CNC Camshaft Grinding
Kelford Cams installed the first CNC camshaft grinder for aftermarket high performance camshaft manufacture in the Sothern Hemisphere, at our Christchurch facility back in 2005. The Toyoda masterless CNC camshaft grinder has been running almost every day since then, and now to keep up with worldwide customer demand we are installing a second machine of the same type.
The Toyoda masterless CNC camshaft grinder is known as the 'workhorse' in the industry and this is why it is commonly used by most car manufacturers as their production machine for large volumes of camshafts.
For us, the dependability and accuracy that the Toyoda gives is critical to our own performance as manufacturers of aftermarket parts. We have gained much more flexibility and efficiency witht he CNC machine. We have made custom tooling and interface to quickly change from one type of camshaft to another without much downtime so that we are actually able to do small runs efficiently. Even one off specialised camshafts are no problem for us in this machine.
The flexibility is a huge benefit to us especially for contracts such as the controlled camshafts we supply to the V8 Touring car classes and specialised roller cam applications for high level drag racing and speedway applications.
- Cost efficiency
We are very excited at what this modern machining capability has done for us over the last few years and we are looking forward to further talks with leading automotive companies with a view to delivering more exceptional quality products from New Zealand.