D-S’s fourth machining centre in US to up feedscrew output by 25%


US-headquartered extrusion machinery firm Davis-Standard is installing its fourth CNC machining centre at its facility in Pawcatuck, Connecticut, to support ongoing growth in feedscrew manufacturing,

The US$2 million investment will further boost production efficiency and will enable Davis-Standard to increase feedscrew production by over 25%. The machining centre is expected to be operational by mid-October.

“This investment reflects our continued commitment to best practices in manufacturing and in supporting customers with best-in-class feedscrew technology,” said Mike Newhall, Davis-Standard’s Vice President of Operations. “The CNC machining centre being installed is the same brand as our existing machines, Weingartner, which makes software programs and tooling interchangeable. We also have highly skilled machinists already trained to run this type of equipment. This will further add to our ability to meet customer demand and improve our overall responsiveness to our customer’s requirements.”

The additional centre is a Weingartner Pickup 700 Whirler, capable of machining feedscrew sizes that comprise 80% of Davis-Standard’s screw volume. This includes feedscrews from 38 mm to 152 mm in diameter and in lengths up to 5,200 mm.

The firm says the machine will augment existing capabilities in its feedscrew operation, which currently manufactures over 1,000 feedscrews annually. It will also support feedscrew cycle time reduction, enabling the company to improve delivery times and maintain a steady stock of feedscrews in various sizes and finishes.


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