11408 Kiley Drive, Unit 101
Huntley, IL 60142 US
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A Message from Gerardi USA
As Seen In Modern Machine Shop
On Display at Bi-Mu 2016
Here's a look at some of the technology spotted at the 30th edition of the biennial Italian manufacturing technology exposition.
Range of Driven Tools Increases Accuracy
Gerardi offers a complete range of driven tools for Doosan BMT 45, 55, 65, 75 and 85 turret models, including standard axial and radial tool types in different heights.
A Brief Look at Bi-Mu 2012
Here is a brief look at some of the technology that was on display at Bi-Mu, the biennial machine tool show in Milan, Italy. The slideshow also includes industry news and information about the Italian machine tool market.
Bi-Mu at a Glance
See a slideshow of some of the technology viewed at the 2010 edition of Bi-Mu, the biennial Italian manufacturing technology trade show.
GERARDI MODULAR SYSTEM
CompactGRIP VISES FOR 5 AXIS MACHINING CENTRES
Designed for 5 axis machines, CompactGRIP series of vises allow machining operations on the 5 workpieces sides with perfect alignment in a space saving design, extremely high wear resistance, with reduced deflection.
Another advantage will be the greatest versatility thanks to the easiest and quickest GRIP jaw plates exchange with different types of teeth design to be used according the material to be clamped, thanks to the reversible jaws and also to the 4 base positions option (90°).
■ Solid and rigid construction allows maximum clamping ratio with respect to the total lenght
■ Maximum rigidity & safety thanks to the solid jaws with slides
HIGHEST ACCURACIES ± 0.0008"
ZERO POINT IMMEDIATE POSITIONING & CLAMPING
ZERO-POINT accurate,quickest and safe.
Reduce set-up times by up to 95% & increase profits.
GERARDI QUALITY FOR OVER 40 YEARS
- Quality guaranteed by years of tests and real use in our own workshop
- Immediate start up! Guarantee of double check on all the fixtures assembled with Zero Point
- All components made of special alloy of steel case hardned and ground
- Repositioning accuracy within 0,005 mm
- Solid integral elastic collet for a better and more accurate fixtures positioning and disassemble
MINIMUM MACHINE SET UP TIMES
■ PRODUCTION OPTIMIZATION
■ SAVING ON FIXTURES (on the same head plate or tombstone you can mount different types of vises)
THE FIRST ITALIAN COMPANY TO DESIGN AND DEVELOPE A COMPLETE STEEL MODULAR WORKHOLDING SYSTEM WHICH GUARANTEED INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE SUCCESS!
1971 Gerardi S.p.A. Co. was established by Ivano Gerardi Sr. in 1971 with a background of 20 years experience in all kinds of machine shop throughout Canada and U.S.A. Today the company is just 5 Km from the Milan International Airport Malpensa 2000.
1980 In the eighties the company grew to become the largest Italian vise manufacturer, one of the leaders in the European Common Market and the quality of its products and solutions became known worldwide. Meanwhile, the company developed its own Grinding machines with a totally new concept at the base of the project. Moreover Gerardi S.p.A. has designed a widest range of Angle Heads for traditional machine tools and machining centers and Driven Tools for C.N.C. lathes.
1990 The new machine was exhibited at the Milano machine tool show in 1990 and since then the research and development of the grinding technologies have never stopped. In the same period the company estabilished a joint-venture in China for the manufacturing of parts and kind of vises together with the Chinese aerospace industry. This company of which Gerardi has today the full control thanks to the huge investments in the new generations of grinding machines, has got the ISO 9001:200 0quality certification.
2000 After the set up of a US subsidiary Co. near Chicago (Huntley - IL), new German and English branches, have been estabilished in Stuttgard / Germany in 2007 and in Bristol / UK in 2010 in order to better penetrate and service the local markets. Of course this meant a huge financial effort and investment, but the fast evolution and continuous adjustment to high competitive markets has always been the main Gerardi S.p.A. attitude. Today the Gerardi S.p.A. Co. staff includes more than 200 employees, with an average age below 40 years old. In the company every mayor qualification and the manager positions have been acquired through internal training and experiences, turning into account the individual strenghts and abilities. Our total export is today more than 70% of our total production in more than 50 countries around the world and we invest about 10% of our total turnover in advanced technological research for new products.
2012 Gerardi sets up a new plant for angle heads manufacturing in LONATE POZZOLO and increased the range of angle heads offered with a complet new range of angle heads establishing the worlwide greatest range of angle heads today available on the international markets.
2015 The Gerardi S.p.A. Co. staff nownumbered over 200 employees, with an averageage of under 40. In the company all the top roles and manager positions were acquired through internal training and experience geared to devoloping individual skills and abilities. Our total export is today more 70% of our total production in more than 50 countries around the world and we invest about 10% of our total turnover in advanced technological research for new products.
DRIVEN TOOLS FOR HAAS MACHINE
GERARDI Driven Tools designed for HAAS machine.
■ INTERCHANGEABLE COUPLINGS FOR DIFFERENT HAAS TURRETS
■ 6000 RPM
■ 2 YEARS WARRANTY!!!