Host of new Colchester products on show

Colchester Machine Tool Solutions recently staged its first open house in four years. Taking place at the company’s European Technology Centre in Elland, West Yorkshire, the company showcased a whole host of new products to existing and prospective customers. Across the two-day event, there were also live product demonstrations and talks on the latest product ranges, as well as refreshments and a special prize giveaway.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Tornado CNC turning centres, so Colchester Machine Tool Solutions has brought them back better than ever in new and modern configurations to give customers high rigidity and accuracy for any machining project.

Also on show was the Colchester Student centre lathe, which the company says is known throughout industry as the ultimate training and apprentice’s machine tool. This year, Colchester Machine Tool Solutions released the Student CNC lathe, a modern variant designed and engineered in the UK. The lathefeatures the latest FANUC controls, giving the user flexibility in programming, including ISO, conversational Manual Guide i or via CADCAM.

Completing the turning line-up, Colchester’s range of manual centre lathes and Alpha CNC/manual combination lathes also took the spotlight.

New from a milling perspective was the Storm vertical machining centre range, offering linear guideways, box ways and compact tool-room machine variants, all capable of heavy-duty and precise machining.

Also on display were new CNC and manual turret mills, providing extensive reliability, accuracy and versatility for small to medium size production runs. The company’s automation partner Olympus Technologies was present to demonstrate its bespoke automation solutions in tandem with Colchester’s Storm VMCs, which are automation and Industry 4.0 ready.
For further information