GF Machining Solutions’ System 3R Celebrates 50 Years of Precision

GF Machining Solutions’ System 3R celebrates 50 years of Swedish precision and innovation.

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GF Machining Solutions’ System 3R, a leading supplier of modular workholding/tooling systems, automation and software, celebrates 50 years.

Founded in 1967, the company with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, has a range of tooling, pallet and automation systems, including the Transformer modular automation system. With this system, manufacturers can integrate technologies and components from different manufacturers within the same cell. This open architecture approach allows end users to create an automation cell where each individual component decision is optimized, as opposed to having choice constrained by compatibility. Manufacturers can initially automate a single machine, then if needed, easily expand to include up to 12 machines within a cell.

System 3R is a tooling supplier in Asia and the United States, with more than 100,000 customers in over 60 countries in the tool and die market alone. The company’s solutions enable decreased setup time and 24/7 operation.

“We were the first in this segment, before there were any competitors at all,” recalls Jan Bergwall, managing director at System 3R’s Vällingby site. The company has a team of 160 employees in Sweden and an R&D site in Flawil, Switzerland, that is focused on meeting manufacturers’ demands.

With Industry 4.0 as an element of the company’s strategy, System 3R continues to deliver tooling and automation-based software that regulates the interaction between machines and robots to avoid errors and improves analysis of all process information such as the time required for the subsequent process stages and scheduled maintenance.