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Salisbury, Wiltshire
SP5 3JJ. UK
United Kingdom

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Clamping down the force on verification systems

Clamping down the force on verification systems
Two new systems designed for checking how tightly a component has been clamped have been announced by workholiding equipment manufacturer, OK-VISE. The design is mindful that during automated machining in particular parts need to be clamped, and verifying holding force has always been a challenge. The Finnish-made products are available in the UK through 1st Machine Tool Accessories, Salisbury.
13th November 2017

Workholding systems improve productivity

Workholding systems improve productivity
When Chick Workholding's launched its One-Lok clamping system in the USA seven years ago as an alternative to the conventional machine vice, it introduced more precise workpiece positioning and a time-saving ratchet mechanism to adjust the position of the moveable jaw quickly. New lightweight versions have now been introduced to be marketed alongside it, offering users additional benefits. Availability in the UK is through 1st Machine Tool Accessories.
6th September 2017

Versatile workholding solutions showcasing at Advanced Manufacturing

Versatile workholding solutions showcasing at Advanced Manufacturing
At this year’s Advanced Manufacturing, users of the 3-axis machining centres will find on the 1st Machine Tool Accessories stand an array of Kitagawa rotary table options for adding fourth and fifth CNC axes. They are capable of raising versatility of production, reducing the number of separate machining operations and increasing the complexity of parts that can be produced.
31st March 2017


Rotary tables have adaptable workholding solutions

Rotary tables have adaptable workholding solutions
Visitors and users of 3-axis machining centres at Southern Manufacturing this year will find the 1st Machine Tool Accessories stand hosting Kitagawa rotary table options. They are capable of raising versatility of production, reducing the number of separate machining operations and increasing the complexity of parts that can be produced.
13th January 2017

Workpiece clamping solutions for flexible machining cell

Workpiece clamping solutions for flexible machining cell
1st Machine Tool Accessories has provided tombstones with quick-acting, versatile clamping fixtures for six of the ten pallets in an Okuma Flexible Machining Cell (FMC) at control valve and marine steering system manufacturer, Hydraulic Projects (Hy-Pro). In addition, 1st MTA has equipped two original tombstones with heavy duty, rapid workpiece clamping devices to minimise set-up times.
7th December 2016

Hydraulic version of low-profile clamping system enables automation

Hydraulic version of low-profile clamping system enables automation
OK-VISE Oy, has introduced new, hydraulically actuated versions of its low-profile clamping products. A typical automated system was demonstrated using the manufacturer’s Multi Rail System RM at MACH 2016 on the stand of UK distributor, 1st Machine Tool Accessories.
5th May 2016

Economic Solution For Automated Drill Sharpening

Economic Solution For Automated Drill Sharpening
A new, versatile, automatic drill sharpening machine manufactured by the US firm, Darex, has been introduced to the UK by sole agent, 1st Machine Tool Accessories. Called XT-3000 Auto, it bridges the gap between a manually operated machine and a fully automated CNC sharpening system.
16th October 2014

New Bar Feeders from IEMCA Includes a Two-in-One Model

New Bar Feeders from IEMCA Includes a Two-in-One Model
High performance, flexibility and reliability are key features of IEMCA’s new Elite bar feeders, available in the UK through 1st Machine Tool Accessories. The most compact on the market for feeding bar up to 3.7 metres, the unit is over one metre shorter than some other manufacturers' models and is available in two versions, designated 112 and 220. Maximum feed and return speeds are 1,000 and 1,600 mm/s respectively, ensuring high levels of productivity.
22nd February 2013

On Site Drill Sharpening Will Pay For Itself In 18 Months

On Site Drill Sharpening Will Pay For Itself In 18 Months
Rather than continually send worn twist drills out for refurbishment, instrument manufacturer Bailey & Mackey has bought a drill sharpening machine for its Birmingham factory. The savings will result in the investment of less than £3,000 being repaid within 18 months, according to the company's production engineer, Alan Boylin.
6th June 2012

4-Axis Cnc Sharpener Restores Drill Bits Inexpensively

4-Axis Cnc Sharpener Restores Drill Bits Inexpensively
The US manufacturer, Darex, has introduced a new, 4-axis CNC drill sharpener, designated XPS-16, capable of restoring high-performance drills in a simple, one-touch operation. Distributed in the UK by 1st MTA, Salisbury, the heavy duty unit costs the equivalent of 100 radial split point carbide drills, yet even unskilled operators can sharpen more than 400 of them in a day. Return on investment is typically under eight months.
18th November 2011

Rotary Table with Mega Through-Hole

Rotary Table with Mega Through-Hole
A servo motor-driven NC rotary table with a very large through-hole has been introduced by Kitagawa to facilitate accurate milling and drilling of tube- and shaft-type components on machining centres and manual mills. The competitively priced unit, designated TG530,is available in the UK from 1st MTA, Salisbury.
1st September 2011

IN-HOUSE DRILL SHARPENING LEADS TO BIG SAVINGS

IN-HOUSE DRILL SHARPENING LEADS TO BIG SAVINGS
An economical way to reduce consumable costs associated with deep-hole drilling of nickel alloys and stainless steels has been adopted by oil and gas advanced machining specialist, Evenort. Located in Dinnington, near Sheffield, the company is saving around £1,000 per month by not sending solid carbide twist drills away to be resharpened
22nd July 2011


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