Our machine shop is equipped with a variety of machine tools, that allow us to produce or repair a large range of parts, in big or small quantities for our customers. We can now machine quality parts faster, with improved surface finishes and dimensional tolerances. Why compromise on the quality of your components when you can have the best.
We have two CNC lathes available. A Tornado A90 CNC Barfeed Lathe and an Alpha CNC Jobbing Lathe. The Tornado is ideally suited for mass production of turned components up to 50mm dia. The Alpha is suited for low quantity or one off work.
Colchester Tornado A90 Barfeed Lathe Specifications
Controller: Fanuc 21i-T
Speed Range: 0-4000rpm
Travel: X axis 200mm, Z axis 450mm (maximum turned length)
Swing: 130mm (maximum turned diameter 230mm)
Turret: 12 Station ATC
Drawtube Capacity: 52mm
Features: Hydraulic Quill Tailstock, Parts Catcher, Measurement Probe
Harrison Alpha 400s Lathe Manual/CNC Specifications
Controller: Fanuc 21
Speed Range: 0-2500rpm
Cross Slide Travel: X axis 250mm
Distance Between Centres: 1250mm
Swing Over Bed: 400mm
Swing Over Gap: 585mm
Swing Over Cross Slide: 165mm
Spindle Bore: 55mm
We have a Doosan DNM 6700 vertical machining centre with fourth axis available to make precise work of a high quality finish. The fourth axis allow us to rotate a workpiece around a horizontal axis for the purpose of reducing setups or doing rotational machining not possible with a standard three axis machine you typically see.
Axes: 3 plus bed mounted 4th axis which rotates about x axis
Speed Range: 0-12000 rpm
Travel: X axis 1300mm, Y axis 670mm, Z axis 625 mm, A axis 360 degrees, 4th Axis Swing: 180mm (4th Axis)
Turret: 30 Station ATC
Features: Through spindle coolant, Cutting Air Blast, Touch Probe, Rigid Tapping
The Automatic Lathe department can supply metric and imperial threaded studs. We supply sizes up to 20mm diameter, in small to large quantities, quickly and cheaply with accurate threads.
The non CNC machine tools in this are suited to quickly making simpler parts in smaller numbers. They are frequently used for customer repair work and drilling and machining castings for our customers from the foundry. Machines include: Bridgeport knee mills with vertical broaching attachment, Parkson horizontal mill with arbor attachment, lathes, surface grinders, and radial drill along with drill presses.