Hull-based Rubitec Engineering Ltd has recently purchased a Victor Vturn NP20 CNC turning centre from GM CNC Machine Tools, the first Victor machine on site.
Andy Shores, managing director of Rubitec Engineering, says: “The machine has cut our run times and it’s a nice feeling to have a level of support from GM CNC that ensures with just one phone call, we can have everything we need.”
Commenting on why the company needed the Victor Vturn NP20, Shores says: “We had an ageing turning centre of similar capacity and capability to the Victor, but it was unreliable. And even though we service a lot of our own machines, the maintenance costs were escalating. We needed a new machine with a compact footprint and Victor fitted the bill.”
Looking closer at the specifications of the Victor Vturn NP20, it has a 52 mm through-spindle bar capacity. However, with the slant bed construction, the turning centre offers a 650 mm swing over the bed, providing 320 mm maximum turning diameter.
“The stability and kinematics of the Victor Vturn NP20 have increased productivity by at least 20% compared to our other machines,” says Shores. “In addition, the rigid tool turret and powerful coolant supply have improved the tool life on our milling tools by over 30%, while the overall machine construction has also helped to increase tool life for turning tools by 30%.”
Concluding on the service from GM CNC, Shores says: “To provide a score, I would certainly give GM CNC 10 out of 10. We trust GM CNC, its staff and levels of service implicitly.”
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