New Nakanishi products at MACH 2024 as M.A. Ford extends distribution agreements

A range of new high speed motor spindles will be unveiled at MACH, following the appointment of M.A. Ford Europe as UK distributor and technical partner by specialist Japanese manufacturer, Nakanishi.

Already a main distributor for the Rego-Fix tool holding range, Nakanishi is the latest appointment for M.A. Ford Europe, who now handle the HES; iSpeed3 and HTS products from the Japanese company’s range of electric and air-turbine units, which are capable of spindle speeds up to 150,000 rev/min.

Designed to be mounted in CNC machine spindles, with various shank types, including BT, HSK A63, IT and straight, the Nakanishi units enable standard machining centres to be easily adapted and achieve the very high spindle speeds needed when using high performance precision tooling with small diameters. 

Both the Nakanishi HES and iSpeed3 ranges are electrically driven and can reach 80,000 rev/min, while the HTS air turbine models can reach 150,000 rev/min and all have a quoted spindle accuracy within 1 micron.

David Ward, M.A. Ford Europe’s Managing Director, explained: “This is an important extension of our distribution arrangements with selected partners, such as Rego-Fix, as the Nakanishi ranges provides a high precision and cost effective solution for manufacturers where existing machine spindle speeds could restrict the versatility of their machining operations without considerable capital investment in new machine tools.

“We have been testing the Nakanishi products at our R&D centre in Derby for several months with our new range of XM micro end mills, which start from 0.1mm in diameter, and the results have been impressive. With the Nakanishi range, not only have an excellent high-speed solution for precision micro-machining, but also a perfect partner for our XM Series micro-tools, which will also be on show at MACH.”