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.

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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PMTS 2017: GET FIRST LOOK AT NEW CJWINTER AND DAVENPORT TOOLS

Thread rolling and screw machine experts CJWinter and Davenport Machine Tool Company will once again showcase at this year’s Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS 2017).

The sister companies will debut brand new machinery and updated product technology at their booth. CJWinter will show a variety of tooling including thread rolls, cylindrical dies, and splines. The thread rolls, both standard and special thread forms alike, are available for next-day delivery and have been improved for increased fatigue resistance.

Davenport Machine will be showcasing three exciting new machines. All of the new machines reflect Davenport’s continual commitment to improving the productivity of our equipment, which drives superior return on investment for our clients.

CJWinter has manufactured industry-leading thread rolling attachments and related products since 1956, while Davenport has produced state-of-the-art machines since 1894. Be sure to visit them at Booth #700 to see the tools in action!