December 9: Precision Components Stamping Presses, Machine Tools and Plant Support Equipment

AllSurplus are offering by online auction Precision Components, Stamping Presses, Machine Tools and Plant Support Equipment

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Auction Ends: 9th December 2021

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Available Late Jan: 2016 Mazak Optiplex 4020 Fiber II 6kW Laser Flatbed Cutting Machine

Eddisons are offering for sale by negotiation a 2016 Mazak Optiplex 4020 Fiber II 6kW Laser Flatbed Cutting Machine

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Available: Late January 2022

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December 15: Doosan Puma and Deckel Maho Turning and Machining Centres and XYZ XL and Emco Hyperturn Lathes

Cottrill & Co. are offering by online auction Doosan Puma and Deckel Maho Turning and Machining Centres and XYZ XL and Emco Hyperturn Lathes no longer required

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Auction Ends: Wednesday 15th December 2021 at 3pm (UK Time)

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Norton opens new UK headquarters

Norton Motorcycles has officially opened its new headquarters at Solihull in the West Midlands. The 73,000 sq ft facility is complete with state-of-the-art equipment and the capacity to manufacture up to 8000 motorcycles per year. With the creation of many highly-skilled jobs, Norton has more than doubled in size and expanded its leadership team with all departments housed under one roof.

Inside the production area, new equipment and tooling improve the manufacturing processes for motorcycles, with every stage designed with quality and consistency in mind. In fabrication, the inspection of frame tubes takes place prior to polishing and in-house welding. Finally, the manual polishing of the frames gives them their complete finish and shine. Even more exciting, Norton now has its own in-house non-destructive and destructive testing laboratory.

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BOST gains from machine calibration solution

A well-established manufacturer of heavy-duty lathes and mills based in Gipuzkoa, Spain, BOST Machine Tools Co (BOST) is reducing machine set-up time by 50% and improving rotary axis accuracy with Renishaw’s XR20-W rotary axis calibrator and off-axis rotary software.

With an increasingly demanding market, BOST was facing the need to verify and improve the precision of rotary axes – the primary challenge being the calibration of rotary B axes. B-axis calibration is critical in five-axis machine performance verification to maintain quality, but due to the design of the rotary heads, it was not possible to mount equipment at the centre of these axes to confirm performance. BOST also wanted to improve the performance of C axes, which the company measured previously using a pentaprism system. This method offered no measurement flexibility; a 360° test is limited to capturing 12 positions at 30° intervals.

Renishaw engineers demonstrated the XR20-W rotary axis calibrator on various machines at BOST. The XR20-W offered complete flexibility with test method set-up. It became possible to configure tests with capture intervals and measurement ranges to suit the requirements of the axis in question. Furthermore, Renishaw’s off-axis rotary software allowed BOST to mount the XR20-W away from the centre of axis rotation, providing a simple solution for the calibration of rotary B axes. In fact, this flexibility enabled the company to see improvements in specification for both rotary B and C axes.

BOST decided to purchase the XR20-W rotary axis calibrator as it offered the best five-axis calibration solution for its requirements. When used in conjunction with the company’s existing XL-80 laser interferometer it provides high accuracy of ±1 arc seconds, easy set-up, and fast data capture.

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