ETG introduces Axile brand to the UK and Ireland

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UK supplier of high-technology machine tools, the Engineering Technology Group (ETG) has now expanded its portfolio with the addition of the Axile brand of machine tools.

Entering an agreement with Axile, ETG is now the exclusive UK and Ireland technology partner for the industry-leading brand that manufactures high-end 5-axis vertical machining centres, mill/turn centres and heavy-duty double-column machining centres covering a large spectrum of sizes going from 200 up to 1200mm table diameter.

The Axile brand is renowned in the industry for its unsurpassed performance levels, robust and rigid build quality, integration with automation solutions and its Industry 4.0 technology.

The digital platform from Axile is undoubtedly a system that demonstrates how technologically advanced the brand is – and how far behind the competition is. The ART Monitoring System delivers agile smart machining that enables 24/7 automated production and allows operators and key decision makers  to digitally manage processes by monitoring all wear components, energy consumption and fluids such as lubricant and coolant, supplying real-time status updates on the machine and its components.

Axile's ART empowers manufacturers to make informed decisions, optimising operations and greatly improving production efficiency. The ART Interface is available with remote access and usable with any portable devices such as laptop, tablets and mobile phones.

From a machine perspective, ETG will be introducing the Axile G Series of premium gantry-type vertical machining centres and the DC series of double-column full 5-axis vertical machining centres that demonstrate maximum rigidity for heavy-duty cutting of lengthy workpieces.

The G Series is currently available in two models, the G6 and the G8. There is also a complete range of options available for mill/turn machining with the MT versions of the machines.

Commenting upon the introduction of the Axile brand, ETG’s Group managing director, Mr Martin Doyle said: “The opportunity to represent the Axile brand in the UK & Ireland will hugely benefit both parties. Axile will yield greater market exposure through our sales and distribution channels whilst having confidence that the ETG service network which is second to none in the UK will fully support customers.

From an ETG perspective, the Axile brand and its G and DC Series perfectly complement our existing product lines by filling niche areas in our expansive portfolio. The build quality and performance are exemplary and the digitisation technology available through the ART Monitoring System is undoubtedly unique in what it can offer. Our team is excited to embark on this journey with Axile.”

Founder and president of Axile, Dr Paul Chang, added: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with the Engineering Technology Group, a renowned machine tool dealer in the UK and Ireland. Renowned for their extensive experience and loyal customer base. The expertise of the Engineering Technology Group in delivering highly knowledgeable and technically competent sales strategies, along with their exceptional aftersales service and support team, played a significant role in our decision to appoint them as our valuable partner.”

“Additionally, we are confident that the integration of our Industry 4.0 technology and our strong focus on digitally advanced machine tool configurations will greatly enhance Engineering Technology Group's portfolio, presenting an incredible opportunity for customers to explore how Axile solutions can assist them in their essential digital transformation efforts, addressing the challenges of ESG sustainability.”