Ward Hi-Tech reports successful end to 2023

Machine tool supplier Ward Hi-Tech says that November and December 2023 saw the company conclude several significant projects, taking orders for a number of large-frame machines from principals Hwacheon, Kiheung, SFM and Dah Lih. For instance, two Hwacheon Hi Tech 850LYMC heavy-duty turning centres were sold to a large subcontractor in the north of England, while a Midlands-based manufacturer placed an order for a 5 m between centres x 1800mm swing CNC lathe from SFM.

The Hwacheon Hi Tech 850 series of horizontal lathes with box guideways are suitable for large and hard workpieces. With the Hi-Tech 850, userscan master demanding machining tasks which require milling and turning operations, thanks largely to the large and stable tool turret and monolithic machine bed.

The machine bed, which is slanted at 45°, supports optimal swarf removal and reduced heat input. For a maximum degree of stability and precision, all linear axes are provided with box guideways. Due to the main spindle’s transmission gearbox, the Hi-Tech 850 also provides very high torque at lower speeds. High-power machining is equally possible at higher speeds. The optional Y axis allows users to deal with particularly complex workpiece geometries.

Ward Hi-Tech also reports that the year ended on a high with two double-column Dah Lih machining centres sold in the northwest and a Kiheung U1200N CNC universal bed mill with 3 m X-axis travel delivered to a local manufacturer in Yorkshire.

The Kiheung U1200N bed-type mill offers an X axis from 2100 to 5000 mm, a 1250 mm Y axis and a Z axis from 1050 to 2000 mm. Storage for 24, 30, 40 or 50 tools is available.

Ward Hi-Tech says it moves into 2024 with several large projects on the boil.

For further information www.wardhitech.co.uk