DMG / Mori Seiki launched its first corporate development, the MILLTAP 700 compact machining centre during the opening of the newly designed Singapore Technology Centre in February 2012.
Predicting a two-digit growth in sales within the next three years at Austech 2011 in Australia, Dr. Jens Hardenacke, CEO of DMG Asia confirmed that DMG / Mori Seiki Australia, which commenced joint sales and services in 2010, “grew by two-digits with respect to machine pieces” in 2011.
The plan for 2012 was to grow by around 20 per cent, Dr. Hardenacke said during a press interview.
Joint developments such as the MILLTAP 700 are one of the cornerstones of DMG / Mori Seiki’s growth plans not only in Asia, but in all markets, including Europe.
Productivity and efficiency were at the core for development of the MILLTAP 700. The high machining speed usual in the field of tapping centres is supported by a high-speed tool changer which achieves chip-to-chip times of 1.5 seconds enabling a highly efficient process.
There is also a special feature: the complete drive of the magazine – it takes 15 or optionally 25 tools – is integrated into the spindle head.
Key features in this context are the dynamic response of up to 1.6g in the linear axes as well as fast axis movements up to 60m/min, which increases productivity.