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Takumi Machining Centre Leads the Way for Welsh Subcontractor
Takumi Machining Centre Leads the Way for Welsh Subcontractor
Takumi Machining Centre Leads the Way for Welsh Subcontractor
Takumi Machining Centre Leads the Way for Welsh Subcontractor

Takumi Machining Centre Leads the Way for Welsh Subcontractor

Added to MTDCNC by Lead Machine Tools on 21 May 2017

When PRV won a large contract for large format machining, the Pontypool Company reviewed its plant list and recongised that its plant list consisted of large X-axis machines, but not large Y-axis capacity. This brought about the purchase of the new Takumi H22S for the high speed machining of aluminium components.

PRV Engineering manufactures for an expanse of industries from Food and Chemical Processing, Oil and Gas, Railway, Aircraft and Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Defence and Construction and much more.

Simon Jones, the Managing Director at PRV Engineering Ltd says: “The new machine gives us 2.2m in the X-axis and 1.6m in the Y-axis with a 15,000rpm spindle, making it the perfect machine for high speed machining of large aluminium components. It’s a high spec machine with through spindle coolant, linear guideways and a high speed spindle, this is exactly what we need for getting the jobs off the machine accurately and right first time.”

“Whilst the tolerances of the large project are not too difficult to meet, the aim is to remove as much material as fast as possible and getting the chips off the machine. This is our first venture into bridge type machining. We’ve had Leadwell machines for years, so I spoke to the guys at MACH and told them I was looking for a large machine. I’d never heard of the Takumi brand, but I did my research and the machines do exactly what it says on the tin!”

The machine consists of a robust meehanite casting and the access to the work area is impressive with large access doors at the front and end of the bed. “The plan will be to put a 1.5m by 2m aluminium plate on the machine and nest a variety of parts from the plate rather than do one part at a time, so access is very important. Additionally, my constrains in the Y-axis has always been in the region of 850m irrespective of 2 or 3m bed lengths. This machine goes way beyond that. The company certainly hasn’t cut corners with regards to build quality.”

The company has also invested in a Kao Ming machining centre from Lead Machine tools that will arrive in the near future to support the same large scale project that the Takumi machine has been purchased for.

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