• 23201 NE 10th Ave Ridgefield, WA 98642
  • Mon - Fri: 7:30 - 4:00
  • 360.887.3193
  • info@schurmanmfg.com

Chevalier FVL-1600VTC – CNC Vertical Lathe

Chevalier FVL-1600VTC – CNC Vertical Lathe w/ C-Axis & Milling

fvl1600vtc+cThe series is perfect for heavy-duty turning, milling, boring, grinding, drilling and thread-cutting applications. The Y model is designed for key-slot milling of large-sized and/or heavy work pieces or work pieces made of east-iron, steel and cast iron. And with the optional live tooling function, the series offers additional flexible machining capabilities to make more complex work pieces with one machine.

Specs:

  • Table Diameter: 63″
  • Max Swing/Cutting Dia: 78.7″
  • Max Turning Height: 53″
  • Max Table Load: 22,000 lbs.
  • Spindle Speed: 25-2500RPM
  • Z Axis Stroke: 35.4″
  • Y Axis Stroke: 39.4″
  • W Axis Stroke: 31.4″
  • Z Axis Rotation Speed: 3.33RPM
  • C Axis Cutting Feedrate: 0-1200 degrees/min
  • XZ Axis Rapid Traverse: 393ipm
  • Y Axis Rapid Traverse: 236ipm
  • XYZ Cutting Feedrate: 51ipm
  • Box Way Structure
  • Table Size: Up to 1998.9mm (78.7″)
  • Max. Workpeice Weight: Up to 12,000Kg (30,000 lbs.)
  • Transmission: 2-Speed Gearbox
  • Table Motor: Up to 75kW (100 HP)
  • Live Tooling, C-Axis and Y-Axis Available
  • Tool Capacity: 12 Carousel – VTC Series
  • 16 Carousel – VTC+C Series
  • X/Z-Rapid: 10 m/min (393ipm)

For further information about our capabilities, please contact us.

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APPLY NOW: Manual Machinists

Thank you for your interest in Schurman Machine, Inc career opportunities.  We are a growing machine shop looking for people who want to grow with it.

Job Title

Journeyman Machinist ($25+ / Hr DOE)

Job Summary

Manufactures a variety of parts, sub-assemblies or tools by utilizing VBM’s, HBM’s, & Lathes machines available per the outlined instructions, prints, or quality information within the allocated time.

Essential Functions

  • Sets up machines proficiently for each job
  • Works from prints or drawings to produce a variety of items
  • Produces precision parts within the allocated time listed on job traveler
  • Inspects machining operations and finished products against specified tolerances, using precision measuring tools
  • Keeps quality records for each job
  • Keeps machinery and tooling in good working order, according to daily, weekly, & monthly maintenance schedule
  • Maintains personal quality tooling required to do the job per Schurman Machine tooling outline
  • Presentable appearance and maintains personal tooling in a way that is clean and organized
  • Calculates feeds & speeds on machinery for jobs

Qualifications

  • Graduate of a technical school, a full apprenticeship program, or a completion of in-company four-year training program to satisfaction of training committee
  • 5 to 7 years of on the job experience operating large lathes, horizontal & vertical boring mills
    • 10′ or larger VTL’s
    • Horizontal boring mills – 6′ to 8′ work envelopes
  • Able to setup one-off parts efficiently & without supervision
    • Able to work independently, responsible, & reliable
  • Proficient blueprint reading skills & trigonometry
  • Proficient with quality tools required to do the job
  • Must have your own Machinist Tools & basic inspection tools (calipers, micrometer, edge finder, dial indicator)
  • ***MUST PASS DRUG TEST PRIOR TO HIRE***

Physical Requirements

  • Visual acuity to read directions, blueprints, and inspect machined parts closely
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate machinery
  • Physical ability to do the work required with frequent stooping and bending
    • Maneuver up/down ladders & in/around large parts on machine
  • Physical strength to lift up to 50 lbs on a routine basis

Work Benefits

We offer competitive wages and a comprehensive package, making available the following benefits for each full-time employee (40 hrs/week after initial 60 day probation period):

  • Medical, Dental, & Life Insurance (eligible after 60/days)
  • 401K (with company match after 6-months)
  • Paid Vacation (1 week after a year, 2 weeks after 2 years, 3 weeks after 5 years)
  • Paid Personal Time (3 days per year)
  • Paid Holidays (seven major holidays)
  • Full Tuition Reimbursement (for approved work-related courses)
  • Career Advancement Opportunities, including cross-training experience
  • Hours: 7:30AM to 4:00PM, Monday thru Friday

How to Apply

  1. Fill out a Job Application Form
  2. E-mail your resume for our review, attaching your application to the e-mail
  3. If you prefer, you can drop off your application/resume in our office (address)
  4. It is our hiring/interview policy that we contact you if we would like for you to come in for an interview

Thank you for your interest in our company, and continue to check our site for new and updated listings.

