Production Machining

JUL 2013

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BAR FEEDER/MATERIAL HANDLING Win-Win Scenario Automates a High Volume Turning Operation What started as a sales call from Bucci Industries to Methods Machine Tools evolved into a true automation and vendor cooperation success story at Gardner Denver's manufacturing facility in Fort Worth, Texas. By Jim Burris I n the fall of 2011, Paolo Raspanti, executive V.P., and Cory Miller, V.P. of operations at Bucci Industries, visited Methods Machine Tools, importer of Nakamura Tome Turning Centers and other machine tool lines in the U.S. Tere, they met with John Lucier, automation manager, and Rich Parenteau, director of application development. Bucci Industries was well known to Methods as the manufacturer of IEMCA automated bar feeders. Mr. Raspanti and Mr. Miller had worked with Methods on projects in the past and wanted to update the company on Bucci's new products and product upgrades. Te meeting was well timed as Mr. Parenteau discussed that one of their 28 PRODUCTION MACHINING :: JULY 2013

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