SNK America, Inc.
SNK America, Inc.
Mt Prospect, IL 60056 US
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SNK America: The Combined Resources of SNK, Niigata, Nissin HBM and Prodigy
SNK America SNK America has over 300 years of combined industry experience, a diverse selection of high quality machines; each one complementing the next, and insightful machining solutions. Four strong brands driven by one powerful company - SNK America offers the combined resources of:
SNK's Prodigy GT-27 gang tool lathe features C-Axis spindle as standard, a polymer base and precision components for fast and accurate small parts turning. The nature of the design of the gang tool lathe, where the absence of a turret eliminates tool changes, lends itself to short cycle times, as well as high precision. The Prodigy GT-27's spindle speeds reach up to 6,000 rpm. The Prodigy GT-27 lathe uses three axes of motion that can be commanded in absolute or incremental modes. The Prodigy's C-Axis spindle allows for indexing and positioning as well as more advanced functions including interpolation and polar coordinate milling. Compared to traditional cast-iron or Meehanite casting, a polymer composite base provides significant vibration reduction and improved surface finish, while extending tool life by up to 40%. Furthermore, the polymer is resistant to oxidants and thermal distortion. The Prodigy GT-27, with its polymer base, weighs in at 3420 lbs. This heavyweight construction provides unmatched rigidity and superior accuracy. Precision and versatility is achieved through the incorporation of non-heat generating collet closers, the absence of a turret and full C-Axis indexing positioning. The Prodigy GT-27 can index in .01 degree increments. As a result, live tooling can be used for side drilling and milling operations, performing both simple and complex operations easily. SNK's Prodigy GT-27's GE Fanuc Controller contributes to ease of operation, as well as faster and more responsive performance (with the inclusion of brushless digital servo drives). The Prodigy GT-27 is ideal for both first and secondary machining operations in a variety of applications, including medical, automotive, commercial, ceramics and fasteners. The Prodigy GT-27 can also perform rigid tapping with ease. Maximum production bar work is up to 1 1/16" diameter. SNK's Prodigy has combined the best of both American and Japanese engineering and manufacturing to produce the new Prodigy GT-27 Single Spindle Gang Tool Lathe. The result is an American-made small part gang tool lathe that delivers optimum accuracy and cycle times. SNK, a world-leading manufacturer of bridge type machining centers and multi-axis profilers, is proud to announce their new line of polymer based small accurate machine tools under the new Prodigy brand. Prodigy's local service and support is provided through SNK's extensive full service dealer network. The expertise of SNK's dealer network allows for customization with live tools, bar feeders, loaders/unloaders, options and applications support. For more information, visit www.snkamerica.com, or contact SNK America, Inc., 1800 Howard Street, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007, Phone: (866) 379-6068, Fax: (860) 379-6095, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RB-200F Series 5-Axis Bridge Type Machining Center from SNK America offers efficient and accurate machining of multiple angles and 3D contours. Boasting massive spindle head and ram assemblies, as well as cast iron, cast steel and steel weldment construction, SNK's RB-F Series ensures incredibly rigid and precise operation. The powerful RB-F spindle (30/25 kW, 40 to 10,000 RPM or 55/50 kW, 150 to 15,000 RPM) provides ample power for machining of monolithic aerospace parts. The combination of this ISO 50 taper spindle and a 394 ipm or optional 590ipm cutting feedrate (X, Y) enable high-speed cutting. Ideal for complex die and mold applications, the 5-axis control of the RB-F Series offers precision multi-angle milling and drilling, contour milling and flat machining. General-purpose applications include aluminum MRI rotor castings, stainless steel machinery parts, crank case machining and wood/plastic patterns. The table size of the RB-200F is 79" x 157", while the load capacity is more than 33,000 lbs. (15,400 for high speed option) Travels (X, Y, Z, W) are 167" x 114" x 23.6" x 33.5" Spindle head rotation (B) is ± 95 degrees and spindle head rotation (C) is ± 360 degrees (continuous rotation optional). Standard features include a 40 tool ATC, thru-the-tool coolant, chip conveyors, splash guards, and Fanuc 30i CNC system and more. Optional features include movement of tool axis by handle feed type and software for voluntary surface machining and tool positioning, as well as other options. For more information, visit www.snkamerica.com, or contact SNK America, Inc., 1800 Howard Street, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007, Phone: (847) 364-0801, Fax: (847) 364-4363, E-mail: email@example.com
Gaining Capabilities with a Five-Face Machining Center
By using the RB-4VM five-face bridge-type machining center from SNK America Inc., Marvel Manufacturing Co. Inc. was able to produce complex parts for band saws with increased precision.
SNK America Tech Center Grand Opening and Open House Promote Cradle-to-Grave Support
At the grand opening of SNK America's new Tech Center, the company emphasized its commitment to supporting its machines for the duration of their lifetime.
Why a Tech Center?
There was a time when a machine tool supplier could serve a local market sufficiently by having machines for sale in that region and having technicians available to service them. That much isn’t enough anymore, says SNK America.
Taking Titanium Seriously
Does titanium justify a machine that is engineered for this metal?
Five-Axis Profiler for Hard Metal Cutting Applications
SNK America’s HPS-120A five-axis profiler is designed for complex, simultaneous five-axis machining and contouring of titanium, stainless steel and other difficult-to-cut materials.
SNK Relocates Headquarters
Machine tool builder SNK America has relocated its U.S. headquarters in Mt.
Horizontal Boring and Milling Machine Provides Accurate Cutting
A combination of a robust design, thermal compensation and scales on axes in SNK’s Nissin HBM BHP130-3.5 series horizontal boring and milling machine is designed to produce high cutting accuracy.
Vertical Column Five-Axis Profiler
The FSP-80V vertical spindle five-axis profiler machines hard metals, including titanium, Inconel, stainless steel and more.
Machine Medium To Large Parts With Full 50-hp Cuts
The Niigata HN80D HMC machines medium to large parts in a wide range of materials with traverse rates of 1,181 ipm and feed rates of 592 ipm on the box ways. Full 50-hp cuts are achieved through an advanced two-range geared headstock. With only three rotating components, maximum power is transmitted to the cutting
No Need For Speed
In this shop, high speed machining makes sense at 4,000 rpm. While the disciplines the shop put in place made a new 15,000-rpm profiler dramatically more productive, high speed machining would have remained valuable even if the new machine never came. Acoording to a co-owner of this shop, high speed machining has no need for speed.
Big Inspection With Little Difficulty
A portable laser tracker let this shop increase not only its machining range, but also the range of its services to customers.
Move The Program Instead Of The Part
A complex five-axis part with hard-to-reach datums is machined in two setups instead of eight, thanks to a process that rewrites the tool paths to match the part's position.
Winning The Door Prize
The accuracy of this shop's five-axis gantry-type profiler helped it land the job of machining the engine-bay doors for the F/A-22.
Investment In 'Horizontals' Pays Off For Parts Manufacturer
Precision parts manufacturer Quality Machining Inc.--QMI--supplies high-precision machined components each year for companies such as Caterpillar, Dana, and Kraft. While much of QMI's work has centered around bar turning, the company has recently charged into the machining center arena, in order to handle growing opportunities for complete prototype to production machining. To enable the company to do this, it decided to buy horizontal spindle machines.