GPI has purchased it fourth flexible machining cell. This cell is a 2 machine Mori Seiki 500mm cell with 19 Pallets. GPI has equipped this machine with all of the latest manufacturing technologies including Renishaw in-machine probing, Chipblaster high pressure coolant, Ethernet based dataserver with high speed look ahead options, 120 ATC tool changer, Dual Operator load stations and more.
Mark Wheeler - VP of Manufacturing commented that with the addition of our fourth FMS cell and 15+ standalone CNC Machines GPI is equipped to handle any of our customers production needs. GPI utilizes a mix of dedicated CNC machines and Flexible Manufacturing Cells like this one based on our customers needs. Higher volume - short runtime parts are machined using our standalone machines and smaller volume or longer runtime (make from solids) are machined on our FMS systems giving our customers that best manufacturing solutions. Our facility currently runs 3 shifts - 24 hours a day - 6 days a week to meet our customers demands.