Machine tool manufacturer Soraluce to hold summit from 18-20 May

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Machine tool manufacturer Soraluce has been producing innovative pioneer engineering solutions to drive the technological change of companies operating in the machine tool sector.

To commemorate its 60 years of state-of-the-art technology, the firm is holding another Soraluce Summit, from 18 to 20 May at its Bergara plant. Over three days, the machine tool manufacturer will be showing the general public its customised range adapted to each customer, divided into three sections: the very latest machinery -Leading Generation-, state-of-the-art technological solutions -Smart Technology- and cutting-edge Digital Services, the benefits of which will be made clear with demonstrations and live machining.

Higher production rates, greater accuracy, higher efficiency, better performance, greater user-friendliness, improvements to ergonomics, safety and higher profitability, lowering cycle times, downtime, consumption and emissions. This is the premise on which Soraluce has been providing the machine tool sector with innovative solutions for the last 60 years.

At the open-day event, among other new features, the company will be presenting a new large-format multitasking machine integrating milling processes with turning processes with a high automation capacity, for Austrian firm Krones, a world leader in production lines for the food and beverage industry. 

The machine features bridge-type moving table architecture, and has two rotary-travelling milling/turning tables, diameter 6,000mm, tilt 7,100mm, with up to 40 Tn parts capacity. It has a range of milling and turning heads, and robotised storage with 500 tools.

Soraluce offers an extensive range of milling machines, boring machines and vertical lathes, multitasking solutions and automated lines and systems, with a professional advisory service in machining engineering and a highly experienced technical team to assess the production and machining processes of our customers, and provide solutions to optimise them in accordance with the parameters of quality, efficiency and costs demanded by the investor.

Innovation is Soraluce's cutting edge, and it has pioneered many of the technologies driving the machine tool sector, such as, for example, the DAS system (Dynamic Active Stabiliser), the Modular Quill system and the Ram Balance (a system to offset ram fall), all of which have been patented.

This European brand has a wealth of experience and has sold over 3,000 machines, almost half of them in Germany, an extremely demanding market. It has also been observed over the years that 80% of customers have returned to place their trust in its products.

Soraluce forms part of Danobatgroup, the machine tool division of the Mondragon Corporation, one of Europe's largest business groups. It has Excellence Centres in Germany, Italy, the USA, China and the UK, and its own R+D centre staffed by 120 engineers and 29 doctors, a facility that goes back more than 30 years.

Danobatgroup provides one of the market's most comprehensive and competitive multi-technology offers. With a headcount of 1,300 employees and a turnover of 260 million euros, it has a clear focus on innovation, investing approximately 8% of the revenue earned in R+D+i.

Soraluce, since their foundation 60 years ago has been exclusively represented in the United Kingdom and Irish Republic by T.W. Ward CNC Machinery Ltd (Ward CNC).

Ward CNC’s head of strategic accounts & projects, Stuart Lawson, said: “Soraluce’s unrivalled production technologies have led the sector for six decades and Ward CNC are proud to have shared this journey with Soraluce right from the very beginning.”

He added: “Soraluce’s exclusive event will showcase their outstanding successes and industry leading solutions. Myself and colleagues at Ward CNC are delighted to be attending the event and we would encourage all UK and Ireland engineering companies with an interest in milling, boring, multitasking and automation solutions to register and join us at this unique celebration.”

To visit the Soraluce Summit 2022 and go on the guided tour with Soraluce's experts, book the day and time of your visit via this link.