Rome, N.Y. – Bartell Machinery Systems, based in Rome, New York, is proud to announce the recent capital investment in an advanced vertical CNC machining production cell. The cell features two new Mazak 500C Vertical Machining Centers. These 3- axis machining centers provide state of the art machine tool capabilities, industry-leading performance of +/.0002 for repeatability and accuracy and feature modern enhancements such as part probing capabilities, 12,000 RPM spindles, thru-spindle coolant and 30 tool magazine with high-speed automatic tool changeover.
To complement the capability of the machining centers the cell includes multiple station vises and specially designed dedicated fixtures for concurrent runs, a Parlec tool pre-setter for offline tool set-up, and point of use tools and gages for in-process verification.
Bartell has also taken a unique step to advance workflow processes by introducing a wireless computer system and large screen monitors which allow the entire work-cell to be paperless. Prints and process sheets can be accessed from the network, while part tracking and prioritization can happen in real time.
Bartell’s Director of Operations Andrew Longway believes this capability can be transformational for Bartell. “This production cell and the state of the art equipment within it not only allows us to be efficient and competitive in the production of the parts we currently manufacturer but allows us to expand our capacity to develop more advanced and complex designs, having direct influence on the quality and lead-times, and providing our customers world class products. Our goal with this investment is to support the development of our innovative designs and allow them to be produced efficiently and flawlessly. This capability will allow us to do that for years to come.” said Mr. Longway.
This advanced cell will also be part of Bartell’s efforts to help build a future skilled workforce through its participation in New York State’s Department of Labor Apprenticeship program which works to establish a formal training relationship between an employer and an employee and combines hands-on work experience and classroom instruction. The objective is to build a skilled workforce to fill the widening gaps in available skilled labor in the manufacturing and machining sector.