Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Da Big One is Done!

I thought it would be fitting to put a photo in my blog of the 66HD-100, 100” Blanchard that we just finished for a customer in Warren, MI. This was a labor of love and hate at times for our dedicated staff, many modifications were made as we built this machine out.

Just to name a few, we lengthened the bed and ways, we added a hydraulic cylinder for saddle traverse, Variable Frequency Drive and gear box for table rotation and modified the swing inside the water guards to over 132 inches to name a few. It was a massive project that would take over 3000 man hours and involve many of our highly qualified service personnel. But as we all know the “proof is in the pudding” and when it came down to run off the machine there was no denying that the folks at F. P. Miller Company know their Blanchard Grinders. After setting the tram with the column and head and grinding in the magnetic chuck this grinder was flat to within .001” across the 100” chuck.

The photo is a great example to show off some of what we do every day here at F. P. Miller Company as well as put in a good word for our employees, who are some of the highest skilled individuals in their field and prove it every time we ship a machine out of our place. Quality workmanship does not come by accident; it is achieved with years of experience and dedication to providing the best possible product possible.

So happy holidays to all if you have some spare time between the holiday eating and gift giving, click on your computer, and “friend us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, +1 our blogs or just feel free to browse our web site, where you can see our finished products and watch videos of our machines running.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Craig L. Ward


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