A revolution in the machine tool industry

Saturday August 23 2014

2 years in development and we’re finally ready to unveil our newest machines in the Dugard range – the 500A Vertical Machining Centre, and 1955 Multi-Function CNC lathe.  Using a combination of Chinese hardware and high tech Taiwanese and European components – we’re able to maximise value for money and machine quality.

Both machines are exactly what machine tool industry users have been waiting for – very basic machines but with most of the requirements of full production models, each available with PC, Fanuc or Siemens controls.  They do exactly what they say they will – no more no less – we’re not offering lots of options as by limiting the build cost we can keep the cost to you extremely low.

The Dugard 500A is a compact machine – footprint is small at only 1600 x 1840 x 2110mm.  It has big traverses with X/Y and Z at 500/320/400mm, a maximum spindle speed of 10,000rpm, BT/CAT40 and rigid cutting with a 5.5kW spindle motor.  Incredibly accurate, fast in operation and built on linear guide ways the 500A is the perfect starter VMC – great for training and education and of course, less complex jobs.  With a starting price of £19,950 we know we’re going to have trouble keeping these VMCs in stock.

At an even lower starting price of £18,700, the Dugard 1955 Multi-Function CNC lathe is just as exciting as the VMC.  Like the VMC the available options are minimal, which is exactly why we’re able to offer it at such an unbelievably low price.  It’s a powerful machine – with a 7.5kW main motor, it has a surprisingly big capacity with 500mm swing x 1400mm between centres and an exceptionally rigid construction weighing in at over 3000kg.  This lathe is a brilliant general purpose machine, great for sub-contract work and able to handle high volume production.

We’re so excited about these new models that we managed to squeeze the VMC onto our stand at MACH (testament to its small footprint!).  We’ve got demo machines ready in our showroom and our first large shipment of stock will arrive in June.  As we saw with the runaway success of our E Range last year, these machines won’t stay in stock long so we’ve got plenty on forward order to make sure we don’t disappoint anyone.

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