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Ajax introduce machining centres at MACH 2016

MACH is the outstanding showcase for advances in the manufacturing industry brought to you by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), a UK based trade association dealing specifically with engineering based manufacturing. It is a biennial exhibition which brings together all the best innovations and latest developments to come from the manufacturing technologies sectors under one roof. This years event brought together the very best in the engineering industry. Ajax Machine Tools, the Lymington company celebrated its 75th year in business by exhibiting its AJV550 machining centre, the Interactive CNC milling machine and also its Evolution CNC lathe.

With something for every machine shop on its stand, Ajax were keen to demonstrate the benefits of its milling line with the AJV550 machining centre. This extremely capable machining centre will prove ideal for subcontract manufacturers at MACH with its spacious travel of 550mm by 400mm by 500mm in X, Y and Z axes respectively. Complete with a 16 position automatic tool change and the latest Heidenhain TNC CNC system, this user friendly CNC control can generate canned cycles, accept ISO code programming and work in conjunction with off-line feeds from CAD/CAM systems.

Incorporating high-end drives and guideways, the Ajax AJV550 delivers best-in-class precision and speed with its 36m rapids. When combined with the BT40 spindle configuration, the AJV550 guarantees impressive stock removal rates, productivity and precision. Providing complete flexibility, this competitively priced machining centre is an attractive prospect for any MACH attendee.

For manufacturers interested in machine tools with greater human interaction, Ajax introduced its Interactive CNC mill. This bed mill incorporates a Fagor 8055 conversational control with simplistic programming options. This fully interactive teach control is the perfect step for a machine shop that demands the flexibility of a manual machine shop that is combined with productivity levels of a CNC facility. The Interactive Mill is also supplied with Ajax's AJCBM 720 Interactive R8 Spindle that allows end users to efficiently and productively machine parts within the spacious travel of 720mm by 380mm by 500mm in X, Y and Z axes, all starting at the industry leading price of £19,950

Both these machines at MACH were available at a special anniversary offer price, with a celebration VMC range starting at £29,950, and as always, Ajax will be supplying these machines with a comprehensive 18 month warranty.

Ajax machine tools are British built machine tools that are comprehensively supported by UK engineers.

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