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Acme Screw Machines

A look at one of the workhorses that drive Cox Mfg.


AcmeAcme Screw Machines have long been a production workhorse in the turned parts industry. These four, six, and eight spindle machines have a reputation for a being highly reliable and highly productive. The American designed Acme multiple spindle screw machine and its rugged efficient configuration was so highly regarded that an Asian version was built by Mitsubishi, and a European version was manufactured by BSA.

 

Acme ToolingWith these machines being use on literally every continent, a multitude of special attachments and tools have been developed over the years and this has enable them to produce products for virtually every industry ranging from electronics and defense to medical and aerospace. Generally, these machines are reserved for high volume production runs for optimum utilization. Requiring extensive tooling, they do not lend themselves to short runs but truly excel when high output is needed.

 

Acme Stock ReelThey are well suited for material ranging from brass and aluminum to stainless steels and titanium. Generally, manufacturers use these machines for lot sizes of 5000 or larger. The six spindle machines are the most common but eight spindle machines can be beneficial for the most complex designs in high volume. Bar capacity in the Acme Screw Machine family ranges from small 7/16" model machines up to very large 8" bar machines. Cox Manufacturing Company currently has capacity available for Acme Screw Machine Products up to 1 " maximum bar diameter.

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