PM News: 5,000 CNC Lathes Shipped


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5,000 CNC Lathes Shipped

The NL Series of CNC lathes from Mori Seiki (Chicago, Illinois) has experienced tremendous popularity since its launch in June 2004. The company has recently delivered its 5,000th machine in the NL Series.

Featuring a turret with a built-in motor, the machine provides high transmission efficiency and increases machining accuracy, according to the company. The milling motor is located inside the turret, directly coupled to the milling tool to eliminate the transmission losses and inherent vibration found in lathes that use a series of gears and belts to provide milling capabilities. For more information visit Mori Seiki's PM Online Showroom.

De-Sta-Co acquired a new facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The company’s corporate offices have relocated to the new headquarters, and the Birmingham and Madison Heights production operations are making the transition through a series of phases. As the consolidation progresses, the company says it is taking steps to minimize the complexity of its core operations and achieve increased efficiency and economies of scale. For more information visit De-Sta-Co's PM Online Showroom.

Holroyd Edgetek (Rochdale, United Kingdom) and Jones & Shipman (Leicester, United Kingdom) were acquired by Precision Technology Group Limited and backed by Venture Private Equity and Ferranti Capital Limited on December 6, 2006. The deal involved the acquisition of the former Renold Precision Technologies Division that consisted of Jones & Shipman, Edgetek and Holroyd. Adrian de Ferranti of Ferranti Capital Limited says he is eager to develop and grow both businesses internationally. For more information visit Jones & Shipman's PM Online Showrroom.

To provide better sales and service coverage to users of marking tools, stamps and marking machine types in Ontario, Canada, Columbia Marking Tools (Chesterfield, Michigan) has added Tool & Assembly Systems Inc. to its North American network of distributors and manufacturers’ representatives. Glen Fingado, general manager of Tool & Assembly Systems, says, “We are extremely pleased to have Columbia Marking Tools as a principle. Its high-quality products are very complementary to our other areas of expertise in the assembly area that includes assembly tools, leak test equipment, and self-piercing riveting products as well as material handling equipment.” For more information visit Columbia Marking Tools' PM Online Showroom.

GibbsCAM by Gibbs And Associates (Moorpark, California) now supports the entire product line of Tornos Deco machine tools, including the TB-Deco model. The TB-Deco line was implemented using pulses because the company believes these machines provide customers greater accuracy and repeatability compared to machines that operate off G code. However, because these specialty machines are not G-code based, they require a unique implementation in order for a CAM system to support them. Tornos has begun to work with a limited number of CAM providers to provide assistance in integrating their CAM systems with these machines. GibbsCAM was one of the CAM products Tornos selected. For more information visit Gibbs' PM Online Showroom.

Haas Automation Asia opened its new 72,300-square-foot China headquarters and showroom in Shanghai. The move comes only 3 years after the company opened its Asian operations in the city’s Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone. Since that time, Haas’ business in China has increased, and the company has outgrown its original location. As well as providing additional office space, the new building incorporates a 6,700-square-foot showroom, allowing about 20 Haas machines from the company’s line of CNC machine tools. Also part of the facility is a 32,300-square-foot warehouse for maintaining a stock of 200 new machines, allowing delivery to almost anywhere in China within 5 days of receiving an order. For more information visit Haas' PM Online Showroom.

Exact JobBoss division of Exact Software (Minneapolis, Minnesota) has initiated a new manufacturing training program to help its customers address the global issues that face today’s manufacturers. The program was developed specifically for the owners, managers and employees of small manufacturers. It implements training programs that leverage the company’s broad base of manufacturing experience. Classes began in March with seminars scheduled at key locations across the country. For more information visit Exact Software's PM Online Showroom.