Plan your trip to Machine Tools Africa 2020

Quality tools and machinery are the backbone of the South African manufacturing industry which is why Machine Tools Africa 2020 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 12-15 May 2020, 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, as well as suppliers in the additive manufacturing, automation and control industries.

Close to 80 companies will be exhibiting at Machine Tools Africa 2020. 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.

As a value-add for visitors, the Seminar Theatre, hosted by the South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering (SAIMechE), will see top industry experts presenting topics covering the latest innovations, industry trends and future technologies. These seminars are free to attend.

Another visitor attraction will be the ATI Skills Zone, where the future of skills development will be in the spotlight. Developed in partnership with the Artisans Training Institute (ATI), this area will be a fully functional workshop where learners will demonstrate trade skills learned at ATI including electrical, instrumentation, welding, and fitting and turning, amongst others.

The South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC), representing the capital equipment and project sector both for new projects and for the aftermarket, has partnered with Machine Tools Africa and will be supporting the ‘new products and technologies’ walk-way with its demarcated stands.

Also committed to the show is the South African Institute of Welding (SAIW), a non-profit technical organisation dedicated to furthering standards in welding-fabrication and related technologies.

Opening times
Machine Tools Africa 2020 will take place from Tuesday 12 May 2020 until Friday 15 May 2020 and will be open from 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 2020 website.

Snapshot of the Machine Tools Africa 2020 exhibitors

The following is a selection of some 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 J18

As one of the market leaders in the supply and support of state-of-the-art machinery to the South African market for over 35 years, Amada is once again proud to demonstrate technology that not only provides the total solution, but also gives a technological advantage with total peace of mind.

The 2020 Machine Tool Show will see the latest in fiber laser technology, which incorporates the latest variable beam technology together with an Amada built power source to guarantee repeatability and reliability. With machines only being as efficient as the operator, Amada will couple this with an automatic sheet manipulation system as well as a parts removal and sorting system, which ultimately reduce the human intervention.

To complement this solution, there will also be a servo driven turret punch press – demonstrating the reduction in running costs as well as reduced maintenance costs. The bending side of the offering will incorporate the new electric servo bender for small part / high-speed bending, the mid-range 7-axis hydraulic bender, as well as the top of the range bending machinery with automatic tool loading / unloading.

To show the simplicity and ease of machine integration, we will be holding software demonstrations throughout each day.


B&R Metrology Solutions Hall 6, Stand B10

B&R Metrology Solutions specialises in supplying cost-effective metrology and measuring equipment for the manufacturing industry. They will exhibit an exciting portion of their product range including Coordinate Measuring Machines, Video measuring, portable scanning arms and more from reputable brands, including LK Altera, Renishaw, Nikon Metrology, Mahr and many more.


Bystonic South Africa Hall 6 Stand B9

Bystronic South Africa are suppliers of sheet metal fabrication solutions and metal processing equipment. The focus lies on the automation of the complete material and data flow of the cutting and bending process chain. Bystronic’s portfolio includes laser cutting systems, press brakes, and associated automation and software solutions. Comprehensive services round off the portfolio.
Without giving too much information away, as Bystronic South Africa is looking to surprise its visitors who attend the exhibition, they will have a new laser on display, three press brakes, one of which is new to the product range, a tube cutting configurator, storage solution options, deburring and finishing systems and software demonstrations.


DC Auto-Motion Hall 6 Stand J9

DC Auto-Motion prides itself on supplying various automation companies as well as machine tool companies with THK LM Guide linear bearings and ball screw products, providing sound technical advice and product know-how. DC Auto-Motion will celebrate 10 years in business in April, commemorating a decade of high-quality products and service excellence. DC Auto-Motion will be showcasing a variety of THK’s linear motion products, from the world’s pioneering LM Guide, to precision ball screws, as well as some automated demonstration equipment. DC Auto-Motion will also be featuring some of their other products that they represent such as rotary encoders from Fritz Kübler Germany, linear guide and telescopic slides from Rollon Italy and couplings and machine elements from NBK Japan.


Duncan Macdonald & Co Hall 6 Stand G7

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.


