Numachine makes gains with Hyundai-Wia VTL

Numachine, a thriving Hereford-based business specialising in CNC machining and subcontract manufacturing, is embracing the advantages of its new Hyundai-Wia LV800RM vertical turning lathe (VTL) supplied by TW Ward CNC Machinery Ltd (Ward CNC). The quality and performance of the machine are contributing to the optimisation of the company’s manufacturing processes.

Renowned for its robust and heavy-duty cutting platform, the Hyundai-Wia LV800RM VTL boasts a one-piece, square-type column and a stable shaft structure. Noteworthy features of the machine include a two-step chuck pressure mechanism designed to minimise workpiece deformation and ensure optimal chip evacuation. Within the LV series, a dedicated protection device prevents chips and other foreign materials from entering the main spindle.

The Hyundai-Wia LV800RM offers a maximum turning diameter and turning length of 800mm, coupled with a maximum spindle speed of 2000 rpm. This addition to Numachine’s workshop enhances its machining capabilities, reinforcing its commitment to precision and efficiency in manufacturing processes.

Speaking on the experience of working with Ward CNC, managing director Brandon Davies says: “It was an entirely smooth experience. Ward CNC took care of processes such as specifying the machine based on our application, placing the order, delivery, installation and operator training.”

He continues:“We’re pleased with the quality and performance of the Hyundai-Wia vertical lathe; it’s a good addition to our range of machines. There was only one small issue a few months ago which was solved rapidly by Ward CNC and we’re completely satisfied with the performance of the company’s service.”

Davies concludes: “Looking ahead, we plan to enter the bespoke motorbike and mountain bike manufacturing segment, with Ward CNC likely to play a crucial role in these projects.”

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