Star Micronics GB Limited
Star Micronics GB Limited are a Made in the Midlands Gold Member
Star Micronics GB is the wholly owned UK and Eire subsidiary of Star Micronics Co Ltd, which produces sliding-headstock lathes at its ultra modern Kikugawa plant in Japan. The headquarters is in Shizuoka. The GB subsidiary, in addition to supplying its parent company’s multi-axis, sliding-headstock mill-turn centres, is also the sole UK agent for the entire range of FMB automatic bar feeders and JBS compensating guide bush systems from Germany.
Star’s range of machines Sliding Head Lathes provide the right platform for precision engineers to machine high volume component batches, accurately, quickly and with minimal manual/operator intervention.
Star GB supply a whole range of lathes, machines starting at 10mm bar capacity up to machines with a 38mm bar capacity. The business primarily supplies new machines – the entire range is listed below. However, on occasions we have special promotions on both new and used machines. If you are looking for a deal on a new machine, see what’s in stock here.
We frequently run offers on new machines and these can include discounts, varied payment options and also sliding head lathes with discounted ancillary equipment, such as bar feed units, mist extraction, etc. To view these offers on new machinery please visit our Star news page. Also, if you would like to sign up to our newsletter, which includes offers and deals on sliding head lathes, both new and old, then please contact us here giving us all of your details and we will add you onto our monthly distribution.
We spent a great deal of 2013 visiting customers throughout the UK producing video case studies, so that our new potential clients could see the benefit of moving to one of our sliding head lathes for their production needs. Each one had a different story to tell, from a single machine changing profitability and the growth of a business, to multiple users working in high precision environments such as Formula 1, Aerospace and Medical sectors. There are no sales people on the videos, just all owners of businesses who have benefitted greatly from investing in our sliding head lathes.
FMB Barfeed Units supplied by Star GB are manufactured by FMB. The bar feed provides the opportuntiy to run the machine unmanned and in production. An FMB bar feed unit can be purchased as either a chort bar magazine or a 3 metre length magazine – either way the bar is then loaded into the carousel. This is interfaced to the machine tool and works in harmony with the sliding head lathe providing an ongoing flow of material into the machining area.
Key to every successful machine installation is the machine tool, the feeding process and the auxillary equipment, this includes tooling, cutting tools, workholding, coolants and filtration.
Star GB specialise in all the above,
We provide the solution NOT just the machine tool. The majority of our orders are turnkey projects this means we solve your problem with a machine tool manufacturing solution.