F.P. Miller Co. is a full service machinery dealership. We offer new and used machinery sales, rebuilding, and machine repair services including on-site repairs.Our shop facility is capable of handling all types of machine tools from small tool room machines to large metal working machine tools. Presses are easily handled with three overhead cranes ranging from 5 to 20 ton capacity.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
I have decided to try a little different spin on our e-blasts, if you know someone who might be intersted in seeing this pass our blog site along. This also gives you some insight into one part of our business here at F. P. Miller Company. Please feel free to comment on this new blog!
Craig L. Ward-C.E.A.
Good Morning Blanchard Users
FP Miller Company specializes in Blanchard Grinders,
rebulding and resale. If you would like more information on any of these machines listed below, contact our sales staff.
We are looking to purchase any surplus machinery that you have including VBM, HBM, Big Swing Lathes, CNC VMC, CNC HMC and Etc. Give us a call!
Chuck: 20" Dia., Swing Inside Water Guards: 21", Height Under
Wheel: 12", Wheel Speed: 1200 RPM, Cylinder Type Grinding Wheel:
11" x 9" x 5" High
Digital Control with Servo Motor for Feed and Traverse, Fine Feed, Auto
Spark Out, Digital Readout
15 HP Spindle Motor
Fully Automatic Hard Logic Control (All Electric)
Trabon Automatic Lubrication System
new hardened base ways installed phenolic material replaced on bottom of
installed new rack and pinion
rebuilt table traverse gearbox
stainless steel water guards
all new coolant system (pipes, hoses & valves)
Cleaned, painted and tested
60" Diameter Magnetic Chuck
3/4" Chuck life
Height Over Chuck
Table Speeds of 5.6, 8.7, 12.9, and 20.7 RPM
down feeds from .004" to .080" Min.
Raising & Lowering of grinding head
Drive Motor, 100HP, 3/60/440 Volt and Electrical Controls
Call for Details
#36HD-66, 66" Geared Head Vertical Spindle Rotary Grinder
66" Magnetic Chuck, 5/8" Chuck Life
84" Swing Inside Water Guards
36" Vertical Height
200 HP Main Grinding Spindle
36" Diameter Grinding Wheel
Cortland Style 8 Segment Grinding Chuck
5.6 to 20.1 Chuck Rotation Speeds RPM
.004 to .080 Down Feed Rates IPM (Pick-Feed)
One Shot Lube System On Head
Bijur Oil Lube System (Base Ways)
Rotary Surface Grinders
Springfield Vertical Universal Grinders
CNC Machining Centers and Lathes
AMEA Certified Appraiser on Staff
We Buy Surplus
Equipment - Let Us Know What You Have
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the MDNA (Machinery Dealers National Association) convention out in San Diego, CA. We had one of the biggest turn-outs of all times with 240 used machinery dealers and auctioneers in attendance. Please consider your MDNA dealer for your next purchase or selling of your surplus equipment. The buzz in the crowd was overwhelming in regards to great business times and all the work that is heading back to the good old USA. One of our events scheduled for the week was a tour of the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier floating Museum. This was an incredible view into the complexities and order of a floating city of 4500 crew. The sheer size of this carrier was incredible and every one that got off that ship from our group felt a sense of chest pounding for our military here in the USA.
When I returned from that night, I turned on the television and like an explanation mark on the evening, there was a story on the news about a business back in Detroit, MI that is making flat panel televisions. The company is Element and they are using a lot of ex-automotive workers in the assembly lines to assemble these televisions. The packaging is a stand out in itself, red, white and blue with "Built in the USA" all over it!
This same "Built in America" concept we have taken here at F. P. Miller Company. As most of you know from my previous posts, we specialize in Re-Manufacturing Blanchard Grinders. These machines have been around since 1916 with over 16,000 machines built and are recognized in the industry as the standard for grinding, the word "Blanchard Ground" is used as commonly as "Crescent Wrench". Now of course we are not building these machines new, but we are totally re-manufacturing the used ones into "Like New" machines that hold, in most cases, tolerances greater that when they were originally manufactured. Our technicians take pride in the build outs and our success is shown in the numbers of machines that we are providing our satisfied customers. Finishing out or fiscal year in March, we shipped a record number of Blanchard Grinders checking in at 20 machines, Re-Manufactured in the USA!
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Well we are two months into the new year, which means we have one month left in our fiscal year. As our year is wrapping up I can reflect on how busy we have been here at F. P. Miller Company. At times it is overwhelming, but the focus that we must all have is providing "A #1" quality machines to the customers that we support. As we get more and more busy, so do the vendors that we rely on to do our machining, supply us with our components and materials. Who said manufacturing in Michigan is dead? They should try and get someone to turn around some machining in a timely fashion, this state is rockin'!
You have seen the big machines that we do here, but I thought it would be appropriate to show a small machine, there for I have placed a photo in this blog of a 16" Blanchard that we recently finished re-manufacturing. We also get a number of projects in that include just parts and pieces of machines. For example we have a column and head off an 84" Blanchard that we are rebuilding right now, we also get a number of saddles and magnets in for rebuild.
There is one other thing that I wanted to address in this blog and that is the lack of good used machines on the market. It is just tough to find good used CNC machines, Press Brakes, Shears and etc right now on the market place. We are actively pursuing all machines as well as entire plants that would be available for sale. If you know of someone that has something for sale, give one of our salesmen a call and we will pursue it. If we are able to purchase it, we will compensate you for the lead!