News and Events

RP Machine Acquires Alpha (May 2009)

Mon, Aug 03, 2009

RP Machine Enterprises of Statesville NC has purchased the full manufacturing and selling rights to the Alpha product line from The Sullivan Corp.
There is no change to key personnel within the organization and the address remains the same. Indeed, RP hope to further expand both Alpha's manufacturing facility and distribution network both at home and abroad over coming months.

T-MAG - the latest addition to the Alpha family (Feb 2009)

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

"No ordinary tee-slotted table and certainly no ordinary Magnetic Chuck" says Marty Murawski, VP of Sales & Marketing. "Using tee-slots on a magnetic chuck face is not new; we (and others) have been doing it for years". Alpha claims (along with the patent application) that the difference with this system is that it has been designed around the needs of a tee-slotted table first, which means that it must be stable and accurate and not dependent on any other device (traditionally, magnets are clamped to an existing table for their accuracy). Secondly, the inherent magnetic circuit has been designed to minimize any stray magnetism from the table. Even in the ON position, the tee-slots and the body of the table are free of magnetism. This unique control of magnetic flux still provides a very powerful clamp force magnetically which allows the user to benefit from greater access to the workpiece. Alpha is convinced that this new development will enable a better ability for the machinist to appreciate the advantages magnetic workholding has against past methods.