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Suhner Offers Various Tooling Products in Its Machining Division

New brochure details wide assortment of components for machine tool builders, integrators and end users in all metalworking sectors

Suhner, a leading manufacturer of automated tooling components, slides and multi-spindle components, has expanded its product offering, detailed in a new brochure the Machining Division. Known best for its drilling and tapping units, milling units, machining slides and other specially designed devices for high production work, the company continues to experience increased demand for its machining products and services.  As detailed in this new brochure, the Suhner Machining Division offers several new and enhanced products including flex shaft multiple drive system, QUILLmaster Drilling Units, TAPmaster tapping units, stationary and self-feed, flexible-shaft driven drilling units, POLYdrill multiple spindle heads, SPINDLEmaster machining spindles and SLIDEmaster.  All are designed for high-production work, especially in the automotive and other mass component market sectors.

The flex shaft multiple drive system works with MULTImaster drilling units. It offers up to 8 driving units, a motor rating of 5 HP (3.7 kW) standard and an output speed between 46-9,320 rpm. Optional features include a larger motor and a right angle drive.

QUILLmaster drilling units are self-fed drilling units, motor driven and pneumatic-fed. The total stroke is up to 4.9 in. (125mm), same as the controlled stroke. Furthermore, the QUILLmaster has a drilling capacity with  diameter up to  0.8 in.  (20 mm) for mild steel and a motor rating between 0.3-5 HP (0.22 kW -3.7kW). Tool holding options include ER, ST, ISO/CAT, HSK & custom.

Suhner stationary and self-feeding, flexible shaft driven drilling units feature total stroke up to  3.1 in. (80 mm) and controlled stroke up to 2.9 in. (75 mm).  The flexible shaft drilling unit has a drilling capacity with diameter up to 0.47 in. (12 mm) into mild steel. Available tooling holding options are ER, ST and custom.

TAPmaster includes CNC or leadscrews tapping units. Leadscrew tappers offer a total stroke up to 3.9 in. (100 mm), a tapping capacity up to .787 in. (20 mm) and a thread pitch between 64-13 TPI (0.4-1.75 mm). Available options are custom leadscrew pitches and crash protection on some units. Servo tappers feature a total stroke up to 5.5 in. (140 mm) and a tapping capacity up to .787 in. (20 mm).

POLYdrill multiple spindle heads include adjustable and fixed spindle heads. Drilling capacity ranges from 0.06 to 1 in. (1.5-25 mm). Minimum hole spacing is 0.27 in. (7 mm), while maximum hole spacing is limitless. Tooling options include ER, ST, JT33, Weldon and custom. Additional features are axial and radial compensation and custom layout/spacing.

The company’s SPINDLEmaster features precision turning spindles and slide units. The drilling capacity has a diameter up to 1.6 in. (40 mm) into mild steel and a motor rating between 0.75-10 HP (0.56 kW-7.5 kW). Tool holding options include ER, ISO/CAT,  HSK, Weldon and ABS. Available options  are coolant through automatic tool charger, taper roller or angular contact bearings and higher capacity spindles.

Lastly, the SLIDEmaster offers pneumatic, hydraulic and servo (ball screw) slide types. Stroke options include 6.3, 12.6 and 18.9 in. (160, 320 and 480 mm). Additional options include custom stroke lengths and higher capacity slides.


For more information, please contact:

Suhner Industrial Products, LLC
43 Anderson Road SW
Rome, GA 30161
Phone 706/235-8046
Fax 706/235-8045
info.usa@suhner.com
www.suhner.com/en/
Attention: Lee Coleman

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Rattunde Unveils New ACS + CFMtwin Machine

See Rattunde in Hall 6, Stand E-40 at Tube Fair in Dusseldorf, April 7-11, 2014!

Major German supplier of finished length tube and solid bar processing equipment offers dual tube cutting and finishing in one setup; produces up to 5000 pieces per hour with up to 40% energy savings

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Rattunde ACS + CFMtwin machine for simultaneous dual tube processing; can produce up to 5000 parts per hour

Rattunde Corporation, a German-based manufacturer of finished length tube and solid bar production, today announces the introduction of the ACS® + CFMtwin machine, the newest member in the company’s family of tube production systems.  Equipped with a specially-designed twin machining head that fits onto the standard head, this new machine can cut two tube or bar sections simultaneously, then machines both ends of both workpieces, also simultaneously.   This new Rattunde machine can produce up to 5000 finished pieces per hour.  The option also exists for single tube or bar production on the same machine.

The ACS® + CFMtwin machine, when in twin mode, can process two workpieces of 10mm to 41.5mm OD each into finished lengths from 10mm to 1500mm.  Example:  21mm OD x 3.5mm wall x 45mm length cut from a 6.5 meter mill length of stock material, based on carbon steel.  When the twin head is removed, the standard machining head can process a single workpiece up to 105mm OD.

