Inside the Ickler Machine Shop

The Ickler machine shop in St. Cloud, Minnesota, is a world-class facility, fully outfitted with an array of machines, technology, and an expert team of employees, which makes uniquely capable of designing, creating, altering, and repairing just about anything made of metal.

Custom welding, custom steel fabrication, machine repair, precision machine parts, and prototyping are just some of the many projects humming along inside the shop on any given day. Small jobs. Big jobs. Simple jobs. Mind-bendingly complicated jobs. They're all a part of what we do every single day at Ickler.

A good machine shop is about more than just the individuals working hands-on with the materials. It's also about the expert designers, brilliant engineers, and master welders ready to help analyze problems and come up with custom solutions for each job. Modernization in machine shops has given the Ickler team the ability to map out solutions to complex issues before getting to work, and allows us to provide superior equipment and machine repair for our customers.

This may be one of the greatest benefits of working with Ickler - you don’t even need to know the solution to your problem when you come to us. Our team of craftsmen has the hands-on experience and years of knowledge to create custom solutions for projects of all shapes and sizes, and they'll be there to help advise you at every step, from design, to recommend alterations, to the final product.


Machining Equipment & Capabilities

Engine Lathes

Leblonde Regal

  • 16"x48" bed
  • Tapper attachment

Takisawa Acu-turn

  • 18"x72" bed

Leblonde Regal

  • 16"x56" bed
  • Tapper attachment
  • X-Z axis DRO

Bridgeport Tormax

  • 18"x56"
  • X-Z axis DRO

Southbend

  • 30"x132"
  • Tapper attachment

Knee Mills

Bridgeport Series II

  • 15"x32"x16" travel
  • Cat 40 variable speed spindle
  • X-Y-Z power feed
  • Variable speed quell feed
  • X-Y axis DRO

Bridgeport Series I

  • 15"x28"x20" travel
  • Head 4" head extension
  • Dividing head w/ center
  • X-axis power feed
  • Power quill feed

Bridgeport Series I

  • 15"x32"x16"
  • X-axis power feed

Bridgeport Series II

  • 15"x32"x16" travel
  • X-Y axis power feed
  • Power quill feed

Horizontal Mills Boring Mills

Super Mill

  • 24"x36" table
  • 55"x55"x18" travel
  • MT-4 quill
  • X-Y-Z axis DRO
  • Line bore attachment

Meuser M55BF

  • 44"x57"x28" travel
  • MT-4 spidle
  • X-Y-Z axis DRO
  • Rotary table

Meuser M90BFS

  • 55"x40"x49.2" travel
  • MT-50 spindle
  • X-Y-Z axis DRO
  • Rotary table

Horizontal Mill

Kearny & Trecker 550-TF20

  • 18"x96" table
  • 50"x16"x21" travel
  • X-Y-Z power feed
  • NS-50 quill

Vertical Turit Lathe

Bullard V.T.L.

  • 38" swing
  • 24" height
  • 18" head travel
  • 5 place vertical head
  • 4 place horizontal head

Key Strokers

#4 Davis

  • 1/16" to 3/4" key way capacity
  • 15" throat depth
  • 8" max work height

Baker Brothers

  • 1/2" to 1-3/4" key way capacity
  • 24" throat depth
  • 12" max work height

Welders

Tig Welder

  • Miller syncrowave 350LX

Mig Welder

  • Miller millermatic 350P

Plasma Cutter

  • Thermal dynamics pro

Saws

Marvel 8 Mark II

  • 90 deg. Vertical
  • 45 deg. Horizontal
  • Adjustable speed and feed
  • Coolant

