Whiteley Brooks Engineering opts for the newer generation of XR machines

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></p></p><p>Whiteley Brooks Engineering Limited is a specialist machining subcontractor renowned for manufacturing and adapting high-performance clutch and brake components for F1, high-performance sports and rally cars and road vehicles.<p></p></p><p>Established over 30 years ago the first CNC machine tool the Whiteley Brooks’ founders purchased was a Bridgeport vertical milling machine. And it has stayed loyal to Hardinge/Bridgeport.<p></p></p><p>Today the company has over 25 of their milling centres with the latest XR 1000 VMC’s having 4 and 5 axis capability, being equipped from new with Nikken 5<sup>th</sup> axis rotary tables.  This enables maximum productivity in their sub-contracting environment.</p><blockquote><p>A
 spokesman for the company says; “Verticals have always been best suited
 to our type of work and the fact that Hardinge machines are upwardly 
compatible means that even a programme written a few years ago for an 
older machine is still compatible with the latest machines.</p><p>“We 
have opted for the newer generation of XR machines because of the high 
standard specification of the machines and the value they offer and they
 have quickly become an integral part of our operations.”</p></blockquote><p>One of the attractions of the machines is the inherent high specification. The XR 1000 VMC’s feature Weiss 40 taper spindle technology which produces exceptional radial and axial rigidity and offers a unique grease replenishment system.<p><img src=