Machining Centres Dugard bags new orders at Mach debut
Mach 2022 proved a resounding success for Dugard Machine Tools with the company winning several orders and taking an unprecedented number of enquiries at the show. With four new machine tools, the company presented a broad range of its technology.
It was a Mach debut and the first opportunity for Dugard to introduce the Kitamura range since being announced as the UK agents. To highlight the quality, speed and productivity of the brand, the company demonstrated the Medcenter5AX 5-axis vertical machining centre for fast precise machining. Complementing the Medcenter5AX from the milling stable was the larger Kitamura Mytrunnion 4G machining centre.
The Kitamura Medcenter5AX 5-axis vertical machining centre took centre stage and with a 30 to 30,000 rpm spindle, an HSK-E40 spindle taper with a tool ATC that can change tools in just 1.5 seconds, rapid traverse rates of 60 m/min and table rotation of 200 rpm on the A and C-axis and a pallet change system, the machine highlighted its performance. What also impressed visitors was the 67 million pulse encoder technology, the positional accuracy of ±2 microns across the full stroke and the repeatability of ±1micron. The Mytrunnion 4G with similar characteristics and a larger work envelope, were two centre points of the stand. With the robust Hanwha XE20 and XD26II-V, Dugard also gave a Mach show debut to the Hanwha brand of sliding head lathe.