Hydromat Product Lines
EPIC R/T & Tornos Multis by Hydromat
The EPIC R/T features EMC technology and full CNC controls. It's an unrivalled work horse and flexible for multiple production sizes. The MultiSigma and MultiAlpha are ground up redesigns by Tornos. CNC lathes with front and back working capabilities.
AT 6-100 :: Advanced Technology
Four work stations operating simultaneously on one platform with fast-pallet transfer. Each station combines; high speed vertical turning with horizaontal or vertical machining capabilities. This multitasking marvel produces intricate parts, fully de-burred in one chucking, with unparalleled cycle times.
The ICON 6-250 combines flexible machining center principles with Hydromat's rotary transfer philosophy while incorporating engineering excellence with the finest materials and components. The results: a robust machining center with extreme accuracy for production runs with rapid cycle times.
|Hydromat Inc. headquarters located in Saint Louis, Missouri.|
Hydromat Inc. is the industry leader in the manufacture of precision rotary transfer machines featuring the EPIC R/T with EMB Technology. Hydromat also offers sales, parts and service for the Tornos Multispindle by Hydromat line.
Hydromat's Advanced Product Group offers turnkey solutions, design and manufacturing capabilities abailable with one organization. Service: engineering, software development, control integration and advanced quality systems. Capabilities: machine shop, grinding services, assembly, welding and fabrication with state-of-the-art paint booths and finishing.
For over 30 years, Hydromat has been the leader in rotary transfer technology. Located in Saint Louis, Missouri, with state-of-the-art facilities, Hydromat maintains a dynamic corporate philosophy to meet the changing market conditions. To meet these needs, Hydromat is committed to developing new technology, products and expanding product lines to provide proper machining solutions.
EPIC R/T 32/45-16 Machines Stock Sizes Up To 1.75 Inches
Hydromat Inc.'s EPIC R/T 32/45-16 is for machining stock sizes up to 1.75 inches.
6-Axis Machining Center Offers PKM Technology
ICON Technologies, a division of Hydromat, offers the ICON Tripod 700S Powerflex, which is a modular six-axis machining center PKM (parallel kinematics machine).
New Regional Sales Manager at Hydromat
Hydromat Inc. has named Scott A.
A Multi-Spindle and Swiss Combination
At the recently completed EMO show in Hannover, Germany, the world’s machine tool and metalworking industry put on the biggest exposition on earth.
Saving Lives with a Net
Every day, metalworking manufacturers contribute to the general and specific welfare of our nation’s economy by adding value and creating wealth. This New Hampshire shop has the added distinction of helping save the lives of our combat troops.
PM News: May 2011
New Chief Sales Officer for Hydromat Inc.Matthias Walter is the new chief sales officer for Hydromat Inc.
From Blank to Box
Global Gear & Machining created a new cell that requires no human intervention.
Making Locks Since Lincoln
For 150 years, padlock manufacturer Wilson Bohanan has done one thing and done it well. Spanning much of the Industrial Revolution, this company has survived and prospered by adapting to change both in product and process as evidenced by the company’s recent installation of a CNC multi-spindle.
Precision Transfer Machining
The EPIC R/T is equipped with Embedded Motion Control (EMC) technology.
A Company's Road to Lights-Out
Consolidation is usually about companies. However, this Illinois shop has found that consolidating turning spindles from eight stand-alone lathes into a single CNC multi- spindle, then running it lights-out is the way to go.
Multi-Spindle Offers Eight Independent Spindle Speeds
The MultiSigma 8 × 24 produces complex parts in one setup. Eight independent spindles allow for high flexibility, while an integrated robot allows for the automatic unloading of parts into a pallet. The machine is supplied with the latest motorspindles, featuring synchronous motors.
Pallet-Transfer Multi-Spindle Machining Center Defies Classification
Increasingly, new machine tools are being developed that defy existing classification code by virtue of their multi-tasking capabilities.
Specialty Company Knows Its Collets
For almost 3 years Mr. Bouchard struggled with a machine application designed to produce life-critical airbag parts for Arrow Machine’s primary client in the automotive industry. With the help of RH Collets, a manufacturer of specialty workholding and related components for Hydromats and other machinery, Mr. Bouchard is solving the problem—not with one new part but with a series of solutions.
Flexible Machining Center
Hydromat Inc. ICON Technologies division's new Productivity Center, the ICON 6-250, combines the flexible machining center principles with a rotary transfer production philosophy.
The Hammond Way
Embracing innovation is part of the culture in this California production shop. Its founder takes competition and technical challenges as quests that demand creative solutions from man and machine.
• Brochure describes Hydromat’s Epic R/T product line and includes lists of features and advantages over conventional machining • Explains embedded motion control • Offers machine specifications and diagram.
Complete In One Chucking
Compared to barstock, castings, forgings and sawn blanks present a different set of workhandling challenges for production machining. This article looks at how Hydromat Inc. is meeting these challenges on its rotary transfer machines with engineered indexing workholders.
EMC Rotary Transfer
- Literature describes and illustrates the Hydromat Epic R/T 25-12 with embedded motion control- Lists advantages of the machine compared to conventional machining- Specific machine features and specifications are included .
