What our Customers Say About Us
Mississippi Tank Company
Mississippi Tanks products include compressed gas transport trailers, bobtail units, and storage tanks. The company also provides custom fabrication, testing, and repair services for the chemical and refining industry. Mississippi Tank uses advanced equipment and software to design many types of pressure vessels. An Okuma Millac 1052V Vertical Milling Center and Okuma LB 45 CNC Turning Center are among the most recent installations. Both machines came equipped with 1000 psi high pressure coolant systems by MP Systems.
"We've been very pleased with our Okumas with the high pressure pumps, especially for the drilling and high speed milling that we're doing. The high pressure coolant gets chips out very well. MP Systems has been great with support. They are taking care of us well. We make our own flange parts from 3 to 42 in. dia. range from 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 in. thick. Our drilled holes range from 0.055 to 1 3/8 in. dia. The high pressure system has lengthened tool life, and we can drill faster than ever. For example, a 21/32 in. hole used to be run at 10 ipm and now it's increased to 17 ipm. We're blasting 200 plus holes in one cycle."
Bob Threatt, Design Engineer, Mississippi Tank Company
From a modest beginning in a leased building with three screw machines to its world class 79,022 sq. ft. facility, Vanamatic Company has enjoyed success in the precision machined components arena. Employment levels have increased from the original six to the current 65. Its screw machine capacity has increased more than eight times and the company has expanded its market base to include industrial, automotive, aerospace, electrical, air conditioning, and housing industries.
"The main reason for pursuing a high pressure coolant system was the need to deep-hole drill in stainless steel materials and carbon steel grade 1117. We were unsuccessful drilling lengths that were 12 to 15 times larger than the diameters without high pressure coolant. We were breaking a lot of expensive drills and we couldn't drill all the way through on some parts, so we had to drill shallow and perform secondary operations to drill through the parts. Currently we have MP Systems pumps on two Conomatic 8 spindle screw machines, pumping coolant at 8 gallons per minute. We use two to five drills in sizes from 1/8 to 19/32 in. diameters. With the high pressure pumps, we're running more parts complete off our multispindle screw machines."
Steve Schroeder, Engineering Manager, Vanamatic Company