Rotary Transfer Moves Forward

“Beyond One And Done” looks at how the use of newer technologies has changed the traditional application of rotary transfer technology in production shops.

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On this model of a vertical axis machine, CNC-controlled rotating chucks enable multi-sided machining in one chucking.

Progressive machining processes, traditionally designed for high volume and low mix production demands, are changing to more flexible formats. The idea of reducing the “set and forget it” production philosophy is changing how shops apply these machine tools.

Beyond One And Done” looks at how the use of newer technologies has changed the traditional application of rotary transfer technology in production shops. The evolution has occurred in response to changes in the kind of work that is available to traditionally high volume shops.

Rotary transfer is still an efficient means of producing parts, however, the drive to reduce part handling costs, improve consistent part quality with less scrap or rework, allows shops to yield much lower costs per part. That makes users of rotary transfer machines much more competitive.

Also, read more about rotary transfer technology at our Rotary Transfer Zone.