Meet Mike Scott and wish him a happy retirement. After 38 years, Mike is retiring. If you have purchased a Model 40B, Model 23 Type Holder or any other press, Mike did the machining and most of the assembly. His function was to run and organize the press department. Making sure the other machinists were working on the proper parts to keep our quick deliveries. All presses, platforms, type holders, and the special fixtures was his responsibility. Keeping stock of all the inventory was another function. Giving purchasing lists of items such as nuts & bolts to casting, was under his control. If sales could not help solve a problem with the machine, you may have talked to Mike, to get your machine up and running.
Mike liked rebuilding the machines that he built.. My favorite saying to him was, here’s another one that was needs your help. It’s only 25 years old, couldn’t you have made it a little better? He’d respond I’ll fix it to last another 25 years!
His work ability was tremendous. Always making sure that product was 100% (or more). Working with engineering, suggesting changes or procedures to make and produce the best product. Mike always stepped up, when we needed parts made or assemble a machine in a rush. Especially when making modifications to allow customers parts to fit. Thanks Mike, it is appreciated!
We wish Mike and his wife the best in their retirement. We’re sure he’ll stop in to make sure we are doing it properly!!
Our Model 301 or 301A Cylindrical Marking Presses sometimes require special fixtures to hold odd shaped parts. They may be multiple diameters, hex shapes or just long parts needing additional support.It may be a dedicated fixture for just one part. Or it may have to be adjustable to fit a family of parts. We have designed and manufactured hundreds of fixtures. Some designs allow the fixture to move in and out. Others are stationary. Some are very complicated due to the part design. Others are very simple that require just a groove in the roller for clearance. For hollow parts with thin walls, we have an arbor design, so that the part will not bend when marking.
The pictures below show some the variations we have designed.
Numberall can make special holding fixtures for all their marking tools. For this application, the customer required a mark on the inside diameter (ID) of a piece of pipe. The ID range is 4″ to 8″. That allow us to make a block to insert the stamp. The block was then mounted to a shank of heat treated steel with a handle. Because the ID was large, the block fits into the diameter. The spacing of the block, allows the customer to mark the same distance from edge of the pipe regardless of the diameter. The large shank allow the operator to push against the diameter of the pipe and move the fixture till the stamp locates on the ID. The operator then uses a hammer blow to make the impression. As always MADE IN THE USA!
As we prepare the office for the new year, it‘s always interesting to reflect on past years. Looking through an old file drawer, we noticed the many changes thru the years in the catalogs. (more…)