ETG scoops MWP Award
The new Nakamura Tome NTJ-100 scooped the MWP Award for best turning machine, beating entries from DMG Mori, Okuma and Yamazaki Mazak.
For over 30 years the MWP Awards, organised by MWP Magazine have recognised and applauded outstanding achievements in the industry. They are seen as a true benchmark of World Class achievement and are chosen by an independent panel of independent experts.
This years’ judges included representatives from Siemens, Eaton Aerospace and Messier Dowty, the editors of MWP Magazine and Machinery Market and the President of the Manufacturing Technologies Association, Mark Ridgeway OBE.
The NTJ-100 is a compact, fast, highly productive, B-axis, twin-turret, twin-spindle milling and turning centre. It features a number of innovative features including tools mounted on the turret face and a turret-mounted part gripper.
The NTJ-100 is designed to be an ideal machine for the manufacture of smaller components with multiple features, particularly where angular positioning is required.
With a B-axis and a Y-axis on the upper turret, combined with a Y-axis lower turret and a twin-opposed-spindle configuration, the NTJ-100 can quickly produce complex mill-turned components in a single hit – including components with angled holes and faces.
Overall the result for the customer is reduced cycle times, reduced setup times, parts made in one hit with no work in progress or addition handling and, above all, reduced unit part costs.
ETG Managing Director John Temple was presented with the Award at a gala event at the Birmingham Hilton Hotel in front of an audience of over 700 industry professionals.
He commented: “We are delighted on behalf of The Engineering Technology Group and our principal Nakamura Tome to have won this accolade. We are proud to represent Nakamura Tome in the UK and Ireland and this Award underlines the quality, innovation and productivity of Nakamura Tome turning centres.”
ETG was also the sponsor for the Best Automation System/Equipment.
Mr Temple added: “As the UK’s leading provider of integrated manufacturing solutions, we are dedicated to excellence in our products and services and pleased to applaud excellence in others. We think that it is important to support this and encourage UK manufacturers to embrace advanced technology to gain a competitive edge in global markets.”