Citizen’s MC 2000 Laser System Featured in Production Machining
Citizen continues to stand at the forefront of Swiss-type technology with their MC 2000 modular laser
system. Be sure to read this month’s article in Production Machining magazine on how Citizen
combined traditional Swiss-type machining and laser cutting on one revolutionary machine
platform. This article discusses how a spring manufacturer, Economy Spring, segued into Swiss
machining and Citizen’s laser system to better service their clients in the medical device
industry. Learn how Citizen and it’s exciting laser technology opened up entirely new business
opportunities for the company! READ ARTICLE
From the Cleveland Industrial Training
Once again CITC is proud to offer our CNC troubleshooting /Fanuc Controls
series. We have the only such program in Ohio. This is our most popular class
offering. You and/or your staff will really like John Robbins. He is a dynamic teacher perfectly
matched for our environment.
See the course outlines for both the One-week CNC Fanuc Troubleshooting class and the One-week CNC
Fanuc Troubleshooting Advanced class.
You will note that the first class touches on mechanical, operator error, environmental and
electrical issues that typically compromise CNC performance. This session also includes an
introduction to ladder logic.
The second program picks up from there, introducing advanced diagnostic features of Fanuc ladder
The Basic to Intermediate class will run: Tuesday, April 3 through Friday, April 6.
The Advanced course will follow: Monday, April 9 through Thursday, April 12.
Don’t miss this opportunity to upgrade your maintenance staff. Call for more information on
pricing, discount options, local hotels and class registration.
Only 8 to a class so register soon!
Troy Innovative on “Keeping Current with the Medical Machining
Concentric customer Troy Innovative of Middlefield, OH, was prominently featured in the most recent
issue of Production Machining magazine. Be sure to read this excellent article on how Troy
Innovative has stayed at the forefront of today’s medical machining industry. Read Featured Article.
Citizen M32-series Swiss-type Lathe
Chip Control Headaches Are a Thing of the
Citizen Citizen’s Low Frequency Vibration (LFV) cutting technology has taken the Swiss machining
world by storm. Watch this excellent before/after video of Citizen’s LFV cutting Nickel
Silver. This technology, now available on our L20 machine platform (and soon to be on L12),
will improve your throughput and end your chip control headaches for good. Completely
programmable chip control is now here, tied directly into your spindle rotation. We will
break your chip!
Spend Quality Time With Us at the AMTS Dayton
…And be sure to bring your business card for your chance to win your very own Citizen watch!
Join the Concentric team at the Dayton AMTS show on October 18th and 19th. The show will be
held again this year at the Dayton Convention Center. Be sure to visit booth # 105 to see our
exciting Citizen L220X featuring a Y-axis on the subspindle for unparalleled multi-tasking
capability. We’ll also be displaying the MiJET “Clean Parts, Clean Air” system. Now you can
keep your work environment clean and safe, and recycle your cutting oil and chips!
Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program
Online Applications Will be Available Beginning September 25, 2017
The Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program has made the following changes to the
program for FY'18.
Reimbursement will be made at 33% of the actual cost of training not to exceed the award
Each eligible applicant will be eligible for up to $25,000 in assistance.
Companies that received Voucher Program assistance in FY’16 (based upon FEIN) who utilized
33% or less of their award amount will not be eligible for assistance in FY’18.
FY’18 (Round 6) awards will reimburse training that begins and is completed between January
1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
Only the applicant company may submit the application.
Incumbent Employee is defined as an individual directly employed by a qualifying employer
for six months or longer. Employees that have been employed less than six months are not
Businesses can begin the online process on September 25, 2017. The online
applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and can be submitted on
October 12, 2017 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
We want to extend our gratitude to all of those that participated in our very first Concentric Open
House on June 28th. The event, held at our new Technical Center in Mentor, OH, was a
tremendous success with over 70 visitors coming to see our Citizen L32X and Miyano BNA-42DHY.
Special thanks to our valued partners who also contributed or exhibited at the event,
including: Cutting Edge Fluids, Boston Centerless, GenSwiss, KEB, Masa Tool, NTK, Iscar,
Inspection Engineering, KEB, Esprit, Hardinge, and Firetrace.
After this tremendously positive experience, our Open House will surely become an annual
event. Thank you for all of your support! Additional pictures of the event can be found
on our Concentric Facebook Page.
Batter up! Concentric Steps up to the Plate with our First Open
Our Citizen L32X Will be Prominently Displayed
In this our 27th year, Concentric is proud to announce our very first open
Date: Wednesday, June 28th Time: 4:00 - 8:00 PM Location: Our technical center - 9321 Mercantile Dr., Mentor, OH.
Featured will be our Citizen Cincom L32X, machining personalized baseball bats, and our Citizen
Miyano BNA-42DHY, producing a fluid power component.
**RSVP now to email@example.com to
guarantee your personalized machined brass baseball bat at this exciting
event! Please let us know what name you would like to have engraved onto the bat.
