TDT Technology becomes TDT Machine Tools
TDT Technology Ltd has changed its name to TDT Machine Tools Ltd with effect from 1 May 2018. The move reflects the increasing number of leading international machine tool manufacturers now represented by TDT in the UK.
“With a growing portfolio of machine tool solutions to supply the UK market, the time was right to ensure the company name better matches our product offer,” says managing director Simon Hewson. “Today we have a very comprehensive range of machine tools that includes a number of familiar brands. We are currently on a strong growth trajectory and our name change will serve to support the company as it continues to capture market share.”
Arguably the cornerstone of the TDT offer is the KAFO range of 3-, 4- and 5-axis vertical, horizontal and double-column machining centres which are growing in popularity across the UK. Among recent takers is Rotherham-based Newburgh Precision Ltd, a world leader in the contract manufacture of high-specification, project-critical component parts and assemblies. Newburgh has installed a new KAFO KMC-4140 double-column CNC machining centre for use on a new defence contract.
Underlining the growing popularity of KAFO machines were a number of key sales at the recent MACH 2018 exhibition. Among the models sold to show visitors were a double-column BMC2015 (displayed on the stand) and a KMC3127 CNC machining centres, the latter to a customer in the northwest.
MACH 2018 proved to be highly successful for TDT, which reports lots of interest in the Feeler FTC-20 CNC lathe on the company’s stand. TDT offers a full range of Feeler machine tools, including lathes (boxway and linear), vertical CNC lathes, vertical machining centres (linear and boxway), 5-axis machining centres, multi-axis mill-turn centres and horizontal machining centres.
Supporting these marques are four brands from Italy: Fidia, IMT, OMG and Pama. TDT offers a range of Fidia 5-axis high-speed milling machines and 5-axis gantry machines, IMT vertical lathes, OMG heavy-duty lathes, and Pama boring/milling machines with table loading capacities up to 600 tonnes.
Also available from TDT is the Proth series of precision surface grinding machines, as well as many industry-leading accessories, including LCM rotary tables, Algra VDI driven tool holders, Duplomatic tool turrets, Brankamp process monitoring equipment, and drill and end-mill sharpening machines from GP Tools.
Finally, TDT has been working with Repar2 and other leading machine guarding system manufacturers for over 15 years to supply one-stop-shop machinery safety solutions in line with PUWER 1998 regulations. A range of over 70 standard machine tool guards is currently available.