Why Choose Genuine Davenport OEM Replacement Parts?

In today’s ultrafast internet environment, companies have an incredible number of options for their purchasing dollars.  Why choose Genuine Davenport OEM Replacement Parts?

As an OEM, we at Davenport Machine, take pride in our 100–year history.  However, time alone does not drive success.  It is the dedication, innovation, and commitment to our customers, learned over our 100-year history that helps us maintain and grow our loyal customer base.

How does Davenport do it?

As stated by our CEO Andy Laniak:  “Davenport Machine is singularly focused on making Davenport the most efficient, the most competitive, value creating production process for our clients to produce large volume, small parts.

We achieve that by doing the following:

  • Davenport Replacement Parts: Davenport carries an inventory of over 4,000 parts, assemblies and attachments to serve our clients.  We don’t cherry pick our inventory to sell parts with the highest margins.  Rather, we fully stock all Davenport parts and are focused on helping customers find the best parts for their needs.
  • Quality: Davenport has invested in excess of $10 million dollars, over the past 3 years, in new equipment, and R&D thru the creation of our innovative Engineering Exploration and Advancement Group.  This, in turn, has led to dramatic new efficiencies and product quality improvement in our manufacturing processes.  All, leading to lower prices for our customers.
  • Customer Service: Years of experience with Davenport products allows our staff to provide technical support and real solutions to customers, rather than simply filling part orders.  Our online customer portal allows for easy, quick order placement at the push of a button.
  • “No Hassles” Return Policy: Order the wrong part or the part not working properly.  No problem.  Return it and we’ll replace it immediately.

Finally, our mission as an OEM is to always offer the widest selection of genuine, high-quality Davenport Replacement Parts at the most competitive prices.  Ultimately, we firmly believe by following this path, we will continue to provide strong value to our customers.  If you have any questions about how we can help you find the appropriate Davenport parts or attachments for your machine, please feel free to contact us or call 585-235-4545.

Safety Matters! Pneumatic Collet Chucking for Davenport Machines

The 1605-SA Pneumatic Collet Chucking unit is an update to the classic lever operated chucking mechanism. On machines equipped with pneumatic control systems, the addition of this unit can be a great way to improve the user experience and remove a possible source of error. On standard lever actuated chucking mechanism, operators have to hit the lever repetitively throughout the course of a job to load bars and set collet tension. The pneumatic system can be used to open/close the collet during bar loads to lessen operator fatigue, and remove a means of direct operator to machine interaction. The use of pneumatics allows for easy pushbutton operation as opposed to repeatedly hitting the lever open or closed. The 1605-SA includes mounts, modified lever, control valve assembly, and other necessary hardware to connect the unit to the electrical/pneumatic systems.

Key Features:

  • Eliminates need to manually close chuck, switches action from lever to push button.
  • Improves setup time and minimizes recurring problems

CJWinter and Davenport Machine OEM parts are constantly being redesigned to maximize the value to the Customer. Any parts supplier can sell you yet another replacement part for your problem. Let the team at Davenport Machine supply you with a cost effective solution to it instead. Contact your local distributor, or call us directly at 1-800-344-5748 and ask about our many new and improved products that will help put profits back where they belong… in your pocket.

If you found the above information valuable, take a deeper dive into our “Did You Know?” Engineering Bulletins that allow you to stay up-to-date with Davenport News as well as announcements about our attachments and replacement parts.  The bulletins have proven to be a valuable resource for anyone who uses our product.

Safety Matters! Pneumatic Collet Latch System for Davenport Machines

The 5020-20-SA is a member of a series of parts designed to make functions of a traditional Davenport Machine more accessible from the outside of an enclosure. Increasingly strict safety standards require more operations to take place behind walls of enclosures and integrated door interlock systems to keep users safe. This collet latch system enables pneumatic control of part feed from the outside of the machine, and is an integral part to interlock systems. Commonly used with the door interlock system offered by Davenport, this assembly can also be used in addition to other interlock systems to clear the spindles in case of a fault. The 5020-20-SA includes cylinder bracket assembly, collet latch pneumatics package, and other hardware necessary to connect the unit to the electrical/pneumatic systems.

Key Features:

  • Pneumatic control enables part feed from machine exterior
  • The latch can be lifted to be able to clear out the spindles before stopping the machine.
  • Raising the latch can also be used to warm up the machine before running production.
  • Commonly used in conjunction with the door interlock kit to clear spindles in case of fault.

CJWinter and Davenport Machine OEM replacement parts and assemblies are constantly being re-engineered to maximize the value to the Customer. Let the team at Davenport Machine supply you with a cost effective solution. Contact your Davenport Authorized Distributor, or call us directly at 1-800-344-5748 and ask about our many new and improved products that will help put profits back where they belong… in your pocket.

