Plan your trip to Machine Tools Africa 2017

Quality tools and machinery are the backbone of the South African manufacturing industry which is why Machine Tools Africa 2017 has been designed to showcase the very latest technology developments, machinery, products, services and solutions in this innovative sector.

Machine Tools touch every aspect of our lives from cell phones to cars, heart monitors to food processing equipment, computers to coffee machines – almost everything that’s used on a daily basis at work and at home.

Taking place at Expo Centre, Nasrec in Johannesburg from 9-12 May 2017, the exhibition will bring machinery alive through the daily demonstrations and interactive displays. On view will be equipment in machining such as turning and milling, grinding and drilling, as well as all types of sheetmetal machinery including fiber laser, plasma cutting, bending and punching and presses. Also exhibiting will be various suppliers of tooling and CAD CAM software who are an integral part of the successful engineering shop.

Close to 100 companies will be exhibiting at Machine Tools Africa 2017. These companies will mainly be the local machine tool suppliers together with their international principals. Whether you are a job shop, service centre, production business or just a general engineering business there will be machines, software, tooling and accessories on display that could enhance your business.

Opening times
Machine Tools Africa 2017 will take place from Tuesday 9 May 2017 until Friday 12 May 2017 and will be open 09h00 to 17h00.

Entrance ticket
A free entrance ticket is in this issue of Metalworking News. If more than one of you are attending from your company you can register in advance on the Machine Tools Africa 2017 website.

Snapshot of the exhibitors
Below is an alphabetical list of the exhibitors taking part and a description of what you can expect to see on their stands.

Amada (UK) Johannesburg Branch Hall 6 Stand A16 and Hall 7 Stand A18
The Japan headquartered company has had a subsidiary in South Africa for over 50 years. The company manufactures sheet metal fabrication solutions and metal processing equipment and machinery for metal cutting, forming, shearing and punching. The company also develops factory automation systems and electronic equipment in addition to machine tools.

On display will be a HA 250 bandsaw, a HFA 400 bandsaw, a LCG 3015 AJ fiber laser coupled up to a MPL sheet manipulator, an AE2510 NT turret punch press, a HG1303 press brake and a HG 1003 ATC press brake. Software demos will also be given by the Amada staff.

B and R Metrology Solutions Hall 6 Stand B16
B and R Metrology Solutions is a relatively new company to the metrology market in South Africa. The company will be showcasing an array of products ranging from CMM’s, portable scanning arms, shadow graphs and much more, including Renishaw probing and inspection products. One of the company’s exciting new age products that will be on display will be the Inspecvision Planar sheetmetal inspection equipment.

B&R intends to show the market that they are serious about being a major contender in the Metrology Market and have committed to bringing high end new age technology back into South Africa.

Craft Machine Tools Hall 6 Stand J05 and J06
Craft Machine Tools is an importer of new engineering machine tools and positions itself both within the metal forming and cutting and metal removal market segments.

The company will have three machines from Feeler on display. These include a Feeler VMP-65A CNC vertical machining center that has XYZ travels of 1 650 x 800 x 800mm, a table size of 1 700 x 800mm and a table load of 1 500 kilograms. The second Feeler machine is a Feeler FVP-1300A CNC vertical machining center with XYZ travels of 1 300 x 610 x 560mm, a table size of 1 420 x 600mm and a table load of 1 500 kilograms. The third machine is also a Feeler but a CNC turning center. The Feeler FTC-450 turning center has a maximum turning length of 650mm, a swing of 670mm and rapid traverses on the XZ of 30m/min.

Other machines on the stand will be a Craft 165 ton x 3 200mm press brake, a Craft UE 250V band saw, a Craft 4500 3VMH turret mill, a Winho Craft L660 x 2 500mm lathe and a Kingsland Multi 60 ironworker.

The company will also have a range of machine tool tooling and accessories on display.

Duncan Macdonald & Co Hall 6 Stand G1
Besides manufacturing and distributing Tapmatic cutting fluids Duncan Macdonald & Co also distributes products such as machine lubricants and coolants, tapping attachments, taps and dies, carbide cutters, deburring tools, snaplocks, multi spindles and end mills.

The company will be demonstrating the Grippex automatic bar puller for CNC lathes, which is a cheaper alternative to more expensive bar feeders.

The company’s new Tapmatic TapWriter will also be on display. The TapWriter allows you to mark your work piece while you are machining it without the need for a secondary marking operation. Part numbers, date codes and even logos can easily be created with this unique dot-marking tool. Tapmatic TapWriter utilises standard engraving software, but unlike engraving, dot-peen marking does not require the use of delicate cutting tools and high-speed spindles.

The company will also have on display Diatest measuring equipment, environmentally friendly cutting fluids and a range of end mills and taps.

Durma South Africa Hall 6 Stand A20
Durma South Africa will have seven machines on display and will also introduce the Precitec Service Centre (see separate story in this issue), and the Lantek software that the company has recently been appointed agents for.

