Blum Novotest, the German metrology specialist, has moved its training and testing business to a whole new purpose-built demonstration facility in Burton-upon-Trent.
The company has installed a Bridgeport GX710 machining centre from ETG for on-machine demonstrations, as well as testing and customer training. As noted by David Mold, Blum Novotest UK managing director, this new facility will enable the company to provide customers with a comfortable environment to conduct training, refresher courses and product testing and component trials.
He added: “The new site has plentiful office space and most importantly a demonstration area to highlight why our products are far superior to on-machine measurement products from alternate vendors.”
The new Bridgeport GX710 will be loaded with Blum metrology equipment such as the TC50 workpiece touch probe, the TC54 tool-setting probe, the Laser-Control NT and the TMAC Tool Monitoring System.
The LaserControl NT-H 3D will be working with the probes. A non-contact tool setting technology, it measures rotating tools as well as the mechanical measurement of non-rotating tools in five approach directions.
Mold stated that by taking the company’s floor space from 100 to 234 m2, Blum Novotest now has sufficient room to conduct product tests and trials. “As we have recently become a technical partner to the ETG Group, we quickly realised that the Bridgeport VMC was an ideal fit for our new demonstration area.”