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APPLY NOW: CNC Machinists

Job TitleCNC Machinist ($22+ / Hr DOE)

Job Summary

Manufacture a variety of parts, sub-assemblies or machinery, utilizing horizontal & vertical CNC’s, per the outlined instructions, prints, or quality information within the allocated time.

Essential Functions

– Sets up machines proficiently for each job
– Works from prints or drawings to produce a variety of items
– Produces precision parts within the allocated time listed on job traveler
– Inspects machining operations and finished products against specified tolerances, using precision measuring tools
– Keeps quality records for each job
– Keeps machinery and tooling in good working order, according to daily, weekly, & monthly maintenance schedule
– Maintains personal quality tooling required to do the job per Schurman Machine tooling outline
– Presentable appearance and maintains personal tooling in a way that is clean and organized
– Calculates feeds & speeds on machinery for jobs

Qualifications

– Graduate of a technical school, a full apprenticeship program, or a completion of in-company four-year training program to satisfaction of training committee
– Five to seven years of on the job experience operating large horizontal & vertical CNC mills
– Able to setup one-off parts efficiently & without supervision
– Able to work independently, responsible, & reliable
– Proficient blueprint reading skills & trigonometry
– Proficient with quality tools required to do the job
– Proficient in G-Code
– Must have your own Machinist Tools & basic inspection tools (calipers, micrometer, edge finder, dial indicator)
– Must Pass Drug Test prior to hire

Physical Requirements

  • Visual acuity to read directions, blueprints, and inspect machined parts closely
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate machinery
  • Physical ability to do the work required with frequent stooping and bending
  • Maneuver up/down ladders & in/around large parts on machine
  • Physical strength to lift up to 50 lbs. on a routine basis

Work Benefits

We offer competitive wages and a comprehensive package, making available the following benefits for each full-time employee (40 hrs/week after initial 60 day probation period):

  • Medical, Dental, & Life Insurance (eligible after 60/days)
  • 401K (with company match after 6-months)
  • Paid Vacation (1 week after a year, 2 weeks after 2 years, 3 weeks after 5 years)
  • Paid Personal Time (3 days per year)
  • Paid Holidays (seven major holidays)
  • Full Tuition Reimbursement (for approved work-related courses)
  • Career Advancement Opportunities, including cross-training experience
  • Hours: 7:30AM to 4:00PM, Monday thru Friday

How to Apply

  1. Fill out a Job Application Form
  2. E-mail your resume for our review, attaching your application to the e-mail
  3. If you prefer, you can drop off your application/resume in our office (address)
  4. It is our hiring/interview policy that we contact you if we would like for you to come in for an interview

Thank you for your interest in our company, and continue to check our site for new and updated listings.

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New Nomura CNC Horizontal Boring Machine

Nomura HBA-135P-R5

CNC Planer Type w/ Rotary Table Horizontal Boring & Milling Machine

We currently are installing this machinery and expect it to be up and running in Early December 2013. For further information about our capabilities, please contact us.

Nomura HBA-135PR5

Newly installed @ Schurman Machine in December 2013

Specs:

  • Spindle Dia. 5.31”
  • Spindle Speed 3,000 rpm
  • X/Y/Z Travel 118”x 90”x 55”
  • Spindle Travel 27.5”
  • Table Size 71”x 79”
  • Load Capacity 33,000 lbs
  • Drive Motor 60 HP
  • Torque 2,922 ft.lb.
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Open House – Sept 14th

As an appreciation to all of our customers, long-time, new, and prospective, we would like to extend an invitation to our open house.  The event is on Friday, September 14th, between the hours of 11am and 2pm.  We will have food in the form of sandwiches, fruits, salads, and drinks on hand.

We will have three of our machines highlighted for the open house:

  • Makino A99 CNC HMC
  • Femco BMC-11CR2 CNC HMC
  • Cincinati Vertical Boring Mill

We will be doing demonstrations on these machines, as well as showing the type of work that we do at our shop.

There will also be a raffle for prizes at the end of the open house, with gifts including gift cards, local wines, and such.

If you are interested in showing up to our event, we welcome you to send us an e-mail to corey@schurmanmfg.com, letting us know you will be showing.

 

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Who is Schurman Machine?

“over 50 years of service”

We are pleased to welcome you to our website.  Our website is full of information that will help introduce you to who we are and what we do.  We are here to help and look forward to working with you.

We have made a strong presence in our market and are continuously striving for a prosperous future for ourselves and our customers.  It is our mission to be the best in our field of expertise and you will quickly realize that when you choose us.

