• April 2, 2020

JR Machine Advances Automation Capabilities for Complex Machined Parts with Two DMG MORI NZX 2000 CNC Machines Installs

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Contract manufacturing efficiency can improve up to 20-35%

Shawano, Wis. (April 2, 2020) — JR Machine, a contract manufacturer focused on streamlining the production of complex machined parts, announced it has installed two DMG MORI NZX 2000 automated CNC systems at its Shawano, Wis., headquarters. The new machines strengthen the company’s commitment to automation while increasing its production capacity for highly accurate and reliable machined parts, typically ranging from 1-10 inches in diameter and up to 28 inches in length. Each high-precision multi-axis turning machine features two spindles, three turrets, automated gantry loaders, and touch screen CELOS controls. They are the only DMG MORI NZX configured with a gantry system in the Midwest and increase production efficiency up to 20-35%, supporting shorter lead times, depending on the part.

The new installation further advances JR Machine’s strategic investments in manufacturing automation, focused on enhancing their customers’ experience of outsourcing complex parts by increasing uptime, enhancing the accuracy of machined parts, and expanding the size of parts JR Machine can produce. Other investments in automation include an auto-feed CNC sawing machine and software that provides actionable data to manage output and monitor production issues.

“From our collaborative culture to rapid response times, everything we do at JR Machine is focused on streamlining the production of complex machined parts for our customers,” explains JR Machine President, Tim Tumanic. “This is especially valuable now as manufacturers work to address the unprecedented challenges in our current environment. The addition of the two new DMG MORI NZX 2000s strengthens our automation platform, increases employee efficiency, and results in greater accuracy of our customers’ parts.”

To continually enhance its manufacturing services and provide real value to customers, JR Machine regularly invests in technology, plant layout, and operator training. The company’s current equipment configuration allows one operator to work on two single-turret machines simultaneously. With the addition of the new two-turret DMG MORI NZX 2000s with automated Gantry loaders — designed to shorten cutting time, reduce set-up time, and increase operator efficiency — a single machine operator at JR Machine will be able to more than double their current output.

The company has incorporated key features into their DMG MORI NZX 2000 configurations:

  • Full horsepower and capacity on both spindles
  • Capable of simultaneous turning/milling on main and sub spindle
  • Three turrets with live mill/drill tool heads
  • Y-axis for heavier cuts
  • Auto-loading gantry for shaft and disc type parts
  • Celos app driven control

JR Machine has developed a strong partnership with DMG MORI in recent years. In 2017, the company made a $2 million capital investment in four DMG MORI NLX2500SY sub-spindle lathes with axial and radial live tooling and four DMG MORI NLX2500Y with axial and radial live tooling. The two companies work in partnership to develop configurations that allow JR Machine to provide the highest level of service possible to OEMs and tier one or tier two manufacturers.

About JR Machine

JR Machine is a premier contract manufacturer renowned for its expertise in producing complex machined parts from its state-of-the-art facility in Shawano, Wisconsin. With over three decades of experience, the company specializes in streamlining the procurement and production processes for OEMs, tier one, and tier two manufacturers through collaborative approaches, advanced automation, stringent process control, and short lead times. JR Machine's extensive manufacturing capabilities encompass CNC machining of nickel-based superalloys, prototyping, engineering, multi-spindle machining, thread rolling, fabrication, and assembly. Certified with ISO, AS9100, and ITAR standards, JR Machine provides comprehensive manufacturing solutions, including engineering support, DFM review, and material traceability to clients across various industries, including space exploration, energy, defense, medical technology, and heavy equipment. Learn more at jrmachine.com.