Center Rock and Setups
Just because a machine can run a part in one setup, that doesn’t mean it should.
Center Rock would have been an interesting manufacturer even if the company hadn’t been involved in the rescue of the Chilean miners last year. The company’s different lathes have different levels of multitasking capability, with the level of multitasking increasing as part sizes go down. One conclusion is this: Just because a machine can run a part in one setup, that doesn’t mean it should. Read about multitasking at Center Rock here. And watch the episode of The Edge Factor describing the rescue in Chile, and the vital role this Pennsylvania company played in getting the 33 men out alive.