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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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Ann Arbor, Michigan – GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) represents various top-quality German and other metalworking machine builder companies, including Profilator GmbH, Praewema, K + G, Rasoma, FIMAT and BvL, as well as Arnold lasers and other equipment. These machines are sold to the North American market by GMTA, primarily for gear and spline production, as well as other power transmission and various metalworking applications. The company’s target markets include automotive, off-highway, energy and other heavy equipment manufacturing. Machines are provided for gear honing, gear grinding, the patented Scudding® and now the game-changing Hard Scudding® process for gearmaking, polygon milling, turning, gear tooth pointing and multi-task machining operations, as well as various laser operations or fully-engineered machine tool and laser line integration. This newsletter is provided to our friends in the media to keep you and your readers updated on “News of Note” at GMTA.

In the news…

GMTA Vice President Scott Knoy addresses the annual sales meeting of Star SU on April 8, 2016.

GMTA Vice President Scott Knoy addresses the annual sales meeting of Star SU on April 8, 2016.

-Scott Knoy, our VP, spoke on April 8 to the national sales meeting of Star SU, partner to GMTA for tooling.

-GMTA is entering the printed circuit assembly grinding arena with a new machine. Testing is currently under way.

-GMTA is exploring the gundrilling market, with an eye on bringing such a line to the North American market.

-GMTA has secured a booth in the South Hall at IMTS and will be presenting its full line to the global metalworking market at this event in September, 2016.

GMTA Mexico exhibited BvL parts cleaning technology and our full line of machine tool and laser offerings at ExpoMaq in Leon.

GMTA Mexico exhibited BvL parts cleaning technology and our full line of machine tool and laser offerings at ExpoMaq in Leon.

-Our Mexican team exhibited at ExpoMaq with great success, showing a Bvl parts washer. We are now the exclusive representative for this line in Mexico. The new Queretaro facility of GMTA Mexico is already serving our considerable install base of machine tools and other equipment in-country with application engineering, sales and a full service operation.

-Hard Scudding® continues to impress the industry. With this unique technology, green and hardened gears can be machined on the same equipment, with a programming software unmatched in the industry for accuracy and consistent performance.

-Caterpillar selected our Rasoma machine line for a major insourcing on a bushing initiative.

-GMTA Scudding technology was selected for development of ring gears by GM.

-Likewise, GM has chosen GMTA to collaborate on super finishing and new gear honing projects.

-The company website www.gmtamerica.com has been updated to reflect all the new lines of equipment we currently handle for the North American market, from our locations in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Mexico.

-Magna selected GMTA for its Audi Heavy-Duty Flex Program.

-GMTA continues its application on the 9-speed transmission work at Chrysler.

-Arnold lasers are being used for cutting, cladding, welding and out-of-round part work, all with standard machines.   The laser head articulates around the part, rather than the part being turned on a table.

 

-Major automotive supplier GKN is utilizing our FIMAT machines at two facilities in North Carolina for grinding and milling of U-joints.

-Ford has purchased a proprietary machine design for its gear lab in Livonia, Michigan.

-GMTA was recently featured in Production Machining and other magazines for its customer successes and breakout technologies.

-GMTA is a sponsor of the upcoming AGMA annual meeting on Amelia Island, Florida. We are very proud of our long association with this great group of gearheads!

 

For more information on any items in this announcement, please contact:

GMTA (GERMAN MACHINE TOOLS OF AMERICA)
4630 Freedom Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: 734-973-7800
Fax: 734-973-3053
Web: www.gmtamerica.com
Email: scott@gmtamerica.com
Attention: Scott Knoy, VP

 

Ann Arbor, Michigan – GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) represents various top-quality German and other metalworking machine builder companies, including Profilator GmbH, Praewema, K + G, Rasoma, FIMAT and BvL, as well as Arnold lasers and other equipment. These machines are sold to the North American market by GMTA, primarily for gear and spline production, as well as other power transmission and various metalworking applications. The company’s target markets include automotive, off-highway, energy and other heavy equipment manufacturing. Machines are provided for gear honing, gear grinding, the patented Scudding® and now the game-changing Hard Scudding® process for gearmaking, polygon milling, turning, gear tooth pointing and multi-task machining operations, as well as various laser operations or laser line integration. This newsletter is provided to our friends in the media to keep you and your readers updated on “News of Note” at GMTA.

In the news…

-General Motors has selected GMTA to partner on the CVT 250 project for gear hones.

-Ford Motor has selected GMTA as a supplier for Scudding® sun gears on its new transmission lines.

-Scudding and now the Hard Scudding process, in which hardened gears can be cut and finished on the same machine, using the company’s unique adaptive software, are fast gaining acceptance in the market. Already the leader in high-precision internal gear processing, the result of our unique Scudding® technology, which leaves skiving and other methods far behind, GMTA has taken another giant step forward in gear production with the development of Hard Scudding. 

