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DTS DEALS on Correa
  • 11 July 2016
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As a subcontract machining business that produces mould tooling for the automotive industry, Pure Medium CNC Ltd has now invested in a Johnford vertical machining centre from Chorley based Design & Technical Services (DTS).  
Manufacturing press tools and components in anything from polystyrene and aluminium through to hardened tool steel, the Nuneaton subcontractor needed a robust machine tool that would give it an impeccable surface finish on hard materials. 
As Pure Medium CNC's Keith Drewitt says: "The reason we bought the machine is because it is a good, solid and robust machine. We cut a lot of hard materials and the surface finish has to be good, so a rigid platform is a necessity. Our press tools are rough machined, then pre-finish and finally finish machined on the Johnford to a very high quality surface finish. Furthermore, we are machining our tools to within 0.15mm tolerance, which is particularly tight over the dimensions of a large press tool."
The  Johford SV-41 vertical machining centre will spend upwards of 30 hours machining some mould tool parts and the rigid platform is helping the Midlands company to improve tool life, productivity and surface finishes.
"The rigidity of the Johnford machine allows us to eliminate any hand-finishing that we may have done as its rigidity delivers exceptional surface finishes. This reduces any secondary finishing tasks that may have previously occurred."
The flexible and user friendly machine that is offered by DTS has a spacious work envelope of 1050mm by 610mm by 610mm in the X, Y and Z axes and it is supplied as standard with a powerful 10,000rpm spindle and 24 station tool changer. For further details on how this machine can improve your productivity and surface finishes when cutting hard materials, give DTS a call.

In-keeping with the nature of this very fluid industry we live and breath, DTS is pleased to announce that currently there are deals on new machines available for sale from Correa. The machines include the popular VH-Plus and the Performer MG. Going through build at the moment, there are several bed mills, column mills and gantry style machines being offered with very attractive discounts. As the UK distributor for Correa DTS is currently in a position to deliver and install these machines within a matter of weeks. Please contact Alistair for more information on machines available and pricing.. 07760 661593

Another Johnford
  • 24 December 2015
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As a subcontract machining business that produces mould tooling for the automotive industry, Pure Medium CNC Ltd has now invested in a Johnford vertical machining centre from Chorley based Design & Technical Services (DTS).  
Manufacturing press tools and components in anything from polystyrene and aluminium through to hardened tool steel, the Nuneaton subcontractor needed a robust machine tool that would give it an impeccable surface finish on hard materials. 
As Pure Medium CNC's Keith Drewitt says: "The reason we bought the machine is because it is a good, solid and robust machine. We cut a lot of hard materials and the surface finish has to be good, so a rigid platform is a necessity. Our press tools are rough machined, then pre-finish and finally finish machined on the Johnford to a very high quality surface finish. Furthermore, we are machining our tools to within 0.15mm tolerance, which is particularly tight over the dimensions of a large press tool."
The  Johford SV-41 vertical machining centre will spend upwards of 30 hours machining some mould tool parts and the rigid platform is helping the Midlands company to improve tool life, productivity and surface finishes.
"The rigidity of the Johnford machine allows us to eliminate any hand-finishing that we may have done as its rigidity delivers exceptional surface finishes. This reduces any secondary finishing tasks that may have previously occurred."
The flexible and user friendly machine that is offered by DTS has a spacious work envelope of 1050mm by 610mm by 610mm in the X, Y and Z axes and it is supplied as standard with a powerful 10,000rpm spindle and 24 station tool changer. For further details on how this machine can improve your productivity and surface finishes when cutting hard materials, give DTS a call.

As a subcontract machining business that produces mould tooling for the automotive industry, Pure Medium CNC Ltd has now invested in a Johnford vertical machining centre from Chorley based Design & Technical Services (DTS).  Manufacturing press tools and components in anything from polystyrene and aluminium through to hardened tool steel, the Nuneaton subcontractor needed a robust machine tool that would give it an impeccable surface finish on hard materials. 

Honor VTL at EMO
  • 21 November 2015
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The latest Honor Seiki machine from DTS to hit the UK is the VL160 vertical lathe. MTD spoke to Joseph Chen at the recent EMO show to find out a little more.
Joseph told our roving reporter Paul Jones: 'Here we have some examples of how our products have actually benefitted customers in industry. In the first instance, our Honor machine cut the cycle time from 6 hours to 2. This was largely through the ability to take the number of processes from 6 to 2. Another pipe flange part  went from 180 minutes to 60 minutes. This was done by moving from manual indexing on horizontal machines to our vertical machine with auto-indexing.'
These impressive benefits from the Honor VTL are derived from the head of the machine that has a BT50 configuration that is claimed to be 5 times more rigid than the standard BT50 tooling set-up.  Mr Chen continues: 'The weakest point of the machine is often the angle head system. So, our patented system is far stronger and permits milling and the processing of key-ways.'
Built around this robust head is a heavy duty machine that has a maximum swing and turning diameter of 2m with a maximum turning height of 1200mm. These large parts can fit easily on the 1.6m diameter table that rotates at a speed from 3-250rpm. The robust platform offers X axis travel of -200 to +1150mm whereas the Z-axis travel is 900mm, giving sufficient space for the machining of anything from medium to large components. For further details on the impressive Honor line-up of machine tools, please contact Design & Technical Services (DTS) in Chorley. 

