Hardinge Announces New Product Release – New Member of the T Series Family

Elmira, NY - Hardinge Inc. (www.hardinge.com) a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions announces the release of their newest and most advanced CNC machines, the T-51 and T-65 SUPER-PRECISION® and High-Performance Turning Centers.  

The release of this new model T-Series machines follows the very successful introduction of the T-42 turning center.  Like the T-42 the new T-51 and T-65 machines are the culmination of many years of Hardinge expertise in SUPER-PRECISION® and High-Performance turning.  

The T-51 and T-65 are ideal for two axis high precision machining or complex multi-tasking operations that require a high level of precision, delicate part handling and parts made complete in a single setup. High-Performance and SUPER-PRECISION® machine packages are pre-configured with their most popular features allowing users to select the proper machine tool configuration and precision level to produce parts in the most effective, accurate, and profitable manner. Packages are available to choose from with features that include but are not limited to: Live Tooling with C-axis, Sub Spindle, Y-axis, Main Spindle Parts Catcher, and their unique Sub Spindle Parts Catcher designed for removing delicate high precision parts with critical surface finish requirements without damage to the part.

The Hardinge T-51 and T-65 machines feature: - 5000 RPM, 2” bar capacity on T-51 and 2.5" on T-65, A2-6”, 20 HP, collet-ready spindle.  - 12 turret stations (all live tooling capable) - Hardinge exclusive HARCRETE® reinforced cast iron base for unmatched stability - Custom macro B - Linear glass scales on each axis (SUPER-PRECISION® models) - Part surface finishes of 12 micro-inches on High Performance models and 8 micro-inches on    SUPER-PRECISION® models - Wide range of options such as Sub Spindle, Live Tooling and Y-Axis - Fanuc 31i Control.

A company spokesperson noted “These two new products solidify our leadership in the field of SUPER-PRECISION® turning as well as our commitment to producing the highest quality machines for the global marketplace.  We are proud to add these exceptional new machines to our product line”. 

About Hardinge

Hardinge is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of machine tools, specializing in SUPER- 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 77% of the 2010 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    Hardinge Inc., One Hardinge Drive, PO Box 1507, Elmira, New York 14902-1507 USA. Phone: 800-843-8801; Fax: 607-734-8819; E-mail: info@hardinge.com ##