Broader range

Emmegi has supplied a Tekna 944 four-axis machining centre to Devon-based Camel Glass.

The Emmegi Group’s acquisition of Tekna in 2016 gave Emmegi customers in the UK access to a much broader range of machining centre options, the company said.

The Tekna 944 machine was the main attraction on the Emmegi stand at the Mach manufacturing show at the NEC in April, and is a machining centre suitable for drilling, milling and threading large sections of both aluminium and steel. The electro spindle moves along the A axis, allowing machining through a full 180° around each section and, while it is a short bed machine, it has a useful wide workable section of 1,070mm.

A clamp unit ensures the correct positioning of sections even at this extended width and counterblocks can be mounted quickly and accurately. A 12-piece tool magazine on the gantry gives customers maximum flexibility and reduces tool changeover times to optimise the productivity and efficiency of the machine.

Camel Glass’ managing director, Steve Oakes, said: “The 944 gives us the perfect balance of performance and payback. It fitted within our budget without compromising on quality which was our primary aim. It means we’re able to speed up production to reduce lead times and maintain competitive pricing for our customers.”

One of the other big advantages of the 944 for Camel Glass was that it could link with the LogiKal manufacturing software, which was being installed at the same time.