As the oil and gas industry explores new technology to innovate, minimize costs, and help contribute to achieving a lower-emissions environment, equipment and parts suppliers must dig deep to find ways to reduce their costs, improve their delivery times and increase component quality. Here are some of the latest machine tools and other equipment that can help them get the job done.
Take a closer look at how these two British suppliers to the oil and gas industry are investing in advanced machining technologies to speed up production, reduce operating costs, ensure higher part quality, and future-proof their manufacturing capabilities to further increase the confidence of their customers.
This heavy duty lathe removes an amazing 600 kg of material from a 1,400 kg solid steel billet in less than 4.5 hours, leaving a finished and fully machined cylinder body weighing only 800 kg.
High precision hard turning techniques are enjoying ever greater popularity in the metal processing industry. By shortening cycle times and increasing flexibility, high precision hard turning has advantages over grinding in particular when it comes to processing complicated parts such as spindle nuts or threaded spindles in the hard state.
BEL Valves uses a variety of DMG MORI SEIKI machine tools to meet its paramount need for reliability during production.
As part of this deal, the JPW name, management and all warehouse, parts support, customer service and technical service operations will stay in place.
David Grega now leads operations of their technical centers in Lorain, and Mason, OH, Livonia, MI, and Elgin, IL.
California Polytechnic Institute used a VMC and lathe from SMTCL to compete in the Collegiate Baja Offroad Competition.
High speed MU-V Series vertical machining centers and the GENOS L3000-M one-saddle horizontal lathe from Okuma efficiently handle the machining of complex and difficult-to-machine materials for aerospace and die/mold applications.
Ideal for producing small, precision parts for the communications, aerospace, medical, and dental industries, the ultra-compact CL-1 CNC chucker lathe and CM-1 Compact Mill from Haas provide fast chip-to-chip times and short cycle times, with quick setups and good clearance.
The redesigned G200 turn-mill center, next generation ABC machine and MS40C-8 multi-spindle automatic lathe from INDEX offer high performance capabilities with greater productivity in high complexity part processing.