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Above: The TRUMPF TruLaser 2030 has a 60 in. by 120 in. working range and a robust TruDisk solid-state laser all with the same cutting unit which saves setup time and increases throughput.

OEM purchases TRUMPF laser to maximize contract manufacturing capabilities

February 14, 2020 - 18 years ago, Lee Batzel decided to step out of the corporate world and take his destiny into his own hands. Inspired by his earlier days welding and metalworking by his father’s side, Batzel started Galaxy Manufacturing in the industrially rich area of his native Northeastern Pennsylvania with his uncle. Today the company has grown to 40 employees, and is one of the top OEMs of pencil brushes for the world’s oil and gas pipeline cleaning industry. Despite the existing success that comes from supplying to global conglomerates like Exxon and Saudi Aramco, Batzel continuously is reinvesting into Galaxy’s contract manufacturing and custom fabricating division to serve the local and regional markets as well.

More than an OEM

While Galaxy is known for its patented design of pipe cleaning or “pigging” brushes, their expertise doesn’t stop there.

“Our knowledge in multiple facets of this industry is a major benefit because we can support a variety of businesses and customers that have different needs,” Batzel shared. “We will help anyone in the manufacturing sector that we can and we have a lot to offer.”

Galaxy Manufacturing’s services include, but aren’t limited to: machining, full-scale custom fabricating, defense subcontracting, and production runs.

In addition, Galaxy also offers collaborative research and development resources.

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The TruPunch 2020 can punch up to ¼ in. maximum sheet thickness and a workpiece up to 330 lbs. with ease.

Unrelentless Focus

Customers depend on Galaxy Manufacturing for custom fabrication and machining, and the company, in turn, relies greatly on the support of its committed employees and well-equipped machine shop.

While the existing operation was already providing effective results, there was something missing.

“We wanted to invest in a high-quality laser that was flexible and had specific high-production capabilities,” explained Batzel. “Our team is all about unrelentless focus on the customer and shorter lead times. Being the best resource that we can means high quality, cost-effective results in a timely fashion.”

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The Ercolina CE70H3RLI Angle Roll Machine with 3 in. Sch. 40 Pipe or 3-1/2 in. (.216 wall) Tube Capacity and Hydraulic Programmable Down Feed of Center Roll With LED Display is pictured above.

Teaming up with Mid Atlantic Machinery

Together with Devin Martin, a sales representative of his machine tool distributor, Mid Atlantic Machinery, Galaxy Manufacturing evaluated what would be the best solution for their current and future clients' needs. Being in a high-production, diverse environment means having a cutting solution that is equally accurate and versatile.

After careful consideration, the answer was clear: a TRUMPF Trulaser 2030 3kw would complement the existing capabilities and meet the demands of current and future customers.

Designed for a wide range of needs, the Trulaser 2030 left a lasting impression and reduced Galaxy’s cut time for their parts from 21 to 2 minutes.

The Whole Picture

“The TruLaser 2030 is what we needed to enhance our total operation,” reported Batzel. “We are looking forward to taking on new projects.”

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Galaxy’s machining capabilities are supported by 3 CNC Lathes and 4 CNC machining centers

Galaxy’s capabilities span from custom fabricating on their Trumpf TruPunch 2020, an Ercolina angle roll, waterjet and press brake to machining on numerous lathes and machining centers.

Galaxy Manufacturing prides itself on being a customer focused organization that produces creative and high-quality solutions with dependable results. With the addition of the Trumpf TruLaser 2030, Galaxy Manufacturing is set to continue supporting the local and global manufacturing industry through their contract manufacturing on jobs big and small.

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