St. Paul, MN (August 7, 2020) –Schulte Machine Works, founded in 1982 as a one man operation machining parts for oil field equipment, is now housed in their 30,000 sq. ft. facility and is a bustling business machining parts for many different industries, some of which include: energy and oil field, food processing equipment, robotic welders, among others.
In 2010, the company was operating with approximately 20 lathes and mills, when they began researching machining centers with greater tool capacity.
“Doing our research, Matsuura had a great reputation. And, the expandability of the tool changer was important to us,” said Matt Schulte, Vice President of Schulte Machine Works.
Their first Matsuura purchase in 2010 was an H.Plus-300 Horizontal Machining Center with PC 11. When Schulte Machine Works purchased the H.Plus-300 Horizontal Machining Center, it was a 2 APC. However, six months later, they wanted more flexibility.
“We then added 11 pallets at a relatively inexpensive cost. The expandability of the tool changer was important. Often, when you buy a machine, you don’t always get expandability,” said Schulte.
Schulte was thrilled with the large tool matrix offered for the H.Plus-300 Horizontal Machining Center.
“Since we don’t have to change jobs all the time, we saw the advantage of looking at the large tool matrix. We originally had 90, but were able to expand to 160, and still have the option to go to 240,” said Schulte.
Within the next year, Schulte added the Matsuura MAM 72-42V 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center with PC11.
“When the customer needs parts, we don’t have to set-up each time. This is the key to productivity with the low change time,” said Schulte.
Schulte has been pleased with his two Matsuura machines. “A lot of machines, you say, it’s good, but you have to qualify the statement. Very few machines you can talk about as enthusiastically as you can Matsuura,” said Schulte.
To find out more about Schulte Machine Works, please contact: [email protected]
Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc., located in St. Paul, MN is the U.S. subsidiary of Matsuura Machinery Corporation in Japan. Since 1935, Matsuura has been the forerunner in designing innovative technology and manufacturing solutions to a variety of industries around the globe. Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. delivers unmatched excellence in 5-axis, vertical, horizontal, linear motor, multi-tasking CNC machine tools and machines with a powder bed metal AM platform with machining capability. Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. provides the service, applications and technical field support that have always been the Matsuura standard for business.
For more information about Matsuura, please contact: [email protected] or visit: matsuurausa.com.