Camtech Engineering recently took delivery of a Kellenberger Kel-Vista high-precision CNC universal cylindrical grinding machine.

Based in Labrador, Queensland, Camtech Engineering specialises in servicing the tooling needs of the rigid plastics packaging industry and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading blow moulding and injection moulding manufacturers. Established in 1988, the company specialises in precision toolmaking, providing new mould design development and production in the plastic industry for clients through Australia and abroad. In addition it offers a comprehensive range of support, repair, service and technology update options for existing moulds and dies.

Camtech has an advanced workshop facility with a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art CNC machine tools giving it the capability to deliver a high level of efficiency and service. Its modern machine shop has been designed primarily to ensure Camtech can maintain the high levels of quality, support and service in its work for clients in across the mould and die industry both in Australia and overseas.

To meet the demands of its customers, the team at Camtech are continuously looking at ways to improve their processes and capabilities. Consequently, in February, the company completed installation of a Kellenberger Kel-Vista Type UR 175/1000 high-precision CNC universal cylindrical grinding machine.

The installation was arranged by Thornhill Machine Tools, the Australian agent for Kellenberger. Thornhill Machine Tools also organised full training for Camtech’s grinding section staff by a Kellenberger Customer Application & Services Engineer, encompassing all aspects of the machine.

The new Kellenberger machine has a working range of 349mm in diameter by 1000mm grinding length, to finish-grind components that involve demanding tolerance. It is fitted with a wheel head that features three grinding wheels on same centre line, enabling external, internal and face grinding. The machine comes equipped with a Fanuc 0i control system, which gives Camtech the option to perform a variety of other tool room work, including small-batch and high-volume production in cylindrical and internal grinding.

The new Kellenberger machine will give Camtech further high-precision capability in its grinding section, help to ensure that the company can continue to meet the challenging demands of clients requiring high-precision moulds & dies work both in Australia and internationally. According to the team at Camtech, the new Kellenberger machine is part of a program of ongoing updates planned for the machines and equipment in its plant so the company can always remain in a position to offer its customers the highest degree if precision in its grinding and delivery of parts for moulds and dies.