MCM Takes Engine Cam Phasing Valve Testing to the Next Level

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, Press Release

Variable camshaft timing or VCT was developed by the Ford Motor Company to uphold top engine performance while sustaining a high level of fuel economy. This technology can most often be found in the 3.7-liter V-6 and 5.0-liter V-8 Ford Mustang engines.

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The Quest for Fuel Efficiency

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, Press Release

Automobile manufacturers are constantly researching and testing new and innovative ways to improve fuel efficiency. 9- and 10-speed automatic transmissions, cylinder deactivation and weight reduction have grown to become three of the leading avenues automotive manufacturers have taken to improve fuel economy and vehicle performance.

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MCM HMI Part Edit Screen
Automation News / PLC Driver Software MCM Machine

Thursday, October 24, 2013, Press Release

When proprietary PLC supplier software is involved, builders must typically pay for licenses for every piece of equipment, boosting the cost of their machines. Fortunately, several alternative programs are available that cost significantly less than similar proprietary driver software. The alternative programs helps companies such as Michigan Custom Machines keep production costs as low as possible. The company designs and builds advanced custom test machines for automotive and industrial component manufacturers. Because its machines are turnkey systems, they include everything the customer requires, including HMIs tailored to application specific needs. Of the available options, the company selected INGEAR driver software from CimQuest INGEAR. The drivers enable the Window’s-based HMI to communicate with the PLC.

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Inertial Noise Reduction
Reducing Inertial Noise for Injector Testing

Wednesday, January 30, 2013, Press Release

CASE STUDY: Reducing Inertial Noise for Injector Testing PROBLEM: Distorted Test Results caused by RPM Fluctuation SOLUTION: We needed to mimic the inertia of a diesel engine driveline in a test bench said Brian Nugent - MCM Inc., Engineering Manager. This particular application we chose a large flywheel. The flywheel was mounted to a shaft that needed to be coupled to a custom camshaft that is actuating a fuel injector. One of the challenges was the stiffness of the coupling. We have found that if the coupling has wind up, even with zero backlash, it will affect how the test is performed by allowing the instantaneous rpm to droop momentarily within part of a revolution.

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Dream Cruise 2012
MCM to Host 3rd Annual Dream Cruise Picnic - August 18, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012, Press Release

In August 1995, Nelson House and a group of volunteers looked to relive and recreate the nostalgic heydays of the 50s and 60s, when youth, music and Motor City steel roamed Woodward Avenue, America’s first highway.

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