Chevalier Machinery, Inc.
9925 Tabor Place
Santa Fe Springs , CA 90670 US
About Chevalier Machinery
Established more than 30 years ago, Chevalier Machinery USA is a leading manufacturer of grinding, turning and milling machining centers. Our machines are assembled in our own 9001-certified facilities that include departments for R&D, cast part processing, sheet metal production and electronics. We provide superior solutions to our clients in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, construction, defense, wind turbine, gas and oil products, medical, printing and semiconductor. And with our extensive network of well-qualified dealers, Chevalier offers on-time delivery, fast service and competitive pricing.
Chevalier Machinery is the United States branch company of Falcon Machine Tools, a Taiwanese-based machine tool manufacturer with branches and agents in Europe, the Middle East, Mainland China, South America and the U.S. Established in 1978, Falcon is a publicly traded company listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. Chevalier’s impressive showroom, main parts, warehousing, distribution and training/tech-support center is in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Fe Springs.
Chevalier's Research and Development
Our state-of-the-art R&D division includes design, prototype development, applications, electrical and electronics. The CAD division uses 3-D/Pro-E software that enables design engineers to achieve finite element analysis and dynamic simulation through all phases of the design process.
Chevalier follows the most-stringent quality control process, from casting to final assembly. We have been a quality control leader since our inception, garnering almost every QC award in the world. All of our machines after assembly are measured and calibrated by state-of-the-art laser calibration equipment. This ensures precise verification and compensation of our machines, resulting in increased accuracy and repeatability. Machines are given a ball-bar test, a series of circular moves. The encoder data from the bar is fed into a computer that outputs a chart for machine accuracy. Engineers, who oversee inspection stations, design our machines to ensure that all aspects of the manufacturing process meet the designer’s specific requirements.
Sales, Sevice and Parts
Customer satisfaction is always the highest priority at Chevalier. Our knowledgeable service engineers, technicians and sales representatives travel around the world to provide assistance to our dealers and end-users. Our after-sales service fleet is available to our service engineers and technicians. Chevalier’s expert network of dealers in more than 80 countries is thoroughly trained to adhere to Chevalier’s superior customer service standards. Our modern warehouse facility in the Los Angeles area maintains a comprehensive inventory of parts for all machines sold in the United States.
A Message from Chevalier Machinery, Inc.
As Seen In Modern Machine Shop
Surface Grinders Said to Eliminate Need for Hand Balancing
Chevalier’s FSG-ADIV series of surface grinders has several new features designed to improve productivity and ease of operation.
Double-Sided Grinder Features Precise Pneumatic System
IMTS 2018: Chevalier’s FDG-700 double-sided grinder machine features the company’s PC-based graphic control with a 10.4" touchscreen monitor.
May 2018 Product Spotlight: Machining Centers
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on a variety of vertical, horizontal and five-axis machining centers, some with dual spindles.
Multi-Axis Lathe Features Large Y Axis for Off-Center Milling
The FNL-220LSY-series multi-axis lathe from Chevalier Machinery has the ability to mill as well as turn.
Five-Axis VMC's Monitoring System Reduces Downtime
Chevalier Machinery’s UNi5X-400 is a 40-taper, high-speed VMC integrated with a fourth- and fifth-axis table.
Remote Monitoring Anticipates Potential Issues, Prevents Stoppages
Chevalier Machinery USA has launched the iMachine communications system, which enables users to avoid downtime and a loss of productivity.
Making Mountains out of Mold Steel—Literally
When graphite molds wouldn’t cut it for a manufacturer of hand-blown drinking glasses, this shop machined more durable stainless steel molds to create the famous mountainous shapes that emerge from the bottom of its customer’s nifty drinkware.
Rigid VMC Construction Supports Five-, 4+1-Axis Operations
Chevalier’s QP5X-400, a 40-taper, high-speed VMC, offers five-axis simultaneous or 4+1-axis operation, providing accuracy and productivity for such industries as aerospace, medical and moldmaking.
Slant-Bed Lathe Uses Bar Feeder, Gantry Loader for Automated Parts Processing
Chevalier’s FBL-200 rigid CNC slant-bed lathe is a fully automated, single-setup, parts processing machining system for mixed-volume, short runs or dedicated high-volume applications.
Surface Grinder Enables Full Automation of Grinding Process
Chevalier Machinery’s FSG-1224ADIII auto-precision surface grinding machine is said to provide improved accuracy, high quality and ease of operation.
CNC Slant-Bed Lathe Accommodates High-Volume Applications
Chevalier’s FBL-360B MC CNC lathe with programmable tailstock features a ribbed Meehanite cast iron mono-block casting and high rigidity box way to resist deflection and vibration during heavy machining.
VMC Series Speeds Interpolation
Chevalier’s EM series includes three VMC models: the EM1620L, EM2033L and EM2040L.
Horizontal Lathe Hands Rough and Fine Turning
Chevalier’s FBL-520D heavy-duty horizontal turning lathe is capable of machining heavy parts and large pipe threading for applications in the energy and aerospace industries.
Profile Grinder for Intricate Mold Components
The FSG-C1224CNC profile grinder from Chevalier is designed to meet the grinding requirements of intricate profile and mold component applications.
Double-Column VMC Designed for Rigidity
Chevalier’s range of FVM double-column vertical machining centers features oversized columns; wide boxway spacing on a slanted Y axis; and a close, symmetrical Z-axis design for a rigid, stable structure.
Horizontal Boring and Milling Machine Equipped with Rotary Table
Chevalier Machinery offers its FBB series 110 and 130 horizontal boring and milling machines equipped with a rotary table.
Large-Bore Lathe Handles Rough and Fine Turning
Chevalier’s FB-510MC slant-bed lathe is designed for pipe-threading applications required by gas, oil and related industries.
Machining Cell Helps Bolster Local Industry
A two-machine cell consisting of a turn-mill and surface grinder from Chevalier Machinery, both serviced by an industrial robot from ABB Robotics, play a key role in a San Antonio research and education institution’s mission to strengthen the local manufacturing sector.
Vertical Turning Lathe for Heavy-Duty Turning, Multitasking
Chevalier’s FVL series single-spindle VTC is designed for heavy-duty turning applications on large-diameter parts that require a 78" chuck.
Slant-Bed Lathe Features Rigid Box Ways
Suited for mixed-volume, short-run or dedicated high-volume applications, Chevalier’s FBL-360 lathe features a 45-degree slant bed with rigid boxways and programmable tailstock.
Touchscreen Control Station Improves Grinding Operations
An adjustable touchscreen control station is designed to improve accuracy, quality and ease of operation on Chevalier’s FSG-ADIII series automatic precision surface grinding machines.