Machine Spotlight: Brown & Sharpe Single Spindle Screw Machine

478337607 (2)Whether there is a need for a single piece or high volume production, the Brown & Sharpe single spindle screw machine will get the job done. It is a high-speed machine that makes production much more efficient!

Brown & Sharpe screw machines have been a cornerstone of American manufacturing for many decades, as they are known to be a best production solution for many turned bar products.

To see this machine in action, watch here.

Machine of the Week: Acme Multi-Spindle Screw Machine

screw-machineAt Standby Screw, we use a variety of machines that make our operations just that much more efficient. The machine we’d like to tell you about this week is the Acme Multi-Spindle Screw Machine. Here are some important features of the machine and how it operates!

-Used to mass produce large quantities of precision turned parts with a very short cycle time

-Operates by progressive and simultaneous machining on all spindles with multiple tools

-For example, bar machines feed our the bar stock to the proper length, tools advance into the work piece at the proper feed rate and properly retract when work is complete

These types of operations can be accomplished with the Acme Multi-Spindle Screw Machine:

-ID & OD Threading

-Accelerated Reaming

-Hi-speed drilling

-Cross drilling

-Slotting

-Milling flats

-Stamping

-Broaching

-& more!

Watch this video to see how the machine in action!

Welcome Our Newest Addition: A Second Robot Cell

We are happy to announce that we have added a second robot cell to our plant! This second cell is very useful as it combines with some types of inspections systems that can monitor dimensional variances.  These systems then give immediate feedback on the process being performed.

Adding this second robot cell makes the detection of potential quality issues much greater and minimizes scrap. Our primary use of robots is to load/unload machines and the transfer of parts within a machining cell.

Why are these robots so productive and useful? :

-Robots produce accurate and high quality work

-Robots rarely make mistakes and are very precise

-They can produce a greater quantity in a short amount of time

-They can work at a constant speed with no breaks, days off, or holiday time

-They can perform applications with more repeatability than humans

-Robots save time by being able to produce a greater magnitude of products

-They also reduce the amount of wasted material used due to their accuracy

-Robots save companies money in the long run with quick return on investment, fewer worker injuries

(reducing or eliminating worker’s comp), and with using less materials.

 

173260228 (2)We also appreciate the fact that robots keep operations running more smoothly and much more safely for plant workers. They take over dangerous, heavy-lifting, and hazardous tasks in any environment. Standby Screw is excited to be able to put this second robot cell to helpful, efficient use!