High calibre, high precision
Jones & Shipman Hardinge to handle Super Precision sales and support in UK & Ireland
Sales and technical support for the acclaimed Hardinge Super Precision (SP) range of turning and turn/grinding machines are now being handled in the UK and Ireland by Jones & Shipman Hardinge.
Based at its UK headquarters at Clifton Dunsmore near Rugby, Jones & Shipman Hardinge represents the interests of sister companies in the Hardinge group, i.e. Kellenberger, Hauser, Voumard, Tschudin and Usach, and now the SP products which were previously sold and supported from Germany. The company also represents the interests of Okamoto grinding solutions in the UK.
As Jones & Shipman Hardinge UK managing director Mike Duignan explains, while filling a niche roll, SP machines are widely recognised as production machines of the highest calibre:
“Machines in the SP and SP Quest range can offer combined turning and grinding systems specifically designed to optimise the high precision machining of complex parts. As well as their turning capability, the machines can be equipped with grinding spindles, giving them the capability of maintaining a continuous machining accuracy of 3 microns over extended periods of operation”, he explains.
Super Precision machines offer a very compact footprint and, with turnkey packages or optional automation, can operate as a stand-alone single machine or within a multi-cell environment.
“These machines are a perfect complement to our well-established capability across the spectrum of grinding,” adds Mike Duignan. “They allow us to offer an optimal solution for customers’ high precision, complex parts production, be it grinding, super precision hard turning or a combination of both.”
Hardinge, Inc. is the trusted global provider of high precision, computer-controlled machine tool solutions for critical, hard-to-machine metal parts and advanced workholding accessories. With over 125 years of experience, Hardinge offers the largest variety of metal-cutting turning machines, grinding machines, machining centres, collets, chucks, index fixtures, repair parts, standard and specialty workholding devices, and other machine tool accessories. Hardinge’s solutions can be found in a broad base of industries including aerospace, agricultural, automotive, construction, consumer products, defence, energy, medical, technology, and transportation. Headquartered in Berwyn, PA, the company designs, manufactures, and distributes machine tools in over 65 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia.
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