Cosen Band Saw

  • 90 deg. to 45deg. cut
  • Coolant

CNC Turning Centers

HAAS SL30T

SWING DIAMETER S.A.E.
Over Front Apron 30"
Over Cross Slide 14.5"
CAPACITIES S.A.E.
Chuck Size 10.0"
Maximum Bar Capacity 3.0"
Between Centers 39.0"
Maximum Cutting Diameter 17.0"
Maximum Cutting Length 34.0"
Max Cutting Length w/ Std Workholding 32.0"
SPINDLE S.A.E.
Maximum Speed 3400 rpm
Torque 300 ft-lb @ 700 rpm
Torque w/ optional transmission 850 ft-lb @ 250 rpm
Max Power Rating 30 hp
Spindle Nose A2-6
Spindle Bore 3.50"
Draw Tube Bore 3.03"
TRAVELS & FEEDRATES S.A.E.
X Axis 11.30"
Z Axis 34.00"
X-Axis Max Thrust 3400 lb
Z-Axis Max Thrust 5400 lb
Rapids on X 710 in/min
TURRET S.A.E.
Number of Tools 12
OD vs ID Tools Any combination
Tool Size (OD turning) 1.0"
Boring Bar Rear Clearance (from turret face) 4.50"
Index Time (one tool) 1 sec
ACCURACY S.A.E.
Positioning 0.0002"
Repeatability 0.0001"
MISCELLANEOUS S.A.E.
Weight 16000 lb
Power Requirement 28 kVA
Volts/Phase 200-250 VAC @ 100 A,
3-phase 60 Hz
Coolant 50 gallon
Air Requirement 4 CFM @ 100 psi
WITH BIG BORE OPTION - CAPACITIES S.A.E.
Chuck Size 15.0"
Maximum Bar Capacity 4.0"
Between Centers 39.0"
Max Cutting Diameter 17.0"
Max Cutting Length 34.0"
Max Cutting Length w/ Std Workholding 31.0"
WITH BIG BORE OPTION - SPINDLE S.A.E.
Max Speed 2400 rpm
Torque 1400 ft-lb @ 150 rpm
w/ optional Transmission Gearbox Standard
Peak Horsepower 40 hp
Spindle Nose A2-8
Spindle Bore 4.62"
Draw Tube Bore 4.06"
Power Requirement 28 kVA
WITH TAILSTOCK OPTION S.A.E.
Taper MT4 (MT5 opt)
Travels 33.5"
Thrust (min) 300 lb
Thrust (max) 1500 lb
LIVE TOOLING SPECIFICATIONS S.A.E.
Speed 3000 rpm
Drive Max Power Rating 5 hp
Drive Ratio 1:1
Brake Diameter 13.25" (21.5" w/Big Bore)
Brake Clamp Force 1000 lb
Tooling Standard 40 mm VDI driven tools

Doosan Puma 300C

Max. Turning Diameter 400 (15.7)
Max. Turning Length 630 (24.8)
Distance btwn centers 690 (27.2)
Draw Tube I.D. 103 (4.05)
Spindle Speed r/min 2800
Travel Distance X-axis / X2-axis 282 (11.1)
Travel Distance Z-axis / Z2-axis 680 (26.8)
Number of Tools std. 12 (10)
Boring Bar Diameter main / sub 50 (2.0)

Doosan Lynx 220M

Swing over bed 23.2"
Swing over carriage 6.69"
Bar work diameter 1.75"
Spindle speed 60-600 r/min
Travel distance X-axis 17.7"
Travel distance Z-axis 13.0"
Rapid traverse X-axis 30 IPM
Rapid traverse Z-axis 36IPM
Table size 1398x2237
Turning tool shank size .75"
Boring holder I.D. 1.25"

CNC Mill

Mazak 510C-II

Table travel 51.18"x21.650"
Spindle taper 40
Max speed 12,000rpm
motor output 15.0hp
Magazine 30 tool holder
Feed axis X=41.34
Y=20.87
Z=20.08

Grinders

Cincinnati Surface Grinder

  • 8" x 16" bed
  • Magnetic chuck
  • X-Y-Z axis power feed
  • Coolant pump

Landis Plain Grinder

  • 4" swing over bed
  • 12" center w/ plunge
  • Auto coolent pump

Miscellaneous

30 Ton Hydraulic press

  • 4 bank drill press stand
  • 4 stage iron worker
  • 8'x12' 10 gauge max sheer
  • 8'x12' 10 gauge max brake
  • 2 ton overhead crane

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