Centro-Metalcut News

Centro-Metalcut Completes a New Abrasive Cutoff Saw for a Global Steel Producer in Mexico

Caledonia, Illinois (January 27, 2020) – Centro-Metalcut, a leading manufacturer of abrasive saws and conditioning grinders for the steel industry, recently installed an abrasive cutoff saw for a Global Steel Producer located in Monterrey, Mexico.  

The 75HP Abrasive Saw features a 34” abrasive cut off wheel that will be used to cut forged rings for the aerospace and wind turbine industry. The saw is equipped with a rotary clamping chuck capable of holding rings 15.75” (400mm) – 59” (1500mm) in diameter, with thickness from 1” (25mm) to 6” (150mm). Centro-Metalcut expects the customer to increase production by up to 400% with a lower tooling cost compared to the band sawing they were previously using. The machine is also equipped with several modern safety features.  

In addition, the cutoff saw will contain the same innovative features of all Centro-Metalcut equipment, such as constant load and pressure monitoring, constant surface speed and increased blade life.

“This machine was a unique application and new kind of design for us” said VP of Sales, Derek Wheeler, “it’s important for us to show that we do more than just saws and grinders, we can take a specific problem and find a solution through our equipment to solve it and help our customers gain efficiency.”

The machine is currently being installed in Mexico, with an expected completion date in early February.  

Centro-Metalcut Partners with Maco to Provide Steel Cutting Abrasive Saws and Conditioning Grinders to India’s Steel Producers

Caledonia, Illinois (January 15, 2020) – Centro-Metalcut, a U.S. based leading manufacturer of Abrasive Saws and Conditioning Grinders, has recently reached an agreement with Maco Corporation (I) Pvt. Ltd, a leading provider of world-class industrial products and customized solutions, that allows Maco to represent Centro-Metalcut’s quality cutting and grinding equipment in India.

Over time Maco has cultivated a rapport within India that has propelled the company to new heights catering to critical sectors like Steel, Oil and Gas, Mining and more.  Centro-Metalcut’s products primarily serve the steel industry but often customers come from other industries that overlap such as oil and gas, aerospace, titanium and more.  

By developing a strong portfolio of world class suppliers, Centro-Metalcut can provide high quality, durable cutting and grinding equipment to customers in new markets throughout the world.  Maco has the experience, knowledge and position in the steel industry to benefit Centro-Metalcut and their customers. This alliance will help to build Maco’s portfolio of niche products while allowing Centro-Metalcut to continue to expand their customer base and create new relationships in a new market. 

 “We strive to build strong relationships with our customers and we are confident that Maco will provide this caliber of service our customers demand in this geographic marketplace.  We feel the team at Maco has the knowledge and dedication to capture opportunities with companies in need of our equipment and build new customer relationships for Centro-Metalcut”, says Derek Wheeler, VP of Sales for Quantum Design, owner of the Centro-Metalcut product line.

The India steel market is starting to pick up again with the number of leads that have come from that region in the past few years, Wheeler says “having representation within the country can provide customers faster solutions and better customer service.  We are excited to get started.”

Centro-Metalcut Announces Precision Abrasives as a Manufacturer’s Representative of their Products

Caledonia, IL (August 21, 2019) – Centro-Metalcut, a USA based leading manufacturer of abrasive saws and conditioning grinders for the steel industry, has recently secured an alliance with Precision Abrasives, the industry leader in abrasives and abrasive applications for the primary metals market.  

As the largest US distributor of conditioning wheels, roll grinding wheels and large-diameter cut-off wheels, Precision Abrasives’ experience, knowledge and position in the industry are a huge benefit to both Centro-Metalcut and its customers.  Not only can customers of the two companies have one source for both equipment and abrasive wheels, they can also benefit from combined resources as Centro-Metalcut and Precision Abrasives become a team and enable each other to work more effectively. Centro-Metalcut will be able to provide better information regarding wheel performance to its customers and expand its sales representation in the US. Precision Abrasives will be able to offer conditioning grinders and abrasives saws to its existing customer base, and expand its wheel distribution network to new areas where Centro-Metalcut already has business.

Bringing the equipment manufacture and the wheel distributor together provides more accurate performance data and helps specify the appropriate equipment and wheels for each application.  Together, Precision Abrasives and Centro-Metalcut will focus on the true costs of the application and examine factors such as abrasive type, grinding force, feeds and speeds, and equipment configuration, thus delivering to customers their best results.

 “Our Centro-Metalcut product group strives to develop relationships with manufacturers who can assist in supplying our customers with innovative solutions to exceed any application requirements,” says Derek Wheeler, V.P. of Sales for Quantum Design, the owner of the Centro-Metalcut product line, “We know that by securing an alliance with Precision Abrasives, we can ensure our customers are getting a quality product and we can gain customers that were out of our reach.  We are excited to grow business for both companies.”

Lou Divers, President of Precision Abrasives says, “We spend a lot of time with customers’ grinding equipment optimizing their productivity levels. Our people have always been impressed with Centro-Metalcut’s large diameter cut off machines and fixed head conditioning machines. Their track grinders’ share of the market is rapidly growing as more metal producers become familiar with this equipment. We feel privileged to work with such a talented group of engineers, programmers and designers. “

Both companies are excited to work together and offer even better solutions to the marketplace.  

For more information on precision abrasives visit http://www.precisionabrasives.net/.

Centro-Metalcut is Installing a New Ring Cutting Saw for Global Steel Producer in Mexico

Rockford, Illinois (March 25, 2019) – Centro-Metalcut, a leading manufacturer of abrasive saws and conditioning grinders for the steel industry, has been awarded a new machine build for a Global Steel Producer located in Monterrey, Mexico.  Centro-Metalcut will begin production on the new Ring Cutting Saw this Spring.  

The 75HP Ring Saw will be used for high alloy, forged materials for the Aerospace industry.  The saw features a rotatory clamping chuck to secure and rotate the material during the cutting process. Centro-Metalcut expects the customer will see significant production increases over traditional band sawing methods. The machine is also equipped with several safety features allowing for safe operation.  

While this machine is specialized for this customer’s application, the saw will contain the same innovative features of all Centro-Metalcut equipment, such as constant load and pressure monitoring, constant surface speed and increased blade life.  We are excited to expand our product offering for the ring production market.

With local representation in Mexico and Central America, Centro-Metalcut continues to expand its global presence for the steel market.  “We are excited to work with such an established leader in the Aerospace sector and reaffirm our commitment to the Mexican steel market,” said VP of Sales, Derek Wheeler.

Centro-Metalcut Installs New Track Grinder in Ohio 

Rockford, Illinois (February 14, 2019) – Centro-Metalcut, a USA based leading manufacturer of abrasive saws and conditioning grinders for the steel industry, has recently completed the design and build of a new Track Grinder, also known as a traveling grinder.  

The Track Grinder, currently being installed in Ohio features a 250HP main grinding motor at a 45-degree orientation to the material being processed, which is mounted on a grinding platform that traverses on heavy-duty rails.  The Track Grinder operates at speeds up to 100 feet per minute, with reversal speeds under one second.  

Included with the grinder system is an inline slab turning for maximized grinding efficiency, as well as built-in slab weighing systems.  To complete the grinding system a 15,000 CFM high efficiency cartridge dust collection was supplied.

 “Our Centro-Metalcut product group strives to develop partnerships with our customers to offer innovative solutions to exceed any application requirements,” says Derek Wheeler, V.P. of Sales for Quantum Design.