KMF has invested in a second high performance turning centre that will double critical capacity.
Due to an anticipated increase in demand post Covid-19, the group has purchased a second Yamazaki Mazak QUICK TURN 250MSY to complement its suite of Mazak equipment.
The Mazak QUICK TURN is a high-performance turning centre equipped with a Smooth Mill Drive turret capable of machining a range of parts accurately and efficiently. Materials such as standard steels, aluminium, stainless steel and more exotic materials such as Inconel are easily machined to precise tolerances.
The new equipment will further support clients in the aerospace, instrumentation, scientific and medical industries.
Keith Nicholl, Commercial Director at KMF Group said: “The machine is co-located with an existing QUICK TURN 250MSY, effectively doubling our capacity to allow us to respond to increased demands from our new and existing customers. Both machines are linked to our offline programming capability resulting in high levels of machine cutting efficiency, 24 hours a day and seven days per week and a quick response for short lead time or prototype needs.
“Covid-19 affected many businesses and as we emerge from the worst of the crisis we’re positioning ourselves to ensure that we’re fully prepared to support customers across various sectors with immediate effect. By investing now, and being business ready, we can proactively support our customers with their own revival.”
The QUICK TURN 250MSY has a 500mm bed capacity and is equipped with a 10inch chuck on the main spindle and a six-inch chuck on the secondary spindle enabling part sizes up to 380mm to be effectively machined. Its capability enables most components to be machined completely off the machine, which in turn improves efficiencies. It’s also equipped with a Hydrafeed Multifeed magazine bar feed enabling unmanned running of small to medium batch quantities.
Keith added: “This MSY complements KMF’s collection of other Mazak machines, which includes two HCN 5000-III horizontal machining centres served by an 18 station PALLETECH system, a VTC-800/30SR vertical machining centre and a VARIAXIS i-500 simultaneous 5-axis machining centre. This machinery provides capabilities suitable for any of our customers’ machining requirements.”
Neil Coggins, Area Sales Manager at Yamazaki Mazak UK, concludes: “As production begins to increase across multiple industries following the disruption caused by the pandemic, it is vital that subcontractors have the engineering capacity to hit the group running.
“To that end, we have been delighted to provide KMF Group with an additional QUICK TURN 250MSY to accompany their company’s existing Mazak machines. Operating a wide array of solutions from a single provider like Mazak enables KMF to deliver a large variety of machining applications to suit their broad customer base. Alongside this, investing in Mazak machines ensures a baseline of quality in machining work that may not be possible with a mixture of different machining centre suppliers.”