If you found the above information valuable, take a deeper dive into our “Did You Know?” Engineering Bulletins that allow you to stay up-to-date with Davenport News as well as announcements about our attachments and replacement parts.  The bulletins have proven to be a valuable resource for anyone who uses our product.

New Improvements Made to the Needle Bearing Locating Lever Stud Assembly

This is an update to our standard 5080-34-1-SA Locating Lever Assembly. The new assembly features precision needle bearings in place of the older tapered bronze bushing design. The old design required intermittent adjustments in order to keep the locating lever stud tight. If the bushings weren’t adjusted correctly, the revolving head index would vary, or the locating lever will pick-up and seize. The new needle bearing design eliminates the need to make any adjustments, and can be retrofit on all Davenport screw machines. The bearings are preloaded to work with a ZERO CLEARANCE design and are now connected to the machine’s automatic lubrication system, to maximize machine precision and minimize time lost to maintenance. The assembly is easy to install, and is complete with the Stud, Bearings, Nuts, Coolant fittings/manifold, and sleeves.

New Features:

  • Increased rigidity and precision
  • Eliminates adjustment of stud/bushings
  • Connection to lubricant system to flush bearings for longer life
  • Can be retrofitted to ALL Davenport machine models

CJWinter and Davenport Machine OEM parts are constantly being redesigned to maximize the value to the Customer. Any parts supplier can sell you yet another replacement part for your problem. Let the team at Davenport Machine supply you with a cost effective solution to it instead. Contact your local distributor, or
call us directly at 1-800-344-5748 and ask about our many new and improved products that will help put profits back where they belong… in your pocket.

If you found the above information valuable, take a look at our “Did You Know?” Engineering Bulletins that allow you to stay up-to-date with Davenport News as well as announcements about our attachments and replacement parts.  The bulletins have proven to be a valuable resource for anyone who uses our product.

Safety Matters! Improvements Made to Machine Enclosure with Door Interlocks

The Davenport Screw Machine enclosure has recently undergone a variety of improvements to enhance the overall user experience, as well as to bring the machine into compliance with modern safety standards.  With improved noise abatement and the addition of the door interlock system, the enclosure now offers a safer, code compliant working environment for the operator. Other changes to lighting, visibility and the wiring layout combine to add value to what is now standard for many new enclosure configurations. New HP machines come standard with the door interlock system and updated enclosure. Machines with enclosure model DSM-2000 and newer are compatible with the interlock system. If the enclosure model is DSM-85 or DSM 90 XL, it will require an enclosure upgrade to use interlocks. Depending on machine configuration, the interlock system may need auxiliary components in order to work properly.

Key Benefits of an Updated Enclosure, and Door Interlocks:

  • LED light upgrade, with more protection for lighting and longer working life
  • Large windows in 4 doors is standard in new enclosures, for better machine visibility
  •  Improved noise abatement to meet OSHA requirements
  • Electrical wiring is routed through opening on top of the enclosure to eliminate oil running down the wires onto the floor, as it was in older models
  • The door interlock system gives the operator a more safe and effective use of the machine, without any compromise in functionality
  • Interlock system allows the machine to run automatically with all doors closed
  • The Interlock system allows for a jog only condition while doors are open
  • The Interlock system brings guarding and safety features into alignment with updated workplace safety standards
  • When a new enclosure is purchased with interlocks, most integration can be done in our Rochester, NY facility to minimize installation time.  New machine controls may be required and can be integrated into the enclosure as well.

CJWinter and Davenport Machine OEM parts are constantly being redesigned to maximize the value to the Customer. Any parts supplier can sell you yet another replacement part for your problem.

If you found the above information valuable, take a look at our Engineering Bulletins that allow you to stay up-to-date with Davenport News as well as announcements about our attachments and replacement parts.  The bulletins have proven to be a valuable resource for anyone who uses our product.

Let the team at Davenport Machine supply you with a cost effective solution to it instead. Contact your local distributor, or call us directly at 1-800-344-5748 and ask about our many new and improved products that will help put profits back where they belong… in your pocket.

High Precision Chucker Brings Versatility to Secondary Machining

Secondary operations can often be time-consuming and cost prohibitive. Many shops invest in expensive CNC lathes to get the precision finishes they need on detailed components and parts, while others try to accomplish the same precision with older machines at slower speeds. Neither is an ideal solution for larger production runs or rush orders.

Fortunately, a reliable alternative is now here. The new High Precision Chucker marries the latest innovations from Marroquin Industries (MIC) with the precision and durability of Davenport Machine’s High Precision (HP) Head. Backed by MIC’s  cutting-edge automated chucking technology and Davenport’s state-of-the-art HP equipment, it brings a new level of efficiency and affordability to finishing operations.

