Morris Midwest to feature New Technology at the Wisconsin Manufacturing and Technology Show

October 4, 2011 - Morris Midwest will exhibit new technology from Okuma, Hardinge and Bridgeport, Tsugami, MP Systems, Brown & Sharpe, and Velocity Tooling at booth #302 at the Wisconsin Manufacturing and Technology Show.  The show takes place October 4-6 at the Wisconsin Expo Center in West Allis, Wisconsin.  Morris Midwest has offices in Milwaukee and Roselle, Illinois; it distributes machine tools, tooling and accessories, and related engineering and support services to manufacturers in Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Products to be exhibited cover a range of different machine types that will be of interest to a variety of manufacturers, from large OEMs to independent job shops, serving varied industries.

“We look forward to participating in the show; it will be Morris Midwest’s first year as an exhibitor.” stated John Murphy, President of Morris Midwest. “It’s a great venue to meet local manufacturers and showcase our company’s product lines and services.  Our application and service engineers plus several product specialists will be available to answer questions.”

Products slated to be exhibited at the Wisconsin Manufacturing and Technology Show are described below:

Okuma MB4000-H High Speed Horizontal Machining Center

New Product Introduction

The MB-H series machines deliver speed and power in a small footprint. Highly productive with a high speed 15,000 RPM spindle and reduced non-cutting time, the MB-H series is built on the Okuma Thermo-Friendly Concept enabling the machine to predict and counter thermal deformation for improved accuracy.

The MB4000-H features X-Y-Z travels of 22.05 x 22.05 x 24.61 inches.  Pallet size is 15.75  x 15.75 inches.  MB-H models are expandable with modular ATC and APC.  Okuma ‘s THINC OSP control is standard and allows seamless integrations with productivity enhancing technology from many leading partners.  Optional M-Navi software optimizes cutting speeds, further reducing non-cutting time.  

Okuma LB3000EX-BBMYW CNC Lathe

This “big bore” variation of Okuma’s flagship 2-axis lathe is equipped with optional features: (M) Milling, (Y) Y-axis and (W) sub-spindle for multi-tasking.  Built on a high quality box slant bed and a thoroughly tested thermal design, the EX series is able to achieve machining dimensional change over time of less than five microns.

The LB3000EX offers a maximum machining diameter of 16.14” and maximum machining length of 19.69”. With a ball-screw driven tailstock, along with X and Z rapid traverse rates of 984 and 1,181 ipm respectively, the product was created with accuracy and flexibility in mind.

LIVE CUTTING DEMO!  The optional features will be used to demonstrate Okuma’s proprietary gear-hobbing software.

Bridgeport GX1000-OSP Vertical Machining Center

The new GX1000-OSP Vertical Machining Center is unique in the Bridgeport family of mills as it incorporates the Okuma OSP 200 control, encoders, motors and drives to provide more performance capabilities.

The GX Series features a stiff and thermally stable spindle, rigid C-frame fixed column design, and fixed pre-tensioned double nut ball screws on all axes.  With its 10,000 RPM spindle and X-Y-Z travels of 40.16 x 21.21 x 21.25 inches, the GX1000-OSP VMC is a workhorse now made more versatile with the recent addition of its Windows- based Okuma OSP control. 

Hardinge GS 200/66 L (8" Chuck)

Hardinge GS Long-bed turning centers provide outstanding performance at a affordable price. The long bed design is ideal for long shaft-type work and firearms.  

These rigid machines feature a robust one-piece cast iron base, heavy-duty linear guideways and ballscrews, and many standard value-added features—3-jaw chuck, 12-station universal VDI top plate, 40-psi through-tool and headwall coolant, foot switch, chip conveyor interface, air hose with air gun, a swing-out CNC control panel for ease of operation, and much more. Plus the standard Fanuc CNC control includes Manual Guide programming and many value-added features that are offered as options by other machine builders.

Show Special: The GS 200/66L model displayed at the Wisconsin Manufacturing and Technology Show will be reduced in price for sale at the show.  Stop by Booth 750 or contact Morris Midwest for more information.

Tsugami SS26 Chucker Convertible Super Swiss Turn

The SS platform from Tsugami is a flexible, high quality design. Configure the tool zone in minutes. SS Series machines feature live face and cross tools for the main and subspindle. A dual path Fanuc 31i-A CNC slashes cycle time by allowing true simultaneous operation of the main and sub spindle. SS Abile CAD/CAM software is standard with each machine; it utilizes a simple building block concept that facilitates fast print to part production.

The SS26 26mm Super Swiss Turn can be converted from Swiss to conventional turning quickly and easily with an optional chucker kit.  See the SS26 machine a complex demo part with deep cuts, high accuracy, and extreme precision in minutes!

Brown & Sharpe Global Advantage CMM

The Global® Advantage is a flexible, accurate and fast gauging system.  It comes standard with a high performance analog scanning probe, advanced software with CAD and additional capabilities, training and warranty. The Advantage model also includes the highest performance drives of all Global designs, bringing its top acceleration up to 4.3m/s2, for maximum measuring throughput. Global Advantage is part of the popular Global line of CMMs from Brown & Sharpe, a brand of Hexagon Metrology.

MP Systems High Pressure Coolant Systems

R-8 Series Reservoir High Pressure Coolant System

  • RF - Fixed Volume Flow
  • Patented Diaphragm Pump
  • Oil or Water Based Coolants
  • 7.5 HP Main Motor
  • Feed Pump
  • Portable-Rolling Castors
  • 2 Ports Standard, 3rd Optional

Introducing: Driven Tooling from Velocity Products

Stop by Morris Midwest booth #302 to see and learn about a new line of driven tooling from Velocity Products specifically designed for Okuma lathes.

For more information regarding Morris Midwest,  visit or contact Morris Midwest via phone at 414-586-0450 (WI and MI UP) or 630-351-1091 (IL).