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Starrag Machines Will Help Oil And Gas Specialists Move Into High-Speed Machining Of Aluminium
Starrag Machines Will Help Oil And Gas Specialists Move Into High-Speed Machining Of Aluminium

Starrag Machines Will Help Oil And Gas Specialists Move Into High-Speed Machining Of Aluminium

Added to MTDCNC by Starrag UK Limited on 02 March 2017

It is clear that “Scotland-based companies traditionally totally immersed in the oil and gas sector are increasingly now also looking to diversify into the high-speed machining of aluminium”, according to Starrag UK.

Taking part in the ‘Profitable growth through applied research for Scotland’s manufacturing sector’ event held at the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), Starrag UK received “a number of serious enquiries for machines from Scotland-based blue-chip companies”.

These included an oil and gas OEM which is showing great interest in the Scharmann ‘lights out’ Ecoforce solution for automating large valve machining using a system that would incorporate component transport, co-ordinate measuring machine and robot welding.

In addition, a company involved in shipbuilding is also considering, for the machining of large workpieces, Droop+Rein’s kinetic measuring system (KMS – for automatic compensation of geometric errors in rotary axes as well as angle and parallelism errors) in conjunction with the SQS self-qualification system and V3D (SQS – for automatic geometric checking of linear axes, via laser; V3D for checking rotational axes, with touch probe).

Visitors to the event also reacted positively, says Starrag UK, to the affordability of the recently-announced Heckert Focus horizontal machining centres. These “very flexible and cost-efficient” machines are specifically designed for general sub-contract applications and for use by supply chain partners.

The three Focus machines offer users throughput increases of up to 10 per cent through reduced machining times and energy cost savings of up to 20 per cent via Blue Competence policies. They also promise up to 10 per cent savings in service and tool costs, and are available on shorter-than-usual delivery schedules times.

At the AFRC event, Starrag presented a host of market-leading, high-technology machining solutions, demonstrating its corporate ‘Engineering precisely what you value’ mission – by displaying a number of machines for aerostructures (Starrag STC 800X horizontal machining centre), aero assembly (Droop+Rein FOGS overhead gantry type machine), automotive (Heckert HEC horizontal machining centre) and oil and gas (Scharmann Ecoforce horizontal machining centre).


Visitors to the ‘Profitable growth through applied research for Scotland’s manufacturing sector’ event reacted positively to the Heckert Focus horizontal machining centres - “very flexible and cost-efficient” machines specifically designed for general sub-contract applications and for use by supply chain partners

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