In February 2002, an equity purchase of all assets of the National Machinery Company was completed, revitalizing the business financially and returning it, once again, to private family ownership. The Kalnow family has a longstanding relationship with National, as previous owners and firsthand managers of the business. While at Tiffin, Phil Matten was fortunate enough to be able to hear Andrew Kalnow's thoughts on National, its markets, and its current and future developments.
It is a 100-mile drive from National Machinery to Saline, Michigan - home of the Mectron High Speed Inspection Systems. In the last two years the companies have formed a strong marketing partnership, so it made perfect sense for Phil Matten to conclude his US trip with a visit to these champions of quality.
National Machinery LLC adds world leader in aqueous cleaning equipment to product line.
New cold former provides accuracy and high speed in the formation of long parts and net-shape components.
A friction drag or brake is typically designed into tooling to help with blank control during the transfer cycle. In many cases it is a necessity, but it can also contribute to downtime.
Creating a high quality machine to form precision parts is a difficult task but National Machinery has made a commitment to the industry to supply the best possible cold former with FORMAX.
Changing the economics of segmented dies used in cold forming can dramatically increase the size, quality and dimensional control potential of today’s forming machines.
Take Your Changeover & Setups to the Next Level.
National Machinery just keep growing from strength to strength with continual product development. Jerry Bupp and Doug Schubert spoke to Colin Browning.
Blank Rotator Offers New Tooling Solutions