2016 brings New Machinery, New Opportunities!“New Year, new me” is a phrase many people preach every January, and this year, Vanderveer Industrial Plastics is no different, only it comes out “New Year, new machinery!”
During the course of 2015, in particular the months running up to Christmas, we made plans to, and invested in, additional machinery in order to meet the ever growing needs of our customers.
Vanderveer Industrial Plastics has added two new Milltronics vertical machining centers to the list of available resources in the second half of 2015. The Milltronics TT24 twin table pallet changing VMC was added to run production jobs on the off-shifts, yet allow Vanderveer Industrial Plastics the flexibility to machine short-run and prototype work on first shift.
This unique CNC machine design offers two separate work tables that shuttle outside the working area for convenient part loading, while the opposite work table is inside the machining enclosure cutting parts. When finished with the machining operation, the individual work tables shuttle the completed parts out, and the next table enters the work area for machining, creating a non-stop machining cycle.
The rigid cast iron bridge design of the TT24 CNC machines utilizes a single set of linear ball, or roller ways, with independent ball screws and axes motors for table control, providing superior accuracy and cutting performance.These investments bring with them additional features:
- Fully integrated twin pallet machine with a unique design requiring no pallet removal
- Conversational programming with Milltronics CNC control
- Reduced cycle times due to no part loading time
- Large memories for part storage and execution
- No leaning into the machine!
- No doors to open and close!
- No time lost changing parts!
- Accurate time management
- Designed and built by American craftsmen
All in all 2015, was an exciting year for Vanderveer Industrial Plastics. As 2016 begins, the road ahead looks just as bright!