5S (RE)IMPLEMENTATION!

How much faster is your project at home when you have everything you need (and nothing you don't) right at your fingertips?  In support of our lean manufacturing ways, we've recently given our shop a facelift when it comes to standardizing AND sustaining organization at the machine for optimum productivity, efficiency, and quality output. We're pleased to say that our efforts were worth the (minimal) investment and the shop is now operating, and looking, at its best.  Hmmm...what other areas could use 5S?

CAMPBELL ENGINEERING FEATURED IN COMPETITIVE PRODUCTION MAGAZINE!

Makino decided to use Campbell Engineering in a recent case study about how top-tier machine shops are responding to rapid growth and production demands in an increasingly competitive industry.   

The article has been featured in Competitive Production Magazine. Read all about it here:

http://www.competitiveproduction.com/articles/high-performance-cnc-machines-add-capacity/

CEI GETS (2) MORE HAAS MILLS!

We like HAAS machinery because it's what we started with and it's tried and true.  Plus, with all of the throughput from our 5-axis work centers, we needed more machines to help perform all of the finishing operations.  As soon as they were installed, we saw immediate productivity gains - but we didn't stop there. With all of the extended travel of the new VF4 we wondered how much more productive it would be if it were outfitted with another tombstone rotary. So what did we do? The tombstone rotary was installed shortly after and it still left us enough space to keep a vice for material prep, finishing ops, and short-run jobs.  Another win for the CEI team.

HAAS VF2 SS

HAAS VF2 SS

HAAS VF4 SS

HAAS VF4 SS

NEW (BIGGER AND BETTER) TUMBLER!

Compact, state-of-the-art, high energy vibratory system features an extended screen deck plus a low profile, curved wall construction.  A heavy-duty motor and integral inverter/controller deliver flexible operation with excellent overall machine performance, reliability and efficiency all within a compact, space-saving footprint - RCM Deburring

This new tumbler is almost double the capacity of our current tumbler which allows us to tumble bigger parts and higher quantities with less part to part contact.  The result is faster throughput in our Deburring department as well as a better finished product.   

RCM DEBURRING

RCM DEBURRING

MULTI-STAGE ULTRASONIC PARTS CLEANER!

Campbell Engineering has invested in a multi-stage ultrasonic cleaning system that washes, rinses, and dries parts in a single unit.  This industrial size unit uses cavitation bubbles to gently clean dirt and grime in the tiniest crevices, including complicated parts like carburetors, liquid tubes and delicate medical components, using only a water-based solution.  We are now able to clean more parts quickly and more effectively without hand scrubbing or exposing our employees (or customer parts) to toxic chemicals.  A great addition to our production process!   

CEI RECEIVES ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFICATION!

Campbell Engineering has been working very hard over the past year to qualify and become ISO 9001:2008 certified. CEI’s goal was to attain ISO certification by end of 2015 and actually surpassed their goal by passing the Stage II audit in early December '14.

We value this certification as it is a representation of quality assurance to our customers. The ISO model ensures that our company is well equipped to manufacture for the industry with the highest standard.