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JT Memorial Ski Race - This Weekend

On February 27th, 2012 we lost a son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, fellow student, friend and teammate as JT Hilligoss died unexpectedly of a cardiac abnormality in his sleep.

JT Hilligoss touched many lives in his 17 short years. He was a little brother to some and like an older brother to others, who he took time to play with. He was a mischievous young man who liked to have fun. He enjoyed his close friends and always had many of them by him. He always had a smile on his face and had a way of making you smile. He had a way of making every day things fun. He was the happiest when on skis. It could be practice or just goofing around with friends. When it was time to race he took that part very serious. He loved life.

Premier Machine Tool Midwest is very proud to be able to help honor JT as a sponsor of the "JT Hilligoss Memorial Ski Race" this coming weekend! JT has a special place in our hearts as he was nephew of one of the owners of PMT- A.J. Schweda and worked for the other owner- Josh Witt- As evident by the picture below of JT in his uniform (or should we say Kevin's uniform as he didn’t have one yet)

We miss you tremendously JT but are so happy so many of you have signed up for your ski race to help honor you and give out college scholarships to those who most resemble your high school achievements!

This years event is being held locally at the Little Switzerland Ski Resort in Slinger Wi this Saturday starting at 8:30am.

Premeir is proud to be a sponsor of this great event! We look forward to seeing all of you soon at the event.

Forever in our hearts!

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“Year in Review”: GROB 5-Axis Machining and Automation

Highlights of the GROB Systems G-Series universal machining centers. Based on a horizontal machining center platform, these 5-axis machining centers are built for precision, low maintenance and for shops requiring accuracy.

A retractable spindle and swivel-rotary table help provide accessibility to the workpiece, even with long tools.

The GROB's G350 - Generation 2 is a new model with improved dynamics, faster tool changes and expanded tool magazine capacity. By redesigning the tool magazine, the overall width has been reduced from 2,450 mm (96.5") to 2,000 mm (79") for a compact footprint. The maximum part size is 600 mm in cylinder x 600 mm in height.

The mid-size G-550T will be shown with the turning option for parts up to 900 mm in cylinder (O35.4"). The table rotates at 800 RPM while compensating for uneven loads. Maximum part height is 730 mm (28.7"), and longest tool is 500 mm (19.6"). All G-Series models feature the GROB designed and built table with 225° of rotation in the A-axis, and continuous 360° in B-axis. It is possible to completely invert the table for upside-down machining while chips free-fall away from the part.

GROB also provides a range of automatic pallet-changers, automation systems and expanded tool magazines. GROB will show the new rotary pallet storage system (PSS-R), available in three sizes to accommodate five to 13 pallets (630 mm x 630 mm pallet size). The system can be integrated and retrofitted to existing machines.

All GROB machines are MTConnect compliant with an optional adapter.

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“Year in Review”: From earlier this year- Niigata Multi-Function Horizontal Machining – Customer Case Study

As machine tool builders, we are continually targeting the design of our equipment to be aligned as well as possible with what industry needs. Many industries produce large valves and pumps and specific variations therein. A large quantity of these parts possesses similar features: flanges, holes, bores and internal threads. From a traditional machining point of view, these features are turned. That is, they are machined by rotating the workpiece and translating the cutter along a path that forms the appropriate geometry. Here are some examples:

Pumps & Valves Many of these parts, however, are non-round. Many cannot (safely) be held in a lathe due to part geometry. Furthermore, these parts require machining operations that are classical milling operations. Manufacturers have had to make these parts with the tools at hand. A most traditional solution is to use a horizontal boring mill for standard milled features and then attach a “facing head” for the bores, flanges and internal threads. While the part geometry can be formed, this method is highly unproductive:

   The operation must be stopped for the milling attachment to installed by the operator

   Tools must then be loaded by hand

   Tools must be located before proceeding with the machining operation

   The attachment doesn’t allow for through-tool coolant, which limits the chip load

Niigata developed a 2-pot Facing Head to make manufacturers as productive as possible. See how the facing head overcomes the inefficiencies:

   The operation must be stopped for the milling attachment to installed by the operator

   The standard ATC simply removes the CAT50 tool holder and installs a protective spindle cover, the Facing Head slides into position and the ATC then installs a turning tool holder. The operator never has to intervene.

