CHICAGO (July 14, 3:10 p.m. EDT) — Taylor's Industrial Services LLC said it has invested $4 million into its HPM Division since buying the assets of the Mount Gilead, Ohio, machinery maker in 2001.
HPM machines components in-house for its injection presses, sheet extrusion lines and die-casting machines.
The biggest recent addition was a MillTurn 4000 machine, a combination lathe and machining center, the company said at NPE 2003. Currently, much of the MT 4000's work is devoted to turning components such as tie bars and piston rods for the two-platen Freedom Series injection machine, and HPM die-casting machines.
The machine tool reduces the number of setups, and cuts metal faster than older equipment, according to Rick Eichler, operations director for Taylor's Industrial Services.
The MT 4000, made by Mori Seiki, is the longest mill turn in the United States, with a capacity of turning and milling a part 37 inches in diameter between 157-inch centers.
HPM also is installing a Mazak vertical turning center. By the end of this summer, the company will put in a Colgar seven-axis horizontal boring mill with a 100,000-pound-capacity turntable. It can travel 60 feet along the X-axis and 18 feet along the Y-axis.
Other investments include an MT 2500 mill turn, an SL 253 computer numerically controlled lathe and a two-pallet NH-5000 CNC horizontal machining center.