WARD CNC HAVE PLENTY TO DISCUSS AT MACH 2014
Visitors to the T W Ward CNC Machinery (Ward CNC) hospitality stand at MACH were able to discuss EVERY machine available from the Sheffield-based supplier’s comprehensive and cost-competitive ranges:
 Hankook horizontal and vertical lathes
 Hartford double-column and open-fronted vertical machining centres
 Hyundai Wia turning and machining centres
 Soraluce travelling column and travelling table milling centres.
As the sole UK distributor for these world leading machine tool manufacturers, and with large in-stock availability, Ward CNC’s extensive experience extends from the supply of single stand-alone machine installations through to large turnkey project work. This can include small turned parts through to installations involving large capacity milling/machining centres for complex, single set-up machining routines.
Coupled with expert levels of support - which includes superlative after-sales service agreements – and it’s clear why Ward CNC enjoys an enviable reputation with its extensive customer base of OEMs and precision sub-contract suppliers across most engineering sectors and especially aerospace, oil and gas, construction equipment, defence, medical, automotive and power generation.
The Hankook two-axis vertical boring and turning (VTL) range extends from the VTC 85R which has a maximum turning diameter of 830 mm and a maximum turning length of 800 mm, through to the VTC-5060/E. This can accommodate workpieces weighing 60,000 kgs and has table/chuck, swing and turning diameters of 5,000 mm, 6,000 mm and 6,000 mm, respectively, plus a maximum turning height of 3,000 mm and a vertical crossrail travel of 2,500 mm.
Hankook heavy-duty two-axis lathes - which are extremely popular with oil and gas industry customers - include the Hanturn Protec 6N Series with a maximum turning diameter and length of 650 mm and 1,000 mm, respectively, through to twin-chuck Protec models that offer up to 1,300 mm swing over the bed, 940 mm over the cross slide and spindle bores up to 440 mm diameter.
The extensive range of Hartford double-column and open-fronted vertical machining centres starts with the FI-LG Series machines, which extend from models with X, Y and Z axes travels of 520 mm by 420 mm by 450 mm. The range extends to the large-capacity, 22 kW (optionally 26 kW) DBC-4260H which has a table of 4,150 mm by 2,040 mm able to handle loads of 10,000 kgs. X, Y and Z axes travels are 4,050 mm by 3,400 mm by 1,000 mm (optionally 1,200 mm).
The Hyundai Wia CNC horizontal lathe range extends from the KIT-200/250 Series, which have turning diameters and lengths starting at 160 mm and 60 mm, respectively, through to the L600/700MA/LMA Series with C axis and driven tools and maximum turning lengths up to 3,250 mm and capable of turning diameters of 920 mm.
A host of machines are embraced by Ward CNC’s Soraluce travelling column and travelling table milling centres – beginning with the TA-A Series travelling table machines which start with X, Y and Z travels of 2,000 mm, 1,000 mm and 1,000 mm, respectively.
The range extends to the large-capacity SL-8000 fixed table, travelling column milling machine with a 8,000 mm by 1,100 mm fixed table, having both front and rear access for component location.
The Soraluce range also includes the FXR-16000 milling and boring centre with 6,500 mm vertical and 2,900 mm cross traverses, respectively, can be equipped with any one of several 46 kW different milling and boring heads as well as quill systems up to 71 kW to create bespoke machining solutions.