Central to Citizen’s 2016 Open House between 11 and 13 October will be the first UK demonstration of a key breakthrough in machining technology that is not only able to increase cutting performance, but also create gains through improved and controlled chip flow, extended tool life and help maintain better levels of surface finish.
The demonstration of Low Frequency Vibration (LFV) cutting on Citizen’s latest L20-VIII CNC sliding head turn-mill centre will be amongst a host of high performance cutting demonstrations. A Citizen L12 will be featured with automatic loading of pre-cut bar lengths to aid increased productivity when shorter lengths of bar are supplied and further applications will include hard turning and camshaft machining carried out on the12 turn-mill centres that will be under power at the Bushey, Watford, headquarters.
Representing the wide spectrum of Citizen Cincom sliding head machines and Miyano fixed head, turn mill-centres will be the latest generation of the international top selling, modular build, L-Series which now has a 25 mm bar size option for the 20 mm capacity machine. While the 5-axis L20-VIII version is to demonstrate LFV, a L20-XII will show the advantages of a B- and Y- axis, alongside the larger capacity L32-XII and L32-VIII variants. There will also be under power the top-of-the-range M32-VIII demonstrating B-axis contouring and 4-axis simultaneous control.
Visitors that attended the MACH 2016 exhibition Citizen stand at the NEC in Birmingham and who bring along their token given on the stand will be able to take part in a competition to win an Orange mountain bike worth some £6,000. Lunch will be provided each day and, of course on Wednesday 13 October the Open House will be extending its visitor hours of 09.00 to 17.00 until 21.30 when all are welcome to the traditional highly sociable, Citizen Curry Evening.
While Citizen has an open invitation to all, in order to help with catering, those wishing to attend are able to register online at www.citizenmachinery.co.uk or call 01923 691 500.