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Easter 2021

We will be closed for Easter from Good Friday 2nd April - Easter Monday 5th April.
We hope you have a great long weekend and look forward to hearing from you after Easter.

 
 
March 2021
It’s been a busy few weeks here at Floyd Automatic & we’re still processing your orders as usual.
We’re very pleased to announce that we can now offer DHL, Fedex & UPS to send out international orders.
 
In the UK things are ticking over nicely.
The Daffodils are begining to appear and it feels like spring is starting to arrive.

Our team are all here and waiting to hear from you.
 
February 2021
The beginning of 2021 has provided the twin challenges of the UK leaving the EU, and the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic.
We’ve found that shipments from our suppliers are taking a little longer to arrive than usual. We’re also had feedback that our deliveries to customers outside the UK are taking a little longer than normal to arrive.

This is not a complete surprise, and we greatly appreciate your patience during these unusual times.

Remote Working

Our team are following all social distancing measures, with a number of our sales and technical sales staff working from home.
This does mean we’ve taken the opportunity to embrace Zoom, Teams, and Video Conferencing which has often brought a smile to our faces.
 
Please do get in touch with any questions regarding orders or delayed parcels. We look forward to hearing from you.



 
New in 2021
It's 2021 and Floyd Automatic are ready to make this a better year! We have a few new products lined up for the year. More details will follow, but for now here is a sneak peek of some of our new tools. For our EU customers there is also some details about changes to export shipping processes you may need to be aware of. We look forward to working with you in the year to come.
 

What's New?

Brexit and the changes for our suppliers and overseas customers in the EU.

The UK has now left the EU as of 31st December 2020. From the 1st January 2021 the UK is no longer a part of the EU Customs Union (EUCU). Please be aware of the changes now in place.
> You can find them in our FAQ's here

 

Madaula TOHP

Madaula has bought out a new live tooling program with integrated High Pressure coolant feed. Now available to purchase from us. It offers smoother and faster cutting, with longer tool life.
View the catalogue here

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Wagner Helix

Wagner, part of the Baublies group have introduced the new Helix. They really are the experts in Thread Rolling. This tool is not only user friendly, it also offers the following:
  • Very compact design
  • Sustainable with cost-efficient replaceable parts
  • Unrivalled large working range
  • Above average thread roll diameters
  • Coating for max. wear protection
  • Sturdy attachment
View the catalogue here

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Ifanger Microturn eLine

This optimised universal boring tool from Ifanger, is now available to purchase from us. It is available as a right-handed execution in 7 dimensions without a coolant channel. Its smallest standard diameter is 1.80mm and comes in either uncoated K10 or TiALN coated. Customisation on the execution is available on demand outside the standard range.
View the catalogue here

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Christmas Closure 2020
Christmas is almost here; so hang your decorations and eat that mince pie. This is a timely reminder to all our clients about our Christmas and New Year activities, please take note of our seasonal arrangements detailed below.


CLOSING TIMES

We will be closed from Wednesday 23rd December at 1pm, until Friday 1st January INCLUSIVE. We will be re-opening at 9am on Monday 4th January 2021.
 

DURING CLOSURE

Please place your orders with us in good time to receive your products before Christmas. Remember our European suppliers will ship their last deliveries in WEEK 51.

Last orders will be shipped on the 23rd December by UPS ONLY

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LAST DELIVERY

We will be monitoring emails and answerphone messages. If, however you have an urgent requirement that cannot wait, then please call us on 07919 004134 and we will do our best to help you. Please note that many of our suppliers will be closed into the New Year (approx. 8th January), so if you need anything for when we return to work then please let us know as soon as possible.
 
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THANK YOU

We would like to thank everyone for their support this year and hope that you all enjoy the Christmas and New Year festive season in the best way you can. We hope that you and your family are safe and well, and wish you all the best for the New Year 2021.

 
Team Floyd are still here
Firstly, don’t worry we are still here and working to provide you with your specialist tooling, but you just need to be aware that some members of staff will be working remotely.
These measures ensure our business can continue to provide uninterrupted service during this difficult time. We aim to keep our level of service at a high and to support you wherever we can.

This implementation will be effective from 9am on 24/03/2020 until further notice.

 
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING

STOCK AND DELIVERIES
We still have a healthy supply of stock and we are still receiving in deliveries daily.

PROCESSING ORDERS
We are still processing orders as usually, with a slight change in the way we’re working due to the limited number of staff in the office.
THERE ARE THREE WAYS YOU CAN CONTACT US:
  1. You can call the office as usual on 01462 491919, just please be aware that we are low on numbers and it may take some time to get through to a member of staff.
  2. By emailing sales@floydautomatic.co.uk with your order, this will then be picked up by a member of staff.
  3. If you need to speak to a particular member of staff with an urgent enquiry, please refer to the numbers below:

TECHNICAL TEAM:
Russell Layton: 07899 998893
Gary Pope: 07944 012359


GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Richard Floyd: 07919 004134

ONLY USE THESE NUMBERS BETWEEN THE STRICT HOURS OF 9AM-5PM ON MONDAY-FRIDAY


DESPATCH OF GOODS
A member of staff will be in the office to ensure your orders are processed as usual.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely, please refer to our website for further updates on a date when we will return to the office as usual.