   Tools must then be loaded by hand

   Once again, the tool simply changes from milling to turning

   Tools must be located before proceeding with the machining operation

   The tool is located before the machining cycles like any other tool

   The attachment doesn’t allow for through-tool coolant, which limits the chip load

   We can plumb coolant through the tool holder. Cool right?

To help understand the applicability of this tool on a specific part, consider the part below. There are four ports, each with a series of holes and flanges. In the first image, we illustrate a hidden edge view of the part. In the second, we generated a surface of those features that can now be machined using a Facing Head.

Solid Core – Machined Features using Facing Head To radically improve the productivity of your valves, pumps and fluid ends, please contact our Sales Team. You keep making these parts and we’ll keep finding ways to improve your operation.

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“Year in Review”: From earlier this year- Another Successful Run-off at Customer's facility

Congrats to our team at Premier on another successful customer run off on their turnkey project.

This turnkey project was for both milling and turning with our solutions coming from our friends at Hwacheon.

We have a list of many successful turnkeys and look forward to working with you on your next turnkey project! If being provide the right solution at the right cost for your turnkey is important to you please consider Premier Machine Tool Midwest.

Productivity starts here!

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“Year in Review” SORALUCE: Home of innovation

SORALUCE provides solutions at the forefront of machining

Inspired by innovation, SORALUCE leads the future of the sector by creating value for its customers, setting new standards in milling, boring and turning.

A wide range of products, solutions and services allow SORALUCE to supply from the individual machine to complete manufacturing lines that integrate turnkey machining solutions.

Check out their NEW website for more information

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“Year in Review” TOOLMEX: Largest European Built TUR-MN/CNC Lathe Installed in the U.S.

The largest European built Toolmex TUR lathe was recently installed in the U.S. The FAT-Haco TUR3000 was custom built exclusively for Ellwood City Forge in Pennsylvania. The TUR3000x22M lathe is processing massive forgings, requiring record turning torque.

Lathe features:

   Chuck diameter: 118" (3 m)

   Maximum distance between centers: 860" (22 m)

   Maximum weight of workpiece between centers: 220,000 lbs. (100 ton) without steadies

   Main drive motor: 300 HP (220 kW)

   Maximum machining diameter: 118" (3 m)

   Maximum turning torque: 221,260 ft-lbs. (300,000 Nm)

   CNC control: Siemens 840Dsl

   Width of bedways: 106" + 80"

   Rapid travel in X-, Z- and U-axis: 295 IPM (7,500 mm/min)

   Approximate machine weight: 960,000 lbs. (450 tons).

Click here for a short video of the TUR3000 (click here)

The TUR's flexible modular design allows customization to fit almost any turning needs requiring 24" - 140" swing over bed, 2-5 axes CNC, 20-500 HP main drives, load capacity up to 110 tons between centers and 6' - 100' bc.

Read the full article from Mfg News (Click here)

Toolmex Lathe Group is the national importer of TUR standard lathes.

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“Year in Review” Hexagon- Who We Are - Building a world where quality drives productivity

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting – the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data – gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality.

Through a network of local service centers, production facilities and commercial operations across five continents, we are shaping smart change in manufacturing to build a world where quality drives productivity.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable information. They are used in a broad range of vital industries.