One of the main attractions of the stand will be the Durmazlar HD-FS 3015 fiber laser with 4 kW resonator with a cutting area of 3 100 by 1 550mm which can cut mild steel up to 12mm, stainless steel up to 6mm, aluminium up to 6mm, copper up to 3mm and brass up to 6mm.

Also on display will be a Durmazlar AD-R 30135 press brake with the new DT 15 control and aluminium back gauge and new generation servo motors.

In addition Durma South Africa will have on display a Durmazlar MS 2504 mechanical shear with CNC control, a Durmazlar PBH 60 profile bender, a Durmazlar IW 80/150 iron worker and Durmazlar DCB-S 560 double column bandsaw and a DCB-A 360 double column automatic bandsaw. The company will also have a range of press brake tooling on show.

Extreme Machine Technologies Hall 7 Stand E03
Extreme Machine Technologies are the agents for Chmer wire EDM and spark eroder machines in South Africa. On display will be a Chmer Q4025L, a gantry style linear wire EDM with a moving wire in X, W, U, V and Z axis and a fixed table for improved accuracy with fewer passes, built-in collision protection and a smaller footprint. The XYZ travels are 400 x 250 x 200mm and UV travels 60 x 60mm. The machine also has an inverter water chiller fitted for temperature control, reducing heat emission, saving up to 45% of consumption.

Another machine on the stand will be a Chmer CM434Z spark eroder with a 75EZ power supply, table travels of 400 x 300 x 350mm, a machining speed of 550mm³, a 3 Axis DRO, built in anti-arch protection, Z Axis AC servo motor with scale feed back, 1 000 built -in machining parameters and dialogue programme editing.

The third machine is a Chmer CM H32Z EDM drill with a table travel of 350 x 250mm, a 3 Axis DRO, an edge finding and hole centre finding feature and a ER spindle capable of drilling with from 0.2 up to 6.0mm electrodes.

F & H Machine Tools Hall 6 Stand A21 and Stand A28
F & H Machine Tools will have a number of machines on display including an Okuma Space Turn model LB3000 ExII MYW x 800, a CNC single saddle lathe complete with C-axis headstock and sub spindle. The machine comes supplied complete with all standard equipment and electrics to suit a 380 V, 3ph., 50 Hz supply.

Another Okuma machines on display will be the Genos M560R-V vertical machining center with an OSP-P300M-R control, table size of 1 300 x 560mm, XYZ travels of 1 050 x 560 x 460mm, spindle taper of 7/24 Taper No. 40, spindle speed range (max) of 15 000rpm, a maximum load of 900 kilograms and rapid traverses (X Y) 40m/min and (Z) 32m/min.

The Harrison Alpha 1550XS CNC combination lathe has a swing over bed of 554mm, a 15kW motor, spindle speeds up to 2 000rpm and a spindle bore of 104mm with 2 000mm between centers.

A Takisawa EX 108 II CNC lathe with Fanuc Oi-TF control maximum swing of 400mm XZ axis travels of 180 x 530mm, chuck size inch 8”, spindle nose A2-6, bar capacity 65mm, spindle speed of 4 000rpm, swing over saddle of 320mm and maximum turning length of 530mm will be on display. A Fanuc Robocut C400iB will also be on display.

First Cut Hall 6 Stand C12 and D06
First Cut has two stands at this year’s exhibition. Stand C12 will be dominated by displays of Bystronic AG equipment. Star of the stand will be the ByStar 4020 10kW fiber laser that is destined to be shipped to a client in Cape Town after the exhibition. The cutting speeds of the ByStar Fiber with the 10 kilowatt unit increase by up to four times compared to the industry standard equivalent 4 kilowatt fiber lasers. This allows users to cut four times as many parts from sheet metal.

Also on this stand will be a Bystronic Xpert 40 press brake and the much larger Bystronic Xpert 150 press brake.

On stand D06 First Cut will have a BLM E-Turn 32 all electric tube bender with right and left bending in process and 3D graphic visual programming in operation and two machines from Time Savers. The Series 10 machine is referred to as the manual grinder and the Series 42 machine is an allround deburring, edge rounding and finishing machine.

From the Everising side First Cut will display the P100 circular saw, the BS250SS horizontal automatic band saw, the S-4633SA miter cutting band saw, the H360HF fully automatic band saw and a C3702A circular saw.

Flexilube Hall 6 Stand J06
Flexilube’s range of metalworking lubricants include Flexikut®, Flexidraw® and Flexikool®.

On the industrial lubricant side the range encompasses an oil to suit every need and application with specialised products also manufactured. The lubricant range includes oils for hydraulic, high temperature hydraulic, fire resistant hydraulic, crusher, gear, guideway, quenching, rockdrill, compressor, transformer, turbine and rust preventatives. The company also offers a complete range of industrial greases, cleaning chemicals and absorbents.

