Diversity draws the crowds for Floyd

The recent MACH 2018 exhibition proved to be “a roaring success” for Floyd Automatic, with the sliding-head tooling expert claiming that it was the diversity of its collets, guide bushes, indexable tooling ranges and applications expertise, which sent small turned parts manufacturers directly to the distinctive orange stand.

Providing his feedback on yet another successful MACH exhibition, Floyd Automatic’s managing director Richard Floyd says: “We generated more enquiries at MACH 2018 than at many of the previous events, and what stood-out for us was the high enquiry level from both new customers and overseas clients.
“The high level of new enquiries is partially down to more subcontractors embracing the benefits of sliding-head technology, while overseas lead generation can be largely attributed to language barriers and a reluctance to engage in technical dialogue when English isn’t your first language,” he adds.
“We also invested in the Pokem technology at MACH with eight contact points that enabled us to identify what product lines generated the greatest interest at the show.”
From the Pokem technology utilised at MACH, Floyd Automatic noted a high level of interest in the new Masa Microconic sub-spindle collets. Microconic over-grip collet systems consist of a cartridge and precision collet. The over-grip collet fits inside a cartridge and is adjusted before it is fitted into the existing collet sleeve with no machine adaptations required.
The second most popular product line, according to Pokem, was the new Colibri Slim Jet solution for increasing the spindle speed of driven tool units on sliding-head turning centres
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