Elkana CNC Services Hall 6 Stand A1

Elkana CNC Services is a privately-owned business who offer maintenance, service and installations on various CNC equipment. Elkana CNC Services is also a representative of the Chiron Group, a Swiss manufacturing company that specialises in the development and manufacture of CNC vertical milling and turning machining centers, as well as turnkey manufacturing solutions.

The focus will be on the new service concept called LifetimeSolutions. This service concept is primarily aimed at the different phases in the lifecycle of machines and equipment. These phases form the framework for the services. From knowledge transfer, maintenance management, service agreements, retrofits and modernisation through to smart services for digital manufacturing, depending on the customer’s needs and the life-phase of the machine.


Fanuc South Africa Hall 6 Stand D1

Fanuc South Africa will be exhibiting three new products. The Fanuc Series 0i-F Plus is the latest model of the 0i CNC series, which has exceeded 1.3 million cumulative shipments worldwide, and supersedes the popular 0i-F. The 0i-F Plus now includes iHMI, Fanuc’s new user interface which has been designed to be extremely easy to use. Intuitive menu icons, high-visibility design and animated features take the head-scratching out of complex machining operations, making accessing even the most sophisticated programmes and functionalities straightforward. Users already familiar with iHMI on Fanuc Series 30i-B will find it very easy to use the 0i-F Plus. The operator interface hardware has also a new modern design with a dark theme.

The production monitoring system Fanuc MT-Link I is a PC software that connects machines in the factory by collecting, managing and making various information about the machines visible. Not only can it connect machines with Fanuc CNC’s, but also other peripheral devices like PLCs and others. In addition, it contributes to make the machine IoT ready. Information from various sensors can be connected and data can be collected.

Also look out for the new type of collaborative robot – Fanuc CRX-10iA – a completely new level of industrial robots working hand in hand with manufacturing workers.


Flexilube Hall 6 Stand G16

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 6 Stand D6

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.


Grinding Techniques Hall 6 Stand A36

Founded in 1981 in Chamdor, Krugersdorp, Gauteng, Grinding Techniques has developed into an important force in the industrial abrasive market. Known as the biggest local abrasive manufacturer in Southern Africa, they have since 2014 become an important part of the global Tyrolit Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of grinding and dressing tools and a system provider for the construction industry based in Austria.

This year at Machine Tools Africa, they will showcase an array of application specific vitrified and resinoid bonded products. From precision grinding to specialist cutting and grinding operations, you will find a selection of application solutions driven to add value to your business.

Visit their stand for an impressive display of gear, surface, saw sharpening and centreless grinding wheels. On the smaller spectrum of wheels, you will find a range of internal cylindrical grinding wheels, segments and specialised diamond and CBN grinding wheels. A variety of coated abrasives, including flap discs and abrasive belts, to assist in achieving optimum surface finish will also be on display.

Perfectly positioned to serve and supply the abrasive market, Grinding Techniques offer realistic minimum quantities with competitive production lead times, technological expertise and attractive prices – a complete package focused on service and customer satisfaction.



Guhring Hall 6 Stand G1

Everything from a single supplier, Guhring produces over 1 500 tons of carbide every year, making the company one of the largest carbide producers worldwide. Guhring produce a comprehensive range of standard tools on a large scale. Customised and client-specific bespoke solutions complete Guhring’s offering.

Guhring manage over 600 projects every year with the responsibility for designing new tools, upgrading or converting machines and production lines, problem solving expertise with a comprehensive worry-free package and service that revolves around tools. Guhring’s sales network consists of more than 900 tool specialists across the globe.

Guhring provide advice and service regarding any tool-related matter and together with their customers, they implement highly efficient solutions every single day.

On display will be the company’s Guhring Tool Management. Guhring acts as the central logistics partner or as the cooperation partner for the entire tool management process, everything tailored to your needs. The TM tool dispensing system is a continuous development within Industry 4.0.

You can also find out about Guhring’s reconditioning services of regrind, recoat and reuse, thus reprocessing constant performance over the entire service life of the tool. In over 50 service centres worldwide Guhring’s tools are refurbished back to their original quality. As the inventor of the first carbide layer Guhring has been developing new coating types and coating technologies for tool application for over 40 years.



