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Gym Session Triathlon

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Here are my top 5 gym exercises I do every week to make sure I stay injury free and have a well maintained working body ready for hard session.

1:

Barbell Hip Thrust

Great exercise for your gluts and Hamstrings. Which are really important in triathlon for running and also running off the bike when tired. When running your Gluts work to stabiles your hips and legs when under impact. Making sure your Gluts are strong and conditioned means your gluts will activate when running helping you run faster and more economical so you are using less energy. (more…)


CITIZEN ADDS LFV TECHNOLOGY TO HIGHER SPEED CINCOM L12-VII LFV FOR SMALLER DIAMETER WORK

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Citizen Machinery has further developed the programmable application control of chip size through its world-leading Low Frequency Vibration (LFV) cutting technology by applying it to the 12 mm capacity Cincom version of the popular L-Series. The 5-axis Cincom L12-IILFV incorporates high spindle speeds of 15,000 revs/min, to maximise performance on smaller diameter work in a compact machine requiring just 1,760 mm by 820 mm floor space.

Available through Citizen Machinery UK, the Cincom L12-VIILFV can also be specified with a 16 mm capacity bar size option to extend the capability and maximise productivity from the in-built rigidity of the design to accommodate LFV technology. These include special build standards, slideways, bearings and ballscrews plus control and software.

LFV cutting technology enables precise programmable control of chip size while eliminating deflection on very small dimeters when turning. LFV can also be selectively applied to drilling, grooving or even thread cutting plus providing an important aid to machining difficult materials from plastics and copper to high alloy steels. Through the high speed Cincom control, the servo axes in X- and Z- can be selected to provide independent rapid oscillation of the cutting tool, creating in effect, air gaps in synchronisation with the rotation of the spindle.

The machine features a 3.7 kW 15,000 revs/min main and 0.75 kW 10,000 revs/min sub-spindle, a removable guidebush assembly for economic bar usage on shorter components, with a guidebush stroke per chucking of 135 mm. Rapid traverse rates are fast at 35 m/min to minimise non-cutting positioning times. (more…)


Turbo Sessions for the Winter

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Through the winter it can be difficult to do every bike session out on the roads, so I have decided to sharesome of the sessions I do at Loughborough with the Triathlon Performance Squad so that you canimprove your critical power and muscular endurance throughout the winter months.

Session 1

75 Minute Session Critical Power:

The aim of this turbo session is for you to work at your max and produce as much sustainable power for the chosen time of the repetition.  At the end of the last rep you should be going as hard as possible and reaching a high heart rate. Make sure you don’t start the first 6 minutes too hard, think of it as a 25 minute time trial effort. This session is great to help improve you maximum power output. (more…)


Megan McDonald Recipes

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Here are some recipes for your winter training. I have been using these recipes so far this winter and thought they are to good not to share:

Snowballs: Cycling Energy Balls: When going out for them long winter rides, gels and energy bars sometimes are not that appealing. Why not try making your own Energy balls that can be specific to you. Making these are cheap quick and easy. These are my go to for them long 4h rides. I even add in protein recovery powder just to start that recovery quicker, also coconut for a good wintery look.

INGREDIENTS: This batch makes 12 balls and 1 serving is 3 balls, 1 cup of dates ¾ cup porridge oats, 2 heaped tbsp. of peanut butter, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 3 tbsp mixed seeds.

DIRECTIONS, Soak the date in 1 cup of boiling water for 15 min (or longer) and then drain, Blend all the ingredients to form a paste, Roll into balls – if it is too dry, add a splash of water, Coat in coconut or leave plain. (more…)


GEOFF BRYANT RETIRES FROM CITIZEN MACHINERY AFTER CREATING BUSINESS PLATFORM FOR RECORD SALES (NEW)

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

A pre-Christmas gathering at Citizen Machinery UK of 79 employees, spouses and partners, plus a group of long-serving retired employees and specialist suppliers celebrated Geoff Bryant’s 43 years of service, of which 25 were given to the company as managing director.

Significant in the last 12 months in his departure planning role, which involved liaison and progressive hand-over to the new management team of Edward James as MD, Darren Wilkins Deputy MD and Jon Hart as Finance Director, was a record breaking year of trading for the Bushey based business supporting the ranges of Citizen Cincom CNC sliding head and Miyano fixed head turn-mill centres.

Said Mr James: “I must compliment Geoff who has set such a high standard and raised the profile of the business over so many years. He has created an enviable platform that enables us to further develop the company and its people, in particular involving keen younger employees. This will enable us to provide customers with the level of support that such a high technology based product deserves.” (more…)


CITIZEN LAUNCHES CINCOM D25 SLIDING HEADSTOCK TURN-MILL CENTRE WITH TRIPLE X-, Y- AND Z-AXES PLUS B-AXIS AT MACH 2018

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Stand No: H20-570

MACH 2018 NEC Birmingham 9-13 April 2018

The next generation of Citizen’s advanced CNC system featuring touch screen and qwerty keyboard is to be launched at MACH 2018 as a key feature on the new Cincom D25-VIII and -VII sliding headstock turn-mill centre. Operational flexibility is maximised for complex cycles with two gang vertical toolposts each with X-, Y- and Z- axes and one with a B-axis capable of both front and back machining. In addition there is a back toolpost and opposite toolpost with a tool capacity of up to 59 tools with the added advantage of removable guide bush for more economic material use on shorter components.

