Browse by Editorial Category
Browse by Edition Date

November 2013

Skip Navigation Links.
Expand Applying TechnologyApplying Technology
Expand Cutting Tools and AccessoriesCutting Tools and Accessories
Expand FABTECH Product PreviewFABTECH Product Preview
Expand Finishing-Grinding-AbrasivesFinishing-Grinding-Abrasives
Collapse GeneralGeneral
United Grinding Event to Showcase Advancements in PCD Tool Manufacturing
Nexturn Appoints AMT Exclusive Importer
Applied Fusion Installs Second Super-Large Electron Beam Welder
Bilsing Automation Expands and Relocates
Boeing Selects ESAB for Space Launch System Project
C4 Industrial Announces New Houston-Area Location
Cardinal Machinery to Hold Open House in Memphis, TN
Complete Heat Treating Acquires Wisconsin Steel Assets
Boundary Lubricant Prevents Metal-to-Metal Contact
ERI America Moves to New Facility
Houston GibbsCAM 2013 Rollout
1,000 Degree F High-Temperature Bench Oven
GSM Acquires Assets of Schugt Manufacturing
520 Machinery Sales Represents Hanwha in IL
Hurco Distributors Awarded
Vincennes University and Hurco Companies Partner
Arthur Machinery-FL Awarded Hyundai WIA Line
INDEX Corporation Hosts Vincennes University Manufacturing Training
Jenoptik Launches New Sales Team
Konecranes Named Preferred Supplier for EMCO Maier USA
Hi-Tek Manufacturing Adds Laser Processing Capabilities
Mazak Rolls Out 30,000th Kentucky-Built Machine
Methods Machine Tools Open House November 13 - 14
Motch & Eichele Acquires Crotts & Saunders
Oliver Racing Parts Moves to Charlevoix
Powerhold Offers Bruckner Live Centers Insert Kit
Siemens and KUKA Announce Cooperation
SMI Machine Tools Hosts PartMaker Training
SWI Debuts Dayton, OH, Regional Showroom at Open House
Fastenal Distributes Machine-Ready Blanks
Tom Paine Group to Represent Vargus Ltd.
United Performance Metals Installs Slitting Line
Walter Surface Technologies Inaugurates International Campus and Bio-Circle Facility
Winit Tool Now Offers Hydramax
Houston GibbsCAM 2013 Rollout
ATS Initiates Free Training Program
Expand MaterialHandling-AGVs-Storage-InvCtrlMaterialHandling-AGVs-Storage-InvCtrl

show all editions →

Click here to watch Tutorial Videos >

SWI Debuts Dayton, OH, Regional Showroom at Open House



Shawn Ferguson of SWI discusses the LPM machining center designed for small lot machining.

Shawn Ferguson demonstrates the easy to learn and use ProtoTRAK CNC.

SWI Partners Widia and Kennametal also exhibited at the open house.

Nearly 100 visitors attended the grand opening of SWI's Dayton, OH, showroom.

Nearly 100 visitors toured Southwestern Industries' (SWI) new Dayton, OH, showroom during a two-day open house. Visitors were provided with refreshments and witnessed numerous demonstrations of TRAK lathes, bed mills, knee mills and SWI's latest product offering, the LPM.

The LPM is the first SWI model to be fitted with an automatic tool changer (16-station) and is a VMC designed specifically for small lot machining. "It features the company's exclusive ProtoTRAK CNC, which does not require operators to have G-code knowledge and therefore lessens a shop's dependence on CAM programmers, who can become a bottleneck in high mix, small lot environments," said a company spokesperson. "Another important LPM feature that helps make high-mix, small lot machining feasible is its quick change-over capability provided by the Jergens Ball Lock fixturing system that is integrated into its 35-3/8 inch x 19-5/8 inch table. With this system, the operator always knows the datum of the part or parts relative to one of the three primary ball locks built into the table. So, once the initial set-up has been completed and the dimensional accuracy of the machined part confirmed, it can be repeated at any time with the LPM ready to go within a few minutes rather than hours. This is because when a program is saved, the LPM ProtoTRAK CNC PMX control not only saves the process information (and any program notes) but also the datum positioning data."

The PMX can be programmed in background mode ("staged" mode) for a future job while it is already machining a part on the table. It provides flexibility in terms of file types and file storage, and encourages continuous improvement by way of updating stored notes and photographs within the program that encompass set-ups, tooling and other useful information relating to current and repeat orders. According to the company, all of this information is instantly accessible via the PMX control.

The Dayton, OH, showroom is the third showroom opened by SWI within the last year and is located at 5685 Webster Street, Dayton, OH. The two other showrooms are located in New England (167 Memorial Drive, Shrewsbury, MA) and at the corporate headquarters in southern California (2615 Homestead Place, Rancho Dominguez, CA).

To arrange an appointment to visit an SWI showroom, contact a local SWI representative or SWI's corporate offices in Rancho Dominguez, CA.

For more information contact:

Bruce Meredith

Marketing Manager

Southwestern Industries, Inc.

2615 Homestead Place

Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220

310-608-4422

info@southwesternindustries.com

www.southwesternindustries.com

< back

Email   email