Hardinge Releases New CNC Turning Centers

ELMIRA, NY: Hardinge Inc. (www.hardinge.com) a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions announces the release of four new turning centers - the GS 42MS, GS 51MS, GS 150MS and GS 200MS. These small-frame machines are ideally suited for small-to-medium size workpieces and offer expanded levels of functionality to address complex parts, resulting in increased throughput and reduced cycle time in a single setup.

Both the GS 42MS and GS 51MS machines feature collet-ready main spindles, while the GS 150MS and the GS 200MS models are chuck machines and are supplied with 3-Jaw chucks. The GS 42MS and 150 MS are equipped with an A2-5", 6,000 RPM main spindle, while the GS 51MS and GS 200MS offer a larger A2-6", 5,000 RPM main spindle. Sub spindles, live tooling, C-Axis and Fanuc 0i-TD controls are standard on all models.

Options include parts catcher, part probe, tool probe, chip conveyor, servo or hydraulic tailstock to name a few.

"The all-new GS machines offer Hardinge quality and performance to users who need enhanced functionality at an excellent price" states Andy McNamara, Director of Sales and Marketing North America. "Like all Hardinge turning centers, these GS machines reflect Hardinge's commitment to quality and performance without compromise."

About Hardinge Inc.

Hardinge is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of machine tools, specializing in SUPER- PRECISION(TM) and precision CNC Lathes, high performance Machining Centers, high-end cylindrical and jig Grinding Machines, and technologically advanced Workholding & Rotary Products. The Company's products are distributed to most of the industrialized markets around the world with approximately 74% of the 2011 sales outside of North America. Hardinge has a very diverse international customer base and serves a wide variety of end-user markets. This customer base includes metalworking manufacturers which make parts for a variety of industries, as well as a wide range of end users in the aerospace, agricultural, transportation, basic consumer goods, communications and electronics, construction, defense, energy, pharmaceutical and medical equipment, and recreation industries, among others.. The Company has manufacturing operations in the United States, Switzerland, Taiwan, and China. Hardinge's common stock trades on NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol, "HDNG." For more information, please visit www.hardinge.com

Hardinge Inc., One Hardinge Drive, PO Box 1507, Elmira, New York 14902-1507 USA. Phone: 800-843-8801; Fax: 607-734-8819; E-mail: info@hardinge.com

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