Leading foundation tools specialist – PRO-DIG Ltd (Europe) – has recently invested in four new high-performance CNC machine tools from Mills CNC. The machines – two large-capacity Doosan Puma 400LB (long-bed) lathes, and two heavy-duty, box guideway Doosan Mynx 5400 (BT 40) vertical machining centres – were installed at PRO-DIG’s UK manufacturing facility in St. Neots, Cambridgeshire in early 2016, and are being used to machine a range of different sized and different diameter (200mm – 1.5m) continuous flight augers (CFA) male and female hollow-stem couplings.
These couplings, made from high-tensile strength EN 24, EN24T…and EN 24A steel, are machined from solid billet. Machine cycle times are often long…with a majority of time spent on high-stock removal roughing operations.
Says Nic Brooker, PRO-DIG’s Managing Director “Some time ago we used to subcontract-out our machining requirements but this changed because we needed to have better control over quality, lead time fulfilment and costs. We made our first investment in Doosan lathes and machining centres some years ago and, even back then, were impressed with the machines’ performance and the value they represented. Since then we have continued to upgrade our machining capabilities by investing in Doosan technology.” The latest (four machine tool) investment is testament to this. Continues Nic Brooker “I am pleased to report that the new Doosan machines have been up to the challenge.”
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