Thanks to the company's vision, engineering prowess, and Mikron (Lincolnshire, IL) high-speed machining centers, Turbocam upholds its mission while churning out high-precision turbocharger impellers for truck engines seven days a week, around the clock.
The new facility is the Turbocam world headquarters and home to 18 of the 25 Mikron HSM 400U high-speed machining centers, most with pallet changers.
Because of his belief that automation could provide the reliability to operate unattended, Turbocam employees are not permitted to work on Sundays, but the Mikron high-speed machining centers are expected to.
"We decided Mikron had the best offering in overall machining speed and pallet changing capabilities," concludes Noronha.
The Barrington plant has six robotic cells served by ABB and 3-R robots, with three of the robots tied in with Mikron machining centers.