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Commissioning of NEW Mazak 21” CNC Lathe at Sharpe® Brisbane

In October, Sharpe® took delivery of a 21” hollow spindle Mazak PMC lathe to our Brisbane facility at Pineapple Street, Zillmere. The new CNC delivers exceptional productivity and increased versatility across Sharpe®’s product range.




TypeCNC Hollow Spindle Lathe – Power Master Chucker (PMC-21″)
Workshop Location  Sharpe® Brisbane
Make/ Origin  Mazak/Japan
CNC System  FANUC 0i-TD (Latest Edition)
Spindle  Bore diameter of 21.5″ and max. speed of 350 rpm, with 50kw drive unit
Key Features• Horizontal Turret type – 8 position
• Chip conveyor for safe and efficient removal of swarf
• Power air chuck

The CNC was procured to specifically cater for clients requesting our Sharpe® Premium Flush Joint (SPFJ ®) to be integrally threaded on large diameter casing. In addition to our existing 15″ Hollow Spindle CNC Lathe, we now have a fully automatic CNC machine with a pipe feeding rack and appropriate tooling to integrally thread SPFJ® in the following sizes:

  • 10 ¾”
  • 12 ¾”
  • 14”
  • 16”
  • 18”
  • 20”

Sharpe® are also engineering a coarse thread to suit conductor casing in GOAF drainage wells. The design will be engineered to suit casing sizes from 10-3/4 to 20”.

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