Investment in new plant and machinery continues to expand and improve our capacity and capabilities and has given RPL a competitive edge in a market that expects lower cost while maintaining quality and reliability of supply.
With a comprehensive range of over 18 CNC machine tools including 3, 4 and 5 axis milling, and 3 and 4 axis turning centres with driven tooling and sub spindles, RPL is able provide a comprehensive precision engineering service.
RPL has milling capacities of 630mm work envelope on 5 axis machining centres and 3 axis vertical machining centres up to 1000mm table length, including 4th axis machining. In addition specialist vacuum table equipment is available for 3 axis milling when required.
Turning capacity ranging from high precision platten turning centres with 42mm capacity and 5 micron repeatability, to 500mm diameter turning centres with driven tooling and 100mm spindle bore diameter. Included in the machine tool line up are multi axis turning centres with 300mm diameter capacity and also 2 axis chucking and collet lathes with up to 300mm capacity.
Further increasing the turning facilities at RPL are the introduction of a multi axis sliding head CNC turning centre with a 32mm bar capacity and 3 meter bar feed, providing the ability to manufacture complex parts efficiently and in volume and the introduction of in a Hardinge Gang Tool Quest machine. These investments have given RPL a new capability with higher production rates for the volume production of bushings, sleeves and pins
Similarly our investment in a Jones & Shipman 650 Suprema with touch screen capability will add to productively by giving quicker turn-around times when grinding shafts with internal/external micron finish including hard chrome plating.
Both milling and turning are programmed and set by our highly skilled technicians providing support and knowledge, not only for the day to day processes of a sub-contract machine shop, but also to our customers when parts are required urgently, offering expertise, flexibility and a quick response.