French Engineering Works Hall 7 Stand D06
French Engineering Works (FEW) is a manufacturer, exporter and importer of standard and premium high-speed steel cutting tools. The extensive product range stocked includes taps, dies, drills, cutters, toolbits and allied lines. Special taps and thread rolling dies (flat and circular) are manufactured on request. HSSE-V application machine taps for through and blind holes in stainless steels, high resistance steels, cast iron and non-ferrous metals are available ex-stock. FEW manufactures to ISO, DIN and JIS specifications. The wide range of thread forms readily available include M, MF, UNC, UNF, UNEF, UN, NPS, NPT, BSW, BSF, BA, BSB, BSP G / RP, and BSPT RC. FEW products are exported to 40 countries worldwide through a distribution network of stocking depots and exclusive agents. FEW will have a range of these tools on display.

Haas Factory Outlet CNC Machine Tools SA Hall 6 Stand A36
Haas Automation is one of the largest CNC machine tool builders in the western world. Haas Automation manufactures a comprehensive line of CNC vertical and horizontal machining centers, lathes and turning centers, rotary products and indexers, as well as a number of large five-axis and specialty machines including mould making machining centers, toolroom machines and gantry routers.

Haas Factory Outlet in South Africa forms part of the worldwide Haas Factory Outlets (HFOs) network. The company will have a range of the latest equipment on display.

Hurco South Africa Hall 6 Stand J07
Hurco will have three machines on display. This includes the VM20i vertical machining center with new enhanced graphics package (1.4 x faster), the new MAX5 control, Ultimotion that reduces cycle time by up to 30%, improved LED cabinet lighting, enhanced Version 9 software, new solid state hard drives, the all new ergonomically designed machine surround, optional Ultimonitor incorporating Ultinet (networking) and ESF (Extended Shop Floor) capability of remote diagnostics, XYZ axis travel of 1 016 x 508 x 508mm, table working surface of 1 168 x 508mm, table T-slots 5 x 18mm/100mm centers and a maximum table load of 544 kilograms.

Also on display will be the bigger VMX42i vertical machining center that has all the new I machine enhancements as the VM20i, but has XYZ axis travel of 1 060 x 610 x 610mm, table working surface of 1 270 x 610mm, table T-slots 5 off x 18mm/100mm centers, a maximum table load of 1 360 kilograms and spindle nose to table of 152mm/762mm.

The third machine is the TM8i that also has all the I machine enhancements but is a CNC turning machine. The machine has a distance between centers of 588 mm, swing over bed of 525mm, swing over cross slide of 300mm, maximum turning diameter of 356mm, maximum turning length of 446mm and hydraulic 3-jaw chuck size of 203mm.

Iscar South Africa Hall 6 Stand E06
Iscar will emphasise the theme ‘Machining Intelligently’ on their stand and their leading-edge tools will be displayed. These tools help customers adapt to high-speed and high-feed machining, minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) and other modern machining strategies.

Products, including High Qline products, such as Do-Grip Jet Line, Cham IQ Drill 700, Sumocham IQ, Sumo Unicham, Sumogun, Onetap, Swisscut Innoval, Millshred P290, Helido 690 line, Spinjet, Flashturn, Deca IQ Thread, Penta-IQ Grip, Tang-Grip IQ, Heli IQ Mill 390, Dove IQ Mill, Dove IQ Grip and Dove IQ Turn will be on display.

During this golden jubilee year of Iscar’s existence in South Africa, the company is recommitting itself to profound service by strengthening its many teams and channel partners to assure it adapts to the growing changes in this region of the world. This includes smartphones, tablets and the Web 2.0, which provide new platforms, alongside the common use of paper, to convey and implement marketing messages. Iscar are investing heavily in these new forms of communication and customers can gain substantial benefits by using these new systems in real-time.

You will also be able to find out more about the new innovative tool families under the IQ Startup campaign.

Machine Tool Promotions Hall 7 Stand B06
Machine Tool Promotions offers a fully integrated range of products and services in the machine tool field. They sell an extensive range of new machine tools, as well as used and modernised machine tools.Their rebuilding division can completely modernise your machine tools, including the mechanical and geometric rebuilding of your machines and the retrofitting of new Siemens, Fanuc or Heidenhain CNC systems. Their machining division provides specialised machining services and their fabrication division can provide bed and column extensions for your machine tools.

Mafema Sales Services Hall 6 Stand B14
Mafema Sales Services are the agents for Heidenhain products. These include milling and lathe controls, linear and rotary encoders, manual machine readouts, length gauges and touch probes for lathe and milling. The company is also the agent for Metronix GMBH products that include drives for servo motors and mine surveying equipment. A range of this equipment will be on display.

Mecad Systems Hall 6 Stand E12
Mecad Systems will exhibit its three main software solution partners: SolidWorks, Mastercam and Sigmanest.

SolidWorks 3D CAD delivers powerful functionality with the intuitive SolidWorks user interface to speed up your design process and get you to market faster.

