Buks Tool Expands Equipment Line for Higher Accuracy
The acquisition of two new cutting-edge machines adds over $1.5 million in value to the high rigidity machining of large challenging parts, including those used in the oil and gas and aerospace industries.
Buks Tool Company, Inc. (Houston, TX) a machine shop and manufacturer, realizes expansion pledge by being one of the first to offer both Vertical Turning Lathe and Coordinate Measuring Machine services.
“Currently there aren’t many VTLs housed by independent job shops” said president and chief executive officer of Buks Tool, Danielle Buks, “we are excited to increase the company’s machining capabilities in an energy saving and cost effective way.”
The acquisition of the new cutting-edge machines adds over $1.5 million in value to an already expansive line of equipment and tools. The Neoα 16EX VTL manufactured by, OM Ltd. and distributed by Japan Machine Tools, Corp., will increase both capabilities and productivity for the company by providing stable high rigidity machining of large challenging parts including those used in the oil and gas and aerospace industries.
The Neoα 16EX is one of the latest VTL models on the market, offering a maximum turning diameter of Ø78.74 in, a table diameter of Ø62.992 in, a maximum swing of Ø78.74 in, a maximum turning height of Ø59.055 in, and a maximum mass of work piece weight of 17,600 lb. It also enables the operator to work much closer, allowing for optimal operating efficiency, as well as tooling versatility for turning and milling applications.
“The highly rigid structure of our new VTL allows for the controlling of temperature fluctuation minimizing the effects of thermal deformation, ensuring the highest precision of stable accurate cutting,” said Buks. “We are excited to introduce both CMM and VTL services so shortly after our grand opening”.
The company’s new Coordinate Measuring Machine can support a maximum weight of 45,000 lb and is housed in an isolated, climate controlled room. Manufactured by Mitutoyo and distributed by Japan Machine Tools, the new Crysta Apex S123010 CMM model has a maximum permissible error of 1.7μm providing high motion stability and performance. Purchase orders placed in the first 60 days for VTL or CMM services will be eligible for a 10 percent machine rate reduction.