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Rattunde, a leading builder of tube and bar processing machinery, is hosting a Technology Open House to celebrate its 10-Year anniversary at the company’s North American headquarters in Caledonia, MI. The two-day event kicks off on Thursday, September 15th and runs through Friday, September 16th, 2016. The anniversary celebration starts at 5 pm on Thursday, while the Technology Open House takes place on Thursday and Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.

At the Technology Open House, visitors will have the opportunity to see and learn about Rattunde machining production systems on various applications through the fully operational production unit in-house and the live machine demonstrations featuring new technology. On-site technical discussions will be conducted and requests can be made for personal meetings with technical experts. Meals will be provided.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn about Rattunde’s capabilities and celebrate their milestone anniversary! RSVP by August 15th, 2016, to Janelle McFarlane at 616-940-3340 x 207 or J.McFarlane@rattunde-corp.com.

For more information, please contact:

Janelle McFarlane
Project Coordinator
RATTUNDE CORPORATION
5080 Beltway Dr. SE
Caledonia, MI 49316
Telephone: 616-940-3340 x 207
www.rattunde-corp.com
J.McFarlane@rattunde-corp.com

 

Rattunde is a leader in the high speed, high precision sawing and machining production systems for tubes and solid bars. Operations performed on Rattunde production systems include sawing, machining, inspection, wash/dry and packaging.

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Ribbon cutting officially begins operations in Caledonia, Michigan

Rattunde President Rick Stadler cuts the ribbon to officially open the company’s new facility in Caledonia, Michigan, near Grand Rapids.  He is flanked by Martin Proksch (l) and Ulrich Rattunde (r), both directors from the parent company in Germany, plus the team members of Rattunde Corporation.  Mr. Stadler’s sons hold the ends of the ribbon for their dad.

Rattunde President Rick Stadler cuts the ribbon to officially open the company’s new facility in Caledonia, Michigan, near Grand Rapids. He is flanked by Martin Proksch (l) and Ulrich Rattunde (r), both directors from the parent company in Germany, plus the team members of Rattunde Corporation. Mr. Stadler’s sons hold the ends of the ribbon for their dad.

Global manufacturer of tube and bar processing machinery Rattunde celebrated the official ribbon-cutting ceremony to open its new manufacturing facility in Caledonia, Michigan (Grand Rapids area) on Friday, July 25, 2014.  The ribbon was cut (as shown in photo) by company President Rick Stadler, who was joined by managing directors Ulrich Rattunde and Martin Proksch from Rattunde & Co GmbH and the Rattunde Corporation staff.  Approximately 50 people enjoyed the day, complete with good food and camaraderie.   A formal open house for Rattunde customers and the media is slated for later, this year.

Rattunde erected its new 30,000 sq. ft. facility on a 14-acre parcel of land the company purchased last year in Caledonia, initially to build tooling for its machinery systems, which process bar and tube stock into various end products used by manufacturers in the auto, appliance, off-highway, transportation and other industries throughout North America.   Rattunde Corporation is the subsidiary of Rattunde & Co. GmbH, based in Ludwigslust, Germany.   Long-range plans call for an expansion of this new facility up to 100,000 or more sq. ft. for eventual machine builds here.

New 30,000 sq. ft. facility officially opened by Rattunde on July 25, 2014.

New 30,000 sq. ft. facility officially opened by Rattunde on July 25, 2014.

The new facility also houses a complete spare parts inventory, training areas for both company and customer personnel, machines for demonstration purposes and testing plus a state-of-the-art machine shop, where machine- and application-specific tooling will be manufactured, making the company more responsive to customer requirements.

Rick Stadler observes, “Everyone in the company is excited by the potential of this new facility.  It will create an energy that will translate into a great working environment for our team, plus we’ll have more capabilities to better serve our customers, immediately and into the future.  The growth of Rattunde sales in North America and especially the hard work of our team made this all possible.”

Stadler also mentioned future plans for a facility in Mexico, where the company has substantial business engagements.

 

For more information on this development, please contact:

RATTUNDE CORPORATION
5080 Beltway Drive SE
Caledonia, Michigan 49316 USA
Phone:  616.940.3340
Contacts:  Rick Stadler, President or Alec Banish, Director of Business Development
Emails:  r.stadler@rattunde-corp.com or a.banish@rattunde-corp.com
Web:  www.rattunde-corp.com

Major manufacturer of tube and bar processing machinery Rattunde today announced the appointment of the following individuals to new positions at the company, based in Caledonia, Michigan, near Grand Rapids. This announcement was made by company president Rick Stadler.

The new staffers include:

ChadL_1Chad Luptowski- Control System Technician   

Chad has been a member of the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) for 10 years and is also a Certified Master Electrician. Chad will be training new and current customers as well as commissioning new machines in the field. His other duties will include handling the customer help line and assisting the service team.

JanelleC_1Janelle Crum- Project Coordinator

Janelle was brought onboard to fill a wide spectrum of duties. She will be responsible for pre- and post-sales communications between customers and internal resources, plus the planning and scheduling of machine installations. Janelle was an executive assistant for the past 3 years and has spent time in both inside and outside sales.

WilliamR_1Will Richards- Associate of Business Development

Will was hired by Rattunde to handle multiple functions. His primary duty will be to help maintain the Rattunde customer relationships that have been generated over the last 8 years in North America. A further reason he was hired is to help with market research, assisting Rattunde in its expansion into new markets. A third area of responsibility will be marketing. Will has a sales background, having worked the last 9 years in the automotive industry, selling components.

CarlosG_1Carlos Galan- Order Fulfillment Agent

Carlos, who is fluent in Spanish, was hired for inside sales to support the Mexican and Latin American markets Rattunde currently sells and seeks to develop further. Carlos is responsible for quoting and fulfilling tooling and spare part orders for all North American customers, with special emphasis on the Mexican and Latin American companies. Carlos was previously in logistics.

 

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

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