Chicago, IL – MC Machinery, a specialist in high-precision wire and sinker EDM, 2D and 3D laser, milling, and press brake machines, announced the appointment of ProMac Technologies, LLC (ProMac) as the new distributor of lasers and press brakes in the northeast region.
Founded in 2012 by Bob Lauer, ProMac is a machine tool distributing company specialized in metal fabricating machinery sales such as flat sheet cutting CO2 and fiber lasers, coil-fed fiber lasers, fiber tube lasers, CNC press brakes, CNC panel bending, metal finishing systems, sawing and other industry related technologies.
“I started in the machine tool world as a Mitsubishi EDM installation and service technician at MC Machinery over 30 years ago,” says Lauer. “I am delighted to be back home with Mitsubishi to assist in the growth and expansion of MC Machinery’s sales and market presence in this newly appointed region of Delaware, New York, New Jersey, East Pennsylvania and Maryland.”
ProMac’s vast industry experience will enable enhanced consultation of MC Machinery fabricating products, geared specifically toward each customer’s unique requirements to improve efficiency, increase productivity and ultimately increase their overall profitability.
"We look forward to working with ProMac and to have them represent us in the Northeast," says Shane Herendeen, North America Sales Manager at MC Machinery. "The company provides outstanding service and support for its customers and its values align with our growth initiatives."
Related Glossary Terms
- computer numerical control ( CNC)
computer numerical control ( CNC)
Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.
- electrical-discharge machining ( EDM)
electrical-discharge machining ( EDM)
Process that vaporizes conductive materials by controlled application of pulsed electrical current that flows between a workpiece and electrode (tool) in a dielectric fluid. Permits machining shapes to tight accuracies without the internal stresses conventional machining often generates. Useful in diemaking.
- flat ( screw flat)
flat ( screw flat)
Flat surface machined into the shank of a cutting tool for enhanced holding of the tool.
- gang cutting ( milling)
gang cutting ( milling)
Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.
Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.
Machining operation in which a powered machine, usually equipped with a blade having milled or ground teeth, is used to part material (cutoff) or give it a new shape (contour bandsawing, band machining). Four basic types of sawing operations are: hacksawing (power or manual operation in which the blade moves back and forth through the work, cutting on one of the strokes); cold or circular sawing (a rotating, circular, toothed blade parts the material much as a workshop table saw or radial-arm saw cuts wood); bandsawing (a flexible, toothed blade rides on wheels under tension and is guided through the work); and abrasive sawing (abrasive points attached to a fiber or metal backing part stock, could be considered a grinding operation).