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TAIWAN – a Key Supplier of CNC Machine Tools If we look at the map of the world to find countries that are the leading manufacturers of machine tools, Taiwan will certainly be one of them. We will find several renown CNC manufacturers of machine tools and sanders in Taiwan. Everyone, who has had the chance to visit the TIMTOS expo in Taiwan or the EMO expo in Europe can attest to this fact. The close and efficient cooperation between the Czech Chamber of Commerce and the Taiwan Chamber of Commerce also helps with spreading the word about CNC machine tools from Taiwan on our domestic market. CNC invest, s.r.o. has been cooperating with two significant CNC machine tool manufacturers from Taiwan since 2012 and 2013 – Hardinge Machine Tools B.V. Taiwan Branch and TONGTAI Machine Tool Co. LTD Hardinge Machine Tools B.V. Hardinge is one of the largest producers of CNC machine tools in Taiwan, producing a series of vertical machining centres and a series of multi-tasking lathes. Their products have had many customers in the Czech Republic for several years now. We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with information on machines from the new series of vertical machining centres – the Bridgeport XR-1000II. This machine will have its global première, presented by HARDINGE, at this year's EMO 2019 expo, along with a brand new item introduced on the European market for the first time ever: a vertical machining centre for machining very hard material – the Bridgeport V-132
We're happy to introduce the new 2019 Talent GT 42 machine, with integrated robotic components from this year's series of multi-tasking lathes, introduced at the EMO expo. This machine also demonstrates one of the new machine design concepts, which go in line with INDUSTRY 4.0.
Both of these machines are very rigid, durable and have thermal stability – precise ballscrews with double nuts and linear guideways ensure high acceleration and a decrease in vibrations, which results in a high-quality machined surface, repeatability and a long life-cycle of the tools. Both machines are equipped with the HEIDENHEIN control system.
Lathes from the Talent GT series are ideal for use in mass production and can be automated easily. The vertical construction of the X axis, with verified Hardinge technology that uses linear machine carriers allow for special tools that can be changed easily, quickly and independently. The vertically-stored guide bar, where all the tools are kept, allows for maximum tool density with a high level of variability of different tool configurations for manufacturing complex parts and part sets. This improves the manufacturing process to the highest degree with minimum requirements for machine adjustments. During standard operations, the machine has a continuous accuracy of 6 µm. The lathe is designated for automated feeding or the use of a bar feed. When using bar implements with the bar feed, the final
Bridgeport XR 1000 II
product is automatically inserted to the
conveyor with the help of the part catcher
and is transported to the storage tray located
outside of the machine. As the illustration
shows, an insertion unit with an integrated
robot is another option.
TONGTAI Machine Tools
As already has been mentioned, TONGTAI
Machine Tools is another business partner
and CNC machine supplier. We began to
cooperate with this company in 2013.
TONGTAI is one of the oldest CNC machine
tool manufacturers in Taiwan and its origins
come all the way from Japan. The manufacturing programme has a wide scope – from
classic lathes through multifunctional lathes
to vertical, horizontal and 5-axis machining
centres. CNC invest mainly offers vertical
machining centres from the VP series – 8-10
and the ultrasonic vertical VU-5 centres, see
The vertical machining centre from TONGTAI, the VU-5 model (Rotary Type Ultrasonic
Assisted Hardinge Talent GT42
Hardinge Talent GT42