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Lytron Purchases New Horizontal Machining Center (HMC)

May 10, 2010, Woburn, MA, USA: Lytron announced today that it has purchased a new Mazak HCN 5000-II Horizontal Machining Center (HMC) to improve factory efficiency and increase capacity. The HMC will be used to machine complex cold plates and chassis. The machining center has a pallet length and width of 19.7” (50.0 cm), spindle speeds of 18,000 rpm, maximum work piece size of 31.49" (79.99 cm) diameter and 39.37" (100.00 cm) height, and a maximum weight of 1,542 lbs (699 kg).

"Our goal with the purchase of the Mazak is to deliver the highest quality cold plates and chassis," notes Kathleen Schoonmaker, Lytron’s vice president of operations. "The HMC will reduce the amount of time it takes to machine complex cold plates while ensuring they meet the highest quality and reliability standards." The HMC features a 330 station tool hive and a 16 station pallet manufacturing cell to improve consistency and reduce set up times. For dimensional stability, the HMC will be run using a chiller to tightly control temperatures.

Lytron continuously invests in equipment, technology, people, and processes to improve operations. The company expects record growth in 2010 and double digit growth through 2015. This growth is primarily from sales of cold plates, heat exchangers, cooling systems, and assemblies to original equipment manufacturers in the medical, military/aerospace, power generation, traction, laser, semiconductor, and data center markets.

For more information, please email Communications@Lytron.com or call +1-781-933-7300.

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