XYZ celebrates milestone 40th anniversary with technology exhibition

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XYZ Machine Tools will celebrate 40 years of product and service excellence by staging a showcase technology exhibition at its 100,000 square foot headquarters and manufacturing facility in Burlescombe, Devon (EX16 7LL).

Taking place on 9-10 July 2024 (09:00 to 15:00), this technological and commercial show of strength will demonstrate why the company has become the UK’s largest supplier of CNC machine tools.

“To celebrate 40 years of trading we’ll show our full product range, everything from manual machines, ProtoTRAK® mills and ProtoTRAK® lathes, through to a broad spread of other CNC machines that include five-axis machining centres and sub-spindle lathes,” explains managing director Nigel Atherton, who founded XYZ Machine Tools in 1984.

“Also present will be 17 invited partner companies offering complementary products and services, making it a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to invest in the future of their business.”

Visitors to XYZ’s technology exhibition can expect a number of event highlights, including innovative machining demonstrations involving both ProtoTRAK® and Siemens controlled machines. Among the models taking the spotlight will be the new XYZ 65 LTY-S. This advanced sub-spindle turning centre automates the complete machining of parts requiring both turned and milled features.

Supported by a robust box-way design, the machine can turn parts up to 520mm long and bar-feed diameters up to 66mm. With sub-spindle, live tooling, Y axis and C axis, the XYZ 65 LTY-S is able to perform turning and milling at both ends of the workpiece before dropping the finished component into the parts catcher. Machine shops therefore enjoy higher profitability by creating hours of unattended machining.

Another model taking pride of place at the exhibition will be the XYZ UMC-5X simultaneous five-axis machining centre with 15,000 rpm spindle and 90 rpm high-torque table. This popular machine combines cutting-edge technology with the latest performance specifications, making it ideal for the high-speed, high-precision machining of complex components in a single set-up.

To support these machine tools and help progressive manufacturers take their operations to the next level, class-leading solutions from invited exhibitors will focus on technology areas that include metrology, cutting tools, oil mist extraction, tool holding, work holding, CADCAM software, CNC systems, barfeeds, sliding-head lathes, lubricants, digital readouts, EDM machines and more.

During the event, XYZ Machine Tools will also host two tours (AM and PM) of its state-of-the-art factory at Burlescombe, with more daily tours possible if demand is high. Visitors can see for themselves the levels of professional engineering and quality control applied to the company’s machines, thousands of which are currently in operation up and down the UK.

Renowned for its hospitality, XYZ Machine Tools will provide a hog roast lunch and a range of hot and cold beverages throughout the day. All visitors will also receive a complimentary goodie bag. XYZ advises early registration by visiting the company’s website (