With the changing seasons, we see the natural beauty of our home here in central Pennsylvania. Morton Machine Works is blessed to operate a manufacturing facility in this beautiful rural setting. As we approach the holiday season, we want to thank all our customers for their support throughout this year. And we are ever mindful and appreciative of our valued Team Members who work hard every day making tools and machine components for America.
After more than three years of planning, construction, and rigging, Morton Machine Works has completed the move into its new facility at 158 Dam Hill Road in Millersburg, PA. Over the last 25 year’s Morton has operated two separate facilities, one for production and a separate building for inventory, shipping and office staff. With the completion of this newly renovated 90,000 sq. ft. facility, Morton Machine Works will be able to manufacture tooling components and fasteners more efficiently under one roof resulting in shorter lead times for made to print parts. For our customers passing through Central Pennsylvania, give us a call… we would welcome your visit !
Morton Machine Works offers a full line of Clamping Components for all your work holding applications. The wide selection includes Clamp Straps, Fixture Studs, T-Slot Bolts, T-Slot Nuts, Eye Bolts, Flange Nuts, Collar Nuts, Self-Aligning Spherical Washers, and Adjustable Handles. Morton manufactures the majority of its components in the USA with DFAR compliant material. Whether you need case hardened steel, stainless steel, aluminum, or zinc die cast, we offer a variety of materials. If you require custom parts made to your exact specifications… just email your requirements and we’ll work together on a solution.
Morton Machine Works offers a wide variety of handles and knobs made from plastic, steel, stainless steel, cast iron, and aluminum. Whether you need a couple replacement handles for that project in your garage, or if your looking for 5000 pieces to be used on your production machinery… Morton can help. Morton works with many well known OEM’s to supply their tooling component needs from concept prints all the way to final assembly. The hand knobs and handles are available in all common Inch and Metric sizes on the shelf ready to ship same day. Morton Machine Works also does “made to print” specials… if you don’t see exactly what you need on the website, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work with you on a solution that best fits your handle applications.
Morton Machine Works manufactures one of the industry’s largest selections of industrial thumb screws. These thumb screws are used in a variety of applications on equipment used in Metalworking, Aerospace, Automotive, and Medical Industries. They are manufactured from a variety of materials including carbon steel, stainless steel, brass, and nylatron. Morton offers most thumb screw products in both Inch and Metric sizes available from stock for same day shipping. If you have a special application that requires a “made to print” special, Morton Machine Works can work with you to produce a quality part made to your specifications usually within a few weeks.
Morton Machine Works is moving its manufacturinginto a new facility beginning on April 5th. We are working to minimize machine downtime throughout this process, however our lead times on non-stock items may be extended one to two weeks beyond their normal length. Thank you for your patience. Our sales offices, inventory, and shipping departments will move into the new 88,000 sq.ft. facility later this year.
We’ve taken a great product and made it even better!
Adjustable Handles, also known as Clamp Levers, have been on the market for a long time. They are most commonly designed with a single handle extending from a hub with a tear-drop or ball style grip. Adjustable Handles are widely used as a ratchet style handle for clamping on machinery in a variety of industries including packaging, processing, printing, and machine tool.
This product has stood the test of time; however, Morton Machine Works has received feedback from its customers pertaining to the design and durability of the handle. Depending on the application, customers have told us these handles sometimes break or “snap.” This can happen for several reasons, but we found the most common cause to be over torque or “impact” tightening.
To more adequately meet the needs of our customers, Morton Machine Works set out to design a new Adjustable Handle that would not only provide a more comfortable grip, but also improve durability. We’ve developed the new line of Adjustable T-Handles to compliment our existing Adjustable Handle product lines. By using the T-Handle design on adjustable handles, we’ve flattened the overall height of the product and reduced the radius, creating a smaller handle design that works better in confined spaces.
Morton has also improved durability in two ways. First, when you grip the Adjustable T-Handle, you are applying torque on both sides of the hub rather than at one single point. This allows more uniform pressure on the handle. Second, the shorter handle radius reduces the risk of snapping the handle because you are applying the torque closer to the hub instead of at the end of a longer handle. More uniform clamping pressure applied closer to the hub, results in improved durability of the handle.
Why switch to the Adjustable T-Handle?
Simple answer: It’s a more durable handle that is easier to grip. We’ve taken a great product and made it better!
The two remaining trade shows that Morton Machine Works was displaying at this year …the PACK EXPO in Chicago and the FABTECH Show in Las Vegas have been canceled. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent need to reduce travel as much as possible, it would have been impossible to safely and effectively participate in any trade shows this year. We anticipate and look forward to seeing everyone in 2021 at the AWFS Show July 20-23 and the PACK Expo Sept. 27-29 both in Las Vegas. Morton Machine Works has several new products to display including the brand new Adjustable T-Handle line of clamping handles.
Morton Machine Works is part of the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), which is identified as a Critical Infrastucture Sector, as defined by the department of Homeland Security. We have remained open during the Coronvirus outbreak while doing our best to operate under the strict CDC guidelines and Directives of the PA Governor’s task force. The priority of Morton Machine Works is the safety of our employees, families, customers, and community.
Unfortunately, many of the industrial trade shows have been negatively impacted by the outbreak. IMTS2020 in Chicago and the International Fastener Expo in Las Vegas have been cancelled for this year. We are hopeful that the two trade shows (Pack Expo & FABTECH) scheduled for November 2020 will go as planned.
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Morton Machine Works is a manufacturer of quality tooling components supplying to industrial distributors, catalog houses, and OEM's throughout the world. In addition to offering a full line of standard components, Morton has the engineering experience and capabilities to produce custom parts to your specifications.