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Swiss Automation Inc.
www.swissautomation.com / HQ: Barrington, Ill. / Employees: More than 50 / Specialty: Precision
machining / Swiss Automation: "Our quality assurance and customer service programs are comprehensive."

Midwest

swiss automation is committed to
having the latest technology and
invests $2 million each year in
equipment.

Handled With Care
swiss automation relies on skilled craftsmen and
advanced technology to deliver precision parts.
As a leader in precision machining, Swiss Automation Inc. knows
exactly how to best serve its
hydraulic, telecommunications, electronic, medical, dental, automotive
and instrumentation industry customers. Quality has ruled its operation for its nearly 50 years in business,
resulting in a successful company
that customers come to for its
advanced technology as well as its
staff of skilled craftsmen.
"We utilize the latest technology in
multiaxis CNC Swiss screw
machines, enabling us to service our
customers with speed, quality and
precision," the company says. "Swiss
Automation is one of the country's
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largest holders of Tornos-Bechler
DECO CNC Swiss screw machines -
the only Swiss-made, Swiss-type
screw machines. This technology
allows our customers to design complexity into their product features
because we have the technology to
support their specifications."
Based in Barrington, Ill., Swiss
Automation is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Its Barrington facility is 44,000
square feet and its nearby facility in
Cary, Ill., is 34,000 square feet. The
company notes its state-of-the-art
equipment allows it to produce complex parts in one operation, saving
time and money; produce components with tolerances to .0002-inch-

es; machine parts up to 2 inches in
diameter; reduce set-up time and
quickly change the machines for new
jobs; and serve customers with accuracy, precision and short lead times.
"Our quality assurance and customer service programs are comprehensive," the company says.
"Customer needs are handled with
care and efficiency, from quoting
through final inspection."

Advanced Capabilities
Swiss Automation got its start producing simple screw machine parts made
on CAM-operated screw machines.
The company added CNC machines in
1984, and by 1998 it phased out all of its
mechanical equipment and was using
CNC tools exclusively.
The company has found that the
products it needs to manufacture are
now more complex, creating a need
for more advanced machinery. Swiss
Automation explains the items it pro-


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