TDT Machine Tools extends its range with CMZ partnership

CMZ Gantry Loaded
CMZ Gantry Loaded

TDT Machine Tools has struck a new partnership deal with CMZ, a Spanish manufacturer of high-quality lathes and turning centres.

TDT Machine Tools now offers CMZ machines across the central region of the UK – extending 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 extensive portfolio with a range of high-specification lathes based on robust build quality.

CMZ has been manufacturing lathes for more than 70 years. This family business, founded in the town of Zaldibar in Spain, has grown exponentially in recent years to acquire a global reputation of quality in the machine tool sector.

The company 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,” commented 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.”

The company 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 950mm and 3,250mm between centres can be provided.

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’s 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 sub-spindle.

CMZ also has its own service division based in the UK. With headquarters in Rugby, CMZ lathes are installed and maintained by CMZ-employed UK-based engineers.

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