Why IMAC Systems Chose Doosan: Strength, Speed, Service.
IMAC Systems Inc. (Tullytown, Pennsylvania) specializes in gas measurement and control systems. Their precision machine shop turns out tight-tolerance components, both for their own products and other local customers. So, when it came to selecting a new high-performance turning center, of course they checked out Doosan.
PUMA Finds a Home
After researching various Japanese and European models, it was a Doosan PUMA 2600SY that found its way to the shop floor. What influenced their decision? IMAC’s needs for heavy and interrupted cutting, long-term high accuracy and superior surface finishes match up to just a few advantages of the Doosan horizontal turning center.
The PUMA 2600SY features a powerful integral spindle motor with a high level of rigidity for heavy duty cutting, optimum surface finish, high cutting speeds and highly accurate roundness. Doosan’s engineers also enhance accuracy by using their expertise to eliminate as much heat as possible. A rigid bed with a wide width and span reduces the effects of vibration and provides optimum conditions for unsurpassed workpiece quality.
“We found a lot of good machines, but Doosan outperformed them all,” said Executive Vice President Nicholas Kohart. “We also wanted the most robust HTC we could find that fit our tolerances, and the PUMA is totally solid.”
Kohart also indicated that service and support were a big factor in the sale. “The service team at PMTS, our local distributor, is always willing to help,” he said. “They actually answer their phones and will do anything to find a solution to any problem we might have.”
PUMA Gets Some Siblings
IMAC was so pleased with the performance of the PUMA 2600SY that shortly thereafter it was joined by a sister unit from the series, a PUMA 2100SY. Then, just last year, the company purchased a HP 5100 horizontal machining center.
According to Kohart, “We knew we wanted to go horizontal and we looked at a lot of different brands, but we were impressed with the amount of metal the HP 5100 could move with speed and precision.”
This was IMAC’s first horizontal machine and Doosan and PMTS were instrumental in helping them make the transition. “Everything is different with an HMC,” said Manufacturing Manager Laszlo Kocsis. “They helped us with how to set it up, training, setting probes – whatever we needed to get up and running. This level of support was a big factor in our buying decision.”
“All three Doosan machines are performing to our expectations,” remarked Kohart. “And when the time comes for the next round of machines, we will definitely be talking to Doosan and PMTS.” Sounds like a plan.
If you have a machining need you would like to talk about, give your local Doosan distributor a call.