Mastercam delivers CAD/CAM software tools for all types of programming, from the most basic to extremely complex including 2-axis machining, multi-axis milling and turning, wire EDM, router applications, free-form artistic modelling and cutting, 3D design, drafting, surface and solid modelling. Also on the stand will be a robotic arm manufactured by Jendamark, giving demonstrations of how it can be used in a machining environment.

Sigmanest is a nesting software solution for all fabrication machines including laser, plasma, oxyfuel, waterjet, CNC router, punch, knife, tube and pipe. Nesting is the process of arranging cutting patterns on raw material in order to minimise waste, reduce fabrication time and increase productivity. From true shape nesting to manufacturing resource planning, the Sigmanest team is ready to assist on the stand with any technical or sales queries.

Technical and sales personnel from SolidWorks, Mastercam and Sigmanest will be on the stand to analyse your needs and to provide you with the right solution for your workshop.

Metal Chip Machinery Hall 6 Stand K16
Metal Chip Machinery supply, install, commission and maintain capital equipment and provide the spares and consumables necessary to ensure that your asset need not stand idle. Metal Chip Machinery are agents for European and Asian manufacturers of cutting, forming and chip removal equipment as well as tooling and accessories. These include Kaltenbach, CoastOne, Gerradi and Buffalo Machinery (Microcut) amongst others.

On display will be a CoastOne electric press brake, a Buffalo Machinery Microcut MicroPanther 446 CNC flatbed lathe and a Leiming CNC laser.

Metal Sheet Tools Services (Pty) Ltd Hall 6 stand B16
Manufactured in the USA, Metal Sheet Tools Services is the distributor in South Africa for Mate Precision Tooling that manufacture replacement tooling for Amada, Trumpf, Euromac and Prima Power. The company is also the South African distributor for Ophir Optics of Israel that manufacture optics for all industrial laser cutting machines. The range of laser consumables is further supplemented with the supply of nozzles, ceramics, nozzle adapters, nozzle bodies, bellows, air and gas filters, vacuum pump filters, dust extraction filters and replacement triodes.

The company will be exhibiting a full range of punch press tooling for all CNC punching machines. A full range of laser consumables and spare parts will be on show as well.

MicroStep South Africa Hall 6 Stand J10
MicroStep SA are the agents for plasma cutting, laser welding and laser cleaning and surface preparation equipment in South Africa.

The company will have a MicroStep MG plasma cutting machine with a bed size of 2 by 1,5 metres on display. The machine will be equipped with the brand new ABP technology (Additional bevelling process) for additional cutting of bevelled edges on straight pre-cut parts. The process enables accurate automated preparation of welding surfaces on parts pre-cut on other machines and / or using other cutting technologies (e.g. oxyfuel) or on parts with thickness beyond the capacity of the particular plasma source for direct bevelling (e.g. part thickness of mild steel > 70 mm). Additionally, the machine has tapping, drilling and tube cutting options on it.

The company will also have a laser welding machine from Alphalaser on display.

Laser cleaning and surface preparation: Laser surface de-coating / paint stripping and rust removal are used as a cost effective and environmentally friendly alternative to conventional abrasive or chemical processes. MicroStep SA together with IPG will be showcasing this revolutionary technology.

MJH Machine Tools Hall 7 Stand B8
MJH Machine Tools, a distributor of machine tools, plastic injection moulding machines and accessories for over 30 years, will be exhibiting a range of Akira Seiki machines. On the machining center side these will include the high speed SR3XP CNC vertical machining center with XYZ axis travels of 762 x 410 x 460mm and maximum table load of 1 100 kilograms and a V5.5XP CNC machining center with XYZ travels of 1 350 x 540 x 560mm and XYZ rapid feeds of 40/40/25m/min.

On the turning center side, MJH Machine Tools will have a Performa SL25 8” CNC lathe operating. The machine has a swing of 530mm and a cutting length of 400mm and cutting diameter of 350mm.

Also on the stand will be a Ctek KM180 linear milling machine with a 4th axis rotary table on it. The machine has XYZ travels of 1 800 x 650 x 620mm and a table load of 1 200 kilograms. MJH Machine Tools will also be displaying a ZNC spark eroder.

Multitrade Distributors Hall 6 Stand K12 and K14
Multitrade Distributors is a wholly owned South African company that supplies tungsten carbide cutting tools as well as holding tools to the engineering and manufacturing industries. Founded in Port Elizabeth in 1983, the main objective of the company is to introduce and maintain total tooling solutions to these industries.

Since inception Multitrade Distributors has been the sole distributor for Mitsubishi Materials products in the Southern African regions and later introduced various other product offerings to its range, such as: SsangYong Ceramic Cutting Tools, NT Tool Corp, Komet Group, Arno Werkzeuge and Kintek. The company head office is situated in Johannesburg with branches in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban. Other areas are serviced through a network of smaller distributors outside the reach of the branches.

Multitrade Distributors will be running a competition while at the exhibition. All you have to do is visit their stand and drop off your business card to stand a chance to win a milling hamper.