Hi-Tech Machine Tools Hall 6 Stand C12

Hi-Tech Machine Tools will exhibit various Mazak CNC machines ranging from a standard 2-axis lathe, Integrex (Mill-Turn) machine to a 5-axis simultaneous milling machine. Featured on the Mazak CNC machines will be Open Mind hyperMILL CAM software and Albrecht tool holders used on the live demonstration parts which will be running through the duration of the exhibition.

Mazak CNC machines are of Japanese origin. Mazak manufactures vertical and horizontal CNC lathes, vertical and horizontal machining centers, the Integrex Mill-Turn, 5-axis machining centers and laser processing machines. Mazak CNC machines feature the Mazatrol Smooth Series Controller. The Smooth G & X Controller boast a 19” capacitive touch screen to make daily functions quick and easy. The Smooth controller can utilise both Mazatrol and ISO(G-Code) programs making programming for any operator each and functional.

Open Mind hyperMILL CAM software originates from Wessling, Germany. HyperMILL is a modular and flexible CAM solution for 2.5D, 3D and 5-axis milling as well as mill turning and machining operations such as high-speed cutting (HSC) and high-performance cutting (HPC), with everything integrated in a single interface. The special applications for milling impellers, blisks, turbine blades, tubes and tyre moulds complete the range of functions available in hyperMILL. hyperMILL can be used as a standalone system using hyperCAD-S or hyperMILL can run as an add-in for Solidworks or Autodesk Inventor.

Albrecht Precision Chucks, based in Wernau, Germany manufacture keyless drill chucks for manual milling and turning machines. Albrecht have also designed a keyless CNC drill chuck for modern applications and demands. When utilising milling tools for high performance and heavy-duty machining, Albrecht has the APC and Ultra chucks which use a 1:16 worm gear to pull the special collet on a 1.25 degree taper into the holder ensuring high clamping force for peace of mind and increased vibration dampening. When hard to reach areas and 5-axis strategies are needed, Albrecht can offer the 5-axis Slim Line, XXL Extensions and Micro Chucks. The Pin-Lock feature which mechanically secures the Weldon notch in the collect enables even better security when milling difficult to machine materials.



Lead Machine Tools Hall 6 Stand B12

Lead Machine Tools was founded in 2011 and has since built a reputation throughout South Africa as a high-end, B-BBEE Machine Tools merchant, supplying high-technology machine tools and accessories. Lead Machine Tools has carefully selected hi-tech suppliers from Europe, USA, Taiwan and Japan to cover a wide range of machine shop, job shop and production requirements. They are continually improving the product range to keep up with the constantly evolving technological manufacturing world.

Lead Machine Tools stock a large variety of CNC accessories, CNC tooling, conventional machines and related equipment. For quotations or advice please don’t hesitate to contact one of our professional sales engineers.

On display will be a Sino VMC-850P and VMC-640HL vertical machining centers, a Hwacheon Cutex 160B MC with driven tools and a robot with a Renishaw Equator making it an integrated cell and a Taili 100T injection moulding machine.


Machine Tools Online Hall 6 Stand E3

MTO are suppliers of new and used quality machine tools for both the engineering and sheet metal fabrication industries. As of 2020, Machine Tools Online has been appointed the official agent for YAWEI machinery. Established in 1956, YAWEI has grown into one of the leading manufacturers of high-end CNC sheet metal processing machine tools in China.

On the stand will be a Yawei PBC series 220T x 4100mm CNC press brake with a Delem DA-66T control and a Yawei HLE series 3KW fiber laser, featuring a 1500mm x 3000mm cutting area with an automatic pallet exchange table. Both machines have already been sold to Regrade Masters in Johannesburg.

If you are looking for the right quality machinery at the right price, make sure to visit our stand at this year’s Machine Tools Expo!



Mecad Manufacturing Hall 6 Stand C8

Mecad Manufacturing is the only local, complete engineering software provider with global market-leading products and world-class support in various locations across the country. Servicing industries ranging from mining to aerospace to medical. Increasing productivity and visibility throughout the design-to-manufacture process and across the shop floor. Controlling everything from CNC plate processing machines through precision machining equipment to hi-tech robots.

