News | January 21, 2002

Ingersoll Hosts High Velocity Machining Demonstration

Source: Ingersoll Milling Machine Company
ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS (USA), January 21, 2002—Ingersoll Milling Machine Company will present demonstrations of its high velocity machining capabilities on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 through Thursday, February 7, 2002 at their manufacturing facility in Rockford, Illinois. On each of these dates Ingersoll will offer cutting demonstrations on two high-speed machines-the 3-axis HVM 800 High Velocity Machining center and 5-axis High Velocity Profiler (HVP).

Equipped with Ingersoll's Fluid Bearing Spindle, the HVM 800 operates at 40,000 rpm and is capable of removing 4600 cm3 of aluminum per minute. The machine was built by Ingersoll in order to demonstrate the productivity and reliability of this new spindle technology.

The second machine to be demonstrated, Ingersoll's High Velocity Profiler, offers a pallet size of 2M x 6M for 5-axis machining of large monolithic parts. Metal removal rates of up to 6440 cm3/min can be achieved using the HVP.

Personal invitations to the event have been sent to representatives from Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky and other key aerospace suppliers. Reporters and photographers who wish to attend the event on any of these three dates should contact Laura Bawinkel, Ingersoll Marketing Communications at 815-987-6582.

Ingersoll is a privately held manufacturer of machine tools and specialty machines for industrial applications around the world. The company has over 1000 employees in its North American Operations, and more than 2500 worldwide. It has manufacturing operations in Rockford, where it has been headquartered for 112 years, in addition to Midland, Michigan and Germany. For more information, visit