The new 3,000-ft² London showroom of XYZ Machine Tools Ltd. is to be the venue for the third in a series of upcoming open houses offered by the UK company in the next few weeks. The event, scheduled for November 23–24, will introduce a raft of new products to visitors from London, the Home Counties, and the South East. Following similar events at XYZ’s showrooms in Nuneaton, Warwickshire (October 11–12), and Blackburn, Lancashire (November 9–10), the London extravaganza, like its predecessors, will feature ex-demo machine tools available for sale at bargain prices.
Conveniently located off J26 of the M25, the showroom, on the new Waltham Point development 16 miles from the centre of London, is fully equipped for machine demonstrations. Among the attractions planned for the November open house are the BRM range of large-capacity CNC bridge mills; the manual/CNC ProTurn VL 555, XYZ’s largest-bore (104-mm) ProtoTrak-equipped lathe; the ProTurn 1630 SLX variable-speed lathe equipped with the ProtoTrak SLX control; the XL range of extra-large CNC lathes with up to 1,500 mm of swing and 10 m between centres; and the low-cost e range of milling, turning, and grinding machines.
Everyone is welcome, according to Nigel Atherton, XYZ’s managing director, “but a phone call or fax beforehand to preregister would certainly help with the catering.” More important, Atherton noted, with sales currently at record levels, prior notice of arrival will ensure that the machine the visitor most wants to see will be on display.