Hardinge SP support moves to UK

Sales and technical support for the Hardinge Super Precision (SP) range of turning and turn/grinding machines is now being handled in the UK and Ireland by Jones & Shipman Hardinge.

Based at its UK headquarters at Clifton Dunsmore near Rugby, Jones & Shipman Hardinge represents the interests of sister companies in the Hardinge group – Kellenberger, Hauser, Voumard, Tschudin and Usach – and now the SP products – which were previously sold and supported from Germany. In the UK the company also represents the interests of Okamoto grinding solutions.
As Jones & Shipman Hardinge UK managing director Mike Duignan explains, while filling a niche roll, SP machines are recognised for their calibre: “Machines in the SP and SP Quest range can offer combined turning and grinding systems specifically designed to optimise the production of precision, complex parts. As well as their turning capability, the machines can be equipped with grinding spindles, providing the potential to maintain a continuous accuracy of 3 µm over extended periods of operation.”
Super Precision machines offer a compact footprint and, with turnkey packages or optional automation, can operate as a stand-alone machine or within a multi-cell environment.
“These machines are a perfect complement to our well established capability across the spectrum of grinding,”
adds Duignan. “They allow us to offer an optimal solution for high precision, complex parts production, be it grinding, hard turning or a combination of both.”
For further information www.hardinge.com

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