Please feel free to look around our site to learn more about us and what we can offer you to help meet your needs.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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CTE – A Multiple-ton Rebuild

Written By Bill Kennedy

Cutting Tool Engineering Magazine October 2009 / Volume 61 / Issue 10

Schurman Machine Inc., Ridgefield, Wash., started in the 1950s by providing machining services to farmers, loggers and other customers with large parts and equipment. Over a half century later, the shop has reinvented itself in response to changes in markets and industrial technology while still maintaining a focus on efficient machining of large components. For example, the shop has seen its business of modifying and repairing large components for wind-power generators grow.

A recent example is the shop’s rebuild of a 5-ton bearing assembly that supports a shaft driven by two 10,000-hp electric motors at a steel rolling mill.

Babbitted Bearing

In this 5-ton bearing assembly rebuilt by Schurman Machine, removing the top half of outer housing reveals a cast-steel bearing carrier and the thin Babbitt bearing it contains.

The heart of the assembly was a 26 “-ID, 22 “-deep × ¼ “-thick plain Babbitt bearing mounted in a 39½ “-dia., two-piece cast steel bearing carrier. The carrier’s OD had a spherical contour machined to match an identical shape inside the bearing’s massive steel outer housing. The spherical mating surfaces enabled the bearing carrier to move back and forth and from side to side inside the housing. In use, the bearing and housing are filled with oil and “when it’s running, everything floats on a film of high-pressure oil,” said Project Manager Scott Beaudoin.

A complete inspection of the assembly as received from the customer revealed galling, fettering and out-of-round conditions among the bearing components. General Manager Matt Houghton determined it would be necessary to “take out the Babbitt bearing and repour and re-machine it, do cleanup on the OD of the bearing carrier, then weld up the ID of the outer housing and re machine the factory clearances to fit the carrier.”

Babbitt bearings came into use in the mid-19th century. The Babbitt alloy usually contains lead, tin, zinc or copper. The base metal is soft and easily damaged, but the alloy contains hard crystals that are exposed as the softer metal wears. The crystals become the bearing surface while the worn areas between them hold and convey lubricant.

Houghton acknowledged that while Babbitt bearings are old-fashioned, they are still used in many industrial applications. A bearing of this size usually has to be repaired instead of replaced because finding or manufacturing a new plain bearing would be too expensive and time-consuming.

Schurman removed the old bearing from the carrier and fabricated the molds, pouring apparatus and fixturing to cast a new one. “For the mold, you have to have pieces you can mechanically take apart to get it off the Babbitt,” Beaudoin said. “We rolled steel, then bolted it together,” noting that the mold comprised eight separate parts. The carrier consisted of two bolt-together semicircular segments, and the shop molded half the bearing separately in each segment. Each half bearing required 5 gal. of Babbitt—a big pour.

Because Babbitt shrinks as it cools, the mold was engineered to leave 3⁄8 ” of extra stock on the bearing ID and 6 “-long risers of excess alloy on each end of the bearing. “You have the Babbitt hanging out past the steel,” Houghton said. “Then you have to machine it off to the base metal on each half of the carrier so you have two halves that you can bolt together.”

Schurman milled the excess Babbitt on a 5-axis CNC Femco horizontal boring machine using a 4 “-dia. facemill tooled with carbide inserts. The cutter ran at 1,200 rpm and a feed rate of 50 ipm, with a final pass at 25 ipm to enhance the surface finish.

The carrier halves were then bolted together and the round bearing/carrier unit was put on a vertical boring machine for milling to square the bearing faces relative to the bore.

Next, the carrier was moved back to the HBM to machine the spherical contour on its OD. “We had to cleanup the outside of the inner section before we knew what we should bore on the ID of the housing,” Houghton said. Cleanup of the spherical contour on the carrier OD involved removal of 0.030 ” of material. The machine table turned 360° at about 20 ipm. A 1 ” inscribed-circle button cutter, running at 2,500 rpm, machined the contour as the machine spindle moved in the X, Y and Z axes. Machining the bearing carrier’s spherical OD consumed 2½ days of continuous, lights-out operation. “To get a good finish with the button cutter, step-over was only about 0.020 “,” Beaudoin said.

The dimensions of the newly machined carrier OD determined the parameters for machining the main housing’s ID, with the goal of re-establishing the original clearances of 0.011 ” to 0.015 “. The shop cut the housing ID’s spherical radius on the HBM with a custom tool fitted with round inserts. Machining time consumed 40 hours.

