Cline Machine & Automation, Inc
(previously Suburban Metal Products)
1050 Tarlton Rd - Circleville, OH 43113 - PH: 740-474-4237 - Fx: 740-474-9119

Full Service Precision Machine Shop
Cline Machine and Automation, Inc. (CMA) was founded in the late 1980's as Suburban Metal Products, Inc. (SMP) with a small engine lathe, a manual knee mill, and an old gear hob.  Through the 1990's larger manual lathes were added along with a number of new knee mills with two axis DRO's.  CNC was introduced in the mid 90's with the company's first Vertical Machining Center (VMC).  More CNC's were acquired in the 2000 decade to further supplement the company's precision production capacity.  In 2010 the company was purchased by a local Mechanical Design Engineer and the company became CMA.  In the second decade of the century under new management, CMA has continued to migrate toward CNC as several new VMC's have been added along with a CNC lathe and a very large bridge mill.  Today the company operates (6) VMC's, (2) CNC lathes, (2) Conversational CNC Bed Mills, and a 1.6m x 3.2m CNC Bridge Mill that can machine plates and frames up to 62.5" x 125.5" in one hold.  Longer parts can also be processed with a simple 'x' shift.  A full complement of manual mills, lathes, surface grinders, and other equipment are still on hand to compliment the CNC core.  

Machined Weldment Specialists  
To compliment our machining offerings, CMA has developed a niche in the processing of precision machined weldments.  These range from small precision bracketry to very large machined frames.  Depending on size and complexity, these weldments will typically move to a manual mill, CNC bed mill, VMC, or to the Bridge Mill for machining after welding and stress relief.  To support this work, CMA has several skilled welders that typically operate one of (3) Lincoln Powerwave MIG welders to fabricate the frames.  One of two Lincoln TIG welders may also be used on thinner materials requiring less weld.  CMA performs multiple other thermal operations as well including brazing and soldering as-needed.  CMA routinely welds carbon steels, stainless steels, aluminums and even high temperature alloys such as Hastelloy.      

Machine Design and Build
With the 2010 change of ownership also came the addition of machine design and build services.  Prior to taking over SMP, the new owner served as Mechanical Engineering Manager for two large robotic integrators and for a local RCA plant in Circleville, OH.  As a result, CMA has evolved to also design special equipment including robotic end effectors, robotic weld fixtures, laser light-tight systems, automatic inspection machines, and many other specialty machines to support manufacturing and industry.  All designs are completed in the latest version of SolidWorks design software in full 3D.  We have builders familiar with all phases of machine building.  We can quote building fixtures or machines to your prints or we can quote to design and build them to your specification.  CMA can add PLC controls or those can be provided by the customer as-needed.  Typical customers for our services are large robotic integrators and other manufacturing facilities.