The name must be submitted in advance.**
This invitation is open to all from your company who can benefit from this opportunity.
Come join us for Chick-Fil-A catered cuisine, refreshments, and the finest precision lathes on
We hope that you can join us!
How New GenSwiss Accessories Can Improve Your
Scott Laprade of GenSwiss has an excellent feature in this month’s Production Machining magazine highlighting some of Gen’s newest cutting edge
products. This article goes into excellent detail on how you can significantly improve the
efficiency of your Swiss-type lathe. Don’t miss this piece!
An Update From the Cleveland Industrial Training
"When it comes to training your Swiss CNC Machinists, there is no substitute for HANDS-ON…and WE
are the ONLY institution doing it!
.……..CLEVELAND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING CENTER………….
This is the perfect program for those transitioning to Swiss CNC technology or those taking the
next step to programming and set-ups. Learn more about the program.
Our next 5-week evening session begins May 30th. Contact Tim Duffy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.”
Electrifying Time with Tesla at the ADM Cleveland
Pictured (L to R): Adam Gent of Gent Machine, Matt Klecka of Concentric, JB Straubel, co-founder and chief
technology officer of Tesla.
Fascinating Editorial on In-Process Gaging on the Citizen
The Citizen M32 Swiss-type turning center was prominently featured in a “Measuring Components” article
discussing in-process gaging. The machine was outfit with a TC76-DIGILOG touch probe from
Blum-Novotest (www.blum-novotest.com). Read about this exciting application of internal
gaging now! Click here…
The PMTS Show is Almost
The PMTS Show in Columbus, OH, is right around the corner. Running
from April 25th – 27th, the PMTS show is an excellent opportunity to see the latest Citizen
and Miyano advancements live, up close, and personal. The Concentric team will be stationed in
Marubeni Citizen-Cincom booth # 315 along with the finest production machine tools in the
Machines to be displayed include:
Citizen L220VIII w/ Low Frequency Vibration Cutting – End your chip control headaches with LFV!
Citizen M432VIII - Sophisticated Swiss-type turret machine with B-axis capability
Citizen L12 – Modular design, low price, and high speed make this perfect for small parts
Citizen L220VIII w/ L2000 Laser System – Swiss machining and laser cutting on one platform
Citizen L32XII – B-axis machining capability on this rigid, operator-friendly machine platform
Miyano BNJ-51SY6 – 2” bar capacity, dual turret w/ Y-axis on main turret, with Fanuc 0i-TF control,
and Citizen's powerful subspindle superimposition technology
Miyano BNX-51MSY – 2” bar capacity, 12-station turret with Y-axis, and Citizen’s powerful
subspindle superimposition technology
Please visit and see how Citizen/Miyano productivity and Concentric support can forever change
your shopfloor! Show information can be found at www.pmts.com. We’ll see you there!
Spots Still Available!
Cleveland Industrial Training Center has several classroom spots still available for their Swiss
operations/set-up class beginning on January 30th. It is a 5 week evening class session.
For more information, please contact Tim Duffy of CITC at TDuffy@citcohio.com. Hurry up as these seats are sure to be
Citizen-Cincom’s LFV Technology Cutting
Watch Citizen-Cincom’s Low Frequency Vibration (LFV) technology break
these nylon chips!
The NEW Miyano BNX-51MSY!
The 2" bar capacity Miyano BNX-51MSY features a 12-station turret (all positions live capable) w/
Y-axis. What sets this machine apart is the revolutionary subspindle superimposition
So what does this superimposition technology do that's so revolutionary?
Independent drilling on the main and subspindle, like a 2-turret machine!
Independent turning, like a 2-turret machine!
Independent boring, like a 2-turret machine!
Independent threading (different pitch), like a 2-turret machine!
Independent live milling/drilling, like a 2-turret machine!
The BNX-51MSY also features an auto safe tool call. There's no need to send X home.
Save yourself cycle time! Oh, and don’t worry - the BNX-51MSY features Miyano’s
legendary box ways and rigid machine design.
Introducing Low Frequency Vibration (LFV)
The solution to all your chip problems! Citizen-Cincom is proud to present Low Frequency
Vibration (LFV) cutting on our famed L220VIII model. This exciting new technology facilitates
programmable chip control to reduce chip size and break up your chips.
Citizen’s Low Vibration Cutting (LFV) Technology
Ideal for difficult to machine materials – chip control/tool life extension
Malleable materials such as copper and plastic, previously impossible to control chips –
easily controlled with LFV.
Break up of chips into very small pieces
Reduction of down-time/increase in productivity and profit
Efficiency through a combination of vibration and standard-cutting
• Programmable chip control
• Chips are broken up and do not become entangled with the material or tool.
• Cutting resistance is lowered.
• Reduce or remove the need for high pressure coolant
• No built-up edge is formed.
• The machining temperature doesn’t rise so there is little susceptibility to
• Tool life is extended.
• Very fine cuts are possible
IMTS ’16 is in the Books!
