FLORENCE, Ky., July 8, 2020 – As part of its most recent $15 million investment in its Florence, Ky.-based manufacturing campus, Mazak Corp. has completed its newly expanded Spindle Rebuild Department, now located in the company’s South Building. The expansion coincides with other Mazak investments, including new Technical Centers in Northern California, Florida and most recently Canada, all of which have been developed to provide local manufacturers with fast and reliable applications expertise, training, service and support, according to Mazak.
Mazak expansion efforts that also extend to its manufacturing plant encompass the installation of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing cell with fully automated storage and retrieval system, six of Mazak’s most advanced machine tools and several of its Mazak SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY digital process monitoring solutions. The upgrades to the production facility, which has been expanded nearly 20 times since it opened in 1974, will allow the company to satisfy growing customer demand and provide the shortest possible turnaround time, according to Mazak.
In addition to visiting in person, individuals will soon be able to experience the newly expanded Spindle Rebuild Department and Mazak’s entire manufacturing campus as part of an interactive 360 Kentucky Campus Tour. This virtual interactive tour is part of Mazak’s recently launched three-pronged holistic digital customer experience, which also features a Virtual Technology Center and All Axes LIVE, an ongoing series of online events where attendees gain access to new Mazak manufacturing technology.
The Spindle Rebuild Department supports all Mazak machine tool spindles in North America, including over 2,000 different models covering a range of horsepower ratings and speeds. The expanded department will keep upwards of 1,000 rebuilt spindles in stock and ready for exchange, especially those found in Mazak’s most popular machine models. To guarantee that all original spindle specifications are met or exceeded, experienced, factory-trained technicians use only genuine Mazak replacement parts to rebuild Mazak spindles. Within a tight turnaround window, these technicians perform all stages of the repair and rebuild process, provide trackable spindle documentation, and conduct testing of every spindle. The expansion includes additional technicians and allows the department to boost its rebuild output to 100 spindles per month.
“Mazak’s Spindle Rebuild Department leverages over 30 years of spindle build expertise,” said Matt Whissel, spindle repair manager for the Mazak Spindle Rebuild Department. “We understand our customers don’t have time to wait, and Mazak is truly committed to doing whatever we can to support these customers. And with our new facility, we have the capacity to return repaired spindles in three to five days and ship remanufactured spindles in less than 24 hours.”
To reach that level of efficiency, Mazak has expanded the new spindle department’s work area and streamlined rebuild operational flow, efficiency and speed. To further streamline its spindle rebuild process, Mazak has also incorporated new advanced technologies, including spindle balancing units and other process systems intended for accommodating larger spindles. Details on the interactive 360 Kentucky Campus Tour and Virtual Technology Center will be available in the coming days and weeks. For updates, follow Mazak on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and visit www.MazakUSA.com
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