HPC EXPANDS CAPACITY FROM ITS 10 CITIZEN 32 AND 20 MM MACHINE SIZES, AND ORDERS THE LATEST CINCOM L12 AT MACH 2016
The need to further improve competitiveness with the advantage of shorter machining cycles on smaller and often high accuracy turn-milled parts, drew HPC Services once again to the Citizen Machinery stand at MACH 2016 to conclude an order for its 11th Citizen Cincom CNC sliding head machine.
Said Managing Director Paul Cobb: “We have excellent opportunities to produce smaller parts and the Citizen L12-VII gives us the best combination of speed, accuracy, flexibility and access for fast changeovers. Also, with the ability to quickly switch from guide bush for long slender work to non-guide bush, the new machine will create even greater savings on shorter work.”
Reflecting on the show, Citizen Machinery UK’s Managing Director Geoff Bryant said: “We found the exhibition exceeded our expectations with visitor intent and customers planning investment for the short term which created five orders for Citizen and Miyano machines from the stand. However, we left the show with an ongoing order potential that is very positive. Customers are now seriously cheap cymbalta generic considering purchases from the recent additions to our machine range which would ideally suit their production needs in the medium term. This has certainly given our sales and application teams a host of projects to work on.”
Mr Cobb’s decision, finalised on the first morning of the show, will add the 5-axis L12-VII to the nine 32 mm capacity and one 20mm L20 Citizen machines installed at IIkeston factory. He said: “Around 20 per cent of our current work will suit this machine and with its level of versatility we should be able to slash by up to half existing cycle times already proven on our larger capacity machines.” He then added: “Most important for us, is that it will increase our competitiveness when quoting for smaller diameter work.”
He plans to take maximum advantage of its minimal idle time for positioning and overlapping cycles and with the 15,000 revs/min high speed spindle and 10,000 revs/min available on both the sub-spindle and driven tools, he reckons he can maximise the performance from the tooling held in the machine’s 27 available positions.