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Macnaught invests in local manufacturing for quality, accuracy and excellence

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Macnaught has just invested more than $1.2 million on advanced technology CNC (computer numerically controlled) machining centres at its Sydney manufacturing complex. This follows the construction of an in-house climate-controlled Quality inspection laboratory with a computerised inspection machine capable of measuring to an accuracy of just a few microns (0.001mm).
 
Installing the high-precision CNC machinery will benefit Macnaught customers in several ways:

  • The new equipment incorporates the latest technology with positioning accuracy +/- 0.002mm (0.00008in) and repeatability +/- 0.001mm (+/-0.00004in)
  • These state-of-the-art, energy efficient machine tools are capable of completing a component in as few as one or two operations. The key to ensuring a high standard of quality is to minimise the number of times the part is handled during the machining process
  • With these facilities on-site, they are able to maintain their ISO 9001 high quality standards much more easily. They are also able to offer customers unprecedented flexibility and rapid turn-around, delivering all-new product from design to manufacture in as little as a few weeks, compared to several months for equivalent imported items
CEO Peter Macnaught says that the new CNC centres and inspection laboratory are further examples of the company’s ongoing commitment to quality assurance. “At Macnaught we pride ourselves on the dependability of our products because they play key roles in the smooth functioning of our customers’ operations. For example, just one flow meter failure can shut down an entire process or plant, so it’s crucial that this equipment functions flawlessly. Our lubrication equipment and RETRACTA® hose reels have a 10-year warranty and parts guarantee, and our flow meters have a two-year warranty. Coupled with the above and the fact that Macnaught products are designed, manufactured and tested here gives our customers ‘Peace of Mind’.”

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