Emmegi (UK) has become a machinery partner to Wolverhampton-based Sherwood Aluminium, with the supply of a four-axis CNC machining centre from Tekna.
Sherwood wanted a flexible machine with a larger capacity than its existing Emmegi Comet T6HP machining centre, and needed it to be compatible with a Renishaw probe. After a comprehensive audit of Sherwood’s needs both in the immediate and longer term, Emmegi recommended the Tekna 944, which can accommodate the Renishaw probe, and has a number of other significant benefits.
The 944 is a four-axis machining centre with a mobile gantry and an 8 kW high-torque, electro spindle suitable for the heavy-duty machining of large sections of aluminium and steel. This electro spindle moves along the A axis, allowing machining through a full 180° around the section. The machine can travel up to 7000 mm in the X axis and meets Sherwood’s specific requirement of a wide workable section, with travel in the Y axis extending to a maximum of 1,070 mm. A clamp unit ensures the correct positioning of the sections, even at this extended width.
“Partnering with Emmegi on this machine has given us the best of both worlds,” states operations manager Geoff Woodfield. “We have been able to source the Tekna 944 machine from them with the ideal specification for our needs, and have the benefit of dealing direct with a dedicated, UK-based supplier with full technical and service back up.”
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