Morris Midwest Announces CNC Machine Tools for Wisconsin Manufacturing and Technology Show

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The Wisconsin-based regional CNC machine tool distributor will display Okuma, Tsugami, Hardinge and Bridgeport machines with live cutting demonstrations in a 2400 square-foot booth at the Wisconsin Manufacturing and Technology Show (WMTS) October 8-10, 2013.

“Our customers include small job shops, large OEMs, and tier one suppliers from virtually every segment of the industry. We are bringing in a top-notch selection of equipment suited for diverse customer needs.”

Morris Midwest will return to the Wisconsin Manufacturing Technology Show, the Midwest’s largest manufacturing event, at the Wisconsin State Park Exposition Center in Milwaukee on October 8-10, 2013. The regional machine tool distributor, a division of Morris Group, Inc., will exhibit machine tools from Okuma, Tsugami, Hardinge, and Bridgeport with live cutting demonstrations in its 2400 square-foot show space, Booth 713.

According to John Murphy, president of Morris Midwest, their display of technology will run the gamut from horizontal lathes to vertical machining centers to multifunction machines for the precision machining of both large and small parts. “Our customers include small job shops, large OEMs, and tier one suppliers from virtually every segment of the industry. We are bringing in a top-notch selection of equipment suited for diverse customer needs.”

On display will be several multifunction lathes from Okuma. The affordably-priced Okuma Genos L400 is an entry-level multifunction machine according to Okuma, but is a solid performer in almost any setting, reports Murphy. It is joined by the Okuma LB3000 EX 2-axis horizontal lathe that offers an array of 66 options that can give it the characteristics of a multifunction lathe. The show model, the LB3000 EX BBMYW, shows off added milling (M), sub-spindle (W) and Y-axis capabilities. At the upper end of Okuma’s multifunction machines is the Okuma Multus Series, represented by the Multus B300-II BB/SB.

Also on display from Okuma will be the Genos M560-V vertical machining center which has drawn crowds at other industry events with its high metal removal cutting demonstrations. The Okuma 2SP-V60 twin-spindle, 4-axis vertical lathe is a highly flexible, high precision, heavy-duty selection for manufacturers of large diameter workpieces, such as brake drums and rotors, hubs, and gears.

Tsugami’s B0326-II and SS20M-5AX should be of special interest to small parts manufacturers, adds Murphy. “The new Tsugami SS20M-5AX multifunction lathe is a show stopper. Designed for precision machining of parts 20mm and smaller in size, it underscores Tsugami’s position as the global leader in machines for small parts. It has 5-axis simultaneous control, vertical machining capabilities, and continuous B-axis movement.”

Rounding out Morris Midwest’s technology display will be two horizontal lathes from the Hardinge GS Series—the GS-51 and GS-250—and the small-footprint, 20 horsepower, Bridgeport GX 300 vertical machining center which delivers up to 99 foot-pounds of torque.

“Our application engineering, parts, service, and productivity team members will be staffing our booth alongside our sales engineers,” says Murphy. “We invite show visitors to stop by our booth to see the technology we’ve assembled and meet our staff.”

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

Morris Midwest, a division of Morris Group, Inc., has offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Roselle, Illinois and employs more than 60 people. It supplies CNC machine tools, tooling and accessories, and related engineering and support services to manufacturers from the automotive, medical, small engine, agriculture, recreational products, energy and other industries in Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is the exclusive regional distributor in those areas, representing Okuma, Tsugami, Hardinge, Bridgeport, Kellenberger, and Jones & Shipman. Morris Midwest distributes Union’s lines of horizontal boring mills and machining centers in Wisconsin.

Morris Group, Inc.,, whose history dates to 1941, is one of the largest machine tool distribution networks in North America. Based in Windsor, Connecticut, the family-owned and operated company employs more than 500 people across fourteen business units in the eastern half of the United States.

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