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Manufacturer Training For Machine Tools

Monday, August 29th, 2011

fryer 5 axis Manufacturer Training For Machine Tools

We have listened to many excuses by new customers for not taking advantage of training offered by the OEM. For example, the flights and hotel cost are too expensive or I can’t have one of my most valuable employees away from the shop for that long. Well, factory training can be scheduled so it won’t interrupt daily workflow, your employee obtains crucial knowledge and spends time with factory personnel that have operated the machine you just purchased.  Just think, when he has a problem he now has a factory friend he can contact.   That may save you down time and repair costs down the road.  Take the training it’s a great investment.

Caldwell Machinery Manufacturers provide training for the following machine lines:

  • Jet Edge
  • Strippit
  • KSI Swiss Machines
  • IWM Water Jets
  • Fryer, Mills and Lathes
  • Ecotech Grinders
  • AV Water Jet
  • Hansvedt EDM
  • Pullmax, Punch Press
  • AKS  Plasma

Pro Turn Production Turning Centers

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Pro-Turn Production Turning Centersproturn logo Pro Turn Production Turning Centers

In addition to our line of KSI Swiss Screw Machines we have added a line of production turning centers.

Over the years, the Pro-Turn   series of precision production turning centers have evolved into three types of machines affording our customers the ability to select a specific style of machine for their manufacturing requirements:

P series Gang tools, dedicated to production tooling cutters are used to produce parts at the highest point of efficiency. Because the production tooling cutters are direct mounted to the axes there is no lost time due to turret positioning for indexing and then indexing to the next cutting tool. ProTurn VT 8 Pro Turn Production Turning Centers

PT series Gang tools plus turret combine the productivity of our P series with the increased tooling capacity of a static turret or static/dynamic turret to increase our customers manufacturing capability. Pro Turn VT 10 Pro Turn Production Turning Centers

TT series Turret plus Tailstock complements small parts production, these turret precision production centers offer the tooling management of either a static or static/dynamic turret and a heavy duty Tailstock for between centers operation.  TT Series Pro Turn Production Turning Centers


Heavy Duty Precision Gap Bed Lathes

Monday, June 13th, 2011

1660 Lathe 300x203 Heavy Duty Precision Gap Bed LathesModel # GML-1640HD and # GML-1660HD


Sales prices:

Lathe # GML-1640HD, 14” x 40”, 2-1/16” bore, 6 HP…………….. $8,350.00

Lathe # GML-1660HD, 16” x 60”, 2-1/16” bore, 6 HP.……………. $8,950.00

With free taper attachment installed

Machine Standard Features and Equipment:


  • ISO 9001 certified
  • Large spindle bore 2-1/16”
  • Heavy Duty spindle D1-6
  • One-piece solid cast iron machine base
  • Heavy Duty guideway width 10-1/4”
  • Heavy Duty main motor 6 HP
  • 16 spindle speeds from 45-1,800 rpm, speeds:

45/70/90/108/140/165/215/255/330/385/510/585/770/900/1170/1800 rpm

  • 45 kinds of inch threads, and 39 kinds of metric threads
  • Threading and feeding rate change without changing gears
  • Spindle is balanced, hardened and precision ground
  • Spindle is supported at 3-point by high precision bearings
  • All gears and shafts are hardened and precision ground
  • Guideways induction hardened and precision ground
  • Automatic lubrication system in headstock and feed box
  • One year industrial  warranty for parts


1640 Lathe 300x231 Heavy Duty Precision Gap Bed Lathes