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Koyo Machinery USA Inc.
www.koyomachinery.com / Headquarters: Plymouth, Mich. / Employees: 16 / Specialty:
Grinding machine tools / Chris Clark, general manager: "IMTS went very well for us."

Midwest

Innovation on Display

koyo machinery usa inc.'s newest grinding machines made it a
big hit at this year's imts exhibition. by jim harris

service manager justin helterbran (from left),
president koichi kinoshita, marketing and sales
coordinator jennifer brozek and regional sales
manager hector zuniga attended imts.

Koyo Machinery USA Inc. expected to generate positive interest in
its newest products when it attended the International Manufacturing
Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago
in September.
The attention the company and its
latest grinding machines received at
the event, however, far exceeded what
it had anticipated. "We had many
more guests at our booth than we expected," says Jennifer Brozek, marketing and sales coordinator for the
Plymouth, Mich.-based company. "A
lot of people stopped by with specific
grinding projects they wanted to discuss, while others wanted to see our
[new] C6060 machine in action.
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"We had students, engineers, CEOs
and just about every type of person at
our booth," she adds. "It was nice to
see our customers face-to-face, talk to
them and meet a lot of new people in
the industry."
The C6060 machine also generated
interest from IMTS TV, the event's inhouse broadcast, which interviewed
Koyo Machinery USA General Manager Chris Clark about the machine.
The C6060, which debuted during the
IMTS, is one of only a few machines
in the market capable of using large
cubic boron nitride (CBN) grinding
wheels. The company recently had
been asked to add CBN wheels to its
large centerless grinding line, an ad-

dition that resulted in its developing
a brand-new machine with a surface
speed of 80 meters per second.
The use of CBN wheels on the
machine improves customer cycle
times and wheel life while also reducing downtime and maintenance.
The C6060 is also more economical
than similar competitors machines,
Clark notes.
In addition to the C6060, Koyo Machinery USA during IMTS also presented the KVD350 vertical double
disc surface grinder, which the company displayed with its side access
doors removed, allowing visitors to
see its inner workings. The company's
KVD350 display included a loading
and unloading demonstration courtesy of a robot provided by ACE Automation, Brozek notes.
Like the C6060 machine and the
rest of Koyo Machinery's product
line, the KVD350 was developed in
response to customer needs. The
KVD350 also uses CBN wheels in
its grinding process. "Many of our
customers are trying to improve
their use of floor space," Clark says.
"This machine has a small physical
footprint, but is capable of grinding
parts at a larger diameter than similar-sized surface grinders offered by
our competitors.
The KVD350 is already in use in manufacturing plants in the United States
and Japan. The machine is largely used
to grind various kinds of parts used in
fuel systems, drive trains and other
major automotive components.
Koyo Machinery USA continues to
follow up on inquiries received about


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