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Production Machining Product News: Nov. 26, 2019

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Expand Machinery Purchases Ganesh Machinery Product Line

Expand Machinery has purchased the Ganesh Machinery product line, including Genmill high-speed vertical machining centers, Genturn multi-axis machines and Ganesh toolroom machines.

Expand Machinery LLC is now the owner of the product line of Ganesh Machinery. This includes the complete inventory of the Genmill high speed vertical machining centers, Genturn multi axis machines and Ganesh toolroom machines, as well as the parts and service department. Expand Machinery will continue to sell the same machines under the same brand names (Ganesh, Genmill and Genturn). The machines will be manufactured in the same factories in Taiwan.

The phone number will remain the same at (818) 349-9166, and the toll-free number will also remain unchanged at 1-888-542-6374. Customers can continue to email orders to parts@ganeshmachinery.com, machinery sales inquiries to sales@ganeshmachinery.com and service emails to service@ganeshmachinery.com. Please note that the physical location for the company is still 20869 Plummer Street, Chatsworth, California 91311. The website address will remain www.ganeshmachinery.com.

Expand Machinery is also pleased to announce its continuing sponsorship of the Arrow McLaren SP racing team. The company is proud to partner with the team and wishes it continued success. 

Chiron Group Opens Digital Machine Tool Plant

Chrion's new Precision Factory was designed for production and assembly of its new 16 and 25 series of machine tools.

Chiron Precision Factory

Chiron’s new Precision Factory in Neuhausen, Germany.

Chiron Group celebrated the official opening of its new Precision Factory with guests from the manufacturing industry and politics. The building was constructed specially for the assembly of two new machine series that combine productivity and precision. Optimized assembly and logistics processes in the plant will ensure shorter delivery times for these products.

With a maximum annual production capacity of 400 high precision machining centers, the nearly 150,000-square foot factory in Neuhausen, Germany, cost more than $38 million and was completed in 15 months. The greenfield building is the largest single investment in almost 100 years of Chiron's corporate history.

The new central logistics department at the Neuhausen plant combines the Precision Factory with the existing assembly halls to form an integrated Chiron campus. 

In planning and equipping the new factory, IT experts and production planners sought to maximize digitalization to achieve high productivity and traceable assembly quality. The plant layout is designed for optimal material flow. The operation was also designed to be paperless.

For testing and quality assurance purposes and as a reference point, the delivery state of the machines is documented through what the company refers to as a digital fingerprint, which contains all data related to each machine.

The new factory also makes a contribution toward climate protection: waste heat produced by the machines during test runs is used to heat the factory. The plant’s environment, including air-conditioning, lighting, and camera systems is controlled through a smart factory cockpit.

The company built the new factory specifically for its new machining centers, the 16 and 25 series. It says the modern factory is designed to satisfy the special requirements needed for precise assembly of these accurate machine tools. 

MachineMetrics Announces Launch of Industrial IoT Partner Ecosystem

Collaboration with industry leaders to drive value for discrete manufacturers

MachineMetrics has formed the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Partner Ecosystem. The program is designed to drive collaboration and innovation around MachineMetrics’ Industrial IoT platform to improve machine performance, enhance legacy manufacturing processes and drive new revenue streams and business models related to machines.

The MachineMetrics IIoT Partner Ecysostem is offering a range of services and enabling end-to-end solutions for both discrete manufacturing customers and participating partners, and includes companies such as Amazon Web Services, Hurco, Tsugami, SECO Tools and Saint Gobain.

“Our partners are key to the continued success of MachineMetrics and our customers,” says Bill Bither, MachineMetrics CEO and co-founder, “With an ecosystem of partners that complement and supplement our platform, we extend and accelerate our value proposition, driving new and continuous value for our joint customers as well as our partners."

"By analyzing data output from machine tools, we can deploy our technical experts to work closely with our customers to identify bottlenecks and other issues that lead to extended machine downtime," says Rob Keenan, president of Seco Tools North America, "MachineMetrics is the toolbox that enables Seco to take cost out of our customer's operation while improving their productivity.”

As part of the program, partners receive a range of training, support and promotional marketing services to help grow their business and generate value for their shared discrete manufacturing customer base. MachineMetrics has empowered a range of consulting services, in addition to system integration, solution development, complementary hardware and software, and value-added reseller opportunities.

“Tsugami/Rem Sales is thrilled to partner with MachineMetrics, bringing cutting edge, disruptive technology directly into our end-users’ businesses,” explains Michael Mugno, president, Tsugami/Rem Sales. “The addition of MachineMetrics to our Swiss-turn machine platform packages allows users to collect data on machine health, production status, downtime, and so much more that they may never have known existed - bettering businesses across the industry.”