PAWCATUCK, Conn.—Davis-Standard L.L.C. is installing a fourth CNC machining center at its Pawcatuck facility with a $2 million investment.
The new machining center will boost production and increase feedscrew production by more than 25 percent, and should be operational by mid-October, according to a Davis-Standard news release.
The CNC machining center being installed is the same brand as the company's existing machines, Weingartner Maschinenbau GmbH, making software programs and tooling interchangeable, said Mike Newhall, vice president of operations for Davis-Standard. The company already has machinists trained to run the equipment.
The center is a Weingartner Pickup 700 Whirler, which can machine feedscrew sizes that make up 80 percent of Davis-Standard's screw volume, including feedscrews from 1.5-6 inches in diameter and in lengths up to 207 inches. The machine will increase the company's feedscrew operation, which is more than 1,000 annually, and support cycle time reduction.