With a rich history dating back to the
1930's and the furniture industry in Rockford,
Illinois, Redin Production Machine has
solidified itself as an unflinching and
innovative leader. Redin gets it's name from Cliff Redin
who started the company to design and build
special purpose production machinery. The first machines were wood working
machines for the furniture industry.
We still occupy the same building shown in the
picture although we have added on twice over the
years and now have over 13,000 sq. ft.
A slideshow of Redin machines through the years
can be found here:
This is an early prototype (1947) of the
Redin Pinning Machine for pinning bed posts.
This machine automated the driving of two steel
fastener pins into wood bed posts, a job
previously done by hand. Production of the
final version (below) was handled by Barnes
Drill, also of Rockford, IL.
earliest record of shipping a gear deburring
machine is in 1958 when we shipped serial number
1 of our Model 20 (pictured at left) to Rockford Clutch Division which is presently GKN
Rockford. By 1963, Redin had added an
additional 4 models and shipped over 100
machines. A number of these machines are
still functioning, producing quality deburred
parts. Redin is
currently over 1000 machines built and
shipped to customers worldwide.
engineers from Redin realized a need existed for
the spotfacing of holes for workpieces with
obstructive design characteristics above the
surface to be spotfaced. One method
suggested was to bring a driver bar through the
workpiece before mounting the spotfacing tool
and doing the spotfacing on the return feed
stroke. Mr. Redin designed a special
driver bar that would allow automatic feed as
well as automatic unloading of the tool at the
end of the feed stroke. This success started a new
product line of back spotfacers which has been
recently redesigned to incorporate our quick change
arbor and servo drives.