With X-axis travels up to 36 metres and 5.7 metres in the Y-axis, as well as five-face or full five-axis capability, the Starvision machines provide a wealth of opportunity and capacity for customers.

The extensive Starvision range covers box-way machines, linear guide machines, moving beam, moving column and five-axis variants, these can be equipped with a range of milling heads that can be automatically changed to suit specific machining requirements.

Says Graham Thomas, managing director of Broadbent Stanley: “The addition of the Starvision range fully complements our existing range of bridge mills and will open up significant opportunities across the industrial sectors that we serve. We have probably had 10 enquiries in the past 12 months for machines of this size, so the appetite for machines of this size is there. We have already quoted for the first Starvision machine and are hopeful of a successful outcome of that soon.”

The Starvision range also combines Taiwanese manufacturing technology with German design input with Starvision having a technical co-operation agreement with A. Monforts Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH.

Adds Thomas: “What attracted Broadbent Stanley to the Starvision range was this variety of machines to suit a broad range of applications and the willingness of Starvision to adapt existing machines to suit customer needs. Machines at this size are rarely standard and to have a manufacturer so obviously willing to listen to customers and deliver machines that meet all their expectations.

“With our knowledge of industries such as power generation, oil and gas, rail, construction, and aerospace across markets as diverse as the UK and Ireland, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman. Qatar. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Libya, Iran, and north Africa; we are confident that there are many opportunities to develop sales of these machines.”