The work-pieces are valve and other flow control bodies and related parts. Diameters range from a few feet up to five feet, and heights reach up to five feet tall. The materials are various steel. Machining operations entail a combination of roughing and finished turning and boring. The work-pieces are held in four-jaw chucks.
This installation uses an MVL-16 machine. All MVL-16 models feature 240 mm (9.44″) rams, 1,600 mm (63″) diameter tables, and 2,000 mm (78″) swing capacity.
The MVL has produced quality parts since its installation in 2016, with virtually no downtime or problems. In 2018, the main product line of the plant which purchased the Momentum was relocated to a different factory with existing equipment. The MVL ‘made the cut’ as one of the few essential machines selected follow the work to the destination facility, while many others were sold off.
‘As a large company, we’ve used many brands of big equipment over the years. We have been pleased enough with Momentum to recommend it, and in fact when another machine shop we visited us to see one of those other brands, we suggested the consider Momentum instead. We understand that today, they are another happy user.’
Customer: A Fortune 500 company division dedicated to flow control and measurement products, primarily for oil and gas applications.