Dugard machines on show at Timtos in Taiwan
Our MD Eric was in Taiwan last week at Timtos, and he bumped in to Paul from MTD who was there looking at all the new machine launches. In the first video below Eric’s joined by Jeff from Chiah Chyun, take a look:
Chiah Chyun design and produce our most popular production lathes, like the Dugard 32 sub spindle and Dugard 52 Swiss Type. We’ve been working with them since 2002 and as Eric points out the relationship has grown so strong because of the excellent product development he’s seen over the years, with Chiah Chyun continuing to produce impressive machinery.
They’ve got a fantastic new facility in Taichung, Taiwan and they’re producing about 600 machines every year. At Timtos they were premiering their new WTS model – with the ability to work quite long lengths but still have a very compact footprint. The Chiah Chyun range covers every turning requirement with single, double and triple turrets, double spindle, sliding head and Y axis.
Another Dugard machine on show at Timtos was our HD range. Paul saw the Dugard HD1886B and he was very impressed:
In the video Paul points out that the size is impressive – 860mm Y axis and 1800mm X axis. The machine was on show with and without guards so he was able to fully appreciate the size of the box guideways, and the build quality of the casting. The HD range has coolant on the ballscrews to keep every element of the machine cool for extra precision. The inverted X axis is the main feature on the HD machines where the x axis sits under the Y axis giving you a lot more space and an impressively small footprint.
For more information on any of the Dugard production lathes or the HD range call us on 01273 732286 or email [email protected]