PBS Machine Tools Hall 6 Stand E04
PBS Machine Tools’ stand will revolve around the concept of the smart factory, showing off productivity tools that can ensure you run at the highest possible production rate.

The machines on display will include TongTai’s new models of machining centers and lathes with increased rapids, higher productivity and improved cost: performance ratio. The TongTai VMC Model VTX5 provides BT40 torque and capacity on a BT30 high-speed machine, direct drive spindle, 30mm drilling capacity and 60m/min rapids. The TongTai VMC Model VP has a direct drive spindle, 48m/min rapid on X/Y/Z, pre-loaded linear guides, tool life management and M24 tapping capacity. The TongTai TCS CNC lathe has increased rapid time by reducing saddle weight, the servo turret provides 0.2 seconds indexing time, 5mm cutting depth with 0.5mm feedrate with driven tools for increased machining efficiency and reduction of second operations. The fourth TongTai machine on display will be the 5-axis VMC roller CAM type A/C axis with high rigidity roller type guide ways and 15 000rpm direct drive.

The company will also have a Polygim Multi 25CNC full CNC cam auto machine with up to four tools cutting simultaneously and includes a gang slide for front machining and 25mm and 42mm bar capacity. Additionally an Honor Seiki heavy-duty high-speed vertical lathe that accommodates parts from high end automotive production through to heavy duty once off components will be on display.

Pilot Tools Hall 6 Stand A01
Pilot Tools are manufacturers of tungsten carbide cutting tools and mining blanks. Pilot Tools was established in 1939 by Mr. James Morrison, the late grandfather of the current directors and shareholders, the Morrison brothers. His aim was to create a focused, niche manufacturer of quality tungsten carbide metal cutting tools and hard rock mining and construction buttons, tips and inserts. The company will have a range of their products on display.

PIM Machine Tools Hall 6 Stand B08
PIM Machine Tools will have four machines from Salvagnini on their stand. These include a L5 fiber laser, a fully automated fiber laser cutting system. The L5 accepts a variety of configurations for feeding blanks, picking up and stacking finished parts, and unloading skeletons. The new all-electric pallet changer is unique in the industry, with the processed piece always passing beneath the worktable, thereby eliminating any risk of cut parts or scrap falling onto the incoming blank.

Another machine from Salvagnini on display will be a P1 panel bender that is capable of bending of panels with a maximum bending length of 1 250mm and a maximum height of
127mm. The third machine from Salvagnini is a B3 press brake with ATA. The P1 panel bender and the B3 press brake will be integrated to form a Flexcell.

From Soco PIM Machine Tools will be exhibiting a MC 315 AC saw, FA 111DR saw and a SB51 left / right hand tube bender, which is equipped with left and right bending technology for maximum flexibility and minimal interference. The “U type” pipe bender is especially suitable for complex parts and shapes, such as automotive head rest, fuel lines, heating and cooling systems.

Puma Machine Tools Hall 6 Stand H6 and Hall 7 Stand C2
The main displays on Puma Machine Tools’ stand in Hall 6 Stand H6 will be sheet metal and pipe manipulation equipment. These will include two JFY press brakes, a JFY laser and a CSM tube bender operating with a robot. The JFY PR6C 60 x 2050 press brake has a bending length of 2 050mm and 60 ton force, the JFY PR6C 150 x 3100 has a bending length of 3 000mm and force of 150 tons and the JFY fiber laser TFC 3015 has a 3kW power source and operates with a 3 000 by 1 500mm bed. The CSM 50 pipe bending machine will also be on display.

The main displays on Puma Machine tools stand in Hall 7 Stand C2 will be metal removal machines consisting of a Doosan Lynx 220 LSY turning center with a turning length of 510mm, a swing of 400mm and turning diameter of 300mm. The Doosan GT 2100 turning center has turning diameter of 390mm and turning length of 600mm. The Doosan DNM 350/5AX is a 5 axis vertical machining center with XYZ travels of 600/655/500mm and a table size of 350mm. The stand will also have a Chevalier CNC surface grinder model FSG 1628 operating.

Reichmans Capital Hall 6 Stand C04
Reichmans Capital offers asset finance and working capital funding to growing owner-managed businesses. Prompt credit approvals, realistic finance solutions and excellent service to meet the funding requirements of your business and provide a viable alternative to commercial bank finance is what the company offers.

Reichmans Capital have built a strong reputation over the past 40 years taking a business approach to finance and a people approach to relationships. They pride themselves on building long-term trusted relationships with clients and stakeholders by offering superior service and expertise.

The company’s Asset Finance offering provides finance for productive assets in the form of lease, instalment sale and rental finance options to businesses in the manufacturing, engineering, plastics, printing and packaging, earthmoving, logistics and transport sectors.

Reichmans Capital finances the import of new and used equipment, use paid up equipment as security and offer flexible repayment structures to maximise cash flow. Reichmans Capital also offers trade finance, debtor finance, asset based lending and specialised growth funding.