IMTS ‘16 seems like it was just yesterday. However, today is a new day to apply Citizen and
Miyano productive technology. We were greatly inspired by the "Can Do" attitude of all our
visitors. Pictured is the team from Ram Precision (www.ramprecision.com) in front of our Citizen-Cincom L220XII,
purchased at this year’s show. Ram will be taking delivery soon and looks forward to coupling
the L220XII’s game-changing B-axis live tooling capability with their existing Citizen-Cincom
Swiss-type technology. Ram’s vast experience machining both complex and medical parts, make
them an ideal resource for your Swiss-type needs!
Pictured from Ram Precision are (left to right) Jason Trubee (plant manager), Mike
Webb (shop foreman), Rick Mount (president), and Lisle Lingenfelter
Exciting New Product Launch from GenSwiss!
Concentric’s Swiss-type accessory partner GenSwiss has recently announced the North American launch of
PCM’s Multi-Variable Platform (MVP) Live Tooling System. Dramatically enhance your live tooling
flexibility with this modular live tooling unit. This new exciting system features a base drive
unit that has multiple interchangeable tooling heads that can be used dependent on your application
Contact Concentric today for pricing and additional MVP product information!
See the Concentric Team at Citizen/Miyano Booth S-9419 at
Concentric Corporation is pleased to announce our participation in the upcoming
IMTS show, September 12-17th in Chicago. Citizen CNC Swiss-type and Miyano CNC mill/turn
production solutions will be featured in Marubeni Citizen-Cincom/Miyano booth S-9419.
The booth will feature 15 tooled machines, running parts to highlight Marubeni
Citizen-Cincom's industry leading technological advancements. This IMTS booth
display incorporates our continued focus on automation, reduced non-cut time, and modular
Demonstrated equipment includes (8) Citizen and (7) Miyano machines, as well as our Laser System
L2000 (on both a Citizen-Cincom and a Miyano!). We are excited to also introduce our low
frequency vibration servo system on the Citizen-Cincom L20 platform to further improve your chip
control. Not to mention, a new mystery Citizen-Cincom machine!!!!
Click here for a full run-down of the equipment and machine accessories that will
be on display.
General show information can be found at www.imts.com. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Need for Speed
Modern Machine Shop again features Citizen-Cincom Swiss-type turning centers, highlighting our speed
demon L12VII model. The .5” capacity, 7-axis L12VII includes 22 tool positions as standard
(including 4 live spindles) and offers 15000 RPM main spindle speeds! This was an excellent
article detailing what it’s like for a first-time Cincom user and how Swiss-type processing has
revolutionized their business. The name of the game is dropping parts complete – one touch and
out the door! Read about how this shop’s transition to Citizen Swiss forever changed their
Miyano is the only conventional CNC lathe designed
for production machining and unmanned operation. These special design characteristics include
high rigidity spindles, hand scraped slideways, and a platform style construction of the machine
bed – all traditions that Miyano has passed down to the present day. LEARN MORE...
Norman Noble, Inc. Purchases MCC’s 10,000th
Concentric Corporation customer, Norman Noble, Inc. was presented with a
special award for the purchase of Marubeni Citizen-Cincom’s 10,000th machine sold in North America, at
MCC’s 2015 Open House in Allendale, NJ. Pictured (left to right) are Noble's President Chris
Noble, Concentric's President Marc Klecka, Noble's Process Development Center Manager Scott Rymer, and
MCC President Kenji Yamashita. Here’s to 10,000 more!
Concentric Customer Copen Machine Featured in
Production Machining Magazine!
Introducing the latest combination of Citizen and Miyano advanced technologies. The ultra-efficient 2"
capacity BNE-51MSY machine features two 12-station turrets (all live capable w/ Y-axis on upper). Live
tools have 25 Nm of torque! Reduce your cycle times substantially with Citizen's proprietary multi-axis
superimposition control technology that allows the BNE-51MSY's 2 turrets to function as 3 turrets. 3
tools in the cut is a reality! It truly includes the best of both Citizen and Miyano worlds, as the
BNE-51MSY incorporates Miyano's trademark box ways and rigid, quality construction into its design.
Production mill-turn's simply don't get better than this! Watch in the above video as we machine 2
threads and turn, all simultaneously.
Now Selling MiJET “Clean Parts, Clean Air”
The MiJET unit, powered by air, is used near CNC machines or inspection stations to clean oil
and chips from parts, then capture them with vacuum into a container for recycling. Watch this
video and contact us for more information!
It Doesn’t Get Better than the Citizen L20XII
for Your Medical Parts!
Capability. Capability. Capability. The new Citizen L20XII can do it all
with its fully integrated B-axis live tool block. Mounted on the gang tool slide, this B-axis tool
block features 4 front/4 back-working live tool spindles. Oh, and that's not all. The L20XII is now
convertible between guide bushing and non-guide bushing functionality. In NGB mode, we can now go
up to 1” bar capacity.
Check out video of the new L20XII in action!
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