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XYZ Machine Tools is hosting a seminar to highlight the future of five-axis machining and robotic machine tending in collaboration with the MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre) Coventry on the 17th October. The event will include presentations from leading figures involved in five-axis machining and robotics from industry, business groups and academia, who will speak on a range of topics related to this technology.

Demonstrations will also be carried out on the brand new robot-centred XYZ ROBO-TEND mobile machine tool automation system as well as the high performance, cost-effective fully simultaneous five-axis machining centre the XYZ UMC-5X. The day will be split into two session, morning (9:00 start) and afternoon (12:00 start) so visitors have a choice of which to attend and places can be reserved here.

The presentations last one hour and include contributions from James Selka – Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) Chief Executive who will highlight the Associations thoughts on the value and economics behind connecting cost effective automation and five-axis machining and how it is the future of manufacturing. Mike Wilson – Managing Director KUKA UK will focus on the major factor in the successful implementation of robot automation that is the strong partnership between the customer and the solution providers such as been created by XYZ Machine Tools, Adelphi Automation and KUKA who together are providing a foundation for success.

The MTC’s Chief Engineer, Intelligent Automation, Jeremy Hadall CEng FIET will then present the importance of robotics now and into the future. This leads on to Paul Stout – Managing Director, Adelphi Automation who will detail the journey in developing the innovative XYZ ROBO-TEND system, which his company has taken from concept to design and manufacture.

The XYZ UMC-5X and ROBO-TEND will be demonstrated at the future of five-axis machining and robotic machine tending event

Completing the presentations attention switches to five-axis machining and the XYZ UMC-5X where Juan Martin – European five-axis Technical Director from Buffalo Machinery will explain how single clamping five-face machining is the first step to un-manned operation. Highlighting the key benefits of the fully simultaneous UMC-5X machining centre that are the key for higher productivity. Completing the session is Jonathan Theobalds – Managing Director, Rivercircle. As a current user and new adopter of five-axis machining and the XYZ UMC-5X, he will explain why the company made the investment and the immediate benefits that have been realised.

Live demonstrations of all aspects of the UMC-5X and ROBO-TEND will take place immediately after then presentations have concluded.

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