T W Ward CNC Machinery (Ward CNC) had plenty of reasons to celebrate at the Hannover EMO.
Not only did the company win the ‘Fastest Growing Distributor Award’ from Hyundai Wia, but all of its exhibiting principals enjoåyed a successful show – with Hyundai Wia also collecting the major accolade of ‘Best New Milling Machine’ at EMO from MaschinenMarkt magazine!
After being presented with the award, Simon Whitworth, Managing Director of Ward CNC, said that for Ward CNC to be recognised with such a Europe-wide award truly reflects the ongoing success of the company’s sales and support of these machines from both its Sheffield and Redditch sites.
Ward CNC is the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for a host of companies that exhibited at EMO, with Hartford, Soraluce, Takisawa Japan and Takisawa Taiwan, plus Pinacho and Buffalo Machinery all announcing a raft of new products.
However, it was the construction principles and technology features of the Hyundai Wia XF 2000 five-axis vertical machining centre that especially appealed to the EMO new product award judges.
The new XF Series will initially be available from Ward CNC in two versions: the 40,000 revs/min XF2000 with 300 mm by 300 mm by 200 mm in X, Y and Z axes, rapid traverse rate of 50 m/min and 200 mm diameter table able to accommodate 15 kg loads; and the 15,000-40,000 revs/min XF6300 with X, Y and Z axes of 650 mm by 600 mm by 500, a rapid traverse rate of 60 m/min and a 630 mm diameter table able to accommodate loads of 600 kg.