New O.M.G. precision angle heads from YMT can increase efficiency and functionality

  • The latest addition to YMT Technologies Tooling Division’s comprehensive list of high quality products is the O.M.G. range of milling, drilling and tapping angle heads for improved efficiency and functionality. The Yeovil-based company offers an extensive range of cost-effective high precision tool and workholding solutions, as well as efficiency-improving machine tool and workshop ancillaries. All of the products offered by YMT, including the new O.M.G. range comes with full pre- and post-sales technical support.


    Based in Cavriago, North West of Bolonga, Italy, O.M.G. has over five decades of experience manufacturing ancillaries specifically designed to increase manufacturers’ productivity. The company has established a global reputation for its range of angle heads, spindle speeders, revolving turret and multi-spindle heads, as well as bespoke, application-specific solutions designed for customers in the most demanding industry sectors, such as aerospace, defence and marine.



    Jason Short, YMT Technologies’ Tooling and Equipment Manager, explains: “O.M.G. is an engineering company with a longstanding tradition for producing solutions designed to increase the productivity of almost any manufacturing business. Precision is often taken for granted, however all the staff within the company have embraced quality, and it is reflected in the comprehensive O.M.G. product range. YMT and O.M.G. share the same drive, to provide customers with reliable and robust methods of increasing output so that they can compete effectively in a global market.”


    One of the most popular ranges produced is the TA Series of angle heads. The bodies are machined from a solid steel billet for rigidity, and are Niploy (chemical nickel plating) treated and anti-corrosion coated for extended service in harsh environments. The ground spiral bevel transfer Gleason gears are fitted with class ABEC7 or 9 precision taper roller bearing for smooth operation, even under heavy cutting loads.


    Available in 25 sizes for drilling up to 26mm diameter, for maximum flexibility the TA Series features a modular spindle interface, which can be changed to suit almost any machine tool. Tapers available include BT, SK, HSK, CAT, Capto and KM. A wide variety of tool holding methods are also supported, with tool shank fixing including ER collets, Weldon whistle-notch, HSK, Coromant Capto and Komet. All angle heads are supplied with coolant channels that feed from the torque arm to nozzles next to the tool. Through tool coolant canbe specified via the torque arm up to 10 bar, or with high pressure seals fitted up to 70 bar through the angle head.


    Says Jason Short: “With a 90o drive the TA Series has a 1:1 input/output ratio up to 10,000 rpm. The slim-line TAR range provides exceptional access to difficult to machine areas, often negating the need to remove or re-orientate the component from/on the machine tool and thereby reducing expensive machining time. They are ideal for drilling and tapping aerospace and oil/gas/petrochemical parts such as valves, fluid control manifolds, nacelles and so on.”


    For even more flexibility O.M.G. offers the TAV range of variable angle heads. Available in five sizes, for drilling up to 20mm diameter the tool can be adjusted a total of 180o, +/- 90o of the spindle centreline.

    YMT will stock the most popular O.M.G. products at its extensive facility, as Jason Short concludes: “We have established a reputation for supplying high quality tooling and workholding solutions at competitive prices. The comprehensive range of angle heads from O.M.G. adds further to our commitment to help UK manufacturers remain competitive.”

    20/03/2015 14:54:30