Master Abrasives has sold and installed its first Micromatic grinding machine in the UK, the ECO-200 high accuracy universal grinder, at Coventry-based Earlsdon Technology Ltd.
Since being made the sole UK distributor for Micromatic Grinding Technologies, Master Abrasives has been visited by numerous UK engineering companies to its showroom based in Daventry to see a demonstration of the ECO-200 grinding machine. This included Earlsdon Technology Ltd based in Coventry, a company that has been designing and building special–purpose machine tools and allied automation since 1993. They specialise in machines for manufacturers of engine valves and producers of fasteners for aerospace, automotive and industrial applications.
Brian Little, Toolroom Supervisor at Earlsdon, recognised the importance of choosing a cost-effective machine, with the necessary precision and versatile enough to meet the company’s wide-ranging requirements.
He said: “This machine was purchased on the basis that it will in the long term provide cost savings in producing customised tooling for customers’ specific bespoke requirements and will reduce the risk of causing delays in machine manufacture and approval. Currently we send this work out to subcontract and cannot rely on a speedy reaction time or the geometrical accuracy required. The ECO-200 will provide an in-house service which can be easily controlled to suit the demands and timeframe of our own machine production and meets the accuracies required.”
Earlsdon’s new machine has a 400mm grinding capacity between centres and an additional internal grinding spindle. The wheel head nitride hardened steel spindle runs in high precision multipoint hydrodynamic bearings which gives very high rigidity and excellent damping.
Master Abrasives Applications Engineer, Martin Stevens, commented: “We encourage those who are interested to get in touch and arrange a visit to our grinding and finishing showroom. We can show you Micromatic grinding machines’ capabilities in action as well as other items we offer including our demonstration tape finisher, measuring equipment and abrasives.”
Master Abrasives continues to offer its customer base a complete solution to their grinding and polishing requirements.