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Published: 9/22/2010

From Blank to Box
Global Gear & Machining created a new cell that requires no human intervention.

Published: 6/21/2010

'Ferris Wheel' Machining
Trunnion machining is a type of rotary transfer machining whose plane of motion resembles that of a Ferris wheel.

Published: 9/18/2009

Upgrading Rotary Transfer Machines on the Shop Floor
Smart manufacturers are using slower production demand to upgrade efficiency of their rotary transfer machines. This story looks at a Cleveland area integrator that can do the job in weeks and without removing machines from the shop.  

Published: 10/23/2008

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.

Published: 10/8/2008

Production Machining Center Integrates Rotary Transfer Concepts
A new machine platform combines CNC rotary transfer philosophy with machining center principles to offer an alternative to stand-alone production lines and flexible machining systems.

Published: 11/30/2007

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.

Published: 6/15/2007

Scalable Transfer Machine Offers Flexible Solutions
Mikron Machining Technology (Monroe, Connecticut) now offers the NRG-50 rotary transfer machine, which provides new dimensions in the cost-efficient production of large-volume series. The machines are designed for prismatic parts with an edge length...

Published: 4/17/2007

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...

Published: 10/19/2006

Rotary Transfer Machines For Extruded Bar
To address the requirements of extruded bar applications, Italian builder Picchi, which is distributed in the United States through RBR Associates (Darien, Illinois), has developed a line of rotary transfer machines designed to handle round, hex, sq...

Published: 5/16/2006

Pinning Down Production Clinches Significant Savings
Rotary transfer machines have allowed this shop to capitalize on single-operation capabilities to increase production, cut leadtimes and save manufacturing costs.