Renishaw Hall 7 Stand C05
Renishaw is one of the world’s leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company supplies products and services used in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to dentistry and brain surgery. It is also a world leader in the field of additive manufacturing (also referred to as 3D printing), where it is the only UK business that designs and makes industrial machines that ‘print’ parts from metal powder.

The Renishaw Group currently has more than 70 offices in 35 countries, with over 4 000 employees, of which 2 700 people are employed within the UK. The majority of the company’s R&D and manufacturing is carried out in the UK and for the year ended June 2016 Renishaw achieved sales of £436.6 million of which 95% was due to exports. The company’s largest markets are China, USA, Germany and Japan.

At Machine Tool South Africa in May Renishaw will be displaying their metrology solutions including CMM, machine tool, laser calibration as well as their additive manufacturing technologies.

Retecon Machine Tools Hall 6 Stand J8 and Stand H1
The Retecon Machine Tools Stand H1 will have five DMG MORI machines, a Ficep machine, two Kasto machines, a Koike machine and two GF Agie Charmilles machines on it.

The DMG Mori machines will consist of CMX 50 U universal milling machine for 5-sided machining with XYZ axis of 500/450/400mm and table size of 630 x 500mm. The DMG MORI CTX 450 lathe has a turning diameter of 400mm and a turning length of 600mm. Just recently released the DMC 650 V milling machine has XYZ travels of 650 x 520 x 475, rapid traverse of 42m/min and a table load of 800 kilograms. The NLX 2500Y with Y-axis and hobbing capabilities. There will also be a DMG MORI tool pre-setter on the stand.

The Ficep machine is an Excalibur, a CNC controlled horizontal mono spindle drilling line to process profiles, the Kasto machines are fully automatic band saws and the Koike PNC 12 is portable, operated by CNC and suitable for both plasma or oxy-fuel cutting.

The two GF Agie Charmilles consist of the new Cut 350E EDM machine and the SP 3 U die sinking machine.

The Retecon Machine Tools Stand J8 consists of Trumpf sheet metal equipment. The Trumpf TruBend 3100 is a 100 ton force press brake with 3 060mm bending length, the Trumpf TruLaser 3030 fiber laser with a table size of 3 000 by 1 500mm and 3kW power and the all NEW Trumpf TruPunch 1000 punching machine with a working area of 2 050 x 1 250mm which can at a later date be upgraded to a Punch/laser combination machine.

Other equipment on the stands will include Hexagon measuring and CM equipment such as laser scanning arms and a 3D measuring machine.

RGC Engineering Hall 7 Stand A01
RGC will have a full interactive Measurelink statistical process control system (SPC) setup, showing the latest in integration of digital measurement tools. This will include micrometers, vernier’s, height gauges and other small tools. RGC will also be showing the ability to integrate this with other capital items like 3D coordinate measurement machines (CMM), vision machines (2D and 3D optical measurement machines), Surftest (surface roughness tester) and others.

On the Marposs side RGC will be showcasing some of the state of the art solutions for production inspection requirements, manual hand held inspection gauges, in line bench measuring fixtures and fully automated in line inspection systems for specific custom inspection requirements including Real Time SPC.

RGC will be showcasing a range of GOM Atos Core scanners in various setups and measuring volumes as well as the portable Tritop system that measures coordinates of 3D objects quickly and precisely, showing capabilities of 3D digitising, deformation analysis, CAD overlay and full inspection. Live demonstrations will be done at the stand.

Skok Machine Tools Hall 6 Stand F01
Skok Machine Tools are adopting a “one stop machining shop” philosophy at the exhibition. They will be exhibiting a CNC vertical machining center from Johnford, a CNC lathe from Goodway, a 4th axis rotary table from Golden Sun along with a band saw from Mega. Information and videos on the Ocean beam drilling lines will also be available.

On the tooling side of the business the company will be exhibiting Kyocera cutting tools, Allied drilling products, Smicut thread milling and solid carbide tooling and holding tools from SYIC.

The machines will be run on “dry run” demonstrations throughout the exhibition demonstrating the machine capabilities and the tooling options available. There will be a focus on the MFH range of high feed cutters from Kyocera, the endless turning and milling options from Kyocera, the thread milling range from Smicut, the SYIC holding tools and the versatility of the Allied drilling range.

Somta Tools Hall 6 Stand G04
OSG Corporation recently became Somta Tool’s largest shareholder and has big plans to take Somta Tools to a whole new level of excellence. As Somta Tools and OSG join forces, their customers will now have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of two highly recognised international cutting tool manufacturing companies offering a wide variety of the latest innovative technologies available from both companies.

OSG Corporation is a comprehensive cutting tool manufacturer that holds a large international market share in its mainstay industry. Somta Tools manufactures HSS and solid carbide products.

