Industrial tool manufacturer Suhner Industrial Products (Rome, GA) teamed up with Velocity Products (Huntsville, AL) for the repair and maintenance of SU-matic tooling. Velocity is a distributor of tooling for Okuma (Charlotte, NC), as well as innovative machine tools throughout North America.
Velocity/SU-matic tooling is designed and manufactured by SU-matic (Lupfig, Switzerland),  a worldwide manufacturer of tooling technology. SU-matic works closely with engineers from Okuma when designing new tools. The collaboration ensures flawless tooling performance on lathes, multitasking machines, and machine tools.
Velocity has experienced staff who can maintain tools at the highest standard required by OEM clients. Walter Scheppe has more 30 years of experience in maintaining and repairing tools. He has fixed lathe tooling, angle heads, multi-spindle heads, and specialty tooling. The Velocity/SU-matic Preventive Maintenance Program (PMP) uses the expertise of Scheppe and his team to keep the SU-matic tools running smoothly.
The PMP offers 72-hour inspection turnaround, inspection of radial and axial play, and a six-month guarantee on repairs. In addition, Velocity/SU-matic tooling is guaranteed for two years; at the end of the two years, you can send your tools to the Velocity/SU-matic repair center for inspection and, if needed, return your tools to original factory specifications. The repair center is in Suhner’s new location at 43 Anderson Road, Rome, GA 30161.
“I’m proud for the partnership we have formed with Suhner, as this allows us to provide a timely and high-quality service to Okuma,” said Bob Bauer, vice president of Velocity Products.