Australian precision component manufacturer, Parish Engineering has recently invested in a HAAS Super-Speed Vertical Machining Centre (VCM) to enter into new markets as well as assist current production.
The family-owned business has over 70 years experience in precision component manufacturing and repetition engineering, and is continually looking to invest in the latest technology, to remain at the forefront in accuracy and speed to continually provide competitive pricing.
The CNC Super-Speed (VMC) VF-3SS is engineered with many features, to produce complex components in a highly productive environment.
The machines solid foundation and highly engineered spindles provide high axial-thrust capability allowing for more complex machining, with a greater degree of accuracy in exotic materials.
The extensive tool management is designed to offer economical machining of both small and large batch sizes. The high-speed 24+1 side-mount tool changer, allows for a quick and smooth tool-changing action, resulting in reduced cycle times.
The (VMC) machining range includes a 1,000mm x 500mm table capable of 600mm high, and with 4th axis machining, it allows the part to be rotated for working on a different sides, without the need for reloading, thus increasing accuracy and reducing machine idle time.
“In the past, our main focus has been on high volume repetition machining, mainly to support the Original Equipment (OE) automotive industry. However with the imminent decline in this industry, we recognised the need to expand our capability, to ensure we were well positioned to service growth markets in other industries.” says Parish Engineering Business Development Manager Paul Rafferty.
“We could also see considerable increased demand in large complex components, more suited to machining centres, and these were the main drivers in the purchase of this type of machine”