WIDMA® Machining Solutions Group of Kennametal India Limited, a leading manufacturer of metal cutting CNC machines, showcased a range of cutting edge machining solutions at the Pune Machine Tool Expo (PMTX) 2024—including a newly introduced next-gen horizontal machining center, MacHX800 and blank profile grinding solution, BPG 15.

PMTX, held from 25 – 28 May at the Pune International Exhibition and Convention Center in Moshi, Pune, is one of the largest machine tool and manufacturing technologies events in the region. The event is organized by the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA).

On 25 May, Mr. Dadasaheb Gore, COO, Ultra Corpotech Private Limited, an engineering & energy solutions major and esteemed customer, inaugurated the WIDMA booth no. C-107 at the show. “Indian manufacturing is undergoing a transformation -continuous innovation, skill enhancement and benchmarked processes are making our products and solutions set high performance standards on a global platform. The indigenously created machines on display are testament to the advancements in this sector. It’s my pleasure to join the Kennametal team in the launch of their new machines,” said Mr. Gore.

WIDMA featured its newly launched MacHX800™ Horizontal Machining Center (HMC) at PMTX. This next-gen HMC is designed for large part machining across industries including commercial vehicles, construction and farm equipment, aerospace, and general engineering. It is IoT 4.0 enabled and delivers the rigidity, productivity, accuracy, and versatility required to machine a variety of materials in the toughest of conditions.

Also in the spotlight:

  • BPG-15 Blank Profile Grinding Machine: Dedicated to the preparation of cutting tool blanks (dia. 3 to 32 mm) in one setup. This machine augments the Tool & Cutter Grinding machines portfolio, enabling customer to choose from a comprehensive range of solutions.
  • VT850 Vertical Turning Lathe (VTL): Launched in 2023 for manufacturers seeking accuracy and best-in-class productivity. This 2-axis, standard ‘plug-and-play’ VTL is designed for machining large components that require heavy metal removal. Users can combine several operations without compromising quality.

“We’re excited to leverage the PMTX platform to showcase our expanding portfolio of general purpose and standard machining solutions for the India market. One of our newer machines and the highlight of the show, MacHX800 demonstrates our experience in delivering cutting edge solutions to customers that ensure optimum quality with consistent performance. I look forward to seeing WIDMA’s next-gen solutions at work, helping our customers achieve their most demanding machining goals,” said Vijaykrishnan Venkatesan, Managing Director, Kennametal India Limited.

About WIDMA:

WIDMA® (Machining Solutions Group of Kennametal India Limited) is an industry leading manufacturer of special purpose machines, tool and cutter grinding machines, as well as fixture and tooling solutions that demand high accuracy and productivity. Leveraging its 75,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art manufacturing unit in Bengaluru, India, WIDMA hosts inhouse manufacturing and assembly capabilities for building complex machines, backed by a strong team of sales, engineering, design, manufacturing, assembly, application and service support professionals – all under one roof. Today, WIDMA has over 4000+ installations across Asia, Europe and the Americas. Learn more about WIDMA at www.widma.com and follow us @WIDMA-machineering tomorrow on LinkedIn and @WIDMAmachineeringtomorrow on YouTube.