Ezy-Fit Hydraulics has officially opened a 700m² extension at its headquarters in Salisbury South, Adelaide, which is equipped with machining centres from DMG MORI SEIKI Australia .
The company is Australia's leading manufacturer of quality hydraulic cylinders for a wide range of industries. The new extension will enable Ezy-Fit to increase production and create new jobs.
According to Managing Director Terry Kerin, the company is in expansion mode again with increased sales and market share across Australia.
Ezy-Fit has invested in a new hone with a 7.5m stroke, a 12m bed lathe in addition to a DMG DMU 65 MonoBlock 3-pallet machining centre and a state-of-the-art CTX beta 1250 TC turn/mill centre.
While the company attributes much of its success since its foundation in 1993 to its emphasis on ethics, fair dealings with suppliers and customers, service as well as its focus on niche specialised products, Mr Kerin is aware of the role that advanced technology has played in helping Ezy-Fit maintain its competitive edge.
He adds that the 5-axis and multi-tasking machining centres can be used to take up contract machining jobs, if required.
Phil Green, DMG/Mori Seiki Area Sales Manager in Adelaide comments that Ezy-Fit has made a significant investment in manufacturing technology to improve output and reduce parts handling since the first installation of a DMC 60 T five pallet machining centre in 2006.
Offering the combined milling and turning technology of the CTX Series, the new CTX beta 1250 TC machines are designed to significantly reduce setups and give greater flexibility to production shops whilst maintaining high accuracy.
Users also enjoy the integration of a controlled slide with a powerful B-axis milling spindle for five-axis simultaneous machining. The CTX turning milling centre from DMG/Mori Seiki is used for the production of medium-sized workpieces up to 1250mm long by 390mm in diameter, or for bar material up to 104mm in diameter.
The ability of six-sided complete machining delivers a decisive competitive advantage for Mr Kerin who says that their investment in the latest technology allows them to work on increasingly complicated designs while requiring a lesser number of operators thanks to the self-sufficient machines.
Mr Kerin chose to work with DMG because of the local backup service and Mr Green’s expertise and support.