Bringing Efficiency to Secondary Operations

While finish machining can often be a tedious and expensive process, the High Precision Chucker gives users the ability to detail intricate components at a high volume. This speed and precision drives significant cost savings, yielding a measurable positive impact on the bottom line and enabling users to dramatically lower their production costs.

The High Precision Chucker can be used in concert with Davenport bar machines, forgings, cold headings, or castings. Thanks to our HP Head technology, it delivers a level of part accuracy and repeatability similar to a CNC Lathe. The HP Head also offers thermal stability, tighter tolerances, and long-lasting durability well beyond that of competing heads.

Benefits of the High Precision Chucker

Along with the HP Head, the High Precision Chucker features the latest in mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic functions from MIC, an industry leader in chucker technology. The primary features and benefits include:

  • Automation
  • Automatic feeder system
  • Finished product transported out of machine automatically
  • Lube conservation timer
  • Automatic brake release
  • Head lube pulse timer
  • Integrated parts counter
  • HMI control of pneumatic system

Some industries can get by with “good enough” parts, but in many sectors, accuracy is the key to success. The High Precision Chucker is ideal for industries that need to push a high volume of parts and components without sacrificing precision, including:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • General industrial
  • Distribution
  • Warehousing
  • Defense
  • Energy

Whether you need to produce precisely finished parts at a high volume or simply want to finish components with better equipment, it might be time to consider the latest development in chuckers. If you’d like to learn how the High Precision Chucker can transform your finishing strategies, click here to download our brochure.

Types and Advantages of CNC Machines (Computer Numerical Control)

A CNC (or Computer Numerical Control) machine is an electro-mechanical device that uses computer programming inputs to operate machine shop tools. CNC machining is one common way to create prototypes (the other method being 3D printing).

While there are advantages to both, CNC is faster and stronger as it involves creating something new out of an already solid material. CNC machine programming offers many production advantages over previous methods of machining and is an indispensable tool across many industries.

How CNC Machines Work

Running on a set of prescribed digital instructions, CNC machines use computer files to execute a project. These digital instructions are created in either Computer Aided Design (CAD) or Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) files.

Once the program is uploaded, an operator runs a test program, often referred to as “cutting air.” This trial run is an important first step to verifying both speed and tool position because any discrepancies can result in damage to the machine or the part being created.

To maximize efficiency, CNC machines combine multiple tools into common cells or units. They produce the desired end product by removing material from the original stock source. This results in a stronger, more durable finished product.

The Two Types of CNC Machines

Conventional Technologies

  • Drills – These operate by spinning a drill bit and cutting it into a block of stock material.
  • Lathes – These are the opposite of drills. They spin the stock material against the drill bit instead of spinning the bit and cutting into the block.
  • Milling Machines – These use revolving cutting tools to remove material from the block. They are the most common type of CNC machine used today.

Novel Technologies

  • Electrical Machining – This highly specialized technology is common in special cases for mass production that use a certain type of material.
  • Other Mediums – Examples of this CNC machining technology include water-jet cutting, plasma cutting machines, and laser cutting machines.

Advantages of CNC Machines

  • They can run for 24 hours a day.
  • They can product jobs with higher accuracy and precision than other manual machines.
  • Operators can make changes easily, which reduces the delay time.
  • Fewer workers are needed to operate these machines, which saves labor costs.
  • CNC machines have the capability to create complex designs with high accuracy in a short amount of time.
  • The modern design software for CNC machines removes the need of producing a prototype or model before executing a project, which saves money and time in the long run.

CNC machining is vital part of many industries, such as aerospace, medical, automotive, and mining. Davenport Machine brings 100 years of innovation to each project, so every client has a product that meets their specifications and industry standards. To learn more about our CNC machines and other products, contact us today.

 

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numerical_control

http://www.shopbottools.com/mProducts/WhatsCNC.htm

https://www.creativemechanisms.com/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-cnc-machines

https://www.thomasnet.com/about/cnc-machining-45330503.html

http://www.mechanicalbooster.com/2017/01/what-is-cnc-machine.html

 

How Multi-Spindle Screw Machines Work

Multi-spindle screw machines are turning machines that use a number of tools mounted on a central spindle to simultaneously operate on material pieces. A precision-machined drum carries multiple spindles while typically rotating horizontally. To complete a part in one full rotation of the drum, the machine automatically divides the total number of operations between the spindles. With one part completed per drum index, multi-spindle screw machines deliver a highly efficient production process.

Basics of Multi-Spindle Screw Machines

All multi-spindle screw machines include accurate and rigid spindle-carrying heads. New machine models use angular contact radial bearings in the place of bronze or needle bearings, reducing runout for spindles to consistently less than 0.0005 in.

