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Grand Opening Ingersoll Machine Tools adds capacity and technology in Rockford

21.07.22
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American manufacturing redefined

On Thursday 21st July Ingersoll Machine Tools Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ahrstrom was joined by many guests and representatives from across the full spectrum of American manufacturing for the inaugural ribbon cutting ceremony and a guided tour of the facilities.

A new era for American machining and manufacturing has begun with the Grand Opening and expansion of Ingersoll Machine Tools new manufacturing, assembly and testing center in Rockford, Illinois.

During the event delegates attending had the opportunity to view truly innovative equipment and the most advanced manufacturing technologies, such as:

  • MasterPrint® Robotic Thermoplastic Hybrid Additive printing cell: the world’s largest 3D metal printing and milling machine
  • Mongoose™ Hybrid and Hawk™: multitasking Composite system configured for the Space Industry – all designed, built and supported in Rockford, Illinois
  • PowerMax®: new version of the H18 horizontal profiler, with new levels of ability to machine complex parts quickly
  • 5-axis MasterMill™:
    • A multi-tasking machine based on a 5 Axis MasterMill™ fitted with multiple spindles and integrated with a MasterPrint® additive machine
    • A High Rail MasterMill™ transfer pallet system with integrated cooling and quality monitoring for heavy land vehicles
    • MES 4, the largest and most productive 5-axis MasterMill™ ever built

As such this was a once-in-a-generation event which showcased the strength of American manufacturing and its ability to develop ever-greater capabilities for our shared future.


INGERSOLL MACHINE TOOLS & CAMOZZI DIGITAL

Ingersoll MT cooperates closely with the sister company Camozzi Digital to develop state-of-the-art IIoT, Industry 4.0, big data, and cloud computing solutions to improve the performance and lower operating costs of its machine tools.

Two platforms are available:

  • IBNET, which allows the user to collect and store all production data, machine operating conditions, status and operating parameters
  • IBRM, which draws data from processors and sensors installed in critical parts of the machine to monitor key parameters, working conditions and the status of the Automation System to identify machine errors in real-time and to promptly inform the user.

LODOVICO CAMOZZI, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE CAMOZZI GROUP

I am extremely proud to be here today. When we bought Ingersoll in 2003, we were already aware of the value of this company and the contributions to manufacturing the institution had made historically.

By bringing our global resources together, we have achieved some great things. We have met major technological challenges, including the automated inspection, and wash robots of the Genoa bridge, and the Magellan telescope."


CHIP STORIE, CEO OF THE CAMOZZI MACHINE TOOLS DIVISION

We will be helping drive the growth of American manufacturing, creating innovative private-public partnerships, and strengthening our economy. For the local community, this means creating jobs, advancing skills, and developing the next generation of manufacturing leadership.”


JEFFREY AHRSTROM, CEO OF INGERSOLL MACHINE TOOLS

“We have completed construction of new buildings, refurbished existing facilities, and built our largest and most capable machine tool to date, to create a 40,000 square foot Technical Center and further our contracting abilities for our partners.

Additionally we have added extensive testing and measuring equipment, so that we can ensure the precision work performed, matches the demanding standards set by customers, such as the US Navy and the groundbreaking Giant Magellan Telescope.”


 

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