NEW MACHINE DEVELOPMENTS
Increase product output by a
minimum of 20%
Remove auxiliary operations
from primary equipment.
MTB, in conjunction with the customer's engineering staff, designed and built two rough-dressing machines for grinding wheels, allowing the primary equipment to operate at 100%--making parts. Thinking "out-side-the-box" has increased efficiency and product output.
Ergonomic engineering was the key to making these machines easily usable by the operator. This design utilizes twin spindles, and two axes of motion to pre-dress grinding wheels that are mounted on the wheel hubs.
TOOLING AND FIXTURING
With a surge in work among gear companies, MTB is being asked to design and manufacture tooling and fixturing to accommodate new parts.
MTB supplies custom-made or standardized tooling and fixturing for shapers, hobbers and grinders. Provide MTB with your machine model, fixture and part drawings, and we'll design the tooling you need.
We have been told by customers that our pricing and delivery are the best in the industry! We consider this a compliment.
ONE SOURCE FOR YOUR GEAR EQUIPMENT SERVICES
MTB offers many mechanical and electrical parts and services to maintain your equipment's performance.
- Spindle Rebuilding
- Ballscrew/Leadscrew replacement
- Way Repairs
- Full or Partial Rebuilds
- Geometric Alignment Verifications
- Worktable Rebuilding
- Hob/Shaping Head Rebuilding
- Controls Retrofits
- Custom Machine Control Software
- Panel Building
- Machine Wiring
- Diagnosis and Repair
- Software Backups
- Hard to Find Replacement Parts
Visit MTB's website for examples of completed projects, as well as machines
and parts "For Sale."
Machine Tool Builders is executing a plan of expansion in personnel and facility operations to keep up with demand. The need for rebuilding, recontrolling, and servicing gear manufacturing equipment is strong, and appears to be growing. To ensure we can continue to support our customers and meet their expectations on a timely basis, we have hired several new personnel in engineering, assembly, sales and customer support. Some are younger individuals which are eager to learn, while others are more experienced and talented.
Reorganizing our facility for efficient and effective product flow has provided more space required for full and partial equipment rebuilds, recontrols and common machine repairs. To meet the demands of large-scale equipment rebuilds, MTB is looking into doubling its rebuilding facility, increasing crane capacity, and adding necessary tooling, equipment and personnel to support these efforts.
This strategic plan is necessary to allow MTB to support our existing markets, while targeting new opportunities.
Our Staff at MTB
If you haven't met our staff already, MTB is a plethora of personalities and skills, working together for one goal--making you satisfied.
A few of our more notable personnel are:
Anne Miner - Sales and Marketing Mgr.
Bob Lawson - Master Mechanical Builder
Craig Graham - Field Service Engineer: Mechanical and Electrical
Dave Sunden - Machine Shop Manager
Donna Baker - Accounting Manager
Ethan Peper - Machanical apprentice
George Pappas - Mechanical Engineer
Jim Burright - Software Engineer
John Waxler - Software Engineer
Jon Bishop - Master Machanical Builder: Tooling and Fixturing
Marshall Wolfe - Field Service Engineer: Mechanical
Randy Trank- Engineering Manager
Sean Bakke - Field Service Engineer: Mechanical and Electrical
Sue Magnuson - Customer Support and Export/Import Expeditor
Tim Young - Master Mechanical Builder and Assembler
Warren Lyford - Purchasing
Steve Schmitz - Electrical Panel Builder
The People Behind MTB
Rocks of MTB
Bob Lawson is a master mechanical builder with 40 years of experience. Coming from an OEM background, Bob's knowledge of new machine manufacturing and manufacturing and rebuilding of more than 3000 machines himself, makes Bob one of the top people in his field today. As a leader, Bob guides young apprentices and evaluates and affirms the crafts of his colleagues. Bob is currently providing leadership to apprentice Ethan Peper.
Ethan Peper and Bob Lawson (left); Sean Bakke and John Bishop (right)
Jon Bishop has been in the gear machinery manufacturing business since the early 80's. He is master machine builder with a real eye for attention. One of his many areas of expertise is tooling: tooling and fixturing setup and verification, as well as machine acceptance. In this capacity, one of Jon's many duties is to verify the final products that MTB produces to be ready for shipment to the customer. As an avid golfer, Jon has the same finesse with gear tooling as he does in his short game, accuracy.
As a mechanical engineer, George Pappas has an uncanny ability to visualize the solution for any project he tackles. With twenty seven years of experience in the gear industry, working for Pfauter for 11 years and MTB for 15 years, George is technically knowledgable and has a hands-on approach to engineering. Even in his spare time, George is engineering. As master beer brewer, George has designed and manufactured his own system for the ultimate India Pale Ale (IPA).
Pebbles and Stones of MTB
New employees who are quickly learning the world of gears.
Anne Miner is our sales and marketing manager handling customer inquiries, correspondence and proposals for customer's equipment needs. Learning the gear business as an understudy to Mr. Ken Flowers, Anne has quite the challenge. With twenty years of marketing and sales experience in manufacturing and heat treating, Anne is becoming well indoctrinated by the gear industry while trying to keep pace with Ken.
Sean Bakke is a field service engineer with both mechanical and electrical experience. Sean is an apprentice to father, Ron Peiffer. Like Ron, Sean is a quick study and has a keen sense for both mechanical and electrical solutions. Sean has been working at MTB for six years, and is a student of Rock Valley College.
Sue Magnuson is expeditor/export specialist and provides customer support at MTB. Sue has thirty years of manufacturing experience from around the Rockford, Illinois area. As a certified CPR/AED and First Aid Trainer, Sue provides any medical assistance at MTB; and on Saturday, trains and certifies personnel at a local training center. With a gregarious personality, she is most likely the first person you'll hear when calling MTB.
"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man." -- Elbert Hubbard