Jorgensen Conveyors Inc., Mequon, Wisconsin, formed a business alliance with Weima America Inc., Fort Mill, South Carolina. The two companies have become strategic partners in providing Total Chip Management solutions.
Jorgensen’s capabilities to now integrate its extensive line of machine tool chip conveyors and coolant filtration equipment together with Weima’s proven metal shredding and metal briquetting machines makes us the best single source in the industry for the entire chip and coolant management process.
Integrating Jorgensen’s line of conveyors into a complete chip processing system which includes the shredding and briquetting of metal chips and shavings is the ideal starting point for further processing or selling of metal scrap. With aluminum, magnesium, copper, brass, steel and other metals, a volume reduction of up to 90% is possible. This additional processing and volume reduction translates to savings in material handling, labor, increased scrap value and the extraction of cutting fluids to be reused.
“Our new partnership with Weima gives Jorgensen Conveyors a unique position in the industry to integrate complete chip conveying, chip processing and coolant filtration systems for our customers,” said John D’Amico, Co-Principal at Jorgensen Conveyors. “Providing products and systems that enhance productivity and offer a solid return on investment is always our focus.” Additionally D’Amico says, “Jorgensen’s offering of these integrated chip handling and processing systems support environmentally sensitive and sustainable manufacturing as well as the maximization of recycled content.”
Related Glossary Terms
Fluid that reduces temperature buildup at the tool/workpiece interface during machining. Normally takes the form of a liquid such as soluble or chemical mixtures (semisynthetic, synthetic) but can be pressurized air or other gas. Because of water’s ability to absorb great quantities of heat, it is widely used as a coolant and vehicle for various cutting compounds, with the water-to-compound ratio varying with the machining task. See cutting fluid; semisynthetic cutting fluid; soluble-oil cutting fluid; synthetic cutting fluid.
- milling machine ( mill)
milling machine ( mill)
Runs endmills and arbor-mounted milling cutters. Features include a head with a spindle that drives the cutters; a column, knee and table that provide motion in the three Cartesian axes; and a base that supports the components and houses the cutting-fluid pump and reservoir. The work is mounted on the table and fed into the rotating cutter or endmill to accomplish the milling steps; vertical milling machines also feed endmills into the work by means of a spindle-mounted quill. Models range from small manual machines to big bed-type and duplex mills. All take one of three basic forms: vertical, horizontal or convertible horizontal/vertical. Vertical machines may be knee-type (the table is mounted on a knee that can be elevated) or bed-type (the table is securely supported and only moves horizontally). In general, horizontal machines are bigger and more powerful, while vertical machines are lighter but more versatile and easier to set up and operate.