Advanced ‘one-hit’ machine tools take centre stage

Doosan DVF Vertical 5-Axis CNC Machining Centre

Mills CNC has announced that it will be showcasing two, new innovative DN Solutions’ machine tools on its stand (C160) at the Southern Manufacturing Show in February 2024.

Mills CNC, the exclusive distributor of DN Solutions’ and Zayer machine tools in the UK and Ireland, will showcase two advanced DN Solutions’ machine tools on its stand (C160) at the Southern Manufacturing Show in February 2024.

The machines comprising a new (5-axis) machining centre and a popular, and proven, multi-tasking lathe will demonstrate the significant productivity and process efficiency gains component manufacturers can expect to achieve by investing in fast, accurate and flexible ‘one-hit’ machine tool technologies from Mills CNC.

By taking two machines, both under power, to the event also demonstrates the growing importance of the Southern Manufacturing Show to Mills’ marketing plans and programmes, and recognises that not all manufacturers can, or will, attend MACH 2024 later in the year (April 2024).

“Although much smaller in scope and scale, Southern Manufacturing attracts many visitors from the South of England – some of whom will, for a variety of reasons, not be attending MACH 2024.

“It is for this reason why we have decided to take two high-performance machines to Southern Manufacturing.”

Tony Dale, CEO of Mills CNC

DVF 4000: a new 5-axis simultaneous machining centre

The compact DVF 4000 is the latest addition to Mills’ best-selling DVF-series of 5-axis, simultaneous machining centres and provides component manufacturers with an ideal ‘one-hit’ machining solution.

The machine is equipped with an 18.5kW/ 12,000rpm (BT 40) directly-coupled spindle (as standard), and features a 400mm diameter, built-in rotary, tilting table with a zero-backlash roller gear cam design for improved process reliability.

A 60-tool servo-driven ATC and integrated thermal compensation deliver increased productivity and part accuracies, and roller LM guideways ensure fast processing speeds.

The machine’s Fanuc 31i-Plus control enables the DVF 4000 to be used in full simultaneous 5-axis machining mode and provides fast and reliable contouring capabilities.

Doosan Lynx 2100 LSYB Horizontal Single Turret Lathe

Lynx 2100LSYB: an advanced multi-tasking turning centre

The 8” chuck/65mm bar capacity Lynx 2100LSYB is an ultra-productive, multi-tasking turning centre equipped with a 5” chuck, 6000rpm sub-spindle, a Y-axis (+/-52.5mm) and driven tooling capabilities (6,000rpm).

The machine features a 15kW/4,500rpm spindle, a 12-station turret and the latest Fanuc i Plus control with a 15” touchscreen iHMI.

The Lynx 2100LSYB’s flexibility, speed and precision have helped it fast become the number one choice lathe for small part processing.

“We’re showcasing two, multi-tasking DN Solutions’ machines on our stand – both designed to help component manufacturers increase their productivity, process efficiencies and performance.”

Tony Dale, CEO of Mills CNC