Toyoda Machinery’s Matrix tool magazine is a large capacity, stationary tool storage rack that accommodates as many as 500 tools. It allows Toyoda HMCs to be tooled for more part numbers and keeps back up tools on hand while virtually eliminating time-consuming trips to the toolroom.
The magazine has several features designed to maximize ease of use, including PC-based software, tool identification and monitoring, and OP Supporter software. Its compact design houses an array of tools in a relatively small footprint, says the company. The magazine accommodates tools as long as 21.6", with 9.84" in diameter, and weighing 59.4 lbs. Features include a revolving disk to reduce tool change time and PC-based software that displays a layout of the entire magazine.