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EMO success for 600 UK

EMO success for 600 UK

Added to MTDCNC by MTDCNC on 18 October 2013

'That was the best EMO show we have had. We achieved our main goal at the show, with a record for serious new enquiries by visitors from all over the world and we are extremely confident of converting a high proportion of these into significant new business' said 600 UK Sales Director Howard Bamforth.

Machines on the 600 UK stand at EMO, included Colchester and Harrison’s world famous conventional centre lathes, Alpha combination CNC lathes, and the new Tornado CNC production lathe.  As in previous years, many orders were received directly at the stand including, at the show outset, the exhibited Alpha 1400XS manual / CNC lathe which was ordered by Norman Precision of Gloucester – adding another 600 UK machine tool to its existing trio of Harrison lathes.
Making its debut at EMO 2013 was the all new Tornado T2M compact 3-axis turning centre, which has been designed to handle even smaller complex parts than previously, and is equipped with full C axis, spindle disc brake, and driven tooling to make radial and axial milling, drilling, boring, and tapping easier than ever.

The T2M provides an even more robust manufacturing platform than its predecessor, ensuring greater accuracy and reliability than ever before. The new models incorporate the Fanuc OiTD control system, with Colchesters’ unique bespoke Manual Guide i features, and its 100% conversational programming system.  These features reduce the need for ISO programming knowledge, and ensure that this production lathe is one of the simplest CNC turning centres available in the market today. Additionally, the Tornado range now has a new Bar Production Package option for its CNC lathes.  

The Gripfast combination power chuck from Pratt Burnerd International (PBI) was also launched at EMO and proved to be a real winner with existing and prospective customers from many countries, with many placing orders at the show.

This chuck comes into its own when used on production CNC turning centres for medium to small batch production, helping operators to increase productivity with minimal non-machining time. It is currently used, as standard, on Colchester Lathes’ new Tornado CNC production turning centres, ensuring high speed, high accuracy turning, with rapid component changeover.

Additionally, Gamet Bearings attracted many new international enquiries for its high-precision tapered roller bearings from some major machine tool manufacturers, particularly from their larger bearing ranges.

600 UK’s Managing Director, Mike Berry, said 'I have attended all EMO exhibitions since the early 1980s and this show was notable by the positive interest shown and number of actual order placements by both our distributors and end users in all 600 UK products.'


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