Somta Tools and OSG will use the Machine Tools Africa 2017 exhibition to promote the relationship between the two companies. A selected range of OSG products will be launched at the exhibition. Other OSG products will also be on display. These will include OSG’s high performance carbide drills, micro-sized carbide end mills and their latest ranges of indexable drills as well as their powder material A Tap Series and a variety of HSS-Co extra long drills. Somta Tools’ existing product line will also be on display.

Star Tooling Hall 6 Stand C13
Star Tooling is the sole South African distributor for precision cutting tool world brands such as Tungaloy, Rego-Fix, HKF, Zeus, Rotor, Benz and Pinzbohr.

The product range includes carbide cutting tools from Tungaloy, the original ER collet system, the powRgrip® System, micRun® System, secuRgrip®, reCool® Cooling System and a variety of other toolholders, collets, nuts and accessories from Rego-Fix, cutting tools from HKF, knurling and other special tools from Zeus, live centers and chucks from Rotor, tooling systems for turning and milling machines and machining centers from Benz Inc and rugged boring heads and systems from Pinzbohr. A range of these products will be on display.

Stillam CNC Programming Solutions Hall 6 Stand B15
Vero Software’s South African reseller, Stillam CNC Programming Solutions, are partnering several machine tool resellers with their software products, Edgecam and Radan driving CNC machines on a variety of stands.

“The show is quite a revolution. It’s set to be the biggest trade exhibition of its kind in Africa. It’s a showcase of all that rotates, turns, cuts, forms, bends, shapes and more. It’s the perfect venue to highlight Edgecam and Radan’s powerful programming abilities on machines from several different manufacturers, across the range of cutting technologies,” says Ryan Scott, from Stillam.

As well as partnering the machine tool resellers, Stillam will also be displaying Edgecam, Radan and PartXplore on their own booth with a dedicated support desk for that week for customers visiting the exhibition.

TaeguTec Hall 6 Stand G08
TaeguTec has grown to become not only South Korea’s largest and most innovative industrial cutting tool manufacturer, but also an important provider of tungsten powders, solid carbide rolls and specialised industrial products to the world at large.

TaeguTec is a full-service cutting tool provider with an extensive line of tools for every industry. TaeguTec’s product lines of tungsten carbide cutting tools include inserts and holder bodies for turning, milling, drilling, grooving, parting applications and solid carbide tools and tooling systems. The latest products from tooling ranges will be on display.

TaeguTec will also have a complete range of drills on display including replaceable-head drills, indexable-insert drills, solid-carbide drills and replaceable-head drills with indexable inserts.

Talmac Machine Tools Hall 6 Stand H05
Talmac Machine Tools are suppliers of Faccin (plate rolls, section benders and dished ends), Gasparini (pressbrakes, plasma’s, shears), Prima Power (lasers,punching and bending) and Omera (presses, ironworkers and trimming machines) and Bigstone (band saws).

On display the company will have a Prima Power E5 X punching machine with a worktable of 1 250 by 2 500mm and a Faccin plate roll 4 HEL 3134 that has a roll length of 3 050mm.

TH Machine Tools Hall 7 Stand B05
TH Machine Tools specialises in used, reconditioned and new fabrication, manufacturing and engineering machines, including press brakes, guillotines, plate rolls, metal workers, lathes, milling machines, drilling machines, bandsaws and more.

TH Machine Tools supplies the engineering industry with good quality and value for money machines tools, services and spares. All machines go through a thorough commissioning process before leaving the floor, and a reliable team of specialised technicians attends to all after sales services and maintenance. The company will have a range of the machines they market on display.

Toolquip & Allied Hall Stand C14
Toolquip and Allied will be exhibiting a full range of CNC and conventional machines. Some new machines that will be on show will be the Omni Router, Yimeng high speed CNC tapping center, a VMV850 CNC mill from Weida, a Focus FCL-200HT turning center, Cosen automatic bandsaw, a Rongfu bandsaw, a Pinnacle milling machine with Newall digital readout, a Baty vision system, a range of Mitutoyo measuring equipment, the latest drilling and milling technology from YG1 and a range of new products from Korloy Carbide.

TDC Cutting Tools
TDC Cutting Tools Inc. is one of the fastest growing cutting tool manufacturing companies in the world, and one of the world’s market leaders for high speed steel cutting tools.

TDC supplies the African market with the Cleveland range of industrial cutting tool products, which includes high speed steel twist drills that the company manufactures, as well as the Cle-Line range of DIY products.

TDC’s industrial range of cutting tools is also available for the metalworking industry locally. Products that will be available include HSS straight shank drills and HSS MTS drills, with other cutting tool product groups such as taps, solid carbide end mills, solid carbide drills, reamers, rotary burrs and bi-metal saws.

Traceability Solutions Hall 6 Stand A24
Traceability Solutions market products in the field of marking, identification, and traceability. Their solutions give clients brand protection, accountability, authentication, traceability and many more important business requirements in this day and age. Nothing is too hot, cold, fast, slow, rough, or too tough for them. From basic handheld marking tools to the most sophisticated pin, laser and inkjet solutions for every manufacturer and application.

