Doing more with less, something companies are constantly looking to do, to stay competitive. Mantel Machine Products has identified the need to be able to produce more hours through our Swiss machines. Our answer was to start a Lights-Out program. We are now able to run these machines significantly more hours a day. This cuts down on our operating costs, and lowers our lead-times. Which directly benefits our customers, and helps Mantel Machine Products to become more efficient, and competitive.
Mantel Machine understands the increasing demands of the industries we serve and is committed to providing high quality at an affordable cost. We have recently purchased a Resec Systems Digital Shadow Gage to allow for 100% inspection on jobs with strict requirements. This will save on cost of production, and provide high-quality parts to print specifications for our customers. We look forward to utilizing this machine and develop other ways for it to add value to our process.
We understand the tight schedules buyers face in today’s markets, so besides striving to keep our prices low and our quality high, we offer free part delivery to our customers in the Metro-Milwaukee area. With up to 308 cubic feet of space, we can quickly deliver bags of pins or pallets of larger parts. We take pleasure in delivering quality parts and working around the busy schedules of buyers. From our machines to your door, let us quote and deliver parts for your products.
We are experiencing growth, and are looking for a few good team members to join our organization. We are looking for enthusiastic CNC and Screw Machine operators with some experience, and willingness to learn. If interested you can either apply online or fill out an application in the office.
Mantel Machine has just purchased their 2nd Hanwha Swiss machine. Like the first one, the second is equipped with live tooling for cross drilling and tapping, off-center face drilling, and milling. It also has the Sub-spindle for picking off and back working. In addition to everything that the first one has, we made the decision to tool this one up with high-pressure coolant, angled head drilling attachment, and chip conveyor. Our first Hanwha has a max capacity of 20mm. For this one, we upgraded to a 35mm machine. It really opens the door to a wider variety of parts that can run through it. Having the ability to pick-up operations that would have otherwise been secondary, and the high quality work that these machines put out, will keep Mantel Machine Products on the cutting edge in machining precision parts.
In the interest of continuous improvements and supplying our customers with the best service and quality, Mantel Machine is always looking to upgrade its machine tools to stay current with the ever-changing technology of today’s world. We have decided that it was time to phase out a couple of our older and slower machining centers with a new Brother TC-32BN pallet-changing machine. We have had good success in the past with the other Brother machines that we own in terms of both speed and quality and decided to go with them again. We could not be more pleased!
As a job shop, our main concern was to stay as versatile and efficient as possible. The TC-32BN is a pallet-changing machine so we are able to load and unload parts while the machine is cutting chips. The worktable and working envelope are bigger than any of the other 30 taper machines we have. This will allow us to run larger parts, fixtures holding more parts, and even keep repeat setups in the machine while we run other jobs. The machine will hold 40 tools in a chain style magazine. That is more than enough to keep repeat jobs set up as well as accommodate new, more intricate work. The TC-32BN also comes with a 16,000 RPM, high-pressure coolant thru spindle. This is yet another tool to boost quality and efficiency and keep us moving forward with the times.
Mantel Machine has 62 years of time tested experience and expertise under its belt to draw from. We know what it takes to provide the best quality and service to our customers. And to continue this great tradition, we must strive to move forward and search for the newest technologies and practices to ensure the best for our employees and customers.