Appointed distributor for Mitsubishi Electric EDM and WEDM.
An established leader and an agile expanding partner. A leading provider of equipment and technology into metalworking and general engineering companies in both application and through the expertise of skilled technicians. Delivering solutions of real value.
All these describe W.D. Hearn, a company continuing to expand and re-conceive its services portfolio in light of the lightning fast evolution of technology in today’s competitive world.
“Our continuing mission is to provide a market-driven services portfolio inspired by an intimate understanding of our customers´ needs, while at the same time keeping our commitment to a ‘Different Thinking is Better Thinking’ policy,” says MD Ray Cooper.
“Over the years we have built extensive product knowledge within the W.D. Hearn group in application, service and repair. As a result we have carefully chosen hi-tech suppliers from Europe, America, Taiwan and Korea to cover virtually all job shop and production requirements. This includes a range of CNC machines, metrology and measurement equipment, accessories, tooling, conventional machines and related equipment.”
“However we are continually evolving our product line. This is why we recently signed an approved distributor agreement for the machine tool product division of Renishaw PLC, to market their machine tool probe systems for CNC machine tools.”
W.D. Hearn has recently been appointed sole agents for Mitsubishi Electric EDM and WEDM. The MV1200S wire cutting model has XYZ axis travels of 400 x 300 x 215 mm, UV travels of +/- 60mm, a maximum workpiece size of 810 x 701 x 215mm, a maximum submerged weight of 500kg and incorporates the all new cylindrical drive technology
“We have now been appointed the distributors for Mitsubishi Electric EDM and WEDM machines. As the sole appointed distributor for Mitsubishi EDM in South Africa, we will now be able to supply Mitsubishi’s range of next generation EDM machines, encompassing the very latest wire cutting and die sinking. Although we will be working through Europe, the machines are all manufactured at the Japanese manufacturer’s state-of-the-art plants in Japan and China. The company operates under the Monozukuri principle, which was the theme for JIMTOF 2014. The principle translates into “an inspired approach to the art and science of making things should be at the core of our beings.”
“The range of wire cutting models includes a larger machine the MV2400S which has XYZ axis travels of 600 x 400 x 310 (optional 425) mm, UV travels of +/- 75mm, a maximum workpiece size of 1050 x 820 x 420mm and a maximum submerged weight of 1500kg, and the MV1200S which has XYZ axis travels of 400 x 300 x 215 mm, UV travels of +/- 60mm, a maximum workpiece size of 810 x 701 x 215 mm and a maximum submerged weight of 500kg. Both models incorporate the all new cylindrical drive technology.”
“The latest addition to the MV Series is the MV4800 Advance, which cuts significantly quicker than previous EDM machines, plus it has a larger tray allowing manufacturer’s flexibility to machine larger parts than ever before, which is extremely vital in the aerospace industry for example. The MV4800 Advance features a broad travel of 800 x 600 x 510 mm and can machine workpieces up to 1350 x 1100 x 500 mm.”
W.D. Hearn are also the agents for Nikon Metrology which supplies portable measuring and articulated arms amongst other optical inspection and mechanical 3D metrology solutions, complemented with vision measuring instruments
“We will be concentrating on the smaller model MV1200S, which we believe is suitable for the South African die & mould market, and will have one on display at our inhouse exhibitions in April.”
“The die sinker models range from XYZ axis travels of 300 x 250 x 250mm, a maximum workpiece size of 730 x 490 x 200mm and a maximum workpiece weight of 550kg up to
XYZ axis travels of 650 x 450 x 350mm, a maximum workpiece size of 1050 x 760 x 350mm and a maximum workpiece weight of 2000kg.”
“In the past 12 months we have officially signed agreements with Tornos who have a niche of Swiss type lathes and multi spindle machines, Starrett who manufacture precision measuring tools and equipment, Sisma who provide laser sources and systems for welding, marking, 3-D and cutting, Nikon Metrology who supply portable measuring and articulated arms amongst other optical inspection and mechanical 3D metrology solutions complemented with vision measuring instruments, Flow waterjet systems for the Eastern and Western Cape, Renishaw and now Mitsubishi EDM and WEDM.”
“When it comes to local service, metalworking operations require three things – their problems are understood, they are responded to quickly, and that they get the right solutions. To better understand our metalworking customers, we took time to visit and listen to them before launching our latest strategy of investing in the leading-edge technology solutions that we are known for, the fast turnaround demanded in their operations, and local presence they can rely on.”
“We now have fully fledged branches in Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town that are able to offer virtually the full spectrum of technology involved in metal removal, from high end equipment to accommodating those companies that prefer to be more cautious in their capital spend.”
“Additionally our comprehensive service department is geared towards maximising our customer’s machine uptime and we will continue expanding and evolving to provide ever-increasing customer value.”
For further details contact W.D. Hearn on TEL: 021 534 5351 or visit www.wdhearn.co.za