Sheffield company unveils ‘next generation machine tools’
Posted on 01 Sep 2021 and read 647 times
VIA Machine Tools Ltd
based at the AMRC
in Sheffield has completed a three-year development of new machine tools. Designed to encompass the latest advances in technology, the new range consists of three-axis CNC machining centres, as well as two- and three-axis CNC lathes.
Described by the company as “next generation machine tools” the new machines offer integrated features as standard and a striking compact design which features a door opening on the right side of the machine, allowing the operator to have a clear view of the machine spindle through the large windows. The machine table has a home position on the right to allow loading and unloading and can be fully automated
The machines also make use of the latest in tooling technology to machine parts in any direction. Featuring an advanced ballscrew design and uprated tailstock clamping, turning can be carried out in +/- on both axes to increase cycle times and boost productivity.
Automation is an integral part of the new machine design and VIA have a system to combine two machines with one automation unit. This allows production runs that require two machines or just one machine. This gives total flexibility for turning and milling and integrating automation when required.