Southern Tech Fest at Morris South in Huntsville, October 23-24, Will Showcase New CNC Machine Tools

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Morris South’s Huntsville regional office will welcome regional manufacturers and exhibit world-class technology with live cutting demonstrations from Okuma, Tsugami, Chiron, Bridgeport, and Hardinge at its two-day open house in October.

We look forward to showing the regional manufacturing community everything Morris South offers-- world-class technology, dedicated customer service, and an extremely talented application engineering team.

Morris South will hold an open house-- Southern Tech Fest-- at its 15,0000 square-foot Huntsville, Alabama facility on Wednesday and Thursday, October 23-24, 2013. The regional machine tool distributor, a division of Morris Group, Inc. headquartered in Windsor, Conn., will exhibit new machines with live cutting demonstrations from Okuma, Tsugami, Chiron, Bridgeport, and Hardinge. Product specialists from machine tool builders and participating demo partners will be present to answer technical questions.

A wide representation of Okuma machine tools will be exhibited. The Genos M560-V vertical machining center, which has drawn crowds at other industry events with its high metal removal cutting demonstrations, will feature a live cutting demo of a titanium part. The Okuma MB-4000H horizontal machining center with an Inconel cutting demo, affordable Genos L400 lathe, and extremely capable LB3000 EX MYW-BB CNC lathe with multitasking capabilities will round out the display of Okuma technology.

Making its North American debut will be the Chiron FZ12 MT. Capable of performing high-speed 6-sided complete machining, the FZ12 MT performs simultaneous turning and milling of bar stock up to 65mm in diameter. The FZ12 MT features a swivel head, turning spindle, opposed spindle, and lower turret with up to 12 driven tools.

From Tsugami/Rem Sales, the new Tsugami SS327-5AX 32mm sliding headstock lathe with B-axis swiveling tool spindle will be exhibited along with the S206 20mm 6-axis opposed gang tool lathe. Both machines may be converted from sliding headstock operation to chucker mode, providing tremendous flexibility of use.

Hardinge Group will be represented by the Hardinge CHNC 42 horizontal lathe and Bridgeport GX 250 5-Axis machining center. The Hardinge CHNC 42 accommodates up to 42mm diameter bar; its main spindle accepts collets or jaw chucks without need for a spindle adapter, allowing for quick changeover from bar work to chucking. The Bridgeport GX 250 5-axis, a recent addition to the Bridgeport GX Series of vertical machining centers, features a 20-horsepower main spindle with up to 15,000 rpm, a 30-station ATC, and x-y-z travels up to 12” x 16” x 17”.

According to Luke Tankersley, Vice President of Sales, Morris South, Southern Tech Fest will be the Huntsville office’s first open house in several years. “Over the past year, we refurbished the general office space and our 5,000 square-foot technical center,” says Tankersley. “We look forward to showing the regional manufacturing community everything Morris South offers-- world-class technology, dedicated customer service, and an extremely talented application engineering team.”

Food and refreshments will be provided both days, with a complimentary Southern-style buffet dinner on the evening of Wednesday, October 23. For more information, please visit http://www.morrissouth.com or phone 256-461-8111.

About Morris South

Morris South (http://www.morrissouth.com), a division of Morris Group, Inc., is the exclusive distributor of Okuma, Tsugami, Bridgeport, and Hardinge machine tools in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Chiron and Kira machine tools are available throughout the distribution region except in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Morris South provides new equipment, engineered solutions, replacement parts, service, preventative maintenance and more. Services include customer consultation, financing, installation, training, service and disposition of retired machines.

About Morris Group, Inc.

Morris Group, Inc., (http://www.morrisgroupinc.com) whose history dates to 1941, is one of the largest machine tool distribution networks in North America. Based in Windsor, Connecticut, the family-owned and operated company employs more than 500 people across fourteen business units in the eastern half of the United States.

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