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Top 10 Reasons to buy a Wickman from Graff-Pinkert

February 23, 2015 - 11:51am -- Noah Graff

1. We have the largest stock of Wickmans in North America. This means short lead times, as quick as a few days!

2. We turn-key jobs at competitive prices, working hand and hand with trusted tooling providers.

3. We speak proper English (American). We also speak Spanish, Italian, Irish, and Pig Latin.

4. We provide prompt Phone and In-person Customer Service.

5. Our three mechanics have over 80 years combined experience working on Wickmans.

A Hydromat Just How You Want It

October 11, 2014 - 11:10am -- Noah Graff
Hydromat 45-12 at Graff-Pinkert

Graff-Pinkert just got in two Hydromats, an HB45-12 bar machine, HB45-12 Chucker, and an HW25-12 bar machine! We offer hydromats with saw, bar feed and inverter, and then customers can choose from our wide selection of units to get the right configuration for their specific jobs. Why buy units you don't need, just because a machine happened to have those units? Because Graff-Pinkert is one of the few Hydromat resellers that actually stocks Hydromats at our facility, we have the flexibility to sell you a cleaned and painted machine that will arrive on your floor ready to run. 

CNC Swiss Lathes

October 3, 2014 - 2:43pm -- Noah Graff
Swiss Type Lathe Diagram

Graff-Pinkert has sold numerous brands of CNC Swiss Lathes for many years, including Citizen, Star, Hanwa, Tsugami and Tornos.  Swiss-type lathes are often not actually made in Switzerland, such as Star, Citizen, and Tsugami which are manufactured in Japan, Hanhwa, which is produced in Korea, Manurhin which is produced in France, or Swistek which is produced in China.

ACME GRIDLEY 1-5/8" RBN-8 Rebuild

August 22, 2013 - 2:09pm -- Noah Graff
ACME GRIDLEY 1-5/8" RBN-8, Refurbished by Graff-Pinkert

Graff-Pinkert has several excellent ACME GRIDLEY 1-5/8" RBN-8 machines in stock. The ACME 1-5/8" RBN-8 was the latest design ACME GRIDLEY produced for that size diameter. The machine's frame is the same as that of an ACME 1-1/4" RB-8 making it smaller than its predecessor model, the ACME 1-5/8" RB-8. It has a significantly quicker indexing time than the 1-5/8" RB-8, making it the preferred 8-spindle screw machine for many ACME shops. Graff-Pinkert sells ACME GRIDLEY 1-5/8" RBN-8 machines refurbished or in as-is condition.

Which Multi-Spindle Is Right For You?

November 26, 2012 - 6:05pm -- Noah Graff
Slides on a 1-3/8" 6-spindle Wickman (Notice the steel on steel end-tool slide to stem)

In addition to CNC lathes, Hydromats and newer European multi-spindles such as Schutte, INDEX, and Euroturn, Graff-Pinkert historically has specialized in mechanical multi-spindles such as Wickmans, Acmes, and New Britains.

The following is a basic guide to help you choose the best mechanical multi-spindle for you.

The first question to ask when deciding which machine to buy is who is going to run the machine. If the operator is an Acme-man or a New Britain veteran who has only run those machines for decades, it's usually best to stick to the equipment which that operator knows best. However, if an operator is open to using any multi-spindle and they can run the job on a 6-spindle machine, Graff-Pinkert generally recommends using a Wickman.

The main reason Graff-Pinkert recommends Wickmans is that it's a much lower cost to tool the machines. There aren’t any cams to change on Wickmans, just lever ratios. You loosen up some bolts, you slide it into the throw that you want and your done. Setting up an Acme or New Britain requires. ...

Rotary Transfer Machine Information

November 13, 2012 - 12:16pm -- Noah Graff
Hydromat 45-12 at Graff-Pinkert

The following is some basic information for people interested in Hydromats or other rotary transfer machines:

Rotary transfer machines are ideal for even larger quantities and more complicated parts than those produced on multi-spindles. Rotary transfer machines are used to produce turned parts which require many operations such as cross drilling, cross tapping, milling, and extensive back-working. The machines normally are used to produce volumes in the millions annually. Some of the most popular rotary transfer machines worldwide include Hydromat, Eubama, Micron, and Buffoli.

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