 
Preventing the Spread
With recent developments of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) new precautionary measures have been put in place to ensure the health and safety of our customers, visitors and staff.
We are adhering to the current UK Governments advice and trying to prevent the spread of the infection.

We still have a healthy supply of stock and we are still receiving deliveries from our suppliers daily.
 
MEASURES BEING TAKEN
 
  Staff have been given training and advice on how to keep up with current UK Government guidelines.
   
  All areas in the office are kept clean, including personal workspaces, reception areas and surfaces in our goods inwards/despatch.
   
  We are currently using additional alcohol-based cleaning products around the office and we offer these facilities to all our visitors.
   
  Anyone entering the building are being asked to use these products to ensure the health and safety of everyone.
 
 
 CONTINGENCY PLANS 

We do have a contingency plan in the event of ‘self-isolation’ by staff members, where we can work remotely with a minimal staff for processing shipments.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely, please refer to our website for further updates.
It is our intention to minimise any impact on our supplies to our customers, however we will following the guidance of the UK Govt, the NHS, and local health authorities.


 
MACH 2020 Rescheduled
IMPORTANT NOTICE! The MACH exhibition has been rescheduled.
The show will be moved from April 2020 to January 2021.
 
MACH 2021 Logo The organisers of the MACH Exhibition, the Manufacturing Trades Association (MTA), have announced that in consideration of the concerns about the coronavirus and public safety, they have rescheduled the exhibition. Whilst this is disappointing for all concerned, we support the decision being in the best interests of the industry.
MACH 2021 Stand  SO WHAT'S NEXT? 
for Floyd Automatic 
We are working to get all our plans in place. We will be attending next year's MACH 2021 exhibition and we aim to keep similar plans in place.
 Updates will follow.. 
Machines on the stand   THE COLLABORATION 
Star, Citizen & Tornos
We are continuing to work with Star Micronics, Citizen Machinery and Tornos Technologies throughout the year and will be supporting their machines in their showrooms. We are pleased to confirm that these demonstration machines will be on our stand at the 2021 show as part of our 30th anniversary. Our thanks to all concerned.
 Dates to follow.. 
Thanks!  A BIG THANK YOU 
For all your support 
Finally we want to say a big thankyou to all of you for supporting us through this difficult period. The virus has caused us all problems, but we continue to work through it.
 See you at MACH 2021 
 Stay safe and healthy 
Riddle of the Month
At the end of each month we will be revealing the answers to each of the riddles in our 2019 calendar. Look below to find out if you were right.

 
JANUARY  
Until I am measured. I am not known,
yet how you miss me when I have flown.
Answer: Time
 
FEBRUARY   No matter how little or how much you use me,
you change me every month.
Answer: Calendar
 
MARCH  
Every night I'm told what to do, and each morning
I do what I'm told. But I still don't escape your scold.
Answer: Alarm Clock
 
APRIL  
Three lives have I. Gentle enough to soothe the skin.
Light enough to caress the sky. Hard enough to crack rocks.
 Answer: Water
 
MAY   Which seven-letter word contains dozens of letters? Answer: Postbox
 
JUNE   The thunder comes before the lightning; the lightning comes
before the clouds. The rain dries everything it touches.
Answer: Volcano
 
JULY   What flies forever, Rests never? Answer: Wind
 
AUGUST   I have forests but no trees. I have lakes
but no water. I have roads but no car.
Answer: Map
 
SEPTEMBER   I crawl on the earth. And rise on a pillar. Answer: Shadow
 
OCTOBER   What makes a loud noise when changing its jacket.
Becomes larger but weighs less?
Answer: Popcorn
 
NOVEMBER   I am always hungry, I must always be fed.
The finger I lick will soon turn red.
Answer: Fire
 
DECEMBER   I come in winter. I cannot see, hear, or feel.
I can’t eat, But you can eat parts of me.
Answer: Snowman
Christmas 2019
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS DETAILED BELOW.
This is a timely reminder to all our clients about our Christmas and New Year activities.

 
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We will be closed from
Friday 20th December 2019 @ 4pm
until Wednesday 1st January 2020
- INCLUSIVE -

We will be re-opening at 830am
on Thursday 2nd January 2020
 
Last Orders & Delivery   During Closure
Please place your orders with us in good time to receive your products before Christmas. Remember our European suppliers will ship their last deliveries in WEEK 51. Last orders will be shipped on Friday 20th December.   During our closure, we will be monitoring emails and answerphone messages. If, however you have an urgent requirement that cannot wait, then please call us on 07919 004134 and we will do our best to help you.
 
 
Please note that many of our suppliers will be closed into the New Year (approx. 5th January),
so if you need anything for when you return to work then please let us know as soon as possible.

 
Advanced Engineering 2019
Exhibiting for the first time at the Advanced Engineering Show, we would like to invite you to visit our stand at this new and growing event. As specialists in tooling for precision component machining, we will be exhibiting our wide range of tools aimed primarily at the machining of difficult materials like Inconel, Titanium, Super-Duplex Stainless steels etc. Please see below for details of some of the products we will be highlighting at the show.