Besides optimising your productivity, Mecad Manufacturing is passionate about providing decision support systems that turn your procedures from cost-cutting processes to revenue-generating tools, in order to maximise profitability. This would not be complete without the ability to control quality and reverse engineer products. But, guess what …

Mecad Manufacturing will exhibit its six main software solution partners: Sigmanest, Mastercam, SolidWorks, Robotmaster, CIMCO and Verisurf. Technical and sales personnel will be on the stand to analyse your needs and provide you with the right solutions for your business.



Metal Chip Machinery Hall 6 Stand J11

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 HSG Lasers, Muratec, Kaltenbach, CoastOne, Gerradi and Buffalo Machinery (Microcut) amongst others.

On display will be two CoastOne electric press brakes, a 2kW HSG fiber laser and a display of Gerradi tooling.



PBS Machine Tools Hall 6 Stand E1 and E2

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 rates, whilst being connected to view your machines status.

The machines on display will include TongTai machining center and lathes with increased rapids, higher productivity and improved a focus on cost: performance ratios. The company will also have a variety of models from our supplier base in order to show potential customers that PBS is your go to solution, whether you are in mass production or the jobbing environment. These include CNC lathes and tube and pipe bending machines.

The TongTai VMC VP series has a direct drive spindle, 48m/min rapid on X/Y/Z, pre-loaded linear guides, tool life management and large machining ability and tapping capacity. High speed machining at a reasonable cost solution.

The TongTai TE2500MB CNC lathe has dual spindle with driven tools, allowing users to optimise cycle times as well as complete jobs in one set up.

Adding to this, carefully selected; automation, machine accessories and productivity tools for the modern engineering shop.



Pilot Tools Hall 6 Stand A4

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.



Puma Machine Tools Hall 6 Stand H6

Puma Machine Tools was established in 2001 after an opportunity arose when we were offered the sole agency for the Machine Tool Division of Daewoo Heavy Industries from Korea. In the interim, a name change took place and the machine tool section is now being manufactured by Doosan Machine Tools in South Korea. They are one of the leading manufacturers of CNC machine tools for lathes, machining centers and horizontal boring machines.

Their range of such machines are used in tool room, small to medium batch size production, as well as highly specialised production machinery, from small gantry type CNC lathes up to multi-tasking CNC turning centers.

Other machines that the company offers includes Chevalier surface grinders, VTEC-Vision Wide Tech double column machining centers, CSM tube bending machines, Citizen CNC lathes, JFY sheet metal equipment, Iemca bar feeders, Chin Fong presses and Hankook vertical boring and turning mills.

The main displays on Puma Machine Tools’ stand will be CNC metal removal sheet metal and pipe manipulation equipment.

These will include on the metal removal side a Doosan DNM 5700 vertical machining center with XYZ travels of 1 050mm by 570mm by 510mm, a Doosan LYNX 2100LSY turning center with a turning length of 550mm and swing of 600mm, a compact CNC turning center – the Doosan LEO 1600 with a turning length of 300mm and swing of 320mm and a Doosan GT2100B horizontal turning center with a turning length of 562mm and swing of 390mm.

On the sheet metal side Puma Machine Tools will have a JFY 3kW fiber laser and a JFY 3100 pressbrake with a 100 ton bending force and width of 3 100mm. They will also have a Cosen bandsaw on display.



Rapid 3D Hall 6 Stand A11

Rapid 3D supplies and supports additive manufacturing (3D printing) solutions from EOS. EOS is the global technology and quality leader for high-end solutions in the field of additive manufacturing (AM). Rapid 3D was founded in 2004 and has an experienced and expert team ready to assist you in leveraging AM technology for your business. Solutions covering verticals such as aerospace, automotive, industrial manufacture and more. Rapid 3D can supply AM solutions for the production of parts in metal and polymer as well as full processing solutions.



Retecon Hall 6 Stand J8, Stand H5, Stand H1, Stand K8, Stand K10

With over 50 years of experience Retecon is a leading supplier of machine tools, accessories and measuring equipment to the metal working industry in Southern Africa. Retecon’s variety of products include vertical and horizontal machining centers, turning centers, large boring mills, profile cutting and drilling lines, grinding machines, laser cutting systems, bending machines, punching and forming machinery, automatic sawing equipment, roll forming and tube bending machinery, manufacturing lines for tubes, presses, measuring equipment and much more.

