1st Machine Tool Accessories Ltd

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Archives for 2012

Iemca Automata Palletiser

Eliminating manual loading and unloading of components in chucking lathes, machining centres and other machine tools boosts productivitiy and frees operators to supervise more machines. Labour costs are reduced and profits are increased, making it easier to compete with manufacturers and subcontractors in low-wage countries. Aimed at this market is the new Automata Palletiser gantry […]

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With the Darex V391 Even Unskilled Staff Can Sharpen Drills in 60 Seconds

The low-cost V391, part of the Darex Drill Sharpener range, increases drill sharpening productivity and accuracy while reducing costs. The versatile, easy to use unit is suitable for drills from 3mm to 19mm diameter with point angles from 118 to 140 degrees and will accurately regrind standard, HSS, cobalt, thick webbed and split point drills. […]

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Kitagawa GT Series

High clamping torques, extreme rigidity and fast operation are key features of Kitagawa’s new GT series, heavy duty NC rotary tables. Available in three models with tables from 200 to 320 mm diameter, the new units incorporate a novel piston design that delivers component clamping torques of up to 2,800 Nm. Productivity is further enhanced […]

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Kitagawa QJR Series

Kitagawa (QJR) Chuck

Kitagawa’s latest QJR08, QJR10 and QJR12 quick change power chucks are interchangeable with the company’s popular large through-hole B208 / B210 / B212 and BB208 / BB210 / BB212 models. The new units’ base jaws, which are rapidly and simply changed using a manually operated wrench, feature metric serrations to accommodate a wide variety of […]

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Iemca Kid80 at Mikina Precision Engineering

Iemca Barfeeder Kid

Selecting an Iemca servo-driven bar magazine from 1st MTA to feed a new lathe, rather than accepting the default pneumatic barfeed offered by the machine supplier, has raised productivity and is saving material at Downton subcontractor, Mikina Precision Engineering. In addition, the servo magazine is much more versatile due to its superior controllability; and it […]

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Chick Multi-Lok & Qwik-Lok Cut Set-Up Times By 80% at DMM Engineering

Chick Workholding

Mountaineering and outdoor products manufacturer, DMM Engineering, is reaping huge productivity rewards as a result of installing Chick workholding systems from 1st Machine Tool Accessories Ltd (1st MTA), Salisbury. The fast-acting vices, 24 in all plus five tombstones, have cut setting times by 70 to 80 per cent. This translates into a massive 30 to […]

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Kitagawa MR160 Boosts Output By 40% At DMM Engineering

Welsh firm DMM Engineering, which manufactures mountaineering and outdoor products, reports productivity increases of around 40 per cent on vertical machining centres (VMCs) at its Llanberis factory, following replacement of old rotary tables with new ones from Kitagawa. They were supplied in 2010 by sole agent, 1st MTA. The first Kitagawa MR160 indexer was installed […]

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