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Harrop driven by Mazak

Harrop Engineering has taken delivery of a Mazak HCN-4000 including a 6-pallet changer option for extended unmanned lights-out running.

Tim Harrop Operations Manager and Brendan Brown Manufacturing Engineer 

Harrop Engineering's Operations Manager Tim Harrop (left) and Manufacturing Engineer Brendan Brown (right) with their new Mazak HCN-4000.

The Mazak HCN-4000 delivers unsurpassed performance, precision, reliability and production value for high-volume operations.

The Mazak HCN-4000 horizontal machining center combines advanced technology and outstanding value with high performance and high productivity for achieving maximum performance when working with virtually any type of material. The machine features spacious work envelope and pallet size as well as a fast rapid traverse speed and a rigid, reliable spindle.

Multiple workpieces can be setup on the 6 pallets making unmanned operation able to be performed over extended periods of time. The pallet load capacity is 400kg (evenly distributed) with a max workpiece diameter of 630mm and workpiece height of 900mm. The pallet change time is 7 seconds.

Harrop have specified their HCN-4000 with a 120 tool chain magazine. The HCN’s simple, reliable automatic tool changer (ATC) performs fast tool changes over extended periods of operation and can handle tool lengths up to 420mm, tool weights up to 12kg and tool diameters up to 95mm with adjacent tools and 170mm with adjacent pockets empty.

Harrop Engineering is a modern, world-class operation committed to technical excellence in total component manufacturing with a rich history dating back more than 65 years, and a legendary reputation in the automotive and motorsport communities.

Using state-of-the-art CNC machinery Harrop Engineering manufactures Supercharger, Differential, Brake and Cooling products for the automotive aftermarket globally, as well as precision components for industrial customers.