The Scudding process provides excellent results on green or soft gears, while this new Hard Scudding advancement enables the re-machining of hardened gears on the same machine, with a tooth-to-tooth composite error and total composite error in the AGMA 11, DIN 6 range and a surface finish better than 1.5 Ra. This all happens due to the adaptive software developed by GMTA.

Closeup Scudding

-A new series of operational videos on Arnold lasers in action is now viewable on the GMTA website, www.gmtamerica.com.   The website is currently undergoing substantial upgrades, but remains visible to all.

-The new Mexican office of GMTA, located in Queretaro, is reporting brisk activity, owing to the substantial procurement authority in-country now. According to VP Scott Knoy, “This contrasts with bygone days, when the decision-making and purchasing were largely centered in America and specifically (here) in Detroit. It’s a whole new ballgame with the Mexican market today and we believe our new location (Queretaro) is well positioned to serve this dynamic manufacturing environment.”   GMTA already has a substantial installed base of machines in Mexico with all their partner companies.   At the new facility, machines are in place for demo and test run, plus the facility is fully staffed with application engineering, technical support, after-sale service and parts inventory.

-Sales continue to be brisk on the 9- and 10-speed transmission projects in the automotive market. Scott Knoy, GMTA VP, comments, “We’re seeing a lot of activity here in the States and especially in Mexico, so we know our timing was right with the opening of our new facility there.”

-GMTA attendance at Gear Expo in Detroit was highly productive, as we saw old friends and made many new ones! The demonstration of Hard Scudding was given and we met with all the top editors from the gear market media during the show. The Motor City is still the place to be for us gearheads!


-GMTA is now representing Rasoma machining centers, used primarily in the gear and spline markets, as well as FIMAT, an Italian builder of machining centers. These agreements cover full sales engagement for North America. Meanwhile, an agreement has been signed by GMTA to represent BvL parts washers exclusively in Mexico. The BvL line now means GMTA can be a single integrating source for machining, part cleaning and laser joining of power transmission products.

 

-Our Claudia Hambleton again braved the elements and brought a class of German language students from Saline, Michigan to Chicago for Christkindlmarket, as well as tours of the Museum of Science & Industry and the new Maggie Daley ice rink!   A good time was had by all…and everyone made it back on the bus!   She assures us all the gluwein consumed was strictly non-alcoholic!

 

-Our Christmas party was a good time to connect with our GMTA family and exchange presents. Some of the guys, who are themselves brilliant mechanical techs and machine tool engineers, tried to wrap their own presents and failed miserably, according to Claudia!   “It takes a talent these guys clearly do not possess,” she mused.

GMTA Christmas Party

For more information on any items in this announcement, please contact:

 

GMTA (GERMAN MACHINE TOOLS OF AMERICA)
4630 Freedom Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: 734-973-7800
Fax: 734-973-3053
Web: www.gmtamerica.com
Email: scott@gmtamerica.com
Attention: Scott Knoy, VP

 

No. 812 is a 650°F (343°C), high temperature top-loading oven from Grieve, currently used for heating stainless steel prior to welding at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 72” W x 36” D x 36” H.  40 kW installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular elements heat the workspace, while  a 3300 CFM, 2 HP recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow to the workload.

This Grieve top-loading oven features 5” insulated walls, aluminized steel interior and exterior, plus a reinforced ¼” steel plate top. Features also include an air-operated rear hinged door and wear bars at the sides of the workspace. The floor of the workspace is reinforced for 3000 lb. loading at removable subway grate.

Controls on No. 812 include a digital indicating temperature controller, manual reset excess temperature controller with separate heating element control contactors and recirculating blower airflow safety switch.

For more information, please contact:

THE GRIEVE CORPORATION
500 Hart Road
Round Lake, IL  60073-2898
Phone:  (847) 546-8225
Fax:  (847) 546-9210
Web:  www.grievecorp.com
Email:  sales@grievecorp.com
Attention:  Frank Calabrese


Grieve846No. 846 is a 900°F (482°C), high temperature walk-in oven from Grieve, currently used for pre-heating steel molds at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 50” W x 96” D x 96” H. A 7800 CFM, 5-HP recirculating blower provides combination airflow to the workload.

This Grieve walk-in-oven features 8” thick insulated walls, 6” insulated floor, aluminized steel interior and exterior, plus a removable top-mounted heat chamber.  Type 304, 2B finish stainless steel heat chamber interior consists of two independent doors, front and rear, for access to workspace, each opening 40” high. Features include inner and outer door gaskets, with an inner gasket that seals directly against door plug; outer gasket seals directly against the front face of the oven. The floor of each opening is reinforced for 5,000 lb loading at removable subway grate.

Controls on No. 846 include a digital programming and recording temperature control and a manual reset excess temperature controller with separate contactors, plus a recirculating blower air flow safety switch.

For more information, please contact:

THE GRIEVE CORPORATION
500 Hart Road
Round Lake, IL  60073-2898
Phone:  (847) 546-8225
Fax:  (847) 546-9210
Web:  www.grievecorp.com
Email:  sales@grievecorp.com
Attention:  Frank Calabrese, VP