East Sussex-based Dugard
has strengthened its portfolio of turning centres with the addition of the Pinacho brand of conventional and CNC flatbed lathes. which is recognised worldwide for its exceptional build quality and performance. Dugard will distribute the Pinacho SE, ST and SH series to customers in the UK.
The SE Series of user-friendly intuitive CNC lathes are perfect for everything from education establishments and job shops to companies undertaking small batch production.
With a Siemens 808D advanced conversational CNC unit, linear and solid path graphs, electronic X and Z-axis handwheel and a multitude of both standard and optional extras, the SE series is available in three different sizes. The SE-200, SE-250 and SE-325 have a respective centre height of 200, 250 and 300mm with a distance between centres from 750mm to 3m.
The ST Series of precision flatbed lathes are supplied with the Siemens 828D advanced conversational CNC control with Fanuc 0i-TF CNC control as option. Offered with four variants, the ST Series demonstrate increased spindle motor power, an 8-station automatic tool turret and a headstock through bore from 42mm up to 155mm depending upon the variant selected. Heavy-duty roughing
Meanwhile, for heavy-duty roughing, Dugard is introducing the SH-400 and SH-500 Series that offer up to four axes that is a platform built upon the highest quality components. The SH machines are the ideal solution for manufacturers turning parts up to 1,050mm diameter with up to 5m between centres.
All three series will meet the majority of turning applications from small precise components up to large heavy-duty turning that demands the utmost in stability and rigidity. Additionally, each of the three ranges can be specified with an extremely diverse range of options that will suit the demands of any machine shop.
Dugard sales director Colin Thomson said: “The Pinacho brand has more than 70 years of pedigree in building high-quality machine tools. With the company manufacturing its machines in the Basque region of Spain, an area synonymous with many of the world’s leading machine tool brands, we are delighted to bring such a prestigious brand into the Dugard portfolio of products.”
“The Pinacho range will perfectly complement our existing offering of turning centres that ranges from the compact Hanwha sliding head turning centres through to the robust SMEC range. The machines are available for everyday machine shops that want a conventional lathe or cost-effective turning centre through to large heavy-duty machines for turning large components.”
He concluded: “Pinacho will enhance the variety of solutions that we can offer to our customers while maintaining the build quality and reliability that Dugard is renowned for.”