Pacamor Kubar Bearings recently announced the expansion of its high precision aerospace ball bearing manufacturing unit. In an effort to better serve the aerospace market with ever more expedient ball bearing deliveries, Pacamor Kubar Bearings has added the Cincom A32 to its primary turn capabilities, thereby expanding machine capacity and production efficiencies. The Cincom A32 is reputed to be the world's fastest Swiss type CNC automatic Lathe. The new lathe will enable PKB to improve on its uniquely short leadtimes.
The A32 is a valuable addition to a growing manufacturing cell for strategic aerospace projects. Dwight Calkins, senior engineer, stated, "PKB is developing the new aerospace manufacturing cell for more and more intricate bearing designs. Some of the products we're now able to produce include shaft and bearing units, angular contact bearings, full complement bearings, special sizes, and many other special features. With the A32, we can respond to all these requests more efficiently and expand our product line while achieving the superior quality demanded by our customers. PKB is entering a new phase in our production capabilities and we're strategically responding to expanded capability requests from the aerospace community."
The Cincom A32 Type VII is a state-of-the-art Swiss Turning Center that is strong, powerful and rigid for exceptional cutting performance. With features such as a rapid feed rate of 45 m/min, high-speed processing with the latest NC unit and Citizen's unique streamline control, it achieves 30 percent higher productivity than previous machines. This 32 mm machine, with its enhanced standard equipment package, provides a production-ready, value-for-the-money manufacturing solution.
Calkins continued, "The A32 will enable us to meet ultra tight tolerances that so many of our aerospace customers require. We can produce complex bearing designs, ultra tight bearing tolerances, faster prototypes, and many more special bearing sizes. With less downtime and fewer machine changeovers, we can be more responsive than we've ever been. From the smallest bearing we make to the largest, PKB is responding to the needs of the aerospace community with competitive prices, the shortest leadtimes in the industry, and extremely high precision ball bearings."