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At Mach 2012, Floyd Automatic Tooling showcased its Movidec-TT spindle alignment kit for turning centres that is designed to allow the user to perfectly centre tools on the main or counter spindles, improving accuracy and tool life.

In addition, Floyd Automatic Tooling presented its Masterclamp and Masterguide systems for collet clamping and guide bushing, its Alesa milling and turning lines, its Zeus roll-marking tools and its Applitec tooling range.

Key information

Movidec-TT spindle alignment kit

  • Enables users to centre tools with a quick and simple method on Swiss automatic lathes
  • Can centre the front spindle against the guiding bush as well as the back-operation positions against the pick-up spindle
  • Can also check the alignment of the headstock, guide bush and sub-spindle
  • Digital readout display can be mounted on machine housing with a magnetic pad to give users a clear indication of measurements to within a micron


  • Four clamping pads solve accuracy problems on sliding-head turning machines
  • Clamping pads can be supplied in different materials and coatings
  • Complemented by series of polymer guide brushes


  • Acts as a mini four-jaw chuck (three jaws available for small parts)
  • Offers increased clamping forces and range than conventional collet systems
  • Complemented by series of polymer guide brushes

Alesa milling and turning lines

  • Inserts have positive geometries that reduce machine power requirements while increasing metal removal rates
  • Inserts are capable of machining a range of materials, including exotics and difficult-to-machine materials up to 1,450N/mm2

Zeus roll-marking tools

  • Compact design for roll marking on small and medium-sized turning centres
  • Specifically designed for CNC turning machines
  • Cartridge-style toolholder enables single (spring-back) roll marking
  • Customers can mark tapers and faces with high quality and productivity levels

Floyd Automatic Tooling

Floyd Automatic Tooling was established in 1989 to provide the turned-part industry with specialist tooling to accommodate the demands of a wide variety of subcontract and OEM component manufacturers. The cutting tool and turning ancillary products offered by the Baldock-based company are from some of Europe's most prestigious manufacturers, enabling Floyd to provide quality products at realistic prices.

The principle product ranges supplied by Floyd are well suited to commonly used CNC sliding-head automatic lathes. The product ranges are supported by technical expertise that is based on many years of experience encompassing product development programmes with machine tool and cutting tool manufacturers. As well as cutting tools, Floyd also offers high-specification solutions such as collets, bushes, feed collets, guide bushes, marking and knurling and threading tools plus many more customer-specific solutions.

The extensive product range also extends to cutting tool ranges for fixed-head CNC lathes, rotary transfer machines, multi-spindle lathes and many other high-specification machine tools used in the manufacture of precision components for a diverse range of industry sectors.

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