VISIT US ON STAND H18
30 & 31 October 2019 | NEC, Birmingham

 
Register Attendance Here    
 
Floyd Sectors   Tools for different industries
We are suppliers of precision tooling & equipment to manufacturers of precision components for industries including: Medical, Automotive, Aerospace & Electronics.
 
TOOLS ON SHOW
Zeus Image Zeus Hommel & Keller
We will be showcasing examples of applications that demonstrate the different knurling possibilities available. Another highlight is the new diamond tip burnishing tools and the latest innovations from the Zeus marking tool range.
   
MASA Image MASA Microconic
Our engineers will be on hand to demonstrate The MASA Microconic “game changing” part holding systems for Sub-Spindle applications on Sliding Head machines. The Microconic’s collet system is available in F20, F25 and F37 versions.
 
EVOCUT-Line Image Applitec EVOCUT-Line
Applitec's EVOCUT-Line is suitable for high performance parting and grooving on everything from stainless steel, carbon and alloy steel through to titanium, aluminium alloys, copper, bronze, plastic and more. Offered with four insert widths of 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 3mm that are capable of machining up to a maximum 44mm depth of cut with through coolant holders.
 
Mikron Image Mikron Tool
Floyd first introduced the Mikron Crazy drill to the UK back in 2003, and Mikron have continued to develop their range to meet the needs of machining today’s advanced materials used in the Automotive, Aerospace and Medical industries. A small selection of their high performance drills and end mills will be on display. Come and take a look.
 
Alesa Image Alesa Delta Milling Tools
The new Delta Indexable inserts have 6 ground cutting edges and are mounted tangentially on the milling body with a 20° positive helix angle and completely ground surfaces and angles. The advantages of the delta insert: gain in efficiency due to 6 completely ground cutting edges, positive effect on the spindle load due to the helix angle and the small cutting forces.
 
STOCKIST AND SUPPLIERS OF
Collets | Guide Bushes | Bar Feed Collets | Applitec Swiss Tooling | Schaublin Collet Systems | Ifanger Boring Tools | FLO-Tool Collet Holders | ER Collets | Tap & Die Holders | Back Working Tool Holders | Zeus Knurling, Marking and Burnishing Tools | Mikron Drills & End Mills | Madaula Driven Tools | HEB High Pressure Coolant Hoses and Connectors
All Tools
Star Open House 2019
Floyd Automatic Tooling Ltd are pleased to be invited to join Star Micronics at their Autumn Open House at their facility in Derby. We will be there with some of our latest innovations and look forward to seeing you there.

WHAT TO EXPECT
- The Latest Innovations - Enhance your Business - Networking Opportunities - Meet Industry Experts - Learn about Sliding Head
 
We are pleased to be demonstrating some of our latest technology on these machines;
- STAR SW12 Fully tooled with Applitec Swiss Tooling.
- STAR SR20RIV demonstrating the MASA Microconic Sub Spindle Precision Collet system.
- STAR SR38 Demonstrating the new Applitec EVOCUT-Line parting off tool.
DAILY PRIZES TO BE WON!
As well as a number of exclusive prizes, including a Swiss Hamper from Floyd Automatic!

 
Register Attendance Here    
 
Star Location   Star Event Details
8th-10th October 2019

Running from 9am-6pm
each day

Star Micronics GB
Unit 1 Riverlands Business Park, Raynesway, Derby, DE21 7BZ
 

TOOLS FOR SLIDING HEAD MACHINES
Zeus Image We will be showcasing examples of applications that demonstrate the different knurling possibilities available. Another highlight is the new diamond tip burnishing tools and the latest innovations from the Zeus marking tool range.
MASA Image Our engineers will be on hand to demonstrate The MASA Microconic “game changing” part holding systems for Sub-Spindle applications on Sliding Head machines. The Microconic’s collet system is available in F20, F25 and F37 versions.
INTERESTING FACT:
Floyd Automatic will be turning 30 next year. We have been in the industry for 30 years providing technical support to our customers.
EVOCUT-Line Image Applitec's EVOCUT-Line is suitable for high performance parting and grooving on everything from stainless steel, carbon and alloy steel through to titanium, aluminium alloys, copper, bronze, plastic and more. Offered with four insert widths of 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 3mm that are capable of machining up to a maximum 44mm depth of cut with through coolant holders.
Mikron Image Floyd first introduced the Mikron Crazy drill to the UK back in 2003, and Mikron have continued to develop their range to meet the needs of machining today’s advanced materials used in the Automotive, Aerospace and Medical industries. A small selection of their high performance drills and end mills will be on display. Come and take a look.
 

STOCKIST AND SUPPLIERS OF
Collets | Guide Bushes | Bar Feed Collets | Applitec Swiss Tooling | Schaublin Collet Systems | Ifanger Boring Tools | FLO-Tool Collet Holders | ER Collets | Tap & Die Holders | Back Working Tool Holders | Zeus Knurling, Marking and Burnishing Tools | Mikron Drills & End Mills | Madaula Driven Tools | HEB High Pressure Coolant Hoses and Connectors
All Tools
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