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Large HMC Accommodates End-to-End Jobs for Heavy Construction, Oil/Gas

T/CCI Manufacturing, a provider of high precision, large format CNC machining, has installed a new horizontal machining center (HMC) featuring the largest work envelope in its class.

"The Toyoda FH1600SW-i offers the greatest machining capacity and flexibility for large part applications in heavy construction, oil and gas, high speed rail and other industries that require high precision, large format parts," said a company spokesperson.

The Toyoda FH1600 is used for the design, machining and assembly of hitches, brackets and frames for Caterpillar and KOMATSU machines up to 4,500 lbs. with a capability of up to 16,000 lbs. It allows T/CCI to create fracking pumps for the oil and gas industry. With the capability to hold tight tolerances, it provides the capability to develop bogies and frames for high speed rail.

"There is a definite need in the market to build larger, more durable machines with the capability to deliver end-to-end solutions for large format parts in a variety of industries," T/CCI President Richard Demirjian said. "In projects of this scale, there is no room for error. We fully understand and appreciate the precision and attention to detail it takes to build highly engineered, rugged machines and the Toyoda FH1600 has amplified our ability to take on the largest and most complex jobs with the highest level of precision and efficiency."

The FH1600SW-i has a maximum workpiece swing of 3,200 mm and can hold a maximum load of 8,000 kg, making it capable of supporting large workpieces of the maximum standard size class, for which it has the necessary and sufficient machine stroke. The FH1600 is equipped with a quill spindle that allows better accessibility to the inner areas of workpieces, enabling machining of deeper areas.

"The FH1600SW machine is designed to not only manufacture large parts, but also to manufacture with peak efficiency," said Graham Roeder, Toyoda National Product Manager. "The rapid traverse rate of 40 m/min can be up to three times faster than the traditional boring mill type machine traditionally used for large part manufacturing. The FH1600SW machine has the ability to slash cycle times inside the machining area as well as providing efficient workflow with the standardly equipped automatic pallet changer. The 6 inch bar with a max. extension of 29.5 allows for a greater accessibility for any application. The speed and cutting performance coupled with the largest workpiece capacity in its size make Toyoda's FH1600SW a great asset to any large part contract manufacturing operation striving for efficiency and return on investment."

T/CCI's Contract Manufacturing division handles large and complex projects for companies around the world. The large format CNC machines are equipped with dual drives for increased capacity and the technology to machine high strength materials at maximum accuracy. The result is reduced down time and faster production cycles for customers.

For more information contact:

T/CCI Manufacturing

2120 N. 22nd Street

Decatur, IL 62526


JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corporation

316 W. University Drive

Arlington Heights, IL 60004


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