Davenport Machine’s multi-spindle screw machine capabilities include:

  • Forming
  • Backworking
  • Drilling
  • Reaming
  • Broaching
  • Cross milling
  • Flat generation
  • Cross drilling (drilling multiple holes at varying timed positions)
  • Thread rolling
  • Shaving
  • Swaging
  • Stamping
  • Burnishing
  • Keyway milling
  • Slotting
  • Thread milling
  • Gear hobbing

Parts of a Multi-Spindle Machine

Multi-spindle screw machines consist of three main components: the multi-spindle drill head, multi-spindle drill head attachment, and either a single or automatic multi-spindle lathe.

Multi-Spindle Drill Head

Multi-spindle screw machine drill heads typically contain numerous spindles mounted on ball bearings and driven by gears. The distance between the drill head’s spindles governs drill head bearing choice.

Multi-Spindle Drill Head Attachments

Multi-spindle screw machines incorporate fixed and adjustable drill heads.

  • Adjustable drill heads allow the drilling spindle’s center distance to vary according to specific requirements.
  • Fixed drilling heads have invariable center distance, allowing more precise drilling.

Multi-Spindle Lathe

A lathe rotates worked material on its axis to facilitate performance of operations including cutting, deformation, and turning. It operates by applying tools to the worked material as the lathe spins.

Mass production prefers multi-spindle lathes because they boost production rates four to six times greater than a single lathe machine.

Multi-Spindle Automatic Lathe

Automatic lathes for multi-spindle screw machines perform a range of operations, including:

  • Turning
  • Chamfering
  • Threading
  • Grooving
  • Boring holes
  • Drilling

These processes operate by moving the worked piece between the screw machine’s six to eight positions.

Types of Multi-Spindle Screw Machines

HYBRID CONCEPT MACHINE CROPPEDDavenport Machine’s multi-spindle screw machines deliver the most efficient production method for high-volume parts. Our selection of elite screw machines includes the Davenport HP, the Model B, and the Chucker.

Davenport HP

The Davenport HP produces both long or short runs of small parts. The Davenport HP’s powerful programmable logic controller (PLC) reduces setup times and adjustments to enhance production efficiency.

Model B

Since 1900, the Model B has been Davenport Machine’s most profitable multi-spindle automatic screw machine. The Model B offers simplified setup and minimal operating time.

Chucker

The Chucker is Davenport Machine’s five-spindle chucking machine. It performs medium and high-volume secondary operation work for parts of up to 2.25-in diameter.

Improve Your Process Automation with Davenport Machine

For more than 100 years, Davenport Machine has offered multi-spindle screw machines that maximize production efficiency. To learn more about how our screw machines will improve your production line, request a quote today!

Last American Multi-Spindle Builder Keeps Moving Forward

Davenport Machine has a storied history and is an iconic brand. Its place in the pantheon of American machine tool builders is assured. However, in the multi-spindle world, it is the last company standing.

At PMTS in April, the company announced a new machine, called the Concept, designed to help move the company forward. It was branded the Davenport Hybrid Concept Machine and attracted a large and interested crowd at the company’s booth, including me.

According to Andy Laniak, CEO of parent company Brinkman International, the concept of the Concept is to answer the most pressing demands of today’s high-volume manufacturers. One of those is to provide a 1-inch capacity machine that still possesses the Davenport attribute of speed and economical production for high volume producers.

In our August issue, Mr. Laniak talks about the history of Davenport and his plans to move the company forward with the application of technology that makes sense. This builder is not standing still and plans to continue shipping machines from its Rochester, New York, headquarters.

Click here to read Mr. Laniak’s comments.

Live From PMTS 2017: Exclusive Content on Davenport’s New Technology

Most of the time, the information that’s revealed at PMTS is only available to those attending the show. This year, Davenport is excited to reveal our product news to our all of customers and contacts in real time!

Davenport is excited to announce three brand new pieces of technology to the Davenport Machine family:

  • Davenport Hybrid Machine
  • Davenport 1″ Model B
  • High Precision Revolving Head Davenport Chucker

We’ve been so excited to reveal this news to you, and the day is finally here! Davenport’s team has worked long and hard to develop these new technologies for you.

 

The Davenport Hybrid Machine combines Davenport’s mechanical versatility with CNC accuracy; it’s the best of both worlds. It also allows you to make parts more accurately, virtually eliminates the need for a shave tool, and has a maximum spindle speed that’s 58% faster than it’s predecessors. The Davenport Hybrid Machine will increase production output, and improve your ROI.

The Davenport 1″ Model B is our classic Model B machine with a newly enlarged spindle package. It can feed a standard 1″ bar, allowing Davenport customers to tap into a highly profitable market segment.

Marroquin Industries, Corp’s High Precision Revolving Head Davenport Chucker has been retrofitted with the High Precision Revolving Head and the HMI Operational System Control.

Ready to learn more? Click here or the button below to get three brand new pieces of content on Davenport’s new Hybrid Machine & 1″ Model B.

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