The Retecon stands will have a Trumpf 10kW laser, a Trumpf 4kW laser, a Trumpf Trubend 7036 press brake, a Trumpf Trubend 3100 press brake, a DMG CMX 50 U, an AgieCharmilles CUT E 350 wire cut, a Weber deburring machine and various small machines for general industry.

The DMG MORI CMX 50 U is a 5-axis milling machine with XYZ travels of 500mm by 450mm by 400mm and a table load of 200kg. The AgieCharmilles CUT E 350/AgieCharmilles CUT E 600 range puts efficiency at the touch of your finger with a smart, easy-to-use human-machine interface (HMI) and onboard technologies that streamline your job setup, improve your cutting speed, improve your surface finish, protect your valuable workpieces, and ensure your process robustness.

On the Trumpf side there will be on display two fiber lasers, one equipped with a 10kW TruDisk laser and the other with a 10 TruDisk.

The Trumpf TruBend Series 7000 press brakes consists of two models: The TruBend 7036 has a press force of 36 tons and a bending length of 1 020mm. Its usable installation height is 295mm. The Trumpf Trubend 3100 press brake features a press force of 110 tons and 3 000mm of bending length in a space-saving design. It comes standard with a 2-axis backgauge, with the option to expand to a 4 or 5-axis backgauge.

From Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence there will be a Hexagon Absolute Arm portable measuring arm optimised for probing, a Hexagon Absolute Arm portable measuring arm optimised for scanning, a Hexagon Laser Tracker system, a Hexagon CMM 09-15-08 coordinate measuring machine and a Hexagon Tube inspector.



RGC Engineering Hall 6 Stand G6

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.



Simteq Engineering Hall 6 Stand E10

Simteq enable clients to know what to make, how to make it and check that is was done right.
Their computer aided engineering (CAE) specialists have a passion and understanding to integrate simulation technology into real-life problems, engineering challenges and manufacturing uncertainties.

Simteq Engineering makes businesses profitable and competitive by taking costly trial-and-error design and manufacturing processes of products into the virtual world. With their team of expert engineers and their simulation and analysis technology, they make it simple to solve and prevent manufacturing and in-service problems of parts, assemblies and systems.

Simteq train, support and sell to our customers in these technologies and also provide specialist services in a number of highly specialised areas, where the industry may still lack the experience or access to the technology, such as manufacturing processes (weld, forming, additive), blasts, crashes, structural analyses, fluid flow, multibody dynamics.

Simteq is the local business partner of MSC Software, who is part of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence initiative to develop smart factories. MSC Software is one of the 10 original software companies who developed simulation technology to help NASA to put mankind on the moon.



Somta Tools Hall 6 Stand C9

Somta Tools’ theme and emphasis is on making manufacturing better, through all the new solutions that they have to offer the industry in South Africa.

Somta Tools will be focusing on the exciting new solutions that they have for extending the life and performance of wear components with all their new coatings that they can now offer. Customers products such as gear cutters and piercing punches with the new coatings will be on display. Somta Tools will also be showing some of their standard tooling as well but more the application products like reamers, UDL Drills, solid carbide roughing, finishing, VariCut and hi-feed end mills as well as solid carbide end mills for aluminium and also a few of the different specials that they make for some customers like nut taps and sugar grooving inserts.

Somta Tools are also launching a new multi-purpose range at the show, including an HSS drill range, a solid carbide drill range (one with internal coolant and one without), a 4-flute solid carbide high performance end mill, a HSSE OSG hand tap, a HSSE OSG spiral point and spiral flute tap. All of them are made to be able to machine into all different types of steel hence multi-purpose. All come with a new uniquely coloured coating specifically suited for this. The solid carbide drill range and all the taps have an uncoated option as well as a coated option.

Somta Tools will also be exhibiting a range of OSG’s tooling including some 15xD and 20xD HSS-Co drills with WXL coating for steels, cast iron and cast aluminium (TDXL), a new one pass thread mill with egiAs coating (AT-1), some HSS forming taps with multilayer TiCN coating for general steels, stainless steels and aluminium (R-XPF), some NEW 3xD and 5xD 3 flute carbide drills with internal coolant and EgiAs coating that allows high-feeds of 1 000mm/min process in steel and cast iron (ADO-TRS), some indexable tooling, as well finishing ball nose cutters (PFB) and others.

