Corporate History



 

Kinefac® was founded in 1962 to develop cylindrical die thread rolling machines. In the years since, it has
become a world class developer and manufacturer of specialized metal forming, metalworking and
processing equipment. Today the Kinefac Division products are sold worldwide.
Initially, its patented
Kine-Roller® thread rolling machines and Kine-Form® dies were used to produce fasteners for the U.S.
market. As the automotive industry moved toward cold formed and near net shaped shafts for steering,
starters, alternators, wipers, power windows and seat adjusters it applied its rolling capabilities to this
market. To provide blanks for these shafts it developed its patented Kine-Turn® center drive lathes. As
use of hollow shafts grew they introduced the advanced Kine-Xtrude® CNC metal extrusion machines.
 
   

As its cold forming laboratory capabilities grew, it formed the Kine-Pro Division to
perform unusual or difficult rolling, coiling and extrusion operations for customers
who desired an outside source for such parts. Having built up internal capability to
engineer hydraulic power units and pneumatic part handling systems, it established the KinePower Division to exploit it in New England. Subsequently, the
Sleeper and Hartley spring making machine business was acquired and has
since evolved into the Kine-Coil/Sleeper Division. Today they produce leading edge
Micro-Coilers for the production of very small medical coils and other specialized
spring making equipment. Most recently, Kinefac acquired the Barrett Centrifugals product line and is now applying this technology to a variety of new applications of
centrifugal fluid reclamation, chip cleaning and parts washing and drying.


Throughout its 50 year history, the success of Kinefac® has been built on a cohesive team of engineers, designers, assemblers and its supporting staff
committed to establishing worldwide leadership in its various niche markets
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MC-5-F Kine-Roller
 
Technological History 

Product

Equipment

Approx. Date

 Kine-Roller®  Thread Rolling Machines  1962
 Kine-Form®  Thread Rolling Dies  1968
 Kine-Mat  Kine-Mat Automatic Feed Unit  1970
 Parts Making System  Multi-machine system for production of automotive parts  1974
 Kine-Turn®  Center Drive Lathes  1980
 Kine-Pro  Special Rolled Parts Production  1983
 KinePower  Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment  1984
 Sleeper (Aquired)  Mechanical Spring Machines  1991
 Kine-Roller®  Spline Rolling Machines  1993
 Kine-Flow  Radial Forming Machines  1993
 Kine-Xtrude®  Shaft & Tube Extrusion Machines  1996
 Micro-Coiler  CNC Micro-Coiling Machines  2001
 Barrett (Aquired)  Centrifugal Fluid Recovery and Cleaning Machines  2004
 Kine-Roller®  Convergent Axis Rolling Machines  2005
 Kinefac / China  Chinese Marketing and Service Operations  2005
 PowerBox  Added The MC-15 PowerBox Kine-Roller® Machine  2005
 PowerBox  Expansion of the PowerBox Family  2008

MC-300 CNC

 Added The MC-300 CNC PowerBox Kine-Roller® Machine  2008
For more information call us at 508-754-6891 or email us at sales@kinefac.com