Usach Technologies, Inc. - Your Partner for Grinding Solutions

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When Heavy Duty, Complex Grinding Applications are Demanded - Usach is the Answer

 

Usach 300 OD-L grinding a 98", 1,500 lbs. crankshaft.  Max stock removal capability using 30" OD vitrified CBN wheel.      

                       

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We Grind Night and Day

 

   

  

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Usach will exhibit the following machines at this year's IMTS  -  See us in booth #N-6936

 

The Usach 75-S2 special CNC ID grinding machine delivers accuracy and power in a compact design.  This new model is extremely flexible in handling a wide variety of workpieces for both job shops and high production applications, especially where high precision is required.  The machine features an 8.5" swing diameter, handles parts up to 5" in length, can accommodate one or two high frequency spindles and utilizes the Mitsubishi M70V control.

The Usach 100-T4 CNC grinding machine is the ideal machine for grinding both IDs and ODs.  The machine can accommodate up to four high frequency spindles with speeds ranging from 6,000 to 120,000 rpm.  The machine can be equipped with swing diameters up to 17.71" and is offered with the latest Siemens 840D sl control and Usach Open Architecture software programming system.

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USACH's Largest Installation... Just Completed

200" between centers; 80" swing diameter; 55,000 lbs. part weight.

 

 

  

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On the Way

Shipping of a seriously large OD grinding machine to a Usach customer - a Global 500 Manufacturer.

 

 

  


2014 - Just Installed

Production grinding system with two Usach grinders, Usach overhead gantries and part conveying system.

 

 

  


Automotive Application

Simultaneous OD and ID grinding using 30" OD wheel, diamond roll dressing and OD in-process gauging.

 

 


Usach Goes to Europe

 

  

Usach will exhibit a Usach 100-T4 ID/OD grinding machine at the upcoming EMO Show in Hannover, Germany September 16-21, 2013.  See us at the Kellenberger booth in Hall 11, Stand D60. 


Customers Ask - We Deliver

A Usach 300 OD-L equipped with a multi-spindle turret and CNC "A" axis (swiveling of the wheelhead) was delivered allowing the customer to grind multiple OD's as well as the worm gear.

 


 Usach is Spreading its Wings

 

  

We attended the recent CIMT Show in Beijing where we introduced our company and received an enthusiastic reaction to the Usach product line of ID/OD and OD grinding machines. 


Another Successful Installation

Of a Usach OD grinder interfaced with overhead gantry and part conveying system for a global leader in diesel engine manufacturing.

 

 

 


 

              

  

We are pleased to announce that on December 20, 2012, Usach was acquired by Hardinge, Inc., a leading international provider of advanced metal cutting solutions.  There will be no change in personnel so the same team that has been the face of Usach will continue to work with you and continue to be located in Elgin, Illinois. 

 

 


Just Delivered - Usach 200 OD-L

Our Usach 200 OD-L is ideally suited for clamping long parts and, with the flexibility of our multi-spindle turret, grinding ID's and OD's in a single clamping.

 

  

  


 

   

Back from IMTS  

  

Attendance at the show was very good and many new leads were generated.  We extend our thanks to all those that visited our booth.

We look forward to working with all of our visitors in the coming days. 


   

Introduced at IMTS 2012

New Usach 100-T4 equipped with four spindle turret and CNC "B" axis.

 

  

 


  

Another Large OD Grinder Delivered - Another Happy Customer!

  

 


 

Recently Delivered Usach 150 SG

Production grinding system for simultaneous grinding of left and right sides, including 7 axes overhead robot and part conveyors.

  

 


 

Another Example of the Advantages of Working with

Usach - Your Domestic Partner

We build domestically and work with foreign manufacturers of leading grinding machines when required - together with Gioria, a 50 year old family owned Italian manufacturer of OD grinders - we will supply a very large (200" between centers, 80" swing diameter, 55,000 lbs. part weight) CNC controlled OD grinder to the world's largest manufacturer of gas turbines in the world. 

 

 


  Yes - Ground on a Usach 200 OD-L!

Gear assembly:  Shaft length 28"; Gear OD 42"; Total weight 3,750 lbs.

