Rockford Manufacturing Group Inc.

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Authentic OEM Parts and Tooling

If you are one of the many operations that rely on RMG, Lewis Machine, or Fastener Engineers machinery, you need to know that RMG is the only producer of OEM spare parts and tooling for your machine.  If your current machine is not performing as well as it once did, or as well as you desire, we can provide the parts, the tooling and the expertise to get it back on track.  Our factory trained service technicians can even come to your shop to perform a wide variety of repair tasks and updates.

Lewis Tooling & Parts for S & C Machines:

Rockford Manufacturing Group is the only factory authorized source for Lewis Tooling and Lewis Parts.

RMG and Lewis Straighten and Cut Tooling Lewis Tooling - Even the best machine cannot perform without the correct tooling. For nearly 100 years Lewis Machine has helped producers find the best tooling; material, configuration and size, for their specific application.  In many cases even slight changes to the material composition or tolerances will dramatically affect the finished item and the life of the tool.  Only original Lewis tooling fits right and works right.

Lewis Replacement Parts or Spare Parts -When S & C machines last as long and perform as often as the Lewis straighten and cut machines, replacement parts will be required.  If the original part lasted three decades why replace it with one of questionable design and origin.  The best source for Lewis parts is the original equipment manufacturer, the company that designed the part, specified the features and materials and made the original parts.  Knock-off parts may resemble the OEM item but unless they were made to Lewis factory specifications and tolerances, the fit, finish and performance will not be the same.   If your venerable Lewis straighten and cut  machine is not performing as well as it once did or you are not getting optimum performance, consider fixing or updating it with original Lewis parts.

RMG provides a full compliment of factory authorized Lewis parts and Lewis tooling to maintain your machine at its peak performance.  We have trained personnel available to assist you in the selection of replacement parts.  With factory parts, you are assured that replacement parts are manufactured to the correct specifications, with the correct materials and processes to safely operate the machine.  The fit, finish and performance is the same as the original.

RMG provides valuable services in addition to replacement parts and tooling:

  • Replacement operating and service manuals
  • Specialized straightener die materials
    (Cast Iron, Hard Cast Iron, Amco Bronze, Navy Bronze, Carbide, Polyurethane, Exotic plastic)
  • Carbide cut off dies and knives
  • Custom sizes for close fitting cut off tooling to maximize cut quality
  • Upgrade Kits for drive systems and arbors
  • Upgrades to Clutchless cutter

RMG Tooling & Parts:

Rockford Manufacturing Group is the only factory authorized source for RMG Tooling and RMG Parts.

RMG Tooling - Even the best machine cannot perform without the correct tooling. The RMG machine was specifically designed to straighten and cut a variety of materials and sizes with few tooling changes.  In many cases even slight changes to the tooling material or tolerances will dramatically affect the finished item and the life of the tool.  Only the original RMG tooling fits right and works right.

RMG Replacement Parts or Spare Parts - In the high speed straightening and cutting RMG machines every part was specifically selected or designed and manufactured to perform a critical function. The best source for replacement RMG parts is the original equipment manufacturer; the company that designed the part, specified the features and materials and made the original parts.  Knock-off parts may resemble the OEM item but unless they were made to RMG factory specifications and tolerances, the fit, finish and performance will not be the same.  To keep your RMG machine operating at top efficiency consider using only original RMG parts.

RMG provides a full compliment of factory authorized RMG parts and RMG tooling to keep your machine at peak performance.  Trained and experienced personnel are available to assist you in the selection of  the correct replacement part or tooling for your application.  With factory parts, you are assured that replacement parts and tooling are manufactured to the correct specifications, with the correct materials and processes to safely operate the machine.  The fit, finish and performance are the same as the original.

RMG provides valuable services in addition to replacement parts and tooling:

  • Replacement operating and service manuals
  • Specialized straightener die materials
  • Ti coated and Carbide cut off dies and knives
  • Custom sizes for special applications/materials
  • Upgrade Kits for drive systems and arbors
  • Upgrades to Clutchless cutter

Training:

Don't forget training.  Due to operator turnover and retirements shops often loose their ability to efficiently and consistently operate old Lewis and RMG machines at maximum output.  Our techs can show you how to get the most from your machines and train your people to maintain your production on existing machines.  Production output increases of 50% to 100% are not uncommon.  Tell us what you need and let us tell you how we can help.

RMG maintains a worldwide network of knowledgeable and experienced independent sales representatives.  These representatives are experts in their fields and can provide unmatched assistance and consultation.  We are pleased that they have chosen to represent our company and provide support to our customers and machines. 

Please contact the Sales Representatives in your region or contact RMG  for more information on machines, tooling, parts or production processes.

Machine Upgrades:

1SHV Arbor Upgrade - Fastener Engineers & Lewis Machine has developed new arbor technology that allows arbor speeds up to 10,000 RPM. This technology is standard on our new machines and we are now offering an upgrade for older machines.

The high-speed arbor allows the operator to maintain wire straightness at increased feed rates. Users can expect up to a 30% increase in productivity with the high-speed arbor depending on wire diameter and part length.

We recommend the upgrade for all 1SHV straighten & cut machines with an arbor speed of 8000 RPM or less. Your existing straightener dies and arbor screws are compatible with the new design.

Upgrade Options

Option 1: Upgrade Kit

  • Re-manufacture of customer's existing arbor
  • New bearings and bearing housings
  • New transmission components for increased arbor speed
Option 2: Replacement Arbor Kit
  • Includes all of the features of Option1 but includes a new arbor

Arbor Bearing Grease Lubrication Conversion Kit:

Reduce maintenance costs by converting your Lewis straighten & cut machine arbor from oil lubrication to the grease lubrication system used on new machines.  Kit includes:

  • New arbor bearings
  • Fittings
  • Tube of high speed spindle grease
  • instruction manual

For 1C, 1CG, 2C, 2CG, 2CV, 2SV models

Reeves Drive Replacement Kit:

Minimize down-time and lost production due to Reeves drive break downs by converting your 2CV5 to a disco type variable speed drive with our field installable drive replacement kit.  Kit includes:

  • New variable speed drive
  • Transmission components
  • Chain, fastening hardware
  • Mounting template
  • Installation procedure

For 2CV5 models only.

Straighten and Cut Video:

Train new operators and improve your current operator's skills with our new wire straightening instructional video.  The straightening techniques presented apply to all models of Lewis straighten & cut machines.  Professionally filmed and edited on VHS and DVD format.

Rockford Manufacturing Group Lewis Machine Fastener Engineers

Contact us and we will help you to reduce your operating cost, increase your production output and improve your quality by designing and building a machine or production system to specifically meet your unique operational needs.