Carroll Machine Works Serves Oil Field and Aerospace with Excel Turning Centers
Carroll Machine Works,
located in Pasadena, recently took delivery of their second Excel CNC turning
center sold and serviced by Marathon Machine Tools. Wayne Carroll, owner and
president of Carroll Machine Works, bought his first SLT-500 Excel turning
center two years ago. “I have been impressed with the performance and
reliability of that machine,” said Mr. Carroll. “The Excel easily mastered heavy
duty oil field work with its standard gearbox drive, steel box way construction
and robust five-bearing main spindle.
When the time came to
replace the company’s aging Takisawa turning center Carroll turned to Marathon
Machine Tools for a new machine.
“Marathon offered me the
Excel SLT-400 big bore model and convinced me to go with the live tool
version. The price/performance ratio of this machine was appealing to us.
The live tool option gave me additional capabilities for our turning
division,” Wayne Carroll stated.
The Excel SLT-400/1000 model has 21” swing over bed, 4.5” spindle bore and 45” center distance. It features a 30 HP gearbox spindle drive, 60 degree slant bed with steel box ways, 12-station VDI servo turret and heavy duty tailstock. The live tool model offers heavy-duty servo driven C-axis and a live tool turret capable of holding up to 12 rotary tools. Mr. Carroll also ordered a hydraulic omni rest in order to be able to machine long, slender work pieces.
Carroll Machine Works has been serving the Houston oil and aerospace industry for 12 years. In its 14,000 sq. ft. fully air conditioned building it maintains a quality control room with two CMMs, an automatic tool crib center to efficiently provide tools and inserts when and where needed, and utilizes eight CNC machining centers, four CNC turning centers and an EDM machine. Carroll provides precision machining and 100% quality traceability for his customers. With 30 employees and often two shifts Carroll Machine Works caters to the oil field, petrochemical, aerospace and defense industry.
“With our busy manufacturing schedule it is very important for us to have machines that are reliable and have a professional service support. This is exactly what we get from Marathon Machine Tools, and this is the reason why we are a repeat customer of Marathon,” Wayne Carroll explained.
Excel Machine Tools is a global machine tool company with manufacturing facilities in Singapore and Europe. “The Excel CNC turning centers are made in the European plant utilizing traditional craftsmanship and heavy duty construction suitable for the demanding needs of the Texas, Louisiana oil industry,” said George T. Dabis of Marathon Machine Tools. The Excel turning centers offer a wide range of sizes and capabilities. Heavy duty, high horsepower machines are available from 8” chuck to 24” chuck sizes and offer 2-3-4 axis machining capabilities with or without sub-spindles. They are designed with tool steel box way construction and heavy casting for tough machining requirements.
For more information contact:
Carroll Machine Works
Pasadena, TX 77503
George T. Dabis
Marathon Machine Tools, Inc.
5515-B FM1960 East
Humble, TX 77346