Somta Tools will also have on display clamping systems from sister company Vischer & Bolli and toolholder systems from industry partner D’Andrea.

Somta Tools will also have a Haas VF2 on the stand on which they will be machining big blocks of M200, 304 stainless steel and H13 hardened steel with some OSG products, including some powder metal forming taps with side through coolant and multi-layer TiCN coating for high speed tapping in general steels, aluminium, stainless steels (A-OIL-XPF), some 2xD carbide drills with EgiAs coating for flat drilling applications (ADF-2D), some carbide end mills with WXS coating and multi-flute with super radius for hardened steels up to 65 HRC and stainless steels (WXS-CRE) as well as the new multi-purpose spiral flute taps, coolant feed carbide drills and 4-flute solid carbide high performance end mills.



Spectrum Machine Tools Africa Hall 6 Stand A20

Spectrum Machine Tools Africa specialises in sheet metal and metal removal machines. Spectrum Machine Tools Africa is the sole distributor in South Africa for various brands such as Durmazlar Makina (Durma), Hyundai Wia, Tamsan Compressors, Mikropor, Metalix CAD/CAM software as well as other products complementing the products delivered by Spectrum Machine Tools such as press brake tooling, laser and plasma cutting consumables.

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. The machine has 3 000mm width, a 135 ton bending force and a 4th-axis.

The company will also have a range of press brake tooling and laser consumables on show.

In addition, Spectrum Machine Tools Africa will have on display a Hyundai Wia KL 2300A CNC turning center with a 355mm turning diameter and a 440mm turning length.



Stillam CNC Programming Solutions Hall 6, Stand B11

Stillam CNC Programming Solutions, the sole appointed authorised reseller of Alphacam, Edgecam, Radan, and WorkNC for Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. Stillam will be partnering with several machine tool dealers to showcase their software products driving CNC machines on the dealers’ respective stands.

They will also be displaying Alphacam, Edgecam, Radan and WorkNC in their booth with live demonstrations and a dedicated support desk for their customers attending MTA 2020.



Talmac Machine Tools Hall 6 Stand C6

Talmac Machine Tools are suppliers of Prima Power (lasers, punching and bending machines), Faccin (plate rolls, section bending and dishing lines), Gasparini (pressbrakes and shears), Omera (presses, ironworkers and trimming machines) Millutensil (feeding lines), Norda (press automation), Kinetic (plasma cutting and drilling), Bigstone (bandsaws), Rolleri (pressbrake tooling).

On display the company will have a Prima Power Combi Sharp, an integrated punching and laser cutting at an affordable price. Combi Sharp combines unbeatable punching performance with the latest in fiber laser cutting, expanding the productivity of the highly versatile integrated manufacturing concept to a new customer range. The optimised cutting head and collimator, fiber and cutting parameters, deliver a very high cutting quality up to 8mm material thickness.

Talmac will also have a Faccin variable geometry plate roll up to 40mm, on display. Thanks to the special configuration of HAV electronic plate bending rolls, the machine’s three rolls move independently – the top roll moves vertically, the lower rolls horizontally – allowing you to adjust, as required, the centre distance between the lower rolls and the distance between the bending points, as is the case on a press brake with a variable opening lower die. By reducing to the minimum the centre distance between the lower rolls, the HAV series bending rolls obtain excellent traction of the sheet. In addition, by minimising the length of the straight part, they offer better quality pre-bending. The maximum centre distance between the lower rolls instead, makes it possible to produce a huge rolling capacity.

A Rolleri grinder for sharpening tools will also be on display.



TH Machine Tools Hall 6 Stand F8

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 machine 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.



TRM Supplies Hall 6 Stand F9

TRM offers products in the field of sheet metal machines for the following industries: Sheet metal, air-conditioning, rail and road transport, vehicle manufacturing, mining and engineering, structural and architectural steelwork, advertising display manufacturing and toolrooms.