Up to this point, the Babbitt bearing surface had remained in its as-cast condition. “We left it that way because with all the handling of the part, it is really hard to keep from putting a ding in this soft material,” Beaudoin said. The shop then put the carrier on the VBM and rough bored the bearing ID to within 0.030 ” per side of the final diameter. Then the two bearing halves were taken apart and put back on the HBM, where endmills and a slitting cutter machined slots, grooves and reliefs in the bearing face for clearance and oil flow.

Finally, the halves were reassembled and the carrier went back on the VBM for finish boring. Tolerance for the final bore was ±0.005 “. Beaudoin said the tolerance left some extra material on the bearing surface because the customer “didn’t know what condition their main drive shaft was going to be in. The extra material will permit the customer to hand scrape the bearing for final fit if necessary.” A day of setup and 8 hours of machining were required to finish the bearing ID.

“The key to producing a heavy part is getting it up on the machine and set up right,” Beaudoin said. “Most of the time, that’s the complicated part of the job—not the actual machining.”

Schurman Machine is getting ready to handle even bigger parts. Within the last year, the shop acquired and rebuilt an Ingersoll Machine Tools planer mill with a 36 ‘-long × 101 “-wide table and 56 ” capacity in the Z-axis. Working with local integrator Applied Motion Systems Inc., Vancouver, Wash., the shop customized a 3-axis CNC, and the former single-point machine now features three heads and 3-axis capability. Schurman Machine is fielding inquiries from potential customers in the pump and valve, wind power and heavy construction industries. CTE

For more information about Schurman Machine Inc. call (360) 887-3193 or visit www.schurmanmfg.com.

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JobBoss Software Testimonial

Paul Schurman Machine in Washington state is a small but versatile job shop known for offering good value on challenging jobs. Their specialty is complete machinery repair. The company’s full service machine shop uses the latest CNC machining and turning technology on jobs ranging from close tolerance components to large machined assemblies. They also do fabrication of heavy industrial equipment, specialty machines, and shaft assemblies.

In 1998, when Matt Houghton took over as general manager at Paul Schurman Machine in Ridgefield, WA, he sought out manufacturing software that would best fit a job shop. “After comparing systems, the best overall fit was JobBOSS,” says Houghton.  “For me, it’s the thoroughness and flexibility of the system-to know I can take a job from start to finish and it will be complete. If it’s a repeat job, I can pull it from templates, which makes it very simple.”

This 20-person shop specializes in repair of large equipment and excels at large fabrication and machining– 60% paper mill-related. With hundreds of complex jobs open at once, Houghton values the system’s integration. As owner as well as general manager, he likes the range and depth of JobBOSS reports. “We’re a small company yet we use so many of the reports,” he says. “I use the Foreman’s Report every day, all the GL (General Ledger) and AR (Accounts Receivable) reports.  I can plan cash flow each week using the various reports.”

Continuous learning has also been key to their success. At some companies, Houghton says employees are thrown into using software without adequate training. “Employees need training and discussion. They need to go to JobBOSS conferences, look at the JobBOSS web site, look at the upgrades. You get what you put into it,” says Houghton.

With the improving economy, JobBOSS is making a big difference at Paul Schurman Machine. Houghton says, “JobBOSS has grown on the employees who use it in our shop, and they wouldn’t know what to do without it. It is now truly a “a part of our shop…  As for benefits, efficiency has gone up. So has our ability to see real time where we’re at.  Last year was very good. This year is going to be incredible.”

For more information contact www.schurmanmfg.com

As published by Exact JobBoss on their website

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Paul Schurman Obituary

Paul Eugene Schurman, 86, a 60-year resident of Ridgefield, WA, died peacefully at home January 31, 2007. Born November 29, 1920 to Frank and Evangeline (Eckert) Schurman, Paul was raised on a farm in La Center, WA and graduated from La Center High School. He was deeply interested in clock and watch repair along with preserving antique farm equipment. Paul enjoyed using the old equipment, and his steam traction engines have been in many parades and at the Clark County Fair for many decades. He worked as a machinist in Portland, OR during WWII and furthered this by starting his own machine business in Ridgefield in 1957. ‘Paul Schurman Machine’ is still being run by Paul’s oldest son, Alan, and Alan’s daughter and son-in-law. Paul also served on the board of Pioneer School District, and was a member of the National Clock & Watch Association, and the Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association. Paul was preceded in death by his first wife, Edith (Hatfield) Schurman; daughter, Nancy Anne; brother, Clyde Schurman; and his sister, Helen Barclay. He is survived by his wife, Sue; sister, Florence; children, Alan, Frank, Dale, Lisa, Keith, and Misty; foster son, Cliff Benson; 16 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 4, 2007, 3:00pm, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel, Vancouver, WA 98684. Memorials can be given to Antique Implements Society, Brooks, OR, c/o Alan Schurman, 23100 NE 10th Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642.

as published in the Columbian on February 2, 2007

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