600 Machine Tools’ display at Austech 2011 will include Colchester-Harrison lathes, along with Electrox laser-markers, digital readouts, and accessories. The turning machines will be demonstrated by Ross Whittle of Advanced Machine Tools, the company’s exclusive agent for machine tools in Victoria.
Already the biggest manufacturer of turning machines in Europe, the UK-based 600 Group recently acquired a large centre of excellence in Poland that will produce high-spec versions of its world-famous Colchester-Harrison lathes – which boast a pedigree that began in the 19th century. According to the exhibitor, 600 Machine Tools has a sound reputation with company owners and workshop managers throughout Australian industry for the quality of its machines, and its exemplary service and training programs.
Sydney-based 600 Machine Tools is now the sole outlet in Australia for another member of the 600 Group, Electrox of Letchworth Garden City – a company that has harnessed laser technology to become an expert in its field. The Hertfordshire-based firm is an acknowledged global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of laser marking systems.
These machines will be demonstrated at Austech 2011 by the agent for Victoria, Melbourne-based Ruby Works Ltd. Managing director Robert Reid says: “Many industries that have not traditionally used laser marking are embracing the benefits of permanently marking components and finished products, and more sectors are now switching to laser marking from such traditional techniques as stamping, pin, and dot-peen marking.”
He adds: “Now available is the Electrox Raptor laser – the first laser marking system to be powered by EF technology. Such is its faith in this new system that Electrox is able to give EF Technology a four year warranty – the longest warranty available anywhere in the laser marking industry.”
The machines and ancillary equipment on display at this year’s Austech represents the tip of the iceberg, because 600 Machine Tools is the exclusive distributor in the Asia-Pacific region for all 600 Group products, including the workholding systems of Parat, Crawford, and Pratt Burnerd.
Additionally, the Sydney-based company represents such global ‘blue chip’ brands as Fanuc Robodrills, YCM machining centres, Joemars EDMs, Paragon cylindrical grinders, Erlo drills, and TOS Varnsdorf horizontal milling and boring machines, along with a range of mills, saws, and other competitively-priced machine tools.
600 Machine Tools recently moved its regional head office into larger premises at Foundry Road in Sydney’s Seven Hills, close to the M2 motorway, and has branches and distributors in Australia’s cities.
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