TRANSFER MACHINES

Automated Manufacturing in the U.S. Makes for a Fitting Process

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.

Nominate Your Emerging Leader Now!

Entries for Production Machining’s 2021 Emerging Leaders are now open. Nominations are due by June 1st, 2021, and will be announced in the September edition of Production Machining.      

Hydromat Rotary Transfer Machine Cuts Complex Turned, Milled Parts

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.

Hydromat Rotary Transfer Machines Offer Modular Design Flexibility

Units feature control architecture geared for performance and reliability.

Eclipse Rotary Transfer Doubled Standard Hydromat Machine

PMTS 2019: The Eclipse 12-100 rotary transfer machine is nearly twice as large as the 12-station Hydromat machines.
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Gnutti Transfer Machine Designed for Flexibility

PMTS 2019: Gnutti’s line of transfer machines are designed for to accommodate a range of materials including lead free brass, cast iron, steel and more.
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Buffoli Transfer Machines Feature Short Cycle Times

PMTS 2019: Buffoli’s CNC multi-spindle transfer machines are designed to machine precision parts from non-rotating bars or extrusions.
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Transfer Machines Achieve High Levels of Precision

PMTS 2019: Winema is developing customized transfer machines for the production of long runs, families of parts and component variants, all in batch sizes.
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Eclipse Rotary Transfer Machine Expands Capacity

Hydromat's Eclipse 12-100 12-station rotary transfer machine features multiple tool spindles with one chip management and coolant system.

Rotary Transfer Reduces Manufacturing Steps and Opens Opportunities

This Ohio shop has installed rotary transfer machines to reduce multiple step processing, which has increased production capacity. 

Captive Shop Must Still Compete

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.”

Beyond One and Done

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.

An American Success Story

For 155 years, Wilson Bohannan has manufactured padlocks. It survives by innovation and continuous technological investments.

Rotary Transfer Versus Swiss for Small Precision Parts

A little creativity goes a long way in meeting the challenges that this high-production application presents.

Changing your Comfort Zone

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.

Road Trip to Gnutti Transfer

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.

Rotary Transfer: Turning Up the Volume

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.

CNC Rotary Machining System Reduces Downtime

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.

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.

From Blank to Box

Global Gear & Machining created a new cell that requires no human intervention.

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.  

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.

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.