9/27/2018

The Case for Multi-Spindles

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Determining the true cost of a machine requires identifying the model best suited to your operations and analysis of current and expected workflow. Here are a few factors to consider with multi-spindle machines.

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Traditionally, many view multi-spindle machines as requiring long setup times and complicated programs, limiting their suitability to jobs with large lot sizes. Current technology has largely eradicated those concerns.

With quick-change tooling, offline presetting and adequate planning, modern multi-spindles can be changed over within an hour or two. They have also become extremely simple to program. In short, many companies experience cost benefits on lot sizes as low as 2,500 pieces.

As might be expected, price is the most commonly cited reason companies stop short of seriously considering adding one or more multi-spindle machines to their mix. But for the right parts, they are considerably less expensive than alternative modes of production when evaluating return on investment rather than net outlay…READ MORE.

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