Multi-Spindle With Counter-Operation Mode
Tornos Multispindle by Hydromat introduces the MultiAlpha 6x32. This machine has a three-axis independent counterspindle with five backworking tool positions and the latest advancement integrated motorspindles. It is redesigned with a 1.
Multi-Spindle Automatic Lathe(2)
- Brochure features Tornos' MultiDeco 32/6i multi-spindle automatic lathe- Includes descriptions of the machine's features, explains the Deco concept and the machine's advantages- Specifications are listed, as well as an explanation of the programming software and more.
Precision Transfer Machining Solutions
The Epic rotary transfer machine uses embedded motion control (EMC), which features plug and play programmable valves that are integrated or embedded into each tool spindle unit, which is said to almost eliminate the use of conventional valves and more complex CNC control components. When a tool spindle is moved from one location on the machine to another, the only change needed is to program the unit's strokes. There's no need to reconfigure the machine's CNC when tool units are changed.
Rotary Transfer Machine’s Flexibility Spurs Shop’s Growth
Initially purchased for a high-volume job, this rotary transfer machine proves an efficient tool for short- to medium-run family-of-parts jobs as well.
Toolholder Balancer For Hydromats
Hydromat introduces a tool designed to enhance the operation of its complete line of rotary transfer machines. The Harmonic 200 tool holder balancer will make any Hydromat balanceable tool holder stable by reducing or offsetting imbalance. This is accomplished by adding two eccentric rings for counterbalance and removing any imperfections.
Complex Parts Require A Quality Machine
With the help of a machine representative in the area, this shop decided to purchase a rotary transfer machine to be able to keep up with its high-volume production runs.
Montioring Tools On A Rotary Transfer Machine
For this precision machining firm, tool monitoring is extending tool life, improving machine uptime and reducing cycle times.
Presetter Offers Greater Functionality
Hydromat Inc. 's presetter with the Quick-Set vision system works together with the company's precision transfer machines, machining centers, horizontal boring machines and milling and turning machines. The presetter reduces tool change times and production costs, while measuring, setting and verifying all tools before placement in an application.
New Rotary Transfer Technology
The brochure features the Epic R/T product line, explaining the machine embedded motion control and the machine's other advantages, as well a brief description of the company. .
Rotary Transfer Machines With EMC Technology
The Epic rotary transfer machine uses embedded motion control (EMC), which features plug and play programmable valves that are integrated or embedded into each tool spindle unit, which is said to almost eliminate the use of conventional valves and more complex CNC control components. According to the company, advantages and features of the machine include full CNC programmability; quick and easy change-over, typically 1 to 3 hours; manufacturing at small, medium and large production quantities; centralized programming; EMC technology simplifies components and wiring, reducing potential failures and troubleshooting; and integrated modem connections provide fast problem solving. .
The HB 45-12 rotary transfer is described in this brochure, including the modular tool spindle units and specifications. Advantages over conventional machining is also explained. .
Gearing Up For High-Volume Automotive Parts
CNC rotary transfer machines are helping this shop make the transition.
Closing The CNC Price Gap
Applying CNC technology to the manufacturing of precision parts is generally accepted as a premium that one must pay for the advantages over conventional actuation systems. Increasingly, however, the gap is narrowing as economies of scale for producing CNC equipped machine tools are incorporated in the unit price of a given machine. In other words, spreading the costs of manufacturing over a larger base of installations will reduce the price of each machine.
A Diet Of High Volumes, Long Runs
Suggest a strategy of high volumes and very long runs, and many screw machine houses grow anxious. Add that the high volumes are for automotive customers, and the anxious soon become squeamish—except in the case of this supplier. It thrives on the volumes and chases the long runs.
Flexible Precision Part Manufacturing
The Advanced Technology (AT) machine is a modular, open architecture machining system useful for mid- to high-volume production of parts from irregular-shaped cast or forged blanks. Available in 8- to 10-station models, with a 115-mm diameter work envelope, the AT is equally adept at families of parts or highly engineered complex component shapes. It is a CNC-controlled, servodriven pallet machine.
Transfer Machines Provide Flexibility
Trunnion transfer machines come in two models--the V8 and V12. These modular machines have the capability to provide versatility and flexibility in a turnkey machining system. The machines are well suited for the manufacturing of small casting applications as well as irregularly extruded bar stock parts and shafts from 12. 7 to 306 mm in length.
A Formula For Success: Refocus, Size Down, Add Value
This cold former uses high production rotary transfer machines for value added machining. It's a very successful one/two combination.
Ten-Station Rotary Transfer Machine
The company will display the PRO 20, a 10-station rotary transfer machine designed for the high production of parts ranging up to 3/4" in diameter. Suitable for many types of applications, this machine produces parts with the uncompromised quality that is tradition with the company's line, it says. What distinguishe
Rotary Transfer Machine Eliminates Secondaries
The HB 32/45-16 rotary transfer machine is a modular system consisting of up to 16 horizontal and eight vertical tool spindle units, rigidly mounted around a precision cast iron ring. This arrangement has the capability of providing versatility and flexibility in a turnkey machining system. With a 44.5 mm capacity,