Machine Tools, with the South Coast company winning several orders and taking an unprecedented number of enquiries at the show.
With four new machine tools on its stand, MACH visitors were impressed by the range and diversity of the technology on show.
It was a MACH debut and the first opportunity for Dugard to introduce the Kitamura range since being announced as the UK agents. To highlight the quality, speed and productivity of the brand, Dugard demonstrated the MedCenter5AX 5-axis vertical machining centre for fast precise machining. Complementing the MedCenter5AX from the milling stable was the larger Kitamura Mytrunnion 4G machining centre.
The two machines highlighted how expansive the Dugard milling range is – leading to engineers enquiring what else Dugard has available in its armoury.
The Kitamura MedCenter5AX 5-axis vertical machining centre took centre stage and with a 30 to 30,000rpm spindle, an HSK-E40 spindle taper with a tool ATC that can change tools in just 1.5 seconds, rapid traverse rates of 60m/min and table rotation of 200rpm on the A and C-axis and a pallet change system.
The Mytrunnion 4G with equally impressive characteristics and a larger work envelope, were two centre points of the stand. Dugard also gave a MACH show debut to the Hanwha brand of sliding head lathe, presenting the robust Hanwha XE20 and XD26II-V.
Commenting on the MACH show, Dugard’s sales director, Colin Thomson said: “We had representatives from Hanwha, Kitamura, Ibarmia and SMEC on the stand to support the Dugard team and throughout the week both our UK sales and technical teams and our technical partners from overseas had some very constructive conversations that resulted in several machine sales.
“Equally encouraging is the level of interest and direction that some of these meetings took at MACH. We fully expect to generate several additional sales in the months following the show.”
“Having face to face meetings with colleagues, friends, technology partners and even competitors after the challenges of the pandemic was a genuine delight. No level of marketing activity can exceed the anticipation and buzz that MACH creates in the marketplace. It was great to be back and we are already planning a larger stand space for MACH 2024.”