TRM Supplies represents Hugong, Yangli, AMG, GMACC, MG, SEI Laser, SPI lasers, LTI KEBA Motion control, HSG and used Trumpf.

On display will be a Hugong HGlaser 3015 with a 3kW Trumpf/Precitec laser source using the latest CNC laser control, drives and servo motors from LTI-KEBA motion control, a Hugong Intelaser 3015 open type single table with a 1.5kW Rayus laser source, a Hugong Flashcut Plasma machine with a table size of 1 500mm x 3 000mm with Hypertherm Powermax 105 power source, a Yangli HB0615 high-speed CNC press brake with a 63 ton bending force and 1 500mm width, a King Macc CNC pipe bender GM-SB-38CNC-2A-1S and SPI Fiber Laser Source equipment. A range of laser and plasma consumables will be on display as well.

TRM Supplies will have representatives on the stand from Hugong China, SPI Laser UK, LTI-KEBA motion control from Germany, MG Rollers from Italy and the CSIR South Africa.



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.

Traceability Solutions provide a wide range of marking and identification solutions for the automotive, aviation, carpentry, engineering, livestock, mining, medical, pharmaceutical, construction, plastics, military, heavy/primary metals industries and many more.

Traceability Solutions will be showcasing some brand new innovative pinstamping products, as well as lasers.



WD Hearn Machine Tools Hall 6 Stands J12, J13, J14, J15, J16

WD Hearn is one of largest CNC machine tool suppliers in South Africa providing highly experienced technical support and quality after sale customer service wherever your business is situated. WD Hearn was established in 1937 and presently has branches in the four major cities around the country. WD Hearn is consistently up to date with the latest worldwide machine tool developments and current technology market trends. We make a point of understanding all customers’ needs to ensure that professional and customer-specific advice is given to all job shop and production requirements.

With just over 300m² exhibition space spread across five stands, WD Hearn Machine Tools are going to showcase five models of Leadwell CNC machines: The T-8XL linear way turning center, the V-50L vertical machining center, our best seller, the V-30i vertical machining center, the T-6iL compact turning center and the V-42iF vertical machining center.

Renishaw probing systems will be operating on some of the machines, including the Renishaw Blue Laser and the new Renishaw APC toolsetter for lathes.

The machines will have the following controls on them: Siemens 828D 15.2” touch screen control on the V-50L, Siemens 808D control on the T-6iL and Siemens 828D Basic on the V-42iF – so a complete mix of Siemens low to mid-range controls.

On display will also be Nikken 4th-axis rotary tables and angle heads.

On the EDM Wire side there will be two machines: Mitsubishi MV-2400S WEDM with D Cubes control and Mitsubishi EA-12S EDM CNC with 20-position electrode changer and Erowa C-axis.

There will also be a LK TC-710 Drill Tap Center with BT30 tooling and a LK CMM 10.76 with a Renishaw Revo Head. Included on the measuring side is a Starret HB400 shadow graph and an AMV300 video measuring system.

Other machines include a DMTG CKE 6150Z flatbed CNC lathe and a Kent KGS-84AHD surface grinder.

There will also be a Bodor P3015T 3kW combination fiber laser with a 6m with tube attachment.

A new series Flow waterjet machine – Mach 100 with a 3 000mm x 2 000mm cutting area – will be doing demonstrations.

Renishaw will also be present on the stand and will exhibit many products including the OMP40, NC-4, OTS, TS-27R, the Sprint probe, APC, RMP60, a couple of Equators and LK TC-710.

Other companies that are exhibiting but did not submit any information at the time of going to print include Additive Manufacturing Solutions, AR Industrial, Artisan Training Institute, Baypac Solutions, Birla, Chemical Solutions, CNC Professional Machine, Colturn, CTSA, Dongguan Winstech, Dromex, Elquip Solutions, HMR, Hytorc, Magnum Machine Tools, Pinnacle Welding, Redman Engineering, SA Argus Laser, Samsung Machine Tools, Serr Synergy, Shanghai Yingin, Skok Machine Tools, Somo, Trotec Laser, United Power, Universal Earthing, Yangzhou Metal Forming, Yomi Supply Chain, Yongda Precision and Yunnan Shenkun.