2014 Mazak QTN 350-II Delivered

QTN 350-II ready to be removed from trailer

QTN 350-II ready to be removed from trailer

Due to increased workload on some of our existing equipment, Southern Machine decided it was time to get another CNC Lathe. From order to delivery took just over one month! On Thursday, the 27th, our brand new Mazak QTN 350-II CNC Lathe was delivered.

QTN 350-II being set in place

QTN 350-II being set in place

In a first for us, the Lathe was unloaded and set in place by Belger Cartage Service, Inc. instead of having Southern Machine employees move the equipment after it was unloaded from the truck.  It went so smoothly, we plan on having all future equipment purchases shipped directly to Belger and then scheduled for installation by them.

This new QTN 350-II Horizontal Lathe supplements Southern Machine’s existing CNC Lathe inventory. Equipped with a 15” chuck and manual steady-rest, the Lathe provides additional capabilities, allowing us to run existing parts more efficiently and new parts Southern Machine previously would have turned down. The new Lathe should serve Southern Machine for many, many years.

Belger loading up after successful move

Belger loading up after successful move

A special thanks to everyone at Belger for helping us out when our normal rigging company cancelled on short notice.  For all of their great effort, Belger is now Southern Machine’s preferred vendor for all equipment moving and installation.  Thanks again!

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