The latest Honor Seiki machine from DTS to hit the UK is the VL160 vertical lathe. MTD spoke to Joseph Chen at the recent EMO show to find out a little more. Joseph told MTD's roving reporter Paul Jones: 'Here we have some examples of how our products have actually benefitted customers in industry. In the first instance, our Honor machine cut the cycle time from 6 hours to 2. This was largely through the ability to take the number of processes from 6 to 2. Another pipe flange part  went from 180 minutes to 60 minutes. This was done by moving from manual indexing on horizontal machines to our vertical machine with auto-indexing.'

EMO Milan 2015
  • 13 October 2015
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DTS spent a few days at EMO visiting our principles and discovering the latest technology now being offered to the manufacturing market-place.

The Correa stand was looking colourful with the MG Performer machine attracting heaps of attention. Dressed in rainbow like colours, this new mill turn machine was in action demonstrating the flexiility now on offer from Correa.

Further to this Honor were pleased to be showing their vertical lathes, Paul from MTDCNC spent sometime reviewing the machine on the stand with the TongTia group. The range of VTLS from Honor continues to grow and is attracting interest from oil and gas / nuclear / casing manufacturers and more. 

Also at EMO were LITZ. A neat stand with new 5 axis machining centres and milling machines on show. Going forward DTS will continue to grow its partnership with LITZ as the range of machine tools now on offer from them really fits in with UK manufacturers requirements. 

DTS sponsor local team
  • 23 September 2015
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DTS are proud to be sponsoring a local football team.

The Overseal under 10's Thunders are setting the Leicestershire football scene of fire. Very much like our machine tools, the team have speed, accuracy (when it comes to passing) and reliability (when it comes to winning games)..

Good luck for the rest of the season..
The Overseal under 10's Thunders are setting the Leicestershire football scene of fire. Very much like our machine tools, the team have speed, accuracy (when it comes to passing) and reliability (when it comes to winning gameGood luck for the rest of the season.. 

Larkshill invest in Correa
  • 2 September 2015
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As a subcontract manufacturer, Birmingham based Larkshill Engineering has just invested in a 5-axis Correa machining centre from DTS to increase its customer base in the aerospace, nuclear, oil & gas and Mould & die sectors. 
Established for over 25 years, Larkshill has grown to become a specialist in precision manufacturing across a diverse range of industries and applications. Its principle product range includes special purpose machines, jigs, fixture, press tools, moulds and gauges for application across a wide spectrum of engineering requirements. So, a new machine tool was required to meet its growth ambitions. 
Commenting on the acquisition of the DTS machine, Mr Gary Murphy, Project Manager at Larkshill Engineering says: 'We have always remained responsive to our customers needs and this involves creating flexible capacity levels on our CNC machining, turning, grinding and EDM machines to deliver what the customer wants. By meeting customer demands, we are expanding to add new capacity and complement our existing capabilities as our customers require a one-stop-shop solution, and we are aiming to tick all the boxes.'
'The addition of the Correa gives us flexibility as it allows us to do intricate, complex and precision components but also heavy duty parts. There genuinely aren't many machines that can tick both boxes in that regard. It also allows us to improve lead-times whilst reducing our costs. '
With the commercial aspects of the purchase covered by Gary Murphy, MTD next spoke with Mr Neil Harrison, the Production Manager at Larkshill Engineering to get an insight into the technical justification for purchasing the Correa large bed 5-axis machining centre. Mr Harrison confirmed: 'The machine has an unusual layout of the travelling column. This enables the Y-axis to move back really far and enables us to put really large parts on the machine. Furthermore, the table will take seven tonne in weight, so it gives us some really great capacity, flexibility and also the ability to load very heavy and large parts. '
'Added to this, its such a strong, historic and well recognised brand that is built on a well proven design. We know that the machine will last the distance rather than buy a machine that will last 5 years and die! It also gives us incredible accuracy with 0.02mm resolution on the milling head that is really robust with dual Hirth couplings that gives us exceptional strength. We machine a lot of aerospace grade materials and we need precision, repeatability and rigidity that will permit heavy duty cutting. The Correa gives us that.'
'The machine is a new concept for us and definitely a learning curve. However, the learning curve has been all about learning how much more we can actually get out of the machine than we expected.'
Asked about the plans for the future of the business, Mr Murphy continues: 'In the future you could expect to see a few more Correa machines. We are expanding our scope in respect to Tier 1 customers and we have to fill our new facility to meet these ambitions. This will enable us to achieve our targets in the nuclear, oil & gas and automotive sectors in addition to our existing aerospace work.'

