Sko-Die E-Newsletter – March 2020

Patrick Steininger

Sko-Die has been committed to ongoing investments in new equipment and technology, our facility and our people. These investments continue to enable us to manufacture and deliver unparalleled products, service and value to our customers. In this edition of the Sko-Die e-newsletter we will highlight some of our latest equipment and technology additions, as well as provide an update on our facility expansion.

You’ll also hear from our Director of Sales, Michael McGuire, who will brief you on Sko-Die’s continuing commitment to our customers as we all navigate the COVID-19 global health situation.

Thank you and best of health to all,

Patrick Steininger


Sko-Die Invests in New Equipment and Technology

Our recent investments in equipment and technology include:

A NEW automated chamfer machine for expanded capacity of countersinking and counterboring for secondary operations.

A NEW CNC 1500 vision system is a floor model measurement machine where the instrument head moves in the X axis across a steel bridge while the entire bridge moves on parallel tracks in the Y axis. The large measurement range of the machine can accommodate larger parts. 

New Automated Chamfer Machine  

New CNC 1500 Vision System

New Automated Chamfer Machine   New CNC 1500 Vision System

80-ton fineblanking press was rebuilt for better efficiency, complete with new programmable controls and comprehensive safety features were installed.

80-ton Fineblanking Press  

80-ton Fineblanking Press

80-ton Fineblanking Press   80-ton Fineblanking Press

In addition, Sko Die has ordered a new 330 Ton Straight side Servo Seyi press (57” x 41” Bolster) and a new 400 Ton E2 Minster Straight side press (84” x 54” Bolster) for delivery in late 2020. These two presses will be replacing some older presses and will include updated controls and features which will increase our efficiencies, speeds, and uptime.

Sko-Die Facility Expansion Update

We are excited to report that steady progress is being made on the Sko-Die facility expansion. Steel columns, the mezzanine, and decking have been completed for the building's shell (see photos below). The next phase of construction will include precast concrete, cold form framing, rough carpentry, and dens-glass sheeting.

Construction Overview

Construction Overview

Industry News (Michael McGuire)

The events of 2020 have unfolded rapidly with attention quickly focused on the current global health crisis regarding the COVID-19 virus. As facts began to emerge in January as to global events that saw the unprecedented spread of the virus, it has quickly become evident that this is a situation that is having an immediate effect on the global and domestic economy.

Like all our customers and suppliers, our team is monitoring the situation so that we can assess any effect that this will have on our ability to support our customer business. Sko-Die relies primarily on our domestic supply partners to support our business and we remain in close contact with our supply base. Given the gravity of the circumstances, and the speed at which events are developing, our primary commitment is to keep our customers and suppliers informed as to any potential interruptions that may affect your business. Please reference our COVID-19 letter accessible via the Home page of our website (CLICK HERE TO VIEW) and contact us with any specific questions.

We are ever thankful to our customers and to our suppliers that continue to favor us with the support that we need to improve and expand our business with you. We wish everyone the best of health as we manage together through this situation and look forward to a return to normal business conditions as soon as possible.

At Sko-Die we remain -

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For any questions or inquiries, please contact:

Michael McGuire, Director of Sales, 800-486-4756 X120,

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Sko-Die Inc.| 8050 Austin Ave. - Morton Grove, IL 60053
Phone: 800-486-4756 | Fax: 847-966-0322

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