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Grieve 797 Clean Room Cabinet

260°F Clean Room Cabinet Oven from Grieve

Grieve 797 Clean Room CabinetNo. 797 is a 260°F (127°C), clean room cabinet oven from Grieve, currently used for drying coating on printed circuit boards at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 36” W x 36” D x 39” H. 20 KW installed in Incoloy sheathed tubular heating elements, while a 1000 CFM, 1-1/2 HP recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow to the workload.

This Grieve clean room cabinet oven features 4” insulated walls, Type 304, 2B finish stainless steel interior with continuously backwelded seams and exterior finished with white epoxy paint. Oven features include #4 brushed stainless steel door cover and control panel face. Additional features include safety equipment for handling flammable solvent including explosion venting door hardware and 30” x 24” x 6” thick stainless steel high temperature HEPA recirculating filter.

Controls on the No. 797 include a digital indicating, programming temperature controller and SCR power controller.


For more information, please contact:
THE GRIEVE CORPORATION
500 Hart Road
Round Lake, Illinois 60073-2835
Phone: (847) 546-8225
Fax: (847) 546-9210
Web: www.grievecorp.com
Email: sales@grievecorp.com
Attention: Frank Calabrese

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Grieve 879 Shelf Oven

350°F Modified Shelf Oven from Grieve

Grieve 879 Shelf OvenNo. 879 is a 350°F (177°C), modified shelf oven from Grieve, currently used for pre-heating bulk friction material in trays at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 68” W x 30” D x 36” H. A 1000 CFM, 1-HP recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow to the workload.

This Grieve modified shelf oven has 4” insulated walls, an aluminized steel exterior and Type 430 stainless steel interior. Features include two (2) shelf trucks with supports on 9” centers to correspond to wheel supports in oven and two (2) tiers of wheel tray supports to aid in loading trays from oven to trucks. Additional features include 350,000 BTU/HR installed in a modulating natural gas burner.

This Grieve oven includes all safety equipment required by IRI, FM and National Fire Protection Association Standard 86 for gas-heated equipment, including a 325 CFM 1/3-HP powered forced exhauster.

Controls on the No. 879 include adjustable, thermocouple actuated, manual reset excess temperature interlock, electronic flame safeguard protection, exhauster airflow safety switch, recirculating blower airflow safety switch and purge timer.


For more information, please contact:
THE GRIEVE CORPORATION
500 Hart Road
Round Lake, Illinois 60073-2835
Phone: (847) 546-8225
Fax: (847) 546-9210
Web: www.grievecorp.com
Email: sales@grievecorp.com
Attention: Frank Calabrese

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Cooling Chamber from Grieve

Grieve Cooling Chamber 807No. 807 is a cooling chamber from Grieve, currently used for cooling oven trucks of steel parts at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this cooling chamber measure 84” W x 96” D x 72” H. 7000 CFM, 7 1/2-HP remote mounted exhaust blower to pull room air through load and exhaust.

This Grieve cooling chamber has aluminized steel construction, ¼” plate floor and is sectioned to pass through a 72” wide doorway.

No. 807 has twelve (12) 24” x 24” x 6” thick HEPA filters installed at top of workspace to filter exhausted air.


For more information, please contact:
THE GRIEVE CORPORATION
500 Hart Road
Round Lake, Illinois 60073-2835
Phone: (847) 546-8225
Fax: (847) 546-9210
Web: www.grievecorp.com
Email: sales@grievecorp.com
Attention: Frank Calabrese

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Kurt Machining Utilizes Live Tool Speed Increaser, Realizes 9x Tool Cost Savings in Less Than a Year

Minnesota CNC shop uses Heimatec speed increaser to up RPM and feed rate; significantly reduces cycle time on aluminum engraving application

Kurt Machining (Minneapolis, Minnesota) specializes in providing precision CNC machined parts, using state-of-the-art technologies and up to 5-axis machining.  Since 1952, this 110,000 sq. ft. shop has provided its customers in a variety of high-quality demand markets with components and welded assemblies.  These include aerospace, defense, semiconductor, energy, automotive and more.  A very flexible shop, Kurt produces parts ranging from micron-sized semiconductor components to 2000 lb. workpieces for the defense sector.

On a recent project, where 5000 pieces of 6060 aluminum were to be engraved on a Hwacheon horizontal turning center, Kurt Engineering Manager, Shawn Eisenshank, had concerns over the cycle times.  He turned to his local tooling distributor, Abrasive Specialists, Inc. (ASI) and their tooling partner, Platinum Tooling, for suggestions.  Leigh Kinnan of ASI worked with the local Platinum Tooling representative, Cody Papenfus, to test run a Heimatec speed increaser, with the goal of increasing RPM on the machine and decrease part cycle time, with a documentation of the potential savings.  After performing the calculations in consultation with Preben Hansen, president of Platinum Tooling and exclusive importer for Heimatec products in North America, it was determined a significant savings could be realized.

Detailing the application, ASI demonstrated that a 1:3 speeder, increased the spindle RPM enough that when coupled with the nearly 3X increase in the feed rate on the machine, would produce a significant improvement to the current machining cycle.  Calculating the reduction in machining cost per part and factoring the cost of the speed increaser, it was determined the use of the Heimatec product onboard the Hwacheon turning center would result in a 9X cost saving for the customer, in the first year’s production run on this engraved aluminum component.

As Shawn Eisenshank notes, “This is one of those classic scenarios, where the theoretical has proven out in practice, as we’ve seen exactly the results ASI and Platinum Tooling proposed in their test calculations.”

Cody Papenfus of Hexis in Plymouth, Minnesota, who is the area rep for Platinum Tooling adds, “We say we put our expertise to work at the spindle of the machine and, in this case, that’s exactly what happened.  The speed increaser performed as expected, the customer got the results promised and it was a win-win, for all.  We serve our customers for the long haul and successes like this one are the big reason.”

Kurt Machining performs both vertical and horizontal milling and turning, complex assemblies and weldments, delivering with rapid lead times.  CAD compatibility is offered for web-based communications and fully interactive manufacturing engagement for its customers.  The company performs contract manufacturing in high quantity as well as prototyping for new designs.  Kurt also performs impact extrusion, heat treating and cleanroom operations including ultrasonic cleaning of stainless steel and aluminum components and assemblies, with cleaning to Class 1000 with 100 protocol.  The company is ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D plus NADCAP Certified.  Kurt Machining is quality certified by the U.S. Government to MIL-Q-9858 and MIL-I-45208.


For further information on the application discussed in this story, please contact:

Shawn Eisenshank, Engineering Manager
KURT MACHINING
5280 Main Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55421
Phone:  763-572-1500
Fax:  763-572-9878
Web:  www.kurtmachining.com

or

Preben Hansen, President
PLATINUM TOOLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
16 E. Piper Lane
Suite 128
Prospect Heights, IL 60070
Phone:  847-749-0633
Fax:  847-749-2445
Web:  www.platinumtooling.com
Email:  phansen@platinumtooling.com

 

 

Platinum Tooling Technologies, Inc. is the exclusive importer for North America of quality tooling from around the globe.  The company currently represents Heimatec live tools and angle heads, Tecnicrafts collets and guide bushings for Swiss machines, Henninger spindle speed increasers for machining centers, AMF marking and cleaning tools plus Suzuki Swiss speed increasers.   In addition, Platinum Tooling engineers application-specific specialty tools at its location in the Chicago area.  The company is led by its president, Preben Hansen, a longtime veteran of the tooling industry and an acknowledged authority on machine tooling and accessories.

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