LMC Workholding is now offering Alpine Metal Tech GmbH products in North America for the alloy wheel manufacturing industry. Alpine Metal Tech, part of Montana Tech Components AG, offers products worldwide under the leading brand names of Numtec and MAKRA. Numtec supplies machines and devices for the production of aluminum passenger car wheels with a primary focus on the handling, coding, identifying and measuring of the wheel at various stages of the manufacturing process. MAKRA machines provide aluminum wheel testing and enable aluminum wheel producers, inspection authorities, and automobile manufacturers to ensure that all standards, regulations, and safety requirements are fulfilled.
One such machine is the MAKRA Impact Test Machine. Accident research demands that automobile wheels survive under the heaviest of loads. The MAKRA Impact Test Machine simulates these extreme conditions. By selecting the desired amount of weight to be dropped, the drop height, and the angle of the wheel at impact, a wide range of conditions can be simulated. These conditions include striking a curb or hitting a pot hole.
“We’re delighted to be able to work with Alpine Metal Tech. Our LMC wheel chucks keep us very close to the wheel industry and these new products are a great addition,” said Jay Duerr, President of LMC Workholding.
Founded in 1916, LMC Workholding offers engineering, manufacturing and a full range of products including high quality chucks and cylinders along with special workholding devices, including aluminum wheel chucks, high volume machining power chucks and fixtures, standard and special hydraulic steady rests, special application and large cast type manual steady rests, and Chandox brand chucks and cylinders.
Contact LMC Workholding, P.O. Box 7006, Logansport, IN 46947-7006, Telephone 574-735-0225, Fax 574-722-6559.