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600 UK Openhouse - 2 to 4 June 2015

Included in the raft of new product offerings are exciting additions to the Colchester and Harrison lathe ranges, Pratt Burnerd International workholding and the introduction of the hugely successful North American Clausing range of machine tools to the European market for the first time. 

Chief among the many new product launches are brand new designs of the ‘market benchmark’ variable speed centre lathes – the Colchester Master and Triumph VS series that now incorporate a newly introduced ergonomic design to give customers even greater value in the training and subcontract workshop environment.   

Addtionally, there is the re-launch of the updated Harrison M390 geared head version of this ever-popular centre lathe, giving highly accurate cutting performance and productivity with minimum set-up times. 

There have been further major developments to the Harrison Alpha range too - following on from the introduction of the already popular heavyweight Alpha 1660 and 1760 XS models that were launched earlier in the year, 600 UK announces the introduction of the full c-axis version of the renown Harrison Alpha manual/CNC combination lathes.   

With the inclusion of c-axis, the Alpha lathe now provides full milling, drilling and tapping capabilities, reducing the need for second operation production for one-offs and small batch components on what many acknowledge to be the simplest lathe to operate in the world.      

Yet another new product from Harrison is the EziTurn 330 lathe.  The EziTurn 330 has been designed to bridge the gap between conventional and CNC lathes by combining the capabilities of the centre lathe, with the added capability of automated cycles on a simple, easy to use touchscreen control.   

Primarily aimed at the education sector, the EziTurn lathe could easily be utilised in the workshop environment, with the absolute minimum of training for operators and fills the gap between conventional and CNC, so needed by many.Pratt Burnerd International is launching a new chuck force measurement gripmeter that can accurately measure chuck gripping forces on all makes of chuck effortlessly and within seconds.   

The Gripsafe gripmeter has been developed to help customers comply with health and safety legislation and for many lathe users in both industrial and educational establishments, is already proving to be a huge asset, ensuring that their chucks remain fit for purpose. 

If all this wasn’t enough, 600 UK are now launching the US market leading Clausing brand to the UK and Europe, starting with the introduction of a variable speed drilling machine and a manual surface grinder that will be operating and on display during the Openhouse.   

These machine tools retain the build quality and great value of every other 600 UK machine and are sourced from 600 Group’s North American subsidiary, Clausing Industrial of Kalamazoo, Michigan.  The drill and grinder that have been introduced, are perfect examples of this high quality workshop equipment.   

All these new products will be exhibited alongside Taper Roller Bearings from Gamet Bearings, Pratt Burnerd International’s manual and power chucking ranges and laser marking systems from Electrox – market-leading brands from 600 Group Plc. 

Mike Berry, 600 UK managing director said “These are exciting times at 600 UK and we are really proud of the efforts that our staff have put into bringing these products to market. The addition of new products does not stop here and we are already developing further significant additions to all product ranges to satisfy and better fulfill our customers’ future demands”.    

For further information, contact: 

Mike Berry, 600 UK Managing Director
Philip Cullen, Group Marketing Manager 

Tel: +44 (0) 1924 415000