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Koyo Machinery U.S.A. Inc.
www.koyomachinery.com / Sales: $20 million / U.S. HQ: Plymouth, Mich. / Employees: 16 /
Specialty: Grinding machine tools /

Midwest

salesmen are trained in-house by our
senior sales personnel and are also
sent to Japan for training on the machinery," Clark notes. "We have a very
large product line with a wide range of
capacities and factory automation."

Best-in-Class Design

koyo machinery will debut
c6060 in september during
the international manufacturing technology show.

Building Better

koyo machinery offers reliability with its
customized grinding machines. by janice hoppe
Koyo Machinery U.S.A. Inc. delivers the most reliable, precise and customizable grinding equipment and
manufacturing products that improve
their customers' ability to run leaner. "All of our machines are designed
and built around the customers' work
piece." General Manager Chris Clark
says. "Koyo Japan is always trying out
new designs to improve its equipment. Koyo Japan's Grinding Research Center is always pushing the
envelope to build a better machine.
The sky is the limit for possibilities for
future grinding equipment."
The Plymouth, Mich.-based company is a wholly owned subsidiary of
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Koyo Machine Industries Co. Ltd.,
which is based in Osaka, Japan. The
company was established in 1961 and
produces various grinding machines,
assembly machines, spindles, precision ball screws, universal joints, and
drive shafts.
Koyo Machinery provides manufacturing products to customers in the
automotive, heavy equipment, aerospace, medical, IT and other manufacturing industries. Established in 1991,
it specializes in the sales and service
of Koyo machines to customers in
North and South America, as well as
in Europe. "Our service engineers are
trained at the factory in Japan and our

About 90 percent of the tooling and
machine components are built inhouse at Koyo Japan, which also is
where the product designs are created. "Being started in the early 1960s,
we have a very good background
in grinding," Clark says. "Our machines are well known in the industry for how precise they are and our
price is lower than our competitors.
Koyo Machine Industries was originally part of Koyo Seiko, which is
one of the top three bearing manufacturers in Japan producing quality
bearings for grinding equipment."
The main core of the machine bases in the Koyo product line does not
change often, but Clark says components and controls equipment are
upgraded or added to the product line
for machine upgrades continuously.
However, Koyo Japan recently added cubic boron nitride (CBN) grinding
wheels to its large centerless grinding
machine line. This resulted in the need
to add new internal components and
the development of a completely new
machine that boasts a surface speed of
80 m/sec. "I can't share all of the design
of the new machine, but this machine
will be a force in the large O.D. grinding
world," Clark notes.
The C6060 centerless grinding machine is one of a few on the market today that is capable of using large CBN
grinding wheels, Clark says. "Being
capable of using CBN on a large O.D.
grinder should draw a lot of attention
from customers due to the fact that it
improves customer cycle times and


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