Banner
Fabricating

Invest for success

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.

midatlantic-21420-2.jpg

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.”

midatlantic-21420-3.jpg

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.”

midatlantic-21420-4.jpg

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.

Banner

Company Profiles

AIR FILTRATION

IRONWORKERS

NESTING SOFTWARE

SERVICE CENTERS

Camfil APC - Equipment Trilogy Machinery Inc. Metamation Inc. Admiral Steel
Camfil APC - Replacement Filters

LASER TECHNOLOGY

PLASMA TECHNOLOGY

Alliance Steel
Donaldson Company Inc. AMADA AMERICA, INC. Messer Cutting Systems Inc.

SOFTWARE

BENDING/FOLDING

Mazak Optonics Corp.

PLATE

Enmark Systems Inc.
MetalForming Inc. MC Machinery Systems Inc. Peddinghaus Lantek Systems Inc.
RAS Systems LLC Murata Machinery, USA, Inc.

PLATE & ANGLE ROLLS

SecturaSOFT

BEVELING

TRUMPF Inc. Davi Inc. SigmaTEK Systems LLC
Steelmax Tools LLC

LINEAR POSITION SENSORS

Trilogy Machinery Inc. Striker Systems

COIL PROCESSING

MTS Sensors

PRESS BRAKE TOOLING

STAMPING/PRESSES

Bradbury Group

MATERIAL HANDLING

Mate Precision Tooling AIDA-America Corp.
Burghardt + Schmidt Group EMH Crane Rolleri USA Nidec Press & Automation
Butech Bliss Fehr Warehouse Solutions Inc.

PRESS BRAKES

STEEL

Red Bud Industries UFP Industrial AMADA AMERICA, INC. Alliance Steel
Tishken

MEASUREMENT & QUALITY CONTROL

Automec Inc.

TUBE & PIPE

CONVEYOR SYSTEMS

Advanced Gauging Technologies MC Machinery Systems Inc. BLM Group
Mayfran International

METAL FABRICATION MACHINERY

SafanDarley HGG Profiling Equipment Inc.

DEBURRING/FINISHING

Cincinnati Inc.

PUNCHING

Prudential Stainless & Alloys
ATI Industrial Automation LVD Strippit Hougen Manufacturing

WATERJET

Lissmac Corp. Scotchman Industries Inc.

SAWING

Barton International
Osborn Trilogy Machinery Inc. Behringer Saws Inc. Jet Edge Waterjet Systems
SuperMax Tools

METAL FORMING

Cosen Saws Omax Corp.
Timesavers FAGOR Arrasate USA Inc. DoALL Sawing

WELDING

HYDRAULIC PRESSES

MetalForming Inc. HE&M Saw American Weldquip
Beckwood Press Co.

MICROFINISHING TOOLS

Savage Saws Strong Hand Tools
Triform Titan Tool Supply Inc.

 

T. J. Snow Company

TPMG2022 Brands


BPA_WW_MASTER.jpg