The Cincom D25-VIII is configured as a 10-axis sliding headstock 25 mm capacity machine which also incorporates the added flexibility of 0 to 135 deg swivelling B-axis. This swivel axis is incorporated within the first (X1, Y1, Z1) axis gang toolpost capable of holding four double-sided driven spindles to service both the main and sub-spindles.

In addition, a second gang toolpost (X2, Y2, Z2) is able to work independently or simultaneously with the (X1, Y1, Z1) toolpost to overlap for instance, rough or finish turning operations or apply in unison, drilling or milling based cycles. (more…)


GEOFF BRYANT RETIRES FROM CITIZEN MACHINERY AFTER CREATING BUSINESS PLATFORM FOR RECORD SALES

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

A pre-Christmas gathering at Citizen Machinery UK of 79 employees, spouses and partners, plus a group of long-serving retired employees and specialist suppliers celebrated Geoff Bryant’s 43 years of service, of which 25 were given to the company as managing director.

Significant in the last 12 months in his departure planning role, which involved liaison and progressive hand-over to the new management team of Edward James as MD, Darren Wilkins Deputy MD and Jon Hart as Finance Director, was a record breaking year of trading for the Bushey based business supporting the ranges of Citizen Cincom CNC sliding head and Miyano fixed head turn-mill centres.

Said Mr James: “I must compliment Geoff who has set such a high standard and raised the profile of the business over so many years. He has created an enviable platform that enables us to further develop the company and its people, in particular involving keen younger employees. This will enable us to provide customers with the level of support that such a high technology based product deserves.” (more…)


ADDITIONAL UK FACILITY IN BIRMINGHAM BOOSTS CITIZENS TURNKEY SOLUTIONS SERVICE (NEW)

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Citizen Machinery UK is to open a new regional office, applications engineering and machine showroom in the West Midlands to further enhance its customer service offerings and “to provide users with a significant machine preparation service to support the growing number of high-value automated turnkey solutions” being handled by the company.

The circa £2 million investment on a 1.1-acre site at the Hurst Business Park in Brierley Hill, near Birmingham, will include a 600 m2 showroom. Construction is scheduled to start in early 2018 and the new facility is expected to be officially opened late next year.

“Importantly,” says Deputy Managing Director Darren Wilkins, “this new facility in the heart of the country will complement our existing Citizen Machinery UK headquarters and showroom for Cincom (Citizen) and Miyano machines in Bushey, Watford, “and will play an important role in serving the modern-day demands of our growing customer base.” (more…)


MACH TO PROVIDE MAJOR OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZEN MACHINERY TO EXPAND ITS APPLICATIONS OF LFV TECHNOLOGY

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Stand No: H20-570 MACH 2018 NEC Birmingham 9 -13 April 2018

MACH 2018 will be the first opportunity for a full exposure to visiting engineers of Citizen Machinery UK’s low frequency vibration (LFV) cutting technology on both its Cincom sliding head and the latest Citizen sliding headstock turn-mill centres which takes the LFV capability up to 42 mm diameter bar size. On stand H20-570 will see the official launch of Miyano’s BNA-42GTYLFV, and the Citizen Cincom D25-VIII plus the first UK exhibition showing of the smaller capacity, high speed Cincom L12-VII with LFV.

Such has been the take up of LFV technology that 500 installations were made worldwide during 2017 with massive predictions for future sales by Citizen as it progressively feeds the advanced technology feature across its product range.

LFV is controlled via programming special G-codes at the control to impart the ideal size of chip required to offset problems such as swarf ‘bird-nesting’. It is also able to improve tool life, often enables an increase in depth-of-cut and improved surface finish, for instance. This is achieved by introducing oscillation of the cutting tool to introduce air-cutting’ through the machine’s servo axis drives in the direction of feed while being synchronised to the rotation of the spindle. (more…)


ADDITIONAL UK FACILITY IN BIRMINGHAM BOOSTS CITIZEN’S TURNKEY SOLUTIONS SERVICE

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Citizen Machinery UK is to open a new regional office, applications engineering and machine showroom in the West Midlands to further enhance its customer service offerings and “to provide users with a significant machine preparation service to support the growing number of high-value automated turnkey solutions” being handled by the company.

The circa £2 million investment on a 1.1-acre site at the Hurst Business Park in Brierley Hill, near Birmingham, will include a 600 m2 showroom. Construction is scheduled to start in early 2018 and the new facility is expected to be officially opened late next year.

“Importantly,” says Deputy Managing Director Darren Wilkins, “this new facility in the heart of the country will complement our existing Citizen Machinery UK headquarters and showroom for Cincom (Citizen) and Miyano machines in Bushey, Watford, “and will play an important role in serving the modern-day demands of our growing customer base.” (more…)


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