WD Hearn Machine Tools has signed an agreement to represent Australian machine tool manufacturer ANCA, in South Africa.
“ANCA is a market leading manufacturer of high quality CNC tool and cutter grinders. ANCA has tool grinders to meet everything from large scale manufacturing to entry-level production requirements. ANCA is renowned for the flexibility of its tool design software and machines that enable you to produce a wide variety of complex tools. These include grinding of endmills, profile cutters, burrs and punches. ANCA’s tool grinders are the perfect choice for the production and resharpening of all your HSS and carbide cutting tools,” said Graeme Cooper, Sales Director of WD Hearn Machine Tools.
“ANCA is an incredible Australian success story, a high-tech advanced manufacturer with an enduring reputation for quality and performance. I look forward to strengthening ANCA’s position in our core markets and taking up the challenge of addressing new markets.”
Among the ANCA grinding machine products that the company manufactures these include broach sharpening machines, carbide tool sharpening machines, cutter and reamer sharpening machines, reversible carbide tip grinding machines, tap grinding machines, tool and cutter sharpening machines, twist drill sharpening machines and universal tool and cutter grinding machines.
ANCA was established in 1974 by Pat McCluskey and Pat Boland in Melbourne, Australia where the company still has its headquarters and manufacturing facility. Although the two engineers had different backgrounds – one academic and one technical and trade – their skills and experience were complementary, and they were like-minded in their drive to produce world-class CNC machines.
In the early 1980s, ANCA expanded by applying its high level engineering and mathematical skills used in programming, to develop complete machine tools. The company developed sophisticated CNC tool grinding machines by combining leading edge technology with operating simplicity.
The decision to extend its operations launched the company into a major growth phase, which involved the construction of a sophisticated machine tool factory and the employment of highly skilled and specialised staff. Continued growth has been matched by investment in factory equipment, research and development and a sales support infrastructure.
ANCA’s reputation for designing and building the highly capable and flexible CNCs used in the company’s range of tool grinders, led to the formation of ANCA Motion in 2008. ANCA Motion produces CNC Control Systems, IO Devices, Servo Drives and Motors to suit a range of Machine Tool and Motion Control applications.
ANCA has offices in the UK, Germany, China, Thailand, India, Japan, Brazil and the US.