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Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has more than 16,000 employees in 46 countries and net sales of approximately 3.0bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

Premier Machine Tool Midwest is a strong partner in Wisconsin and UP of Michigan of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence as Metrology is one of our four cornerstones of our business. Learn more at Sales 414-254-5150 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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“Year in Review” ARKU Precision leveler EcoMaster® - Leveling of delicate/filigree metal parts

ARKU Precision leveler EcoMaster® - Leveling of delicate/filigree metal parts

For sheet metal parts with a thickness from 0.3 mm to 5 mm

The precision levelers of the EcoMaster® series deliver consistently high-quality leveling results, especially when working with smaller, more delicate sheet metal parts. Achieve better results in subsequent processes with flat and stress free parts. The EcoMaster® is user friendly and easy to maintain, ensuring efficient operation.

Application in the aerospace industry

The ARKU EcoMaster® aerospace design was specifically developed for leveling parts in the aerospace industry. The high-strength and light materials needs to be processed in a chilled state. Important machine components can corrode in levelers with a rudimentary design.

The affected components in the EcoMaster® are protected against corrosion. This allows the machine to deliver consistently good and reliable leveling results.

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We Start today the popular " Year in Review" with New Service Van to better serve our customers

At Premier Machine Tool Midwest we provide great servicing solutions to our customers.

Today we added a new service van to better help serve you our customers.

If you have not been getting the best service experience you should give us a try.

Flat our best service experience, period!

Premier Machine Tool - Service Josh 414-550-4895 / Dan 414-550-9155

 

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Hwacheon SIRIUS-UL+ The Best Vertical Machining Center for Die and Mold

The SIRIUS-UL+ is manufactured to perfection with Hwacheon's workmanship that is quality recognized throughout the industry. The high-performance spindle, integrating Hwacheon's Oil-Jet Cooling technology, ensures consistent quality results after hours and hours of operation. The machine's Optimal Machining system offers a total production solution, from tool selection to final product.

The VMC is designed using 3D simulation and finite element method (FEM) analysis to maximize structural rigidity. The rigid frame features a bilateral gate structure that firmly supports the X-axis drive. It is designed to divert the load, vibration and heat from the upper section of the machine evenly throughout the frame. These features contribute to a stable feed drive after hours of operation, the company says. The short distance between the X-axis drive and the tool’s point of contact is said to maintain rigidity and enhance precision.

Software components monitor different variables related to work environment and machining conditions and make adjustments to increase quality and efficiency. The software was developed to increase thermal accuracy and machining performance.

Don't wait to learn more about the best kept secret for the Die Mold Industry from your Exclusive Hwacheon dealer- Premier Machine Tool Midwest for the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Premier Machine Tool Midwest

Traditions are at the heart of so many great holiday memories. This time of year takes me right back to my childhood when we all gathered for our Family Thanksgiving dinner.

I hope that you’re able to enjoy some of your favorite traditions and build new ones with your family this holiday season.

Whether it’s the parade, a family football game, or just the right amount of gravy on the stuffing that makes you say, “NOW it’s Thanksgiving!” – may you enjoy every minute of it.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Premier Machine Tool Midwest

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Grob 5 Axis Technology for DIE/MOLD users

GROB performance for mold construction.

High-precision machining of a tool steel demo part (1.2343) on a G350 – Generation 2 with typical machining steps from tool and mold industries.

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Hexagon: Save a Bundle with PrimeScan

Introducing the AICON PrimeScan solution from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, a 3D Optical Scanning (3DoS) tool for precise digitization of industrial components. Engineered for shop floor use, the PrimeScan solution complements the Hexagon portable family of products by using fringe projection technology to quickly deliver precise point cloud data.

The AICON PrimeScan solution offers advanced manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, energy, industrial, medical, and railway markets advantages like:

   Accuracy: Extremely precise, featuring world class accuracy and repeatability

   Portability: Compact design and light weight makes it easy to take your measurement tool to the task

   Flexibility: 24 fixed configurations enable you to measure all your applications with one platform

   Durability: Shop floor solution is sturdy, offering exceptional mechanical and thermal stability

Implement these advantages today by taking advantage of the PrimeScan Bundle Promotion—a 15% savings to you! Use the same design software you are comfortable with, and benefit from a turnkey technology bundle that includes*:

   AICON PrimeScan R5 400 FOV 3DoS scanning solution

   PC-DMIS CAD++ software with scanning and meshing capabilities

   Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod for shop floor use

   Complimentary Turntable 100 (an $8,000 value) for semi-automated scanning

Bundle and Save now, supplies are limited**.

