New 5-Axis Multi-Tasking Manufacturing System
Milling, turning and grinding on the same machine platform all coupled with 5 axis unmanned performance. Royell's latest acquisition in automation is a Matsuura Cublex-35 which features 35 pallet stations. This equipment offers the ability to not only mill and turn but also grind to high tolerance with 5-Axis 20,000 rpm milling and a 3000 rpm C-Axis turning feature. The primary focus will be to support close tolerance passenger door components machined from titanium and stainless steel.
Nov 5, 2012
Royell adds Fanuc robotic handling to automate its high volume programs
The addition of a RoboDrill machining cell will enable parts to be conveyor fed both in and out of the machining station for unattended production. This is another step toward full automation of aircraft interiors parts manufacturing process that will enable Royell to drive down costs. Less handling and increasing throughput to help meet cost competitive requirements in this global market.
Oct 19, 2012
Royell adds turn/milling capability to support 787 door program
Royell has added a Doosan Puma 2100SY turn centre with milling in the Y axis. This machine comes with a full C axis sub-spindle and a bar feeder.
Jun 22, 2012
Final phase of new 5-Axis Flexible Manufacturing System installed
Royell has successfully installed the fourth and final phase of it's new 5-Axis Flexible Manufacturing System. The completed aluminum machining cell configuration consists of 4 CNC machines tied together by a 44 pallet system that feed material 24 hours a day with minimal supervision. This is a further step toward manufacturing automation that is gradually replacing the more conventional stand alone CNC machines.
Apr 6, 2012
Third phase of new 5-Axis Flexible Manufacturing System installed
Royell has successfully installed the third phase of it's new 5-Axis Flexible Manufacturing System. The completed aluminum machining cell configuration will involve 4 machines tied together by a 44 pallet system that will feed material 24 hours a day with minimal supervision. This is a further step toward manufacturing automation that is gradually replacing the more conventional stand alone CNC machines.
Sep 7, 2011
Royell introduces 7-Axis scanning capability into its QC department
The Romer Absolute Arm 7-Axis "SI" series with integrated laser scanner delivers the convenience of a fully integrated 3D scanning solution. The scanner is permanently incorporated into the seventh axis, and weight counterbalance for ergonomics and ease of use. Single button automatic laser power control allows scanning of different surface types with over 8 feet of travel. No warm up time and no homing procedures means an operator can be up and scanning in just momentâ€™s greatly increasing throughput in inspection.
Dec 20, 2010
Royell Adds More Capability
Royell has purchased a new HAAS VF7 vertical machining center with a full 4th axis. This machine will be part of a three machine, self sufficient work cell that will support a new program for Boeing on the 747-8.
Machine travel capacity:
- X-Axis 84" (2134mm)
- Y-Axis 32" (813mm)
- Z-Axis 30" (762mm)
- 10,000rpm high-torque spindle
Dec 9, 2010
Royell Adds High Speed Extrusion Machining
The CHIRON MPS-15 allows the use of bar profiles with a cross-section of max 150 x 150 mm. This machining centre can also be used for machining profiles ranging from small parts to endlessly long parts in a single machining operation. Since the feed movement can be programmed to reduce the distance between two work pieces as much as possible, there is hardly any loss of material. Work pieces of all lengths can be machined from bars. As different clamping jaws can be easily manufactured for different profiles, users can benefit from a cost-effective clamping concept. No other machining centre in the world offers such a high level of flexibility. The fully enclosed coolant-proof working area with smooth, steep walls guarantees perfect chip flow. CHIRON is known worldwide for an incredibly quick tool change in only 0.9s with the patented basket changer.
Aug 23, 2010
Royell adds the capability to broach and cut internal splines.
Having the ability to broach in-house will greatly reduce manufacturing lead times on our 787 program compared to existing outsourced methods. This capability further adds to the Royell plan to be support its customers through internal processes and help reduce lead times and risk on higher volume programs.
American Tri-Way 4 Ton Broach Machine
Adjustable 24" stroke
Broaching and Internal Spline capability
Jun 17, 2010
Royell adds another press to its sheet metal fabrication capabilities.
Although this press will be used primarily to support an interior stowage bin contract for Boeing, this program only requires a small percentage of the overall capacity. Royell has been adding to its non core activities to be able to offer its customers a more integrated support under one roof.
88 Ton HWAIL Gap Frame Mechanical Stamping Press
39" x 23" Bolster work area
May 12, 2010
Royell installs second phase of its new 5-axis Flexible Manufacturing System
Royell has successfully installed the second phase of its new 5-axis Flexible Manufacturing System and once completed, this multi-million dollar investment will consist of four Machining Centers.
The completed configuration will be tied together by a 44 pallet system to stock and feed material 24 hours a day. This system is currently tooled and efficiently manufacturing wing rib components from aluminum plate.
Oct 26, 2009
Royell is installing the first phase of its new 5-axis Flexible Manufacturing System
Royell is installing the first phase of its new 5-axis Manufacturing System. Once complete this multi-million dollar investment will consist of four Machining Centers three of which will be 5-axis Vertical and the fourth a 4-axis Horizontal.
The completed configuration will be tied together by a 44 pallet system to stock and feed material 24 hours a day. This system is designed to efficiently manufacture aluminum parts from bar, plate and forgings.
Jul 15, 2008
Royell's further facilities expansion will be completed this summer
Royell's further facilities expansion will be completed this summer to house the installation of the latest in 5-axis machining technology and support equipment. This expansion will also free up an additional 7000 sq ft of floor space to increase assembly capability.
