Jena Tec signs spindle contract with customer in China
The Engineering Network Ltd
Posted to News on 29th Jan 2009, 10:27

Jena Tec signs spindle contract with customer in China

Jena Tec, a UK-based designer and manufacturer of precision machine tool ball screws, linear motion products and spindles, with facilities in England, USA and Germany, has secured a long-term contract with a customer in China for the supply of a high-precision spindle used in an accurate CNC turning machine. The Asian customer will be producing highly accurate machine tools principally for export to Europe and North America and will utilise Jena Tec's high-performance spindle to satisfy the demanding requirements of small precision-turned components.

Jena Tec signs spindle contract with customer in China

Manufactured using carefully selected materials including nitride-hardened rotating parts and precision-grade rolling element bearings, the spindle is guaranteed to provide a concentric run out within 0.001mm (1micron) with excellent thermal stability and low-noise running at up to 6000rpm. The spindle is accurately ground using precision equipment and assembled by hand by skilled machine tool personnel to attain the excellent levels of accuracy. Each spindle is closely inspected and certificated as meeting the required standard, which is documented to the customer.

Jena Tec, part of the Avingtrans plc Engineering Technology Group, was selected on the basis that it could design and manufacture a high-precision product rapidly for prototype testing followed by volume production, ensuring adequate support for the customers' product development programme.

Won against strong competition from Japan and Korea, the contract in total represents 1.8m for Jena Tec and further supports Jena Tec's continued success in the niche sector of high-precision linear and rotary motion components.

Jena Tec's name is closely linked to the town of Jena in Germany, where it has maintained one of its manufacturing facilities for over 30 years. Jena is closely associated with Carl Zeiss and high-precision scientific, medical and engineering industries, with companies such as Carl Zeiss Jena, Jenoptik and Schott Jenaer resident in this famous university town.

Jena Tec is justifiably proud of its heritage and ability to adapt to the changing global economy by continuing to design and develop high-precision products.

For further information on Jena Tec, go to or for Avingtrans plc go to

Kuroda Jena Tec Holdings Ltd

Willow Drive
Sherwood Park
NG15 0DP

+44 (0)1623 726010

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