The strong relationship between The Engineering Technology Group (ETG) and Hardinge Machine Tools has been further strengthened with a new agreement for ETG to represent the sales, service and technical support for the acclaimed range of Hardinge Super Precision turning centres.
ETG has represented Hardinge and Bridgeport turning, milling and workholding products in the UK since April 2013 with the extensive range sitting comfortably alongside its portfolio of leading brand names and expertise in applications engineering, CAD/CAM programming and project management.
The addition of Hardinge SP turning centres adds another dimension, bringing a combination of innovative design and manufacturing of hardware and software that Hardinge claims produces “the most accurate parts coming off a production turning centre in the world.”
Martin Doyle, Group Sales and Marketing Director for ETG comments; “Without doubt Hardinge SP machines are a very highly engineered product and fulfill a specific need where exceptional, prolonged accuracy is required in a volume production environment. Surface finishes are measured in microns – up to Ra 0.15µm is possible – and they offer unequaled hard turning, straightness and positional compensation capabilities.”
In Europe Hardinge has a Centre of Excellence for its SP range in Krefeld, Germany and this will remain to service non UK sales and after sales activity. The team at ETG will work closely with Krefeld to ensure absolute continuity of the change over.
In the UK, commercial and technical activities and after sales will all be integrated into ETG’s comprehensive infrastructure based in its Southam, Warwickshire headquarters.
This Quest GT27 Super Precision high performance turning centre is in use on bushing and sleeving manufacture at long standing user Redcliffe Precision Ltd based in Bristol.
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