Okuma supplies GENOS M560-V CNC to Karlstadt Machining

  • October 14, 2015
  • Okuma America Corporation
  • News

October 14, 2015 –Karlstadt Machining purchased a GENOS M560-V vertical machining center to keep up with their expanding machining business.

According to owner Dave Karlstadt, Okuma machines play a huge role in his shop’s success.

Dave Karlstadt made a decision a few years ago to add manufacturing to his business portfolio to balance the slow periods of his work as a steer farmer. After some thorough CNC machine tool research he decided to invest in a few used Okuma machines citing their reliability, accuracy and ability to produce quality parts on time. In six short years his machining business has doubled in size moving into a new 12,000 square foot facility. Dave Karlstadt knew it was time to upgrade to the latest CNC machining technology to keep up with current demand so he added the GENOS M560-V to his shop.

The flexible and affordable GENOS easily handles cutting large parts for the oil and steel industries he primarily serves. “With the GENOS functionality we’re able to run parts in less time and compete with the rest of the world,” says Dave. His shop now boasts 19 Okuma machine tools. Karlstadt’s full service distributor, Gosiger, was helpful in the decision making process and ensures that Karlstadt’s machines tools are running at peak performance.

In addition to reliability, flexibility and quality of Okuma machines Dave Karlstadt also cites the Mid-Auto function on the control as a feature he can’t live without. “In the middle of the program, at any point in time, you can completely stop the machine and then hit restart, and it goes right back to where it came from. That’s a pretty nice feature,” says Karlstadt. “The reliability of Okuma machines plays a huge role in our success. We don’t have to worry about downtime. Our direction for the next five years will be to add a couple more GENOS machine tools, plus a horizontal machining center with a pallet changer. Being able to produce quality parts on time is our biggest advantage.”

About Okuma America

Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, and spindle all manufactured by Okuma. The company also designs their own CNC controls to integrate seamlessly with each machine tool’s functionality. In 2014 Okuma launched the Okuma App Store, the industry’s only centralized online marketplace for machine tool apps and related content. Along with its extensive distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC, Okuma is committed to helping users gain competitive advantage through the open possibilities of machine tools, today and into the future. 

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