There is 4 days to go until we do the packing of the truck. For those who are new to following my blog, it is a day that is filled with a lot of satisfaction. All of us at Royal Master have worked for 9 months to get to this day. We welcome the truck into the lot and when it leaves, we exhale. Rich and I split the show up into three sections, the 9 months of prep, “the show” and then the “after show”. The actual show is enjoyable for me, and it is the least amount of stress. I love talking to the people that come into the booth discussing the different projects that we are presenting, and past projects that are applicable to their particular application.
We are fortunate that our team at Royal Master is fully invested into he success of our company at the show. There are a lot of late hours, and people asked to do jobs that they normally don’t do, but the results speak for themselves. We are happy to share the results with our employees as they were a large part of the success of the show for us.
We are introducing our GX3 machine at the show. Its dual grinding wheel set-up allows for applications such as endodontic files be ground in 1/3 the cycle time of conventional systems. Its primary grinding wheel creates the initial part of the file, and then the secondary wheel creates the flutes in the part. Its pretty cool! The machine cones with a completely new look enclosure which makes the system look sleek and modern.
Our New Hi-Acc machine has a new operator interface. The 24” touchscreen interacts in a new way with the operator where as multiple screens can be open at one time making navigation easier. There is total customization for each operators preferences. Just like a memory seat in a car but for machine tools.
Of course will have a robotically loaded machine, Fanuc and Keyence are strategic partners on this project . We will also have a TG-12×8 thrufeed machine grinding 8000 parts per hour feedrate. You must stop by to see how we are doing this! In addition to all of this we have a lot of variety in equipment. Simple Thrufeed machines to highly automated systems. Our machines are not one size fits all propositions.
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Time has certainly flew by as 2017 is coming to a close. I have been lax in posting blogs about our happenings here at Royal Master, but it is a positive that we have been extremely busy. We are closing out 2017 with an enormous amount of business. Both medical and non-medical parts of our business have been expanding rapidly. Our GX machine in its third generation has cemented itself as a highly productive production machine in many companies guidewire manufacturing facilities. With orders stretching out to June of next year for the GX machines, we have been pleased with the program.
Even years bring IMTS and an opportunity for us to showcase technology to existing and future customers. We enjoy this opportunity and even though it is hectic, our engineers look at it as a fun part of their job. We work really hard to bring you the best in automation as well as centerless grinding technology. Of the 8-10 machines that we have tentatively sketched out for the show, there will be a nice cross section of our product line for discussion.
We will also bringing out AMO 2.0. This have been a fun and successful project as customers worldwide. Customers enjoy keeping tabs on their production on their smart devices. On a recent plant tour one customer brought up his history laughing saying that the operator drinks his coffee like clockwork. It was a humorous moment for everyone in the room to say the least.
This year Royal Master added another Mazak machine a Smooth 250 Lathe, this is an awesome machine that has eliminated a bottleneck in our CNC turning area. In addition to this machine we have added 5 employees in key areas and also added a permanent Co-Op intern program.
Hiring Corporative Education Students from colleges that offer the program has brought us a great deal of satisfaction in paying our knowledge about the industry and life forward. The employees here all take a great deal of pride in their jobs and this company and enjoy teaching their respective jobs to someone willing to learn. Using the Rochester Institute of Technology COOP Program, we have had a number of men and women come through for 3-6 month stints over the last couple of years. All have kept in contact with us giving us updates to their personal and professional accomplishments.
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