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New Specs: Milling Machines from Jingdiao

7. August 2019
new Jingdiao specs

Techspex has added several updated machine specs to our database of machining centers from Jingdiao. Among the machines we’ve updated are the HGA1600 three-axis, high-speed machining center; the MRA600 five-axis machining center; and the PGA600 graphite machining center. 

You can see and compare among the scores of other machine specs added to Jingdiao North America by visiting itsTechspex showroom, linked above. While you’re taking note, be sure to subscribe to our free email newsletter and follow us on Twitter @techspex to stay current on additions and updates to the Techspex database.

 

New Specs: Machine Tools and EDMs from Mitsubishi

22. July 2019
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Techspex has added a number of updated machine specs to our database of milling and turning machines from MC Machinery Systems and electrical discharge machines from Mitsubishi EDM. Among the machines we’ve updated are:

  • Among the turning machines updated is MC Machinery’s LT1-76YM, a multi-axis turn-mill with a 45-degree slant bed and the option of as many as three servo-driven turrets. 
  • Among the milling machines updated is MC Machinery’s Eagle V5, a 23-hp five-axis machining center with the capacity to handle a 550-pound workpiece on its 15.75" table. 
  • Among the EDMs updated is Mitsubishi EDM’s MV4800 Advance, a wire EDM whose modified auto-threader casting increases the maximum workpiece thickness to 32". 

You can see and compare among the scores of other machine specs added to these two Mitsubishi manufacturers by visiting their Techspex showrooms, linked above. While you’re taking note, be sure to subscribe to our free email newsletter and follow us on Twitter @techspex to stay current on additions and updates to the Techspex database.

 

Production Expands the June 2019 Metalworking Index

Posted by: Michael Guckes 10. July 2019

The Gardner Business Index (GBI): Metalworking registered 51.8 in June, signaling marginally greater business activity compared to the prior month.

Index readings above 50 indicate expanding activity while values below 50 indicate contracting activity. The Index is calculated as an average of its components.

Gardner Intelligence’s review of these underlying components observed that the Index was supported by expanding activity in production, supplier deliveries and employment. The reading for new orders registered slightly below the average of the components. The Index was pulled down by the ongoing contraction in exports and backlogs.

Metalworking Business Index: The Metalworking Index was supported by production, supplier deliveries and employment. New orders activity fell slightly below the average reading of the six components which constitute the total index.

Data collected in June extended many of the trends observed in the data over the last six to 12 months. Supplier deliveries in 2019 have continued to closely track with production activity readings. This comes after supplier deliveries expanded far faster than any other component during the second half of 2018, as manufacturers rushed to fill new orders. Similar readings for both the supplier deliveries and production components in 2019 suggest that manufacturers have astutely moderated their inventory levels, thereby preventing a glut of inventory.

The gap between production and new orders activity has widened since the beginning of 2019. This gap has been made possible as shops have drawn down their inventory of backlog orders.

Exports registered their fastest rate of contraction since August 2016. A June increase in production activity coupled with a simultaneous slowdown in new orders growth contributed to another month of contracting backlogs.

 

New Specs: Turning Machines from SMEC

2. July 2019
new specs from SMEC

Techspex has begun adding a number of updated machine specs to our database of machine tools from SMEC Co. Ltd., manufacturer of lathes and vertical machining centers based in Korea. Among the machines we’ve updated are:

  • PL 500AW, a turning center designed for producing wheels with high efficiency
  • IMT 420S, a nine-axis multitasking turning and machining center featuring high speed and rigidity
  • SLV 800, a two-axis vertical lathe 

You can see and compare among the 37 other SMEC turning machines in our database by visiting the company’s Techspex showroom

While you’re taking note, be sure to subscribe to our free email newsletter and follow us on Twitter @techspex to stay current on additions and updates to the Techspex database.

 

New Specs: Lathes from Racer Machinery International and Standard Modern

20. June 2019
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Techspex has begun adding a number of updated machine specs to our database of machine tools from Racer Machinery International. Among them is the S-36XL, part of the Standard Modern S series of slant-bed, large-bore lathes. The machine features hand-scraped surfaces, a three-point precision spindle roller bearing, and distance between centers ranging from 120 to 240 inches. 

While you’re taking note, be sure to subscribe to our free email newsletter and follow us on Twitter @techspex to stay current on additions and updates to the Techspex database.

 
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