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CHICAGO — During this year’s IMTS, Siemens raffled off a 10th anniversary motorcycle built by Orange County Choppers (OCC), the custom build shop owned by Paul Teutel and popularized on national TV. Over 3000 people registered for the raffle during the six-day event, held at McCormick Place in Chicago, this past September. Recently, the winner received the bike from OCC.
The winner was Bob Pool, machining supervisor at Riverview Manufacturing Inc., located in Palmyra, Missouri and a division of Doyle Equipment Manufacturing Company, across the Mississippi River in Quincy, Illinois. Doyle is a major manufacturer of dry bulk handling machinery and Riverview fabricates large-capacity fertilizer spreaders and other equipment for its parent company.
As Bob tells his story, “I’d gone to IMTS with a colleague from Riverview and we noticed the crowd at the Siemens booth. We were waiting in a very long line to get our picture taken with Paul Teutel from Orange County Choppers and the nice young lady who was registering us asked if we wanted to sign up to win the motorcycle. I’d ridden bikes all my life but never owned one. I figured I’d take the chance, but didn’t think about it much, after signing up. The photographer said the photos would be up at the website a couple days later and, when I checked, I couldn’t find them, so I called Siemens. The next morning, I came into the shop and saw a message from Siemens. I called and asked about the photos and got steered to the right spot on the website, but the person said he was really calling for another reason. To my surprise, he said I’d won the bike!”
After signing the necessary forms and briefly considering a trip to OCC to ride it home, Bob decided to take receipt of the bike by delivery. It arrived and he immediately took for a ride…several, actually, he says. “I knew the weather was about to change here in the Midwest, so I got in all the rides I could. Now that it’s turning cold, it’ll go into a nice, warm place.”
Riverview is a 25-person shop with full CNC machining, welding and assembly capabilities, all used to produce the 6- and 8-ton spreaders and other Doyle brand equipment built here. Bob says he looks forward to taking very good care of his new bike and using it for many years to come. “I’m really enjoying it and am sure glad I stopped by the Siemens booth at IMTS!”
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SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
MACHINE TOOL BUSINESS
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Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Attention: John Meyer, Manager, Marketing Communication
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The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is the world’s leading supplier of products, systems, applications, solutions and services for the entire drive train, with electrical and mechanical components. Drive Technologies serves all vertical markets in the production and process industries as well as the infrastructure/energy segment. With its products and solutions, the division enables its customers to achieve productivity, energy efficiency and reliability. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/drivetechnologies.Continue reading
STAMA unveils a new concept in multi-spindle machining
The “2 Plus 4” principle has represented the most economical and efficient means of multi-spindle machining in manufacturing. STAMA has implemented this principle, with 2 spindles and 4 clamped workpieces, in hundreds of existing projects worldwide, resulting in radically reduced cost per part scenarios for its customers. In today’s highly competitive market, however, STAMA has recently conducted discussions with its customers concerning greater factory floor utilization and “non-productive” capacity, leading to the question, are more than 2 spindles – perhaps even 4 – for the simultaneous machining of workpieces, economically more reasonable? This challenge has sparked an interesting development at STAMA, the 4-spindle TWIN2 concept that’s now being introduced to the world market for multi-spindle machining applications.
In answering this 2 vs. 4 question, a shop must first verify which productivity upsides will be realized by this concept. Figure 1 below shows the productivity benefits with a 4-spindle solution on completely different manufacturing processes with different primary machining times. Contrary to the “logical” expectations, the 4-spindle solution with 4 clamped workpieces doesn’t result in double the output, compared to a 2-spindle production with 4 clamped workpieces. In the relationship between the primary machining time and the overall cycle time of the process, the actual output will usually increase by 60% to 70% by adding 2 more spindles. Individual exceptions with short time-consuming machining operations can reflect an increase of more then 80%, according to STAMA research.
While twin spindle machining needs to double the capacity of the tool magazine, the four spindle solution requires a tool magazine to handle four times as many tools. The STAMA MC 531/TWIN² is equipped with 56 tool places in the standard version, for example, with options for magazines up to 120 tools.