 


 Aggressive Grinding, a small US family owned business (President Lester Sutton at left) has bought four new Usach 100-T4 multi-spindle CNC ID/OD grinding machines from another small US family owned business (President Giacomo Antonini at right). The machines will be delivered in 2012 and the order will create new jobs at both companies - once again small businesses creating well-paying jobs in the US.


New Year - A Good Start!

Once again, Usach's production machines have been chosen by the automotive industry. Following GM North America's award of a multi-million dollar contract last year, an even larger order has just been awarded to us by GM's Chinese partner. This large order is for high production machines to simultaneously grind ID's and OD's of transmission shafts. This order was won against strong competition from Germany demonstrating that we successfully compete against our well established European competition!


US Manufacturing Companies Prefer Our Large Production OD Grinders

Manufacturer of equipment for the railroad, marine, mining, drilling and energy generation industries as well as a world renowned manufacturer and supplier of machined parts serving the power generation, mining, transportation, nuclear, aerospace and marine industries have selected our large OD grinders.


Our friends from Hamilton Sundstrand Singapore after run-off of the Usach 100-S2 at our facility in the USA

... the Hamilton Sundstrand personnel receiving training at their facility in Singapore ...


With the flexibility of our four spindle turret, you can grind deep bores (16") too.


A Cute Story!

We recently delivered a Usach 100 grinder in Virginia where the epicenter of the recent east coast earthquake was located. The machine operator told us he literally hit the "go button" on a grinding cycle as the earthquake started. He was very proud to tell us that the Usach 100 performed flawlessly and the part was perfect despite the turmoil.

Neither rain nor sleet nor earthquake stops a Usach grinder from doing its job!!


Just Completed!

New Usach 100-SG equipped with auxiliary axis allowing to simultaneously grind bore and face of gears.

Both grinding operations are performed using vitrified dressable CBN wheels.


Large Automotive Order

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to manufacture special grinding machines to grind the inside and outside diameters of a new transmission shaft. In addition to the machines, we will also grind prototype parts on a specially outfitted in-house machine.

Usach is very proud of this order awarded by the "new GM" which we won against foreign manufacturers. This order will add jobs in our assembly department as well as provide added work to our supplier base.

The machines will be delivered in late 2012 with the potential of more machines in 2014.


Leaders in Their Field

Manufacturer of quality gears and transmission systems for marine, industrial and military industry.

Manufacturer of precision custom gears, helical gears, spur gears, worm gears, bull gears and pinions.

Have both chosen the Usach 200 OD-L with 80" between centers and 42" swing diameter.


U.S. Army depot overhauling and repairing helicopters and a supplier to jet engine manufacturers, oil and gas industry have both chosen the Usach large OD grinders, Usach 200 OD-L with 80" between centers and Usach 300 OD-L with 138" between centers, for their OD grinding needs.


A leading provider of engineered gear and drive systems for off-highway and industrial original equipment manufacturers throughout the world is adding a Usach 200 ID/OD grinder. This machine will provide them with 28" swing diameter and 700 lbs. clamping weight.


Global leader in the development and manufacture of underground mining machinery is adding a Usach 100-S1 equipped with high frequency spindle and dressable vitrified CBN wheel for grinding ball grooves of CV joints.


Pushing the Envelope!

Usach customer grinding a gear shaft assembly used in windmill transmissions - 3,500 lbs. in weight and 42" in diameter - on a Usach 200 OD-L


World class manufacturer and supplier of complex gear assemblies servicing the aerospace industry is adding another Usach ID/OD grinder to their facility.


Usach Ships Another Large OD Grinder Made in the U.S.A.


New Partnership That Works

Italian machine tool builder Favretto, manufacturer of large surface grinders, way grinders and vertical grinders since 1934, and Usach Technologies are working together in the US market and are happy to report the sale of a large vertical grinder equipped with multi-spindle turret and wheel changer.


Usach Delivers to China!

We received an order from a world leading gear tooling company to supply a Usach 150-T4, including turn-key process development, for their China operation. This order represents an ongoing 20 year relationship.


NEW Usach 100

We are introducing our compact ID/OD grinder platform type Usach 100.

  • Single spindle for production applications
  • 2 and 3 spindles side by side or multi-spindle turret for flexible ID/OD grinding applications

Once again - engineered and manufactured in the USA!

Click here for additional information on the "Usach 100"

 

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