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Close-up of twin cutting head; machine cuts two workpieces simultaneously

In addition to the twin workpiece processing, this new Rattunde machine offers the OEM or production house all the capabilities found on Rattunde’s ACS® family of tube and bar production systems, including secondary brush deburring, end machining (chamfering and facing), inspection, washing, drying and robotic packaging.  The entire machine and all auxiliary workstations are motion-controlled by CNC from a single operator station for maximum efficiency.  The ACS® + CFMtwin is built on the same platform as the existing and popular Rattunde ACS® + CFM and ACS + CFMcurve systems.

Even when processing in twin mode, the setup time for a new job can be under 15 minutes, according to Rattunde engineering.  Other standard features on this new Rattunde machine include data management on all workpiece parameters (approx. 10,000 workpieces), data logging of every part produced for full part traceability, material lead and end edge detection for minimized crop cut and tag end.  All operating limits are set from the control panel, with continuous tool break monitoring for the saw blade and all cutting tools.

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Each end of the two workpieces is simultaneously chamfered before automated transfer to the cleaning and final packaging stations

Alec Banish, director of business development at the company, states, “This new machine clearly gives us a decided advantage in the market for high-production requirements.  Plus, with the standard machining head still in place on the machine, the ACS® + CFMtwin can be a highly flexible, adaptable production system for many types of manufacturing operations as well as a wide variety of end product producers.”  

Because the machine offers essentially double the production in the same machine footprint, up to 40% energy savings have been documented on a 25mm OD x 3mm wall x 42mm long piece from a stock length of 6 meters in a typical batch count of 45,000.

For more information on this development, please contact:
RATTUNDE CORPORATION
4980 Kendrick Street SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512
Phone:  616-940-3340
Fax:  616-940-2771
Web:  www.rattunde-corp.com
Email:  company@rattunde-corp.com
Attention:  Richard Stadler or Alec Banish

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Rattunde Building New Facility to Manufacture in America

Major German supplier of  finished length tube and solid bar processing equipment to open new 30,000 square-foot facility in Grand Rapids area for tooling and component manufacturing; plans in place to expand for full machine builds

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New Rattunde facility underway in Caledonia Township, Michigan, near Grand Rapids, due to open in April, 2014.

Rattunde Corporation, a German-based manufacturer of finished length tube and solid bar production systems, has been operating in the North American market for over seven years.  The company’s success during that time has resulted in today’s announcement by Rattunde Corporation President Richard Stadler of plans to build a 30,000 square-foot facility near the company’s current location in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  14 acres of land have been purchased by the company in nearby Caledonia Township and work has begun on the new facility, scheduled to open in April, 2014.

The plant will continue to house the North American sales and service operations and will allow for expanded spare parts inventory and manufacturing operations, including the production of tooling and various machine components.  Area within the new facility will also house a technical center with a machine onsite at all times for demonstration and training.  Future plans call for an expansion of the building to over 100,000 square feet, enabling Rattunde to produce their entire finished length tube and solid bar production systems here.  This decision was reached, after an analysis of the current and anticipated business needs of the company, according to Stadler.  “Our growth in North America has been rapid, though not unexpected, due to the unique nature of our equipment and the reliability and performance characteristics of our machines.”   Stadler further noted that solid growth of the company into diverse markets throughout North America made the new facility a logical choice.

image002In commenting on the new facility, Richard Stadler noted, “There were several reasons why we wanted to remain in the greater Grand Rapids area, but one of the main reasons is the excellent talent base here.  Companies are built on people and, whether you are looking for an experienced veteran of industry or a fresh graduate from one of our ranking high schools, colleges, or universities, outstanding people can be found here.”

Concurrent with this development, Rattunde has expanded its workforce with technical service and administrative personnel.  As Stadler explains, “Whenever a machinery company grows quickly, there’s an ever-present need for more customer service and technical personnel.  Of course, new people must be found and trained.”  But, Stadler went on to explain that rapid growth also means working smarter.  Rather than waiting for a customer to reach out to Rattunde in a time of need, Rattunde is proactively sending technicians to the customer and performing comprehensive machine inspections, identifying and correcting small issues before they become large ones.

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In the end, Stadler says, “This new facility will solidify our North American presence in the high-volume tube and solid bar production markets, thus benefiting our current and future customers in many ways.  It’s a purpose-built building, with a forward-looking eye on all we will need to build our machines and systems from the ground up.”  Rattunde will continue to occupy its current facility until completion of the new facility.

For more information on this development, please contact:

RATTUNDE CORPORATION
4980 Kendrick Street SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512
Phone:  616-940-3340
Fax:  616-940-2771
Web:  www.rattunde-corp.com
Email:  company@rattunde-corp.com
Attention:  Richard Stadler or Alec Banish

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