Hardinge Group Announces Bridgeport CONQUEST H51 New Product Release

Hardinge is pleased to announce the release of Bridgeport CONQUEST H51. This turning center represents the latest in technology, precision and most importantly capability. It features the Hardinge quick change Collet-Ready Spindle and outstanding performance specifications such as part roundness, continuous machining accuracy with deviation on the diameter, and part finish.

The CONQUEST H51 features a 20hp, 5000rpm A2-6” main spindle with a 2” bar capacity.  It offers a generous maximum turning diameter of 12.3” and a maximum turning length of 25.5”.  The 12 station turret offers ½ station index for up to 24 tools.  The machine offers a wide variety of standard features such as through-tool coolant, bar feed and chip conveyor interfaces, three position stack lights, PSMCIA memory card and rigid tapping and state-of-the-art machine crash protection. 

The machine is available in both high precision and SUPER-PRECISION® models.  For more information please contact your local distributor.

About Hardinge Inc.

Hardinge is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of machine tools, specializing inSUPER- PRECISION(TM) and precision CNC Lathes, high performance Machining Centers, high-end cylindrical and jig Grinding Machines, and technologically advanced Workholding &Rotary Products. The Company's products are distributed to most of the industrialized markets around the world with approximately 74% of the 2011 sales outside of North America. Hardinge has a very diverse international customer base and serves a wide variety of end-user markets. This customer base includes metalworking manufacturers which make parts for a variety of industries, as well as a wide range of end users in the aerospace, agricultural, transportation, basic consumer goods, communications and electronics, construction, defense, energy, pharmaceutical and medical equipment, and recreation industries, among others. The Company has manufacturing operations in the United States, Switzerland, Taiwan, and China. Hardinge's common stock trades on NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol, "HDNG." For more information, please visit http://www.hardinge.com