One major key in four spindle machining, with short tool-to-part contact times, is the load and unload sequences of the workpieces. In such cases, as long as the machine isn’t equipped with a quick automatic loading/unloading system, pendulum machining is more advisable. This ensures parallel machining time while loading new workpieces. Time for loading and unloading can then be as long as the actual cycle time of the machine. This will also result in less time when the operator is interacting with the machine, thereby allowing the operator to run multiple stations in a work cell set-up, while keeping a constant touch time protocol on each machine.
Under these conditions, for many workpieces studied by STAMA and its customers, the “4 Plus 4” solution can result in major cost per part reduction. With over 25 years’ experience in TWIN spindle technology, the simplicity of a common Z-headstock for twin spindles from STAMA is well accepted and proven technology worldwide. The simplicity of this system is also used throughout this new TWIN² technology. Incorporating a state-of-the-art tool presetter, even single spindle manufacturing challenges with high accuracy demands can be realized with multi-spindle technology. The outstanding productivity and high workpiece quality achievable are the benchmarks by which STAMA TWIN spindle centers are known. The expansion to this 4-spindle TWIN2 machining center technology is the logical consequence of the company’s latest research and machine development strategies.
Already in full production use at a STAMA customer in one of the BRIC markets is a new four-spindle TWIN2 machining center, currently doing ABS housing manufacturing and connecting rod machining. This success for STAMA evidences the simplicity and practical application of the company’s highly productive manufacturing equipment.
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Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. (AME) Rockford, IL announces their return to IMTS 2010. As in the past, they will have two booths to showcase their products and services.
Visit Booth W-2405 to learn about precision machine components, featuring:
Visit Booth E-5708, for additional AME products such as:
Our sister company, Hennig, Inc., will have their complete line of products in Booth E-5708 and W-2405.
Visit Booth N-7216 to learn about carbide sawing systems, featuring:
Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., is a manufacturer located in Rockford, IL, serving the Machine Tool Industry with precision components and accessories, including spindle interface components, workholding devices, and, through our sister company, Hennig, machine enclosures, chip removal and filtration systems. The Fluid Power – Safety markets are served with cylinder rod locks and safety catcher devises; and the Production Saw market with our Amsaw carbide saw machines and Speedcut blade products. AME has manufacturing partners and customers around the world and across the U.S. To learn more, visit www.ame.com.
Hennig, Inc. design and produces custom machine protection and chip/coolant management products for state-of-the-art machine tools. Hennig products are designed to protect against corrosion, debris and common workplace contaminants. Manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Germany, Brazil, India, Japan, China and South Korea. Repair centers are located in Machesney Park, IL; Chandler, OK; Livonia, MI; Blue Ash, OH; Mexico City, Mexico and Saltillo, Mexico. To learn more, visit www.hennigworldwide.com.
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ADVANCED MACHINE & ENGINEERING CO.
2500 Latham St.
Rockford, IL 61103
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Visit Booth E-5708 to learn about Hennig’s machine protection products featuring:
Visit Booth W-2405, for additional Hennig products such as:
Other products include roll-up and flexible apron covers, wiper systems, and telescopic springs.
Our sister company, Advanced Machine & Engineering, will have their complete line of products in Booth E-5708 and W-2405.
Hennig, Inc. designs and produces custom machine protection and chip/coolant management products for state-of-the-art machine tools. Hennig products are designed to protect against corrosion, debris and common workplace contaminants. Manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Germany, Brazil, India, Japan, China and South Korea. Repair centers are located in Machesney Park, IL; Chandler, OK; Livonia, MI; Blue Ash, OH; Mexico City, Mexico; and Saltillo, Mexico. To learn more, visit www.hennigworldwide.com.
Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., our sister company, is a manufacturer located in Rockford, IL, serving the Machine Tool Industry with precision components and accessories, including spindle interface components and workholding devices. The Fluid Power-Safety markets are served with cylinder rod locks and safety catcher devises; and the Production Saw market with our AmSaw carbide saw machines and Speedcut blade products. AME has manufacturing partners and customers around the world and across the U.S. To learn more, visit www.ame.com.Continue reading