Marubeni Citizen-Cincom and Citizen Machinery America Will Present the CINCOM L20 Type VIII at EASTEC 2006

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Marubeni Citizen-Cincom (MCC) and Citizen Machinery America (previously Brookdale Associates) are proud to present the CINCOM L20 Swiss-type lathe at EASTEC 2006, Booth #1205.

Marubeni Citizen-Cincom (MCC) and Citizen Machinery America (previously Brookdale Associates) are proud to present the CINCOM L20 Swiss-type lathe at EASTEC 2006, Booth #1205.

MCC, renowned for their CINCOM family of Swiss-type turning centers, recently acquired Brookdale Associates who was a leading distributor for MCC for more than 20 years. With the cooperation of the MCC Tech Center, they have developed many tooling accessories, including the Cool Blaster high pressure pumps, which have made CINCOM products more productive.

The synergy between the two companies will bring value added engineering capabilities to MCC distributors and customers throughout North America. This will be apparent as they join together at EASTEC in presenting CINCOM Swiss-type lathes and barloaders.

The new L20 series is the fastest and most efficient 7-axis Swiss-type lathe ever developed by Citizen and must be seen to appreciate its speed and tooling flexibility. This latest seventh generation L20 machine is far more advanced than the previous L-series lathes, thus enabling faster machining operations while reducing non-cutting idle time by 40%. The new Mitsubishi Meldas 700LC control offers quick and smooth parts manufacturing. This is nearly 3 times faster than our earlier conventional machines.

In an ID/OD tooling operation or thread cutting operation, moving another axis can start without waiting before the movement of the other axis is complete. This process alone can reduce wasted time and provide optimum operation by 40-50%. There is also no need to wait for the spindle to decelerate then stop at a zero point before indexing. Spindle indexing can now be achieved instantaneously from a high speed rotation then stop directly at the desired degreed position.

The modular concept of the L20 (offered in 3 models types) can support a wide variety of machining processes depending on your current or future parts machining requirements. When only turning is required the L20 type V offers 5 turning tools on the gang plate with no live tools. As future live tool needs are required, the type V model can be upgraded by purchasing additional live tool holders that easily fit into the existing gang tool plate. The L20 type VII offers 5 turning and 5 live rotary tools (cross milling/drilling) on the gang plate. When cross machining is required three cross spindles (standard on the type VIII model) can be mounted totaling eighteen tools, five turning, seven rotary, and six drilling tools.

MCC is headquartered in Allendale, NJ, and maintains sales-service offices in both California and Illinois, supporting a nationwide network of 26 distributors located throughout the United States.

CMA occupies the same Brookdale facility and continues to operate with the same sales, service and engineering personnel providing continued service to the New England customers on Citizen, Wasino and Eurotech products.

Together, MCC and CMA strive to continue to make CINCOM machines the most widely accepted Swiss-type turning centers in the world. These machines are used extensively to manufacture an array of products, including medical instruments, electronics, fiber optics, automobiles, business machines, aerospace, defense, firearms, tools, valves, fasteners, and many others.

For more information on the new L20 series, as well as the new K16 and the popular M32Y, please visit Booth #1205 at Eastec or go to


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