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Defense and Aerospace Manufacturer Trusts JTEKT Machinery with High-Demand Projects

Jul 12, 2020

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When President Alan Burgess first started at Align Precision (formerly ARCH Global), there were already multiple JTEKT Machinery machines on the shop floor. Unfamiliar with the brand, Burgess quickly became a believer when he learned the age of the machines—impressed by their ability to hold extremely tight tolerances after running year after year on a rigorous production schedule. Their oldest machines are now 22 years old and still running production. That kind of performance was enough for Burgess to turn to JTEKT Machinery when a project opportunity required a massive increase in output to machine large quantities of missiles for Honeywell.


  • High-speed machines that remove metal quickly
  • Rigid spindle to withstand product output
  • Flexibility to machine multiple part numbers simultaneously, without changeover
  • Quick start-up time to meet the project timeline


Arch Global Precision is known for their machining expertise in aerospace and defense—requiring machines that are suited to working with primarily aluminum and some steel. They made a practice of purchasing JTEKT Machinery machines specifically for high-demand projects because of their heavy-duty design—this project called for the addition of two new 6 pallet JTEKT Machinery FH500J Horizontal Machining Centers.

Industry-leading high-precision performance optimized for speed, rigidity and reliability. Featuring a 15,000 RPM spindle, tool-to-tool cycle time of 0.9 seconds and a rapid feedrate of 2,362 ipm (60m/min) the FH500J was the machine for the job. With the new additions, Arch Global’s Florida fleet of JTEKT Machinery machines consists of 15 horizontal machining centers, including multiple pallet automation systems.



    Arch was able to streamline their process with the new additions. 
    Setup, changeover and labor were drastically reduced.
    The machines run for 16 hours before they require attention.


    Even with quantities ramping up rapidly, Arch was able to meet
    customer demand as a single source keeping everything in house.


    Even outside of the Honeywell project, Burgess estimates that
    Arch brings in $2 million a year off of just the two new FH500Js.
    The Florida division of Arch Global’s Precision Components
    represents a $21 million business unit, making that a 10% increase.  

    About Align Precision (Formerly Arch Global)

    Founded in 2011 by Strength Capital Partners, Arch Global Precision is a precision machining and manufacturing company, a combination of engineering expertise and technologies that serve medical, aerospace and defense, and a growing range of high-tech industrial markets. offering a synergy of resources to reduce manufacturing costs, optimize the performance of components and products, and mitigate supply chain risks. Their facilities are strategically located across the U.S. to optimize outsourced precision-machinine needs.

    Case Study: Arch Global - FH500J

    Arch Global uses the FH500J Horizontal Machining Center to excel in Aerospace and Defense.

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