Bradford Machine Company

December Delivery of a New Vertical Machining Center

Kitamura 4xD Vertical Machining Center


In December 2015, Bradford took delivery of a new Kitamura 4xD Vertical Machining Center.  The machine has full 4th axis capabilities, probing and a Midaco Pallet Changer. 

The machine will add capacity.  By virtue of its multiple pallets, i) more jobs can be set up and run concurrently and ii) the machine can run with longer cycle times.  With more jobs set up concurrently, repeat work can meet shorter lead times.  With longer cycle times, it requires less manpower and more unattended operations.  Meeting shorter lead times and saving our customers' money are key drivers for all our investments.