The new, high-precision machining centre has been supplied by machine tool supplier Geo Kingsbury, and will aim to speed up in-house production as a result of reduced set-up and run times.

The Burkhardt + Weber MCX 1400 has a work range of 3.2m on the X axis, 2.2m on the Y axis and 2.1m on the Z axis. It features fast tool management robotics, storage of up to 172 tools, twin pallets of 1,600mm x 1,600mm, and a workpiece swing diameter of 3,200mm.

It will enable the company to manufacture all custom product in house, enhance quality management, reduce lead times and increase production.