An Australian company has been able to speed delivery of its popular plumbing products to U.S. customers by adding machining and assembly cells to produce brass fittings in Alabama.
The machine features 12 independently driven workpiece spindles and up to 18 machining modules in both horizontal and vertical positions, enabling challenging machining tasks to be performed from six sides.
Units feature control architecture geared for performance and reliability.
PMTS 2019: The Eclipse 12-100 rotary transfer machine is nearly twice as large as the 12-station Hydromat machines.
New equipment and software continue to be developed to support the needs of production machine shops like yours. Here’s a sample of technology now on the market that can help you grow your operation and become more efficient.
PMTS 2019: Buffoli’s CNC multi-spindle transfer machines are designed to machine precision parts from non-rotating bars or extrusions.
PMTS 2019: Winema is developing customized transfer machines for the production of long runs, families of parts and component variants, all in batch sizes.
Hydromat's Eclipse 12-100 12-station rotary transfer machine features multiple tool spindles with one chip management and coolant system.
This Ohio shop has installed rotary transfer machines to reduce multiple step processing, which has increased production capacity.
Often, a captive shop seems to have it made by job shop standards. In the case of this division of ITW Welding, “work is not given, it’s earned.”
American Turned Products’ founder left a legacy of continuous improvement, helping the company grow as it implemented rotary transfer machines and preparing it to take on new work.
Rotary transfer machining is one proven solution for high volume machining. Today’s CNC rotary transfer machines provide more than “set it and forget it” production; they are flexible enough for high mix and low volume production demands.
For 155 years, Wilson Bohannan has manufactured padlocks. It survives by innovation and continuous technological investments.
A little creativity goes a long way in meeting the challenges that this high-production application presents.
Through the years, leaders of many companies needed the courage to make the technological leap from machining precision parts on single-spindles to investing in their first rotary transfer machine.
With Production Machining’s focus on the markets Gnutti is looking at, it was logical for me to go and see what this company was about. So off I went.
This contract manufacturer set its sights on high volume, precision turning and assembly of complex components from Day 1 and continues to succeed in a market many have abandoned using CNC rotary transfer machining.
If one horizontal machining center is good, then three on a single platform should be better, right? That’s the thinking behind the Multicenter concept from Italian builder, Porta Solutions. It blends the volume production capabilities of rotary transfer technology with the flexibility of a machining center in a single platform.
The three main factors that appeal to users of the Multistar NX-24 rotary machining system from an economical perspective are outstanding productivity, full flexibility and highest precision, the company says.
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.
Global Gear & Machining created a new cell that requires no human intervention.
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.
Increasingly, new machine tools are being developed that defy existing classification code by virtue of their multi-tasking capabilities.
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.