May 15, 2008
Another Perfect Score
Royell has repeated an achievement from last year and recorded another perfect score on the annual ISO9000:2000 + AS9100B audit! This is a testament to the continuous improvement and training that has become a way of life throughout the company. A job well done by all and keep up the excellent work.
Oct 29, 2007
Royell has purchased a 5 Axis CNC Grinder
This purchase will not only support our production shop floor with fast turn around cutter regrinds but will enable the manufacturing of new cutters including special profiles for difficult part machining.
- Efficient single-tool and large volume production capability
- Three automatic tool loading options
- Double-ended spindle gives the freedom of using up to eight wheels on a job.
Aug 24, 2007
First of Four CNC Machines Installed to Support the 787 Program
We have installed the first of four horizontal CNC machines to support Boeing on the 787 program.
These machines will be installed in staged intervals as the airplane build rate grows and will form a dedicated manufacturing cell.
A family of titanium parts will be manufactured and delivered at the required frequency in kit form to support production.
Feb 19, 2007
Royell Increases its Sheet Metal Capabilities Including Hydro Forming
Over the last few months Royell has steadily increased its sheet metal capabilities to support spares, production and kitting requirements.
This capability includes a new Lawson 4-Post Hydro Form Press with a useful 320 Ton pressure which can form parts up to 18 inch x 40 inch. The Punch Press is a 60 Ton Bliss and will support production requirements.
Feb 5, 2007
A Perfect Score
We achieved a perfect score on our recent ISO9000:2000 + AS9100B audit! This was somewhat of a surprise to us since our team that works continually developing better and leaner systems believe that the best is yet to come. Over the last ten years we have implemented a lean enterprise that includes leading edge technologies on the shop floor such as wireless communications to achieve work cell visibility and parts tracking. We have also developed our own software applications that not only manage these tasks but is also web based to help manage our supply chain from anywhere with an Internet connection.
Nov 24, 2006
Royell offices expanded to improve employee comfort and work flow
To prepare the company for future growth and to maximize the flow pattern of administrative functionality our offices have been totally remodeled and expanded to 6000 sq ft.
The new look is an open concept design with many filing options removed from the work floor and wall mounted at convenient levels. The addition of two new conference rooms along with an updated training room complete with the latest digital equipment will support our long term plans. The final part of this 2006 expansion is an additional 2500 sq ft which will be the future center for our supply chain management activities.
Oct 30, 2006
Royell Increases Production and Spares Machining Capacity
Royell has increased machining capacity within the Spares and Aircraft Modification manufacturing business unit with the addition of a new CNC machining center for volume part run sizes.
HAAS VF-4 vertical machining center with a 10,000 rpm 40 taper spindle and 50 x 20 x 25 inch table travel for aluminum work.
Also adding (2) HAAS VF-3YT vertical machining centers with 7,500 rpm 50 taper spindles and 40 x 26 x 25 inch table travel. These are compact machines with good rigidity for hard metal machining. One machine will be used to support titanium parts roughing before finishing on our FMS whilst the other will machine complete complex titanium and inconel fittings. Both these machines are fitted with full 4 axis capability.
May 31, 2006
Another High Speed Cell Added to Support Aluminum Parts Manufacture
Royell has added a further Kitamura high speed horizontal machining cell for medium sized parts manufacture. This super fast palletized machine is a simultaneous 4 Axis ultra precision machining center with spindle speeds up to 20,000 RPM and feed rates of 2,000 ipm. This equipment has been purchased to support the initial ramp up on a new multi year aircraft program.
May 30, 2006
Royell Adds Further Hard Metal Machining Capability
Royell has added a further hard metal machining center to support its customers increasing build rates. This latest piece of equipment is a Mitsubishi M-H60D 4-Axis Horizontal Machining Center. This heavy duty machine has impressive accuracy and repeatability +/- .001 mm (0.00004") will used primarily to support our customers titanium and stainless steel parts requirements.
Feb 24, 2006
Royell Building To Meet Growing Demands
Royell is adding 10,000 sq ft of additional floor space to meet customer requirements and the continual growth in sheet metal fabrication and assembly.
"Our direction to develop our integration capabilities to support our customers growing supplier management and product integration needs has resulted in this shop floor expansion" says Jamie Yelle President and General Manager.
In the last 12 months Royell has grown not only its machining capability with the addition of (2) new high speed cells but also its sheet metal capability to support its spares and kitting requirements. This added floor space will enable further growth in these key areas of customer kitting and assembly.
Nov 21, 2005
New High Speed Cell Added To Aluminum Machining Capability
Royell has added to its aluminum machining capability with new high speed horizontal machining cell for medium sized parts manufacture. This super fast palletized machining cell is a simultaneous 4 Axis ultra precision machining center with spindle speeds up to 22,000 RPM and blazing feed rates of 2,000 ipm. This equipment has been purchased to support our customers future projected aircraft build rates.
Jun 22, 2005
Royell Spares and Conversions Support MBU Expands Its Capability
Royell has increased its inhouse capability to support their customers by adding not only more fabrication equipment but more importantly skilled personnel. With the addition of extrusion Hot Joggling, Stretching, Shrinking and Straightening capability Royell has also hired one of the best people in Mark Teeters to handle these activities on the shopfloor.
Jan 1, 2005
Royell adds fourth High Speed 4 Axis Horizontal Machining Center
What started as a single machining cell brings in total to four machines of the exact same make, type and size. This manufacturing cell is used primarily for the production of a family of aluminum parts. This additional capacity allows for redundancy and added customer satisfaction that we are prepared for program growth as the industry gears up.
Dec 1, 2004