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YES, There is a reason people always come back to buy the BEST Horizontal Boring and Milling from KURAKI

The core businesses of Kuraki focuses on the development, manufacturing and sale of “machine tools”. Their product portfolio comprises Horizontal Boring & Milling Machines especially designed for heavy duty machining in large-size d and heavy workpieces in various models tailored to the specific customer’s requirements.

The technologies developed and refined in the course of the design of these boring mills enabled them to also engage in the manufacture of “special machinery” for high-precision machining and mass production in a wide variety of applications such as automotive engineering, ship building and medical equipment.

These technologies combined from perfect synergies to continuously increase their know-how and experience enabling them to provide manufacturers with highly efficient and high-value machines which frequently lead to the development of innovative products.

Learn more from your EXCLUSIVE Kuraki dealer - Premier Machine Tool Midwest for the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan

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SORALUCE: Home of innovation

SORALUCE provides solutions at the forefront of machining

Inspired by innovation, SORALUCE leads the future of the sector by creating value for its customers, setting new standards in milling, boring and turning.

A wide range of products, solutions and services allow SORALUCE to supply from the individual machine to complete manufacturing lines that integrate turnkey machining solutions.

Check out their NEW website for more information

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Mill Turn Machines from the name your trust - GROB

Grob milling/turning technology:

Turning technology has been integrated by GROB into the existing standalone machining centers as a continuous development of the milling technology. The milling-turning is capability is achieved by a rotary table than can rotate.

Therefore, complete machining by milling and turning in one clamping is possible. This means less time required and higher accuracy due to the omission of set up times. Investment costs and space requirement in the production area can be reduced due to the combination of the two technologies. The unit costs are therefore also reduced.

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Turning of a sample steel part on a universal mill-turn machining Center G550T

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Hwacheon Machinery America’s Hi-M G1 vertical machining center offers quick and precise performance, making it ideal for dry cutting graphite electrode material in die/mold work

Hwacheon Machinery America’s Hi-M G1 vertical machining center offers quick and precise performance, making it ideal for dry cutting graphite electrode material in die/mold work. Other applications of the VMC include high-precision graphite machining for automotive parts. The rigid structure, with a design based on 3D/FEM analysis and wide LM guides for the X, Y and Z axes ensures accuracy.

For high-speed operation, the 24,000-rpm spindle is integrated with a high-power motor. Vibration, noise and power loss are minimized during high-speed rotation because it has no parts that transfer power between the motor and spindle. In addition, a bearing grease lubrication system and synchronous temperature control decrease the influence of external temperature variation and improve smoothness.

The VMC has a dustproof and waterproof spindle and an advanced dust reduction system. The sealed roof design collects the fine dust generated during machining. A dustproof air curtain system prevents dust inflow into each axis. The dust collector operates with 5 hp air volume. The door’s design eases cleaning.

The user-friendly Controller provides flexible, interactive programming, as well as controls that enable high productivity.

Specifications include a spindle coolant system, an HSK–E40 spindle taper, a 29.52" × 23.62" table with an 881.84-lb load capacity and an automatic toolchanger with a 16-tool capacity.

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LISSMAC metal processing machines sets the benchmark

LISSMAC systems for metal processing set benchmarks in innovative sheet metal processing through highly-effective, two-sided removal of oxide layers on lasered sheets using only one work process. Unlike brush machines, SBM-M B2s win over customers with more efficient processing work savings of up to 60%.

