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Ward CNC hails latest innovations from principal partners

Posted on 04 Sep 2023 and read 898 times
Ward CNC hails latest innovations from principal partnersSheffield-based Ward CNC, a leading suppliers of CNC machine tools to sub-contract metal-cutting companies and OEMs, will welcome customers onto the stands of some its principal partners at EMO, including Takisawa Japan, Takisawa Taiwan, Soraluce, Gurutzpe, and Ronchini. Ward CNC has 140 years of history, also has a showroom in Redditch.

Stephen Bodsworth, Ward CNC’s executive director, said: “We are delighted with the latest innovations and technology that our principal partners will be exhibiting at EMO. The ever-evolving development in machine tool technology from our partners — in conjunction with recent enhancements made to our sales, after-sales, service, and technical engineering teams —ensures that we continue to provide our customers with a first-class service and coverage.”

Soraluce (Hall 13, Stand B30), a ‘leading expert’ in milling and boring, will highlight its automated solutions, as well as its Performance Line (one machine architecture and three machine types) and its ‘New Generation of Heads’; these offer power outputs of up to 60kW and speeds up to 8,000rev/min. Indeed, Soraluce offers more than 300 types of head, both customisable and standard; these include orthogonal heads, turning heads, fixed horizontal heads, boring heads, and angular heads.

takisawaMeanwhile, Takisawa Japan will be unveiling its new ‘Green Smart Machinery’ (Hall 17, Stand B22). Designed to support customers in their ‘decarbonisation journeys’, these new machines come with ‘intelligent software’ developed by Takisawa to monitor energy and optimise processes via a user-friendly ‘operation interface’. Four new machines will be exhibited: a TMX-4000IIST simultaneous five-axis machine; a TT-2600IIWGA two-spindle CNC lathe; a TM-3000Y2 (pictured) multi-tasking two-turret machine, both with a Y axis; and a TMS-2000YS twin-spindle CNC lathe with a single turret and a Y axis.

Four new models

Takisawa Taiwan, which has recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, will introduce four new models (Hall 17, Stand B22). Among them will be the NX-2000 series, a new generation of compact and economic two-spindle turning centre that features two belt-driven spindles, box guideways for the X, Y and Z axes, a horizontal box structure for the bed that has been designed to minimise thermal displacement, and the option of optical linear or magnetic scales.

The NX-2500 series offers four different turrets (standard T12/T15, and BMT T12/T15) and four different configurations (MT, YT, MS, YS). Takisawa Taiwan is also introducing its new VTL-760 generation of vertical turning centre. Designed to minimise thermal deformation and provide high levels of rigidity and cutting performance, it also ensures easy access when it comes to loading and unloading. Also new will be the LA-350Y. A 15in high-rigidity turn-mill centre, it features Takisawa’s own gearbox and provides the optimum level of torque for heavy cutting while ‘reducing the amount of carbon emissions released’.

Ward CNC is also announcing two new partnerships: Gurutzpe (Hall 13, Stand B25), a Spanish machine tool manufacturer that designs and manufactures CNC multi-tasking horizontal lathes; and Ronchini Massimo (Hall 12, Stand A12), an Italian company that manufactures high-end CNC milling routers for the metalworking industry.

Discussing these new additions, Simon Whitworth — Ward CNC’s managing director — said: “We are extremely proud to introduce both Gurutzpe and Ronchini to Ward CNC’s product range. The added value that each of these companies will bring will complement our existing array of machine tools to provide even more choice for customers. We are excited to see our new partners demonstrate their latest offering at the EMO exhibition and would encourage any UK or Ireland customers to get in touch if either of these ranges, or any further products in our portfolio, could be of interest to them.”