Hankook, Hartford, Hyundai WIA, Soraluce and Takisawa and Takisawa Taiwan Solutions
Visitors to the T W Ward CNC Machinery (Ward CNC) hospitality stand at MACH will be able to discuss EVERY machine available from the Sheffield-based supplier’s comprehensive and cost-competitive ranges:
Hankook - horizontal and vertical lathes
Hartford - double-column and open-fronted vertical machining centres; horizontal boring and milling machines
Hyundai Wia – horizontal and vertical turning centres; horizontal machining centres; horizontal boring and milling centres
Soraluce - travelling column and travelling table milling centres; flexible manufacturing systems
Takisawa Japan – single- and twin-spindle robot gantry turning cells; multi-spindle turn-mill centres; elliptical piston turning machines
Takisawa Taiwan – CNC turning centres and lathes.
Importantly, Ward CNC’s Midlands & South showroom in Redditch is just 20 minutes away from the NEC, enabling visitors to see representatives of the extensive machine ranges.
As the sole UK distributor for these world leading machine tool manufacturers, and with large in-stock availability, Ward CNC’s extensive experience extends from the supply of single stand-alone machine installations through to large turnkey project work. This can include small turned parts through to installations involving large capacity milling/machining centres for complex, single set-up machining routines.
Coupled with expert levels of support - which includes superlative after-sales service agreements – it’s clear why Ward CNC enjoys an enviable reputation with its extensive customer base of OEMs and precision sub-contract suppliers across most engineering sectors and especially aerospace, oil and gas, construction equipment, defence, medical, automotive and power generation.
The Hankook two- and three-axis single-column vertical boring and turning (VTL) range embraces turning diameters of 1,250 mm to 3,000 mm and turning heights up to 3,000 mm, with pallet changer options. The two- and three-axis double-column VTLs extend from 3,000 mm to 6,000 mm turning diameters and up to 3,000 mm turning height.
Hankook flat bed CNC lathes cover swings over the bed from 650 mm to 1,300 mm and up to 8,000 mm between centres. Large spindle bore models are available up to 440 mm diameter.
The extensive range of Hartford machines include:
Open-fronted vertical machining centres from 500 mm to 4,100 mm in the X axis, with machines having high-speed linear guideway ranges as well as heavy-duty, high-power models with heavy-duty box guideways;
Double-column vertical and five-face machining centres – from 2,000 mm to 8,000 mm in X, plus automatic indexing head and high-speed linear guideway models with DDI spindles;
Live-spindle, cross bed-type horizontal boring and milling machines with up to 3,000 mm in X and 2,000 mm in Y, and capable of accommodating loads of 12,000 kgs, with live milling and boring spindle and built-in NC table.
Hyundai Wia horizontal and vertical turning centres and CNC lathes are manufactured in a wide range of two- and three-axis platen-type versions, with Y axis and twin- and sub-spindle types, as well as ram- and compact turret-type two- and three-axis turning centres.
The Hyundai Wia open-fronted vertical machining centres offer from 500 mm to 3,000 mm in X and are supplied in high-speed linear guideway and heavy-duty box guideway versions. In addition, twin- and multi-pallet horizontal machining centres, with pallets from 400 mm to 1,200 mm, are offered.
A range of high-quality, travelling table- and cross bed-type horizontal boring and milling machines are also manufactured by Hyundai Wia, supplied with live spindles.
The host of machines are embraced by Ward CNC’s Soraluce range include:
Travelling column, fixed-bed milling centres with bed/table lengths up to 12,000 mm and X and Y axis travels to 10,500 mm and 2,600 mm, respectively. A variety of universal and orthogonal auto milling heads, automatic toolchangers and NC rotary tables are optional.
A similar range of optional heads, toolchangers and rotary tables are offered with Soraluce travelling table milling centres. These have table sizes from 2,200 mm by 850 mm to 5,860 mm by 1,200 mm and Y axis travels up to 1,800 mm.
The heavy-duty cross bed-type horizontal boring and milling centres, provided with live spindles, include machines with table sizes up to 2,500 mm by 3,000 mm and able to handle loads of 60,000 kgs.
Covering all turning and turn-mill requirements – as well as every budget need – Ward CNC also offers an extensive range of Takisawa machines:
From Takisawa Japan a wide choice of multi-tasking turn-mill centres, high-precision turning centres, twin- and single-spindle turning centres with robot gantry loaders, plus piston turning machines;
From Takisawa Taiwan a comprehensive range of CNC single- and multi-spindle turn-mill centres, turning centres, as well as small, medium and heavy-duty two- and multi-axis CNC lathes.