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Machining faculty, students trained on new equipment

Kevin Callahan, applications representative for Trak Machine Tools/Southwestern Industries Inc., walks students through the features of a new Trak CNC Vertical Machining Center in the Automated Manufacturing Lab.
Kevin Callahan, applications representative for Trak Machine Tools/Southwestern Industries Inc., walks students through the features of a new Trak CNC Vertical Machining Center in the Automated Manufacturing Lab.
Students follow along with a sample programming task on the new vertical machining center.
Students follow along with a sample programming task on the new vertical machining center.

Students in the manufacturing engineering technology major – along with faculty – recently received expert training on a Trak VMC7si CNC Vertical Machining Center. The machining center features an innovative control from Siemens Co. Several Trak/Southwestern Industries and Siemens representatives were on hand recently to help introduce the new addition to students in the Automated Machining Lab, a hub of hands-on learning on industry-standard equipment. With Penn College’s purchase of the new vertical machining center, Trak, through distributor Southwestern Industries Inc., donated a Trak 1630 RX CNC Toolroom Lathe and a Trak TMC5 Toolroom Machining Center. Watch PCToday for more on the equipment donation.

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