   Tech Info:

Oxide removal in one single pass on all inside and outside edges of sheet and plate up to 20 mm material thickness

   No need to turn sheets over and running them through the machine again

   Up to 60 % work time savings compared to one-side processing brush machines

   Highest quality during subsequent processing or finishing

   Simultaneous brushing of interior and exterior contours

   All sharp edges blended

   Improved surface quality from removal of rust, scale and dirt

   Protective oil film remains intact

   The cross-machining principle guarantees optimum tool utilization over the entire working width.

   Simple, intuitive operation

   Faster and simpler tool change within just a few minutes

   Modular and compact in modern machine design - smaller footprint

   Improved work environment - Reduction of dust, dirt and noise

   Optionally available: Conveyor Technology; Handling Systems, Automation; Custom Solutions

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Spotlights Closed Loop Tube Inspection System at FABTECH 2017

Hexagon Expands Commitment to the Tube and Pipe Industry; Increases Fabrication Inspection Offerings

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced today it will spotlight the advanced Tube Inspection System in Booth #A1032 at FABTECH 2017, November 6-9, at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. The closed loop work cell features the innovative TubeShaper software and a portable ROMER Absolute Arm coordinate measuring machine (PCMM) integrated with a fully automatic Pines CNC Bender (Pines Engineering, Wickliffe, OH). The work cell demonstrates an automated bend-measure-correct approach to streamlining tube production. This scalable system can address various sizes of tube and pipes to meet the needs of engineers, quality managers and shop-floor users at advanced manufacturing facilities. Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence develops closed loop manufacturing solutions like the TubeShaper work cell that utilize engineering, manufacturing, and quality data to deliver actionable intelligence.

Hexagon debuted its groundbreaking TubeShaper software at FABTECH 2015. Since that time, the company has significantly expanded its commitment to the tube fabrication industry by establishing key Value-Added Reseller (VAR) relationships with leading CNC Pipe Bending machine manufacturers Pines Engineering, Universal Tool and Engineering (Johnson City, TN) and Hines Bending Systems, Inc. (Fort Myer, FL). The TubeShaper environment can interface directly with one or more CNC tube benders, and includes an advanced CAD engine for importing and exporting tube data in various formats. An informational video demonstration of the Tube Inspection System can be found here. Also at FABTECH, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence strategic distribution partner Advanced Tubular Technologies (Waterford, MI) will scan and measure tubes in Booth #B10064, demonstrating its VTube-LASER software working with a 7-axis ROMER Absolute Integrated Scanner Arm.

In Booth #A1032, Hexagon will exhibit more of its extensive portfolio for the inspection needs of companies specializing in metal forming and fabrication. In the software arena, Hexagon will reveal its new Smart Quality software, an online quality data and measurement resource management software platform delivering information automation to quality management. The portable Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 will also be shown on the exhibition floor. This high-speed measurement system is used for six degrees of freedom (6DoF) probing, reflector measurements, scanning and automated inspection for large-scale fabrications.

Hexagon will also showcase its exciting AICON line of highly precise 3D scanners for fabricated components  the AICON StereoScan Neo and the AICON XR8. Delivering the highest data quality, these systems generate the maximum level of detail (AICON StereoScan Neo) and rapidly capture multiple points simultaneously (AICON XR8). Glossy, reflective and dark surfaces can be easily scanned without pre-treatment.

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We are finishing up another Hwacheon Turnkey Cell

We are currently finishing up another turn key cell for one of our customers.

With Premier you gain highly competitive edge one project at a time!

Integration and installation of new technologies such as automation is an exciting step for many companies. If you are ready to seriously consider the upside to automating your operation for improved productivity, increased capacities, faster turnaround times, and consistent quality outcomes, Premier Machine Tool Midwest is ready to provide a simple process for taking action. Matching your needs and interests with experienced, expert recommendations and modern technology, you can begin capitalizing on positive returns with little to no downtime. Automation of machinery is the future. While others are living in yester-year, Premier is your partner to ensure you stay ahead of the curve, competitive, and profitable. click here to learn more

When you feel you need to gain a competitive edge- call Premier!

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