With eight machines on display, extending from twin-spindle, twin-turret turning centres through to high-speed five-axis vertical machining centres, T W Ward CNC Machinery (Ward CNC) will be demonstrating how it represents the ultimate single-source supply of cost-effective machine tools – of every size and for customers in all industry sectors.
With extensive machine stocks held at the company’s Sheffield headquarters and at its Redditch Midlands and South base (which is just 20 minutes away from the NEC), Ward CNC’s continual success is also based on superlative levels of applications engineering expertise and unrivalled service levels.
These attributes will be made clear to MACH visitors, who will also be able to view a small sample of machines from the extensive ranges that Ward CNC represents exclusively in the UK and Ireland for AXILE, Hankook, Hartford, Hyundai-Wia, Pinacho, Soraluce, Takisawa Japan and Takisawa Taiwan.
On show at MACH:
The AXILE G8 five-axis overhead gantry-type vertical machining centre provides Ward CNC customers with a machine that has a proven track record in industry sectors including aerospace – where it is efficiently and effectively machining turbine blades, for example – but at a price for specification few will be able to match.
With 800 mm diameter table for workpieces weighing 1,300 kgs and X, Y and Z axes capacities of 670 mm by 820 mm by 600 mm, the machine has a positioning capability of 0.008 mm and a repeatability of 0.004 mm. Feed rate in X, Y and Z is 60 m/min.
Two HSK A63 motor spindles options are available – 39 kW, 15,000 revs/min, 187 Nm and 35 kW, 20,000 revs/min, 130 Nm. The spindle has 20-bar through-spindle coolant as standard, with options of 70-bar and higher. Twin automatic tool exchange carousels with 32/64, 48/96 or 60/120 tools are available.
The two Hartford open-fronted vertical machining centres on show both demonstrate the solid construction build principles and power of the Hartford range. Both machines feature the new and innovative Hartrol Plus control system, which offers exceptional user friendly features to enhance productivity.
With a pallet working surface of 1,150 mm by 600 mm, travels in X, Y and Z of 1,000 mm by 600 mm by 630 mm with rapid traverse rates of 20 m/min plus a cutting feed rate of 12 m/min, the Hartford Pro-1000 has a 8,000 revs/min, 10 kW spindle (15 kW as an option) and feed rates of 12,000 mm/min. The machine boasts a positioning accuracy of +/- 0/010 mm and a repeatable accuracy of +/- 0.003 mm.
Its stablemate, the heavy cutting HCMC-1682 – also an open-fronted vertical machining centre – has a pallet working surface of 1,750 mm by 820 mm, travels in X, Y and Z of 1,600 mm by 820 mm by 660 mm with rapid traverse rates of 18 m/min plus a cutting feed rate of 10 m/min. The machine features a 15 kW spindle and a feed rate of 10,000 mm/min.
Ward CNC’s MACH stand will also showcase five Hyundai-Wia machines – a small sample of the comprehensive range available.
The LM1800TTSY turning centre with Y axis and twin spindles/turrets (12 tools on each) machine has eight inch chucks (main and sub-spindle – both of 22 kW) and accommodates bar of 65 mm. Swing over the carriage is 290 mm, and maximum turning diameters and lengths are 230 mm and 673 mm, respectively.
Continuing the Hyundai-Wia multi-tasking turning centre theme, the L2000LSY slant bed CNC lathe has an eight inch main chuck and six inch sub-spindle chuck, and has travels of 265 mm in X, and 830 mm in both Y and Z.
The award-winning Hyundai-Wia XF-2000 five-axis vertical machining centre is a 40,000 revs/min machine with 300 mm by 300 mm by 200 mm in X, Y and Z axes, rapid traverse rate of 50 m/min and 200 mm diameter table able to accommodate 15 kg loads.
The Hyundai-Wia LV-450 compact VTL with C axis and driven tools (12) has a swing of 620 mm and a maximum turning diameter and length both of 465 mm. The machine has a 12 inch chuck and 22 kW/3,000 revs/min spindle.
Completing the Hyundai-Wia display is the iCut 400TD open-fronted, twin-pallet/dual table (both 650 mm by 400 mm) vertical machining/tapping centre. It has 14 kW, 12,000 revs/min spindle and travels in X, Y and Z of 520 mm, 400 mm and 330 mm, respectively. The ATC carries 14 tools as standard (optionally up to 24) and, importantly, user-friendly operation is courtesy of the Hyundai-ITROL CNC system.
The AXILE G8 five-axis machining centre (Left) provides Ward CNC customers with a machine at a price for specification that few will be able to match, while the HCMC-1682 (below) will demonstrate the solid construction build principles and power of the Hartford range.
Included in Ward CNC’s display of Hyundai-Wia machines will be the LM1800TTSY turning centre (below) and the L2000LSY slant bed CNC lathe (also below).
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