Roberts Tool & Die Co. (RTD), Chillicothe, Missouri, has recently installed two pieces of Mori Seiki CNC machining equipment. The 29-year-old firm offers tool & die design/build; CNC machining, wire EDM, special machines, stamping and assembly. The die work includes all types of dies such as progressive, blank, pierce, draw, form & trim and manual transfer.
Above (l-r): Roberts Tool & Die’s Rick Grell, Randy Grell and Gary Sivill with a
new Mori Seiki Dura 5100 Vertical Machining Center.
The new Mori Seiki equipment, purchased from Maruka, was needed to expand Roberts Tool & Die’s capacity and improve its productivity. The Mori Seiki Dura 5100 VMC and the Mori Seiki NLX 2500 SY CNC Lathe represent the 6th and 7th pieces of Mori Seiki equipment at the company. The 5100 VMC features 3-axis with a 4th axis indexer and the
2500 SY lathe features Y-axis milling, 12 station turret, sub-spindle and live tooling.
Above:A die being worked on at Roberts Tool & Die in Chillicothe, MO.
“We have been very happy with the equipment and Maruka’s service,” stated Randy Grell who co-owns the company along with Rick Grell and Gary Sivill. The trio combines for almost a century of experience in manufacturing. Other equipment at the ISO registered firm include seven CNC machining centers; three CNC turning centers; three EDMs; a full-service tool room; 18 stamping presses (10-350 ton) and welding stations for spot, projection, MIG, TIG and Arc welding.
RTD has an experienced crew (average industry experience of 25 years) in over 45,000-sq.-ft. of space. The team works with all standard metals and plastics and serves customers nationwide in such industries as: agriculture, auto, transportation, appliances, HVAC, medical, petroleum and recreational.
Above: A stamping press in action at
Roberts Tool & Die.
“Our success is due to a good, diverse team and our focus on quality parts, on time,” commented Rick Grell.
Roberts Tool & Die can be contacted at: (660) 646-5950; Fax (660) 646-4520; 401 Industrial Road • PO Box 527, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601; www.r-t-d.com.
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