Posted in Technical Members News on 27th Feb 2020
Sliding headstock lathe supplier, Star GB, is delighted to once again be exhibiting at MACH with exciting plans to
showcase the very latest in machine tool technology, as well as to educate engineers on the diversity and
capabilities of its machinery.
With the increasing prominence of sliding head technology throughout the UK, existing and prospective users will
have unprecedented access to process demonstrations and an exclusive look at components being produced live
at the event.
The technology on display will comprise the brand-new SX-38 sliding head lathe first shown in the UK at Star’s
annual open house event in October 2019. In addition, an array of the company’s most popular machines
including the ST-38, SR-38 Type B, SR-32JII Type B, SR-20JII Type B, SR-20RIV Type B, SB-20R Type G and SW-12RII
will be on show on their stand in hall 19, stand 330 - as well as an SR-32JII Type A on partner company Floyd
Automatic Tooling’s stand in hall 20, stand 472.
Each machine will be equipped with Star’s High Frequency Turning (HFT) swarf control software, developed to
increase machine efficiency on difficult-to-chip materials. HFT works on any linear axis on any channel and is the
only chip-breaking software of its kind which is capable of being fitted to both new and older Star models dating
back to 1996.
On the stand throughout the week will be Star’s applications, service, sales and marketing teams to share their
technical knowledge. The team will be available to give visitors an introduction to Star machinery and offer advice
on getting the very best out of the technology on show. Star’s engineers will also be demonstrating how quickly
and efficiently CNC programs can be generated via the company’s popular NC Assist and PU-JR programming
editors - each offering simple conversational interfaces with a range of useful pre-installed templates.
Displaying the latest technology in the rapidly expanding automation market, a FANUC pick-and-place robotic cell
developed in conjunction with Renishaw's post-process Equator™ gauging system will also be on show. The cell
will be demonstrating how components can be machined and inspected with minimal operator intervention,
while automatically adjusting tool offset data to ensure maximum accuracy.
Stephen Totty, Managing Director of Star GB says: “MACH is a key event for us as it allows visitors an opportunity
to see our technology in action and get to know our team – which is very important to us as our emphasis on
customer service is what sets us apart.
Demand for more complex applications and improved process efficiency continues to increase and MACH gives us
the ideal platform to demonstrate the production capabilities that are possible with sliding head machines.
This year we have the additional bonus of being situated amongst some of our core partners. This means not only
are we able to demonstrate Star technology on our stand, but we can also show visitors how our partners can be
utilised to further increase automation, lights-out running and process control.”
Star will be situated in hall 19, stand 330 and will be pleased to welcome all visitors with an interest in
manufacturing. More information can be found at www.stargb.com and registration for MACH 2020 is via its
portal at www.machexhibition.com.
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