Dugard introduce new brand to its portfolio

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Dugard Machine Tools has announced that it is now the UK sales partner for Kenyou machine tools. The high-end brand of vertical turning, boring and turn/mill centres will be introduced at MACH 2024 where show visitors can discuss the merits of this new partnership with Dugard representatives.

With an agreement signed just weeks before the UK’s showcase event, Dugard will be keen to discuss the heavy-duty range of machines that perfectly complement the existing range of Kitamura, SMEC, Hanwha and Mylas machine tools.

Stepping beyond the realms of its existing portfolio, the Kenyou range of vertical turn/mill centres includes the impressive VT and VTM series that have a table diameter from 1.25m 3m with the ability to accommodate workpieces up to 20,000kg.

This colossal capacity provides end users with a working area of -200 to 1400mm in the X-axis, a Z-axis up to 1400mm with a W-axis of 1m with 10m/min rapid traverse rates. Offered with the familiar FANUC or Siemens CNC and BT50 tooling interface, the work table has a 2-speed gearbox driven by a 30kW motor for extremely heavy-duty turning operations.

Likewise, there are a range of milling spindles available with 11 to 22kW power ranges for remarkable material removal rates. The more advanced ‘C’ range of Kenyou models feature a Y-axis that makes turning and milling components possible in a single operation – significantly reducing set-up times and improving productivity and component quality for the customer. In addition, the series has a fully developed grinding option on all models.

With a completely flexible line-up that provides a complete choice of machine, table, spindle, tooling configuration and power ranges, the Kenyou range has quality built into every facet of the machine. This is emphasised in the quick change tooling magazine, the patented pull force tool clamping system, the extremely rigid machine column and the direct drive milling spindle.

As expected from a high-end machine tool brand, the Kenyou machines from Dugard have a multitude of optional extras that include everything from CNC controls, gear reducers, two-speed gearboxes and a choice of swarf evacuation systems through to oil and coolant chillers, work lights, flushing systems and automated workpiece and tool measurement to name a few.