College invests in XYZ machines

Students studying courses at South and City College Birmingham – from BTEC through to City & Guilds Level 2 and Level 3 (including apprentices) – are benefiting from investment in machines from XYZ Machine Tools.

In fact, the college’s Bordesley Green campus now has 12 XYZ machines, a combination of manual trainer lathes, turret mills with DROs, a surface grinder, ProtoTrak-equipped SMX 2500 bed mills, and an SLX 1630 ProTurn lathe. A similar range of machines has been installed at the Bournville campus.
“The mix of manual, DRO and ProtoTrak-controlled machines is ideal for our needs,” says Ian Partington (pictured), Advanced Technician – Engineering. “The ProtoTrak system was a big influence in our final decision to go with XYZ Machine Tools as it provides the perfect middle ground between manual and CNC, and is not too big a step up for students as they progress.” The ease of use of the ProtoTrak control system is combined with its ability to handle complex parts for either one-off or small-to-medium production volumes.
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