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KEN CNC promotes large five-axis machining centers at EMO Hannover
 KEN CNC, the largest manufacturer of large five-axis machining centers in Taiwan, exhibited the company’s popular CompactB 3222 gantry type five-axis machining center at EMO Hannover 2019.


The CompactB 3222 features a one-piece base/box in box cross beam/linear motor drive. Recognized for its high speed, high precision and optimum rigidity, and the CompactB 3222 is ideal for manufacturing aerospace and automotive molds which require high efficiency/high precision machining.


After the exhibition, the equipment was handed over to French customers. KEN has now expanded to customers in France, Spain, Portugal, Germany and other countries to provide cost-effective products.


KEN CNC chairman Yeuh Mingyue stressed that the performance, precision and quality of the company’s large five-axis machining center machine are highly recognized by international buyers, and the sales volume is good. In 2018, the production and sales volume exceeded 70 units. This record is a new milestone for the Taiwanese industry. Among them, the company’s products in the South Korea, mainland China and other places are the market’s first title.


In the future, the company will move toward the goal of more than 100 units of annual production and sales, and become a key equipment manufacturer to support the development of the global aerospace industry.


KEN CNC general manager Chang Ensheng explained that Taiwan’s machine makers have been affected by Sino-US trade conflicts this year, and their performance has generally fallen sharply. However, due to the transformation of KEN, KEN has gradually shifted its business focus from automobile molds to aerospace processing industry three years ago. Moreover, because the global aerospace market continues to flourish and is not affected by the Sino-US trade war, the impact of KEN’s machine tool industry is relatively small. This year they will strive to maintain the operating standards of last year.


Chang Ensheng said that the specific practice of KEN’s operation towards the aerospace processing industry includes actively participating in exhibitions in China, Spain, the United States, France, Turkey, South Korea and other countries to broaden new customers and expand the market.


Also, the company’s management team below the chairman’s rank will accompany the agents of the countries to grasp the market, and strive to improve the sales target in the aerospace supply chain. Let the company gradually cooperate with the larger tier 1 customers from the previous tier 2, while expanding the order source.


In addition, in order to fully meet the different processing needs of customers in the international market for various types of aerospace components, KEN has also invested a large amount of manpower, material resources and financial resources in the past 10 years to develop various corresponding aerospace five-axis machining center machines.


The FocusS and CompactB/LinmaxB series can be used for high removal efficiency machining of aluminum alloy parts. For SABER and TITAN, it is specially developed for hard-to-cut titanium, nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloy and special steel components. As for RHINO, it is dedicated to the production of aircraft engines. After being developed and sold, these products have been supported by international aerospace processing users through continuous optimization and upgrades and international verification, so that KEN’s machine tools are constantly expanding in the aerospace market.


Source: Commercial Times

Nina Lin (ninalin@taitra.org.tw)


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