They provide a wide range of marking and identification solutions for industries including automotive, aviation, carpentry, engineering, livestock, mining, medical, pharmaceutical, construction, plastics, military, heavy/primary metals and much more. From conventional marking methods, pinstamp and laser marking systems, to direct part marking, high-security tags and barcode scanners.

Victor Fortune Hall 7 Stand A12
Victor Fortune will be showing off the latest developments in automation. On display will be a VT 26/60 HD CNC lathe with overhead gantry. The machine has a maximum turning capacity of 410mm with 600mm between centres and a spindle bore bar capacity of 75mm. This new HD version is an upgrade on the very well tried and proven VT 26 that has been sold in the South African market for many years.

The gantry will also be supplied by Victor and will consist of a GR-10 2-axis overhead unit running on LM linear guides and driven and controlled by servo motors assuring high speed (90/60m/min for horizontal/vertical axis), stability and positioning accuracy of +/- 0.05mm. This reliable and affordable system will help with the loading and unloading of components to increase production and reduce overheads.

The new Victor P106 CNC vertical machining center will be on display for the first time. Designed for high performance machining, particularly in the mould and die industry. The extra wide castings allow for fast 48m/min rapid travel rates and a 12 000rpm spindle with BBT-40 tooling. This machine will be partnered with a Fanuc robot to show latest available aids to productivity.

Also shown for the first time will be the new NP-16 CNC lathe for small components where speed is of utmost importance. The footprint of this machine has been reduced to take up far less space than previous machines. This machine will be equipped with a Fedek barfeeder.

Victor will also be showing their well-established plastic injection moulding machines with the latest 140 ton Energy Saving machine on display.

Also on display will be a Palmary ODC series CNC cylindrical internal and external grinder with a grinding capacity of 320mm diameter and 600mm between centres.

WD Hearn Machine Tools Hall: 7 Stand C05, Hall 7 Stand D05, Hall 7 Stand C08, Hall 7 Stand C06
WD Hearn Machine Tools was founded in 1937 and is celebrating the company’s 80th anniversary this year.

With just over 300m² exhibition space spread across five stands, WD Hearn Machine Tools are going to showcase a Leadwell CNC machining center, the V50 L with Siemens 828D control, a large Leadwell LTC 25 IXXL box way turning center with Siemens 828D control, a small Leadwell T5i linear way CNC turning center with Fanuc control and a Fanuc robot that will be interfaced to a Renishaw Equator mass production gauging system, and a Leadwell CNC V-42i Economy vertical machining center.

WD Hearn Machine Tools will also be introducing the first LK TC-710 BT30 drilling and tapping center with the Siemens 828D control and 12 000RPM DDS and 3+2 trunion table from Detron offering 5-axis capabilities on a small compact machine.

From Nikon Metrology, the company will display the MCAx 2.0 articulated arm with MMDx100 Scanner for reverse engineering and a state-of-the-art precision Nikon Altera CMM with LDx 60 scanner.

On the waterjet cutting side the latest Flow Water Jet Mach 2 with 3 x 2 metre table will be on display. In the field of EDM the company will be showing a Mitsubishi MV 1200s WEDM and a Mitsubishi EA 12S CNC EDM.

The company will also exhibit a Kitamura CNC machining center – the high-powered MyCenter 4XiD, a 3-axis milling machine. There will be extensive Renishaw machine tool probing demos on the machines, as well a variety in machine tool accessories and tooling.

Yaskawa Southern Africa Hall 6 Stand G06
Yaskawa Southern Africa delivers innovative robotic solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application. The company offers arc welding robots, gantry solutions, welding fixtures, packaging robots, including palletising handling solutions and robots for machine tending robots for CNC metal removal, sheet metal and fabrication. The company also provides inverter drives, servo drives and motion controllers, introducing many ground-breaking innovations over the past decades. Products are used in all fields of machine building and industrial automation and have a high reputation for outstanding quality and durability. Additionally, the company offers accessories such as welding torches, torch mounts, cables, wire feed units and torch cleaning systems.

The company will have a number of robots on display including one tending a CNC machine tool.

Other companies which are exhibiting but did not submit any information at the time of going to print include AG Sharp Supplies and Services, Allfi Waterjet, Baypac / Bantleon, CAD House, CML Machine Tools, CNC Clear Cut, Coalition Engineering Supplies KZN, CTSA (featuring Electron), Efamatic Machine Tools, Elliot & Small (Transvaal), Elquip Solutions, Engineering Dynamics, Fanuc South Africa, Gallo Industrial Solutions/ Shanghai Gas Welding Equipment, Hytorc, Lind SA Automation, LSG Machine Tools, Magnum Machine Tools, Meridyen Int’l Fair, MultiCam, Pilana Metal S.R.O, Product Development Technology Station/Centre for Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing, Randie Machine Tools, SAIMC, Samsung Machine Tools, Siemens, Somo-Sirio-Soitaab, Torchtech Supplies, Trotec Laser and Walker Machine Tools.