The first machine to come out of the Seymour E-SHOP Program was a Butler T-Type Elgamill. Many more followed with the E-MILL build process continually evolving and improving with each machine.
When the E-SHOP programme was launched a donor machine was needed, On the Shop floor we had an old Elgamill T-Type which had been taken as part exchange. The machine had been kept going until it finally terminally failed and a replacement machine was required.
The main issues were;
The machine was in need of a lot of work and parts to return it to use and if it was repaired and returned to it's original condition then it would still be an old manual machine with only single axis machining capabilities and a manually selected ram gearbox.
This was the ideal project for starting the E-SHOP Programme on. The original intention was to Re-Engineer and Retrofit the machine for use in our own machine shop. Our customers could then view the machine and see our work before placing orders, As soon as the machine was build a customer needed a machine, viewed the E-MILL and bought it. We started another E-MILL straight away which again was bought, it took Seymour a long number of years before we managed to build a machine that remained in our Machine Shop.
The first project included;
The machine proved to be extremely efficient and performed very well in a machine shop cutting predominantly hard materials including Inconel. The Seymour improved head design was extremely efficient and durable, dramatically reducing the maintenance required.
Seymour Re-Engineered Elgamill T-Type before Guards installed
Seymour Re-Engineered Elgamill T-Type with Guards installed
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