img_7822aOn 19th July 2011 - Hardman Bros. commissioned the new VT1150 High Performance Vertical CNC Lathe with live tooling. This state of the art machine uses the advanced Fanuc controller with full conversational & 'G' code programing with the addition of Glass Scale Feedback.

The machine has the capacity to turn a maximum diameter of 1150mm and maximum height of 950mm with the added option of milling (Live Tooling). Live Tooling has the advantage of reducing the number of processes and saves setup times by combining turning & milling in the one operation.

This new vertical lathe complements Hardman Bros. existing machines which include the Niles Gear Grinder with a capacity of 800mm diameter and 600mm face width and the Sunderland Gear planner with maximum gear cutting diameter of 1500mm and 300mm face width. The VT1150 will suit a wide range of industries from mining, agriculture, construction and heavy industry.