Dugard Turns Out New Machine Premieres at MACH 2020
The Dugard Machine Tools stand at MACH 2020 will have a completely different portfolio of technology on-show compared to previous exhibitions. Appearing at the bi-annual manufacturing showpiece event since the 1980’s, the Brighton machine tool specialist will show no fewer than four new brands on its booth, adding to the extremely popular product lines that have become the bedrock of the Dugard brand.
On Stand 640 in Hall 20, Dugard will be introducing the prestigious range of Kitamura machining centres, with three high-end solutions on show. These machines will appear alongside the Hanwha XD26II sliding head turning centre, the impressive twin-spindle SMEC SL2500BLSY turning centre and the new Hanwha Series of Cobot automation solutions.
Showing a Cobot automation system and a sliding head turning centre demonstrates the vast diversity of technology now offered by Dugard. Of course, SMEC has long been a mainstay of the Dugard portfolio; and at MACH, the SMEC SL2500BLSY turning centre will be highlighting exactly why this extremely flexible workhorse is so popular among UK manufacturers.
Built upon the foundation of a single-piece Meehanite casting that is heavily ribbed with a torque tube design, box way slideways are used throughout the SMEC range, resulting in outstanding vibration dampening and thermal displacement characteristics. This combination permits powerful heavy-duty cutting that ultimately enhances surface finishes, tool life, component quality and of course, productivity levels. In addition, it’s is this build quality that is seeing customers report surface finishes comparable to grinding centres with precision levels equally impressive. Upon this sits a 10-inch chuck (12 inch optional) with a 650mm swing over bed capacity that allows a maximum machining diameter of 360mm and a maximum turning length of 520mm. This ensures the robust workhorse caters for the diverse demands of the industry. The SMEC SL2500BLSY has a bar capacity of 76mm and a powerful 18.5kW spindle motor that combine to enable heavy-duty manually loaded or automatically barfed machining of relatively large diameter parts.
Complementing the powerful high-speed main spindle, is a sub-spindle with a 6-inch chuck that is driven by a 7.5kW spindle motor capable of 6,000rpm turning. The reason for the extreme popularity of the SMEC range from Dugard is the unparalleled level of flexibility, productivity and stability. With stability and productivity assured by the robust machine base and sub-spindle configuration, the flexibility is derived from the impressive live tooling turret. With 12 tooling positions, the heavy-duty turret features a large diameter 3-piece Curvic coupling and 7,816lbs of hydraulic clamp force to maximise rigidity and deliver unsurpassed surface finishes and extended tool life. Each turret station is capable of accepting both milling and turning tools, with milling tools capable of reaching rotational speeds of 5,000rpm credit to the high-torque 3.7/5.5kW motor that drives the BMT65 configured system. Driven by a FANUC CNC control unit and weighing in at 5,600kg, this productive workstation will certainly be an attraction at MACH.
Alongside the SMEC SL2500BLSY will be the Hanwha XD26 that will be making its MACH exhibition premiere on Stand 640 in Hall 20. As a relative newcomer to the UK sliding head sector, the Hanwha range from Dugard is already disrupting the market with its remarkably wide product range, astounding flexibility and impressive credentials. This flexibility includes the capacity for larger diameter bars than rival machines, the higher levels of spindle (up to 23kW) and driven tool power and the impressive build quality, all of which is provided at a far more attractive price point than competitor machines.
The Hanwha XD26II at MACH 2020 will be driven by the familiar FANUC 32i-B CNC interface, but the machine is also available with the powerful Siemens 828D CNC interface. The machine also incorporates the facility to rapidly switch from guide bush to non-guide bush operation. With a 26mm bar capacity and a 6000rpm 5.5kW spindle motor that is complemented by a 8000rpm 2.2kW sub-spindle, the new Hanwha XD26II offers power, precision and flexibility to suit any small part turning shop. The impressive Hanwha XD26II also incorporates a multitude of tooling configurations with five OD turning tools, an additional 10 front and back-working tools, five driven cross tool stations and also two driven and two static tooling stations for the sub-spindle – and that’s not to mention the gun-drilling station. With the configurable tool platens and positions, the Hanwha XD26II offers fast set-up times, a spacious work envelope with plentiful operator access and most importantly, kinematics that position all tool stations close to the workpiece for unbeatable productivity rates.
The robust and meticulously designed Hanwha machine also has numerous configurational options that vary from part and chip conveyors through to oil and mist chillers, gripper units, powered guide bush systems, tool and tap breakage detection, length measuring units and much more. So, whether you are undertaking the turning of larger parts that demand productive solutions with flexibility or whether you are looking for a small part solution with unbeatable productivity rates, Dugard will have the solution for your business at MACH 2020 on Stand 640 in Hall 20. Please visit our stand to view our technologies and speak to our experts.