As a subcontract manufacturer, Birmingham based Larkshill Engineering has just invested in a 5-axis Correa machining centre from DTS to increase its customer base in the aerospace, nuclear, oil & gas and Mould & die sectors. 

DISCOUNTS on Servicing
  • 1 August 2015
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Over recent years DTS has expanded both its sale organisation and its servicing department. As a result of the demand from the UK marketplace for prompt, competitively priced machine tool servicing, repairs and spare parts, DTS has flourished in satisfying the needs of hundreds of engineers up and down the country.

Knowledge is key when looking to provide servicing for machine tools and relating equipment. With a collective experience of 100 years in maintaining and working engineering machinery, DTS UK is certainly best placed to provide the quickest and most importantly, successful response to your breakdown, servicing and machine relocation requirements.

All told our prime objective is to make sure when engineers have a need, we have an answer.

THROUGHOUT AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER WE ARE OFFERING DISCOUNTED MACHINE TOOL SERVICING, INSTALLATIONS, RELOCATIONS and REPAIRS.

10 Year anniversary
  • 10 June 2015
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The team at DTS all celebrated the companies 10 year anniversary on Saturday night. Since 2005, company founders Gary Sanderson and Andy Bailey have aspired to operate a leading machine tool distribution business and a decade on they have achieved their goal and more.

Highlights of the period include securing the sole agency for Nicholas Correa and the introduction of both the Honor and Johnford machine brands within the companies port-folio.

Commenting on the businesses history and future expectations, Andy Bailey explains;

Norma FT from Correanayak
  • 20 March 2015
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DTS has now introduced the latest addition to its travelling column milling machine, the Norma FT from Correanayak. Developed for machining large components, the Norma FT incorporates an extremely large machine bed capable of accepting workpieces up to 10 tonnes.

With the ability to provide a machining platform for such large and heavy components, the NORMA FT floor-type milling machine with fixed table has been designed for machining medium and large-sized parts up to 20,000mm in length. With a ram configuration, the Norma FT allows cross course work 1250mm and vertical 1500 / 2000mm. This combines with an oversized bed that incorporates four wide linear guides to provide this machine with maximum rigidity and accuracy.

Depending upon the demands of the end user, the Norma FT can be acquired with a variety of table sizes that range from 4.8m by 1m up to 23m by 3m with a longitudinal axes from 4 to 25m. This powerhouse machine delivers flexibility and speed with feeds up to 40m/min on the X-axis and 20m/min on the Y and Z with a programmable spindle speed of between 3000 and 6000rpm depending upon the selected options.

As would be expected from any DTS machine, the new travelling column machine delivers a torque range of 840 to 990Nm that is derived from a 24 or 33kW motor. Designed for maximum material removal rates, the 50 taper spindle nose has been designed to accept large cutting tools that can remove material at remarkable speeds for the utmost in high speed production of large parts.

Correa machine at MNB
  • 5 February 2015
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Coventry based MNB Precision Ltd has just purchased a Correa Xperta 25 bed milling machine from DTS UK. Highlighting why the company has invested in new plant, MNB Managing Director, Mr Mark Benton says: 'Following our continued expansion over the last 3 to 5 years with increasing demand from the oil & gas, nuclear and power generation sectors, we have invested heavily in new plant and machinery.'

'The investment in new equipment will support our move to a new £1m facility that will increase our floor space from 24000sq/ft to over 30,000sq/ft, which will have dedicated turning and milling areas with overhead cranes for our large parts. The latest acquisition for us has been the Correa machine from DTS that will be the cornerstone of our milling department.'

Highlighting the reason behind the acquisition of the Correa machine, Mr Benton continues: ' We had a number of parts come in as trial parts and we tried them on a Correa and it managed to do everything we needed with ease. efficiency and speed. It fitted the bill perfectly. A lot of our work is large round parts that require milled features, so the 4th axis was also a necessity for us.'

The new Correa Xperta 25 has a UDG auto milling head and a ZF gearbox with two chip conveyors for rapid swarf evacuation, which is ideal for heavy duty high torque cutting applications. To support the removal of swarf from the work envelope, the XPerta 25 has through spindle coolant with 21 bar pressure. The machine also offers a tool carousel with 30 stations and a rapid arm change to speed up tool changeover times.
 
The robust Correa machine has a bed length of 2.5m and at MNB, this is optimised with the 4th axis rotary unit and a supporting steady for the machining of long shafts. To rapidly remove material from these large oil & gas components, the Xperta 25 has a BT50 spindle taper with a powerful high torque motor that offers a spindle speed up to 4000rpm. Furthermore, MNB has opted for a powerful Heidenhain control unit that provides numerous features that are beyond the standard control unit. From an accessibility standpoint, the Xperta 25 has large doors that open to provide outstanding access to the machine bed and the components. This also simplifies loading of large parts.

Watch the video of the installation here

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