C W Fletcher & Sons Limited, have recently invested in a brand-new machine to enhance their growing manufacturing capabilities. The machine was selected due to its unique layout which, using an A axis tilting head along the X axis plane, provides tool access to all machining areas of a large component in a very small footprint.
The Gruppo Parpas ROLLER XL is a fixed gantry machine which offers maximum flexibility through a wide variety of table configurations and spindle heads. The square or round continuous rotary table, capable of carrying loads up to 3,500 kg, can also be supplied for turning applications up to 600rpm. The continuous universal head is fitted with a high torque 18,000rpm spindle and other spindle options are available.
Gruppo Parpas, established in Italy in 1951, consists of three closely related companies - Parpas, OMV and Famu. The Group is a major manufacturer of 'medium to large' range of sophisticated machine tools and a supplier of gantry mills, horizontal boring machines, bed-type mills and 5-axis machines, many using linear drive technology to achieve high speeds, fast metal removal and providing long term reliability.
C W Fletcher & Sons are based in Sheffield and pride themselves on having over a century of precision engineering experience and providing highly accurate and critical parts for a range of customers in sectors including aerospace, nuclear, defence and space. For more